Not sure what to get dad for his birthday? Are you panicking because fathers day is right around the corner? Check out my guide for last-minute fathers day gift ideas and birthday gifts with a French twist.
Father’s day gifts with a French Flair?
Fathers Day is called “la fête des pères” in French, and like in the US, Canada, and many other countries around the world, Fathers day in France is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.
I’ve put together a short list of some fun last-minute travel-themed and French-themed Fathers day gifts that Francophile fathers will love. These would also make great last-minute birthday gifts for dads too.
I know you’re in a hurry so let’s jump straight into the last-minute list of gift ideas for dads.
Give dad a “Best Dad’ Tshirt written French
Give your dad a “Best Dad In The World” T-Shirt written in French- “Meilleur papa du monde.”
Give dad a 23andme DNA test kit
If you’re dad’s always wondered about his French ancestry, this fathers day, give him the gift of learning about his ancestry breakdown with the 23andme DNA test kit.
Give him a quirky wood bowtie
Does your dad march to the beat of his own drum? Ditch that boring A-typical tie and give him a quirky wooden bow tie.
Wood Bow Tie: 12*5.4cm/4.7x2.1'' with handkerchief, and alloy wood cufflinks set with Black Gift Box.
Give dad a moustache corkscrew
It’s no secret the French love wine. Check out this fun handlebar mustache corkscrew which plays up the French moustache and wine stereotype perfectly.
Give dad an elegant wine bottle opener
If your dad is a serious wine lover, he’ll love one of these elegant wine bottle openers
Made in France by master craftsmen. Each piece is assembled from start to finish in one sequence and by a single artificer.
3 in 1 MULTI-FUNCTIONAL. Professional corkscrew with reinforced bottle opener and foil cutter with a serrated blade
Give dad a place to put all those wine bottle corks
If dad loves drinking wine, he probably has loads of corks. Give him this adorable cork saver where he can throw all his corks from his favourite bottles of wine.
Give your French teaching father an awesome t-shirt
Is or was your dad a French teacher? he’ll love this funny French teacher definition tshirt.
Give dad a wine & cheese picnic backpack for 2
If your dad is more of a wine and cheese guy, check out this wine and cheese picnic backpack for 2. Not only great for picnics but also for the beach. Yes, French people do bring wine to the beach. Plus it’s insulated.
Give dad unbreakable
wine glasses (portable)
Is your dad like a bull in a china shop? Does he like to go to the beach? These portable, unbreakable
Savour your wine as well as your hot and cold drinks the way you like them. Crafted from durable food-grade 18/8 stainless steel. Comes with a removable splash-proof cover and is crafted. Multiple colours: from black and faux wood to hot pink.
Gif your dad a wine saver
Does your dad complain about wine going bad? Get him a wine saver that blocks air from entering the bottle and turning wine into vinegar.
Give dad a European-style
Instead of getting him a standard billfold, buy him a European-style
If you’re not familiar with European wallets, they’re taller than American and Canadian-sized
Men’s European wallets usually have a coin purse built-in to carry 1 and 2 euro coins and spare change. Canadians, you can carry your loonies in your
Give your dad an elegant French coffee press
Give dad some fun France-inspired socks
Forget boring old black socks. Give dad one of these fun French-themed socks
Give dad some super practical socks with a hidden zipper pocket
Forget money belts! Pocket socks are the ultimate multi-functional piece of clothing for dads. Great for dads who like to take walks, or travel.
Give dad some face masks with a French flair
Give dad a rugged external
hard drive from LaCie (a French company)
From urban jungles to backwood trails, the rugged USB-C external hard drive from LaCie is ready to survive and ready to connect. With USB-C, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility, it works seamlessly with Mac and Windows. Superfast transfers. Easy, reliable backups. It's all there.
Give dad shoes from the French brand “Le Coq Sportif”
Give dad a wine unique bottle carrier
Give dad wine glass stakes For The Beach
Give dad a
Crepe Pan & Spatula
If your dad loves making pancakes, he’ll love making
This 8-Inch Non-stick crepe pan by Chefmade is the perfect pan for budget-minded chefs who want to make the perfect crepe. Works on Gas, Induction and, Electric Cookers. It has an Insulating Silicone Handle so you don't burn your hands while flipping crepes or pancakes.
Comes with a Crepe spreader = Rozell / rateau, made of bamboo.
Give dad a sarcastic look at French life
Give dad a
French flag sports towel
If your dad plays, golf, the
Give dad a Paris Metro map on a
Some dads love maps, some dads love coffee, and some dads love both.
Gif dad a wine unique bottle cooler
Your dad can keep his wine or champagne chilled with this metal, double-lined wine cooler.
Give your dad a tabletop
Raclette is a type of French cheese and it’s a piece of tabletop equipment that melts cheese with wooden
This raclette machine is the ultimate cheese melter. It features 8 cheese raclette pans to melt your favourite cheese in minutes. Dishwasher safe Non-stick Grilling Plate and Cooking Stone.
Give dad some French knives
Kick up your dad’s steak knife collection with this 6 Piece Laguiole steak knife set and wooden case.
Give dad a cookbook for grilling and BBQ French bistro style
If your dad is into grilling, he probably already has a bunch of grilling utensils, but he probably doesn’t have a cookbook full of simple, sophisticated French Bistro recipes for the grill.
Give dad a free virtual fathers day card in French
Last but not least, if you want to send your dad a greeting card, send him a virtual father’s day card in French.
Here’s a cute site that I like to use. Instead of an inanimate card, you can choose short video clips which you can customize. Everything is in French, but you should be able to figure out what everything means.
Send animated virtual greeting cards in French to anyone for any occasion for free via email, Facebook, Whatsapp, and Twitter.