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Father’s Day Gifts for Awkward Dads: 9 Ultimate Dad Joke Gifts

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Father’s Day Gifts for Awkward Dads

Whether you’re a daddy’s princess or a proper father’s son, your dad has no doubt made you cringe. You spend your life looking up to him, but all it takes is an embarrassing dad joke for the façade to fall away. You notice his socks and sandals, the slight snort in his laugh and you see him for what he really is. An uncool, awkward dad. But he’s your uncool, awkward dad, so his legendary status is reinstated almost immediately. Yet despite the eternal love we have for our slightly behind-the-times fathers, we still need gifts for awkward dads at our disposal. More specifically dad joke gifts. Just in case we need to remind them  of their place in the family hierarchy of humour.

The following dad joke gifts should relate to pretty much everyone. He might be in the legion of fathers who use the classic dad joke as a primary tactic to humiliate, or he might genuinely think they’re hilarious. However he dispels his comedy gold, show your appreciation this Father’s Day with these funny gifts for awkward dads.

I’ll call you later. “Don’t call me later, call me Dad!”

phone case gifts for awkward dads

When you’re genuinely just trying to exchange information with your pops but he thinks it’s the perfect time to crack a funny one. You sigh in disbelief that he’s still trying this joke 15 years down the line. You didn’t laugh then, and you don’t laugh now. What’s even worse is that this joke was always delivered with the utmost enthusiasm, in the presence of your mates. If you had a number for the ground, you’d call it to swallow you up. But I have to say, it looks fabulous printed onto a custom smartphone case.

Have you heard of the band 1023MB? They haven’t got a gig yet.

mousemat fathers day gift

Dads love tinkering around with cables and installing more RAM into their systems – whatever that means. So get him a customised mouse mat printed with this surprisingly smart gag. As he’s browsing the interweb for a new scart lead, (I swear that’s all they do) dad joke gifts like this will let him know you ‘compute’ with his sense of humour.

I’m reading a book about glue. I can’t seem to put it down. 

bookmark design for dads

Dad banter at its finest. Although you see it coming from a lightyear off, I bet you can’t help but raise the corner of your mouth ever so slightly. At the end of the day, he’s just trying to make you laugh even if it’s at his expense. Solid dad behaviour that’ll hopefully ‘stick’ with you for when you’re a parent.

I used to hate facial hair, but then it grew on me.

men's wash bag for dads

He says, whilst he’s trimming and grooming his beard. You may have heard this a thousand times, but the obvious simplicity is something you can’t deny as anything other than genius. Have it printed onto a bespoke men’s washbag and make his morning routine one filled with hil-hair-ity.

What did the grape do when it got stepped on? It let out a little wine. 

bar mat design for father's day

This joke has double the chance of escaping his lips; when he’s eating grapes and when he’s opening a bottle of wine. When I think of this joke, I also hear that silly put-on voice for the word ‘wine’, as though emulating a squished baby grape. (I’ve got to admit, ‘squished baby grape’ sounds immensely cute!). Annoying or not, it makes for a great quote to spill onto a custom bar mat, don’t you think?

Want to hear the joke about paper? Never mind, it’s tearable

front of address book

Nobody in the history of ever wanted to hear a joke about paper. But I have to admit, the punchline is borderline brilliant. Printed onto a personalised address book or notebook gives this joke deserved acknowledgement on its preferred medium.

Why did the coffee file a police report? It got mugged.

funny mug joke gift

What better gift to emblazon with this classic joke than a personalised mug? As your dad sips away, he can chuckle to himself at the sheer brilliance of this pun infested dad joke gift. Just be warned, when his other dad mates pop over for a cuppa, an hour of relentless one liners may ensue. It’s the worthy sacrifice you make when you buy joke gifts for awkward dads.

Two peanuts were walking down the street…one was a salted. 

iPad nuts design

It wouldn’t surprise me if this corker was invented on a bar stool at someone’s local, as they tucked into a pack of KP nuts and some Scampi Fries. If you print this nutty joke onto an iPad or tablet case for your old man, he’ll have a smile on his face wherever he goes. Whether that’s because of the joke or the thought of tasty nuts, I don’t know. I’m not here to judge.

I used to have a job at a calendar factory but I got fired because I took a couple of days off. 

calendar dad joke gift

When he blurts this one out at your next family gathering, you know he’s been biding his time waiting patiently for the right moment. Whilst he may not be able to wait two minutes for a cup of tea, he is the master of holding out when it comes to comedy timing. Print this joke onto a personalised calendar and it might encourage him to remember your mum’s birthday, their anniversary or when the car has to go in for its MOT. Only joking, he’s not that forgetful; of course he knows when the car goes in for its MOT! He probably buys it a Good Luck card.

I hope that tickled the sides and gave you some humorous inspiration to go and create Father’s Day gifts for awkward dads. Want to recreate the banter? Click the banner below to design a gift and unleash your inner wisecrack.   

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