Father’s Day Gifts for the Sentimental Dad

These heartfelt gifts will make his Father’s Day extra special.
Sentimental dad Father's Day gift guide with a child sitting on a man's shoulders

If your dad is a sentimental type of guy, consider giving him one of these thoughtful Father’s Day gifts from Indiana-area, women-owned businesses. Whether you choose a personalized tape measure, an engraved keychain, or a special photo session with the family, he’s bound to appreciate the gesture.


silver key chain that reads we love you dad for father's day

Give your dad this hand-stamped keychain from Regina Lynn Design, and he will always remember how much he’s loved.

Personalized Dad Keychain from Regina Lynn Design, $29 at Etsy.com.

family of six sit on grass and smile and pose for family photos

Capture a special moment with your father or father figure by booking a portrait session with the ultra-talented photographer Ginger Smith, owner of Snap Image Photography. If your dad isn’t a fan of prolonged photo sessions, Smith even offers “mini shoots” that last fifteen minutes but still include ten digital images and professional editing.

Photo Session, options starting at $99 at Snapimage.com.

three black tape measure's that have orange tape and say "dad" on them

Surprise him with this personalized tape measure from Holly Randol’s Woodruff Mills Creations. Not only will he put it to use, but it’ll also serve as a reminder that he’s adored beyond measure.

No One Measures Up Personalized Tape Measure from Woodruff Mills Creations, $20.99 at Etsy.com.

a children's book that has a dad playing the guitar and two little kids playing other instruments on the cover

Celebrate your dad by acknowledging the many roles and jobs he tackles so well with this picture book. As an added bonus, he can read it together with the littlest loves in his life.

”Great Job, Dad!” Book, $16.99 at Homespunindy.com.

a blue coffee mug that reads "Dad: the man, the myth, the legend" in orange colored text

Treat your favorite guy to this fun insulated coffee mug from Melissa Bernero’s Nolan James boutique.

Coffee Mug, $24 at Nolanjames.net.

Samantha Kupiainen is a regular Indy Maven contributor who has had her Father’s Day gift planned for going on eight months now.

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