A Map of Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas

unique fathers day gift ideas for best dads diy interiors and fashion

Whether your dad likes travelling, pirates or a bit of mystery he’s sure to like a unique gift with a map!

Year after year I look for something different to buy my dad so I’ve put together this gift guide to give you a few ideas because I know they helped me. I’ve even surprised myself with the things I’ve found. They’re all themed in case you didn’t notice, I wonder if you can guess what it is…

A Mapped DIY Basket

DIY fathers day gift ideas crafts

Here’s my tutorial where you can make the basket for your dad yourself! I’ve used custom map fabric from Zazzle* which was thick and therefore easy to work with so I think even a beginner sewer/ crafter can make one of these 🙂

A 3D Globe that’s also a Scratch Map

3d globe scratch map poster fathers day gift idea

I’ve never seen one of these before and was fascinated straight away. It’s a scratch globe from Notonthehighstreet.com and how I understand it is that you scratch the places you’ve been to – so perfect for those dad who love to travel.

AND That Something Special

ampersand with map design from graham and brown

For a dad that has his own space, like an office, this stylish and manly Graham & Brown Ampersand  is ideal just to add some character to the place. Maybe there could be a theme of treasure throughout the room too, or I’d go further and make it into a pirate room!

Around the World Dad

the great gift company map adventurer travel

I found an adventure travel map from The Great Gift Company which I thought was interesting. I’ve never heard of the company before but found this awesome gift online. Dad could easily use it as a framed piece of art as well as to mark out where he’s been travelling too!

A Cool Dad Map Tee

white stuff united kingdom map fathers day

A quirky father’s day idea that you know he’ll wear (at least once… on Father’s Day!) is this UK map t-shirt. Easy to slip on, dad will be looking cool in no time, right?

Fun Father’s Day Accessories

dotcomgiftshop map tablet case

I love this fun tablet case with a world map design from Dotcomgiftshop. As dads get more savvy we can help them look after their technology whilst they keep up with modern trends. I think it would be a nice gift for my dad who’s immigrated a number of times around the world looking for that right spot for his family and finally found the UK.

Mapped Out Works of Art

minted map art framed america

Minted have some sleek looking framed maps that would be cool for a dad that likes America. I’ve not used the site as it’s American based & sold in dollars but I do love the look of the artworks’ sheen and bet the shine of the presents in person is fantastic!

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • June 7, 2015

    Melanie Kay Zelnick

    These are such cool ideas! Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • June 10, 2015


      Pleasure, glad to have helped x

  • June 8, 2015


    These are such great ideas! I really love the home accessories. Luckily, my Dad wanted a toaster because he’s too tight to by one for himself so I had it easy this year 😉 xxx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

    • June 10, 2015


      You’re not alone, my dad made it easy too by asking for a drill! Dads… Haha xx

  • June 8, 2015


    Really love the idea of a 3D globe where you can scratch off your travelled destinations! Great list!


    • June 10, 2015


      Thanks Cheryl! I’ve not come across one before so thought it was awesome 🙂

  • June 8, 2015


    That 3D scratch globe is GENIUS.

    P.S Had another £2 coin today. Winning! 😉

    • June 10, 2015


      Thankies. Haha! You’re like a £2 coin magnet – jealous

  • June 8, 2015


    Great ideas!!! Thekst is fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

    ♘ http://www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

    • June 10, 2015


      Thank you Stella, glad you like them x

  • June 8, 2015

    Alice Young

    I love the idea of the scratch, I may have to get one of those for myself ha! These are all really great gift ideas!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • June 10, 2015


      Great idea about buying it for ourselves… It’ll encourage us to see the world more often! 🙂

  • June 9, 2015


    These are great different ideas – better than socks for sure!

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

    • June 10, 2015


      Unless they’re socks with a map design! 😉 haha

  • June 10, 2015


    i’ve been stuck for ideas so this is helpful, nice picks!

    • June 10, 2015


      Glad to have helped x