Father’s Day Gifts for the Collector

So Father’s Day is just around the corner. With less than a month, have you considered what gift to get for your father? After all, he did raise you. Even combing through our massive inventories and collections, we sometimes have issues figuring out what to get our father’s. In this article, we are going to walk you through some unique gifts that are sure to please any father who is a collector at heart.

Decorations

Decorations on their face may not sound manly at all. But slow down. We didn’t say anything about flowers or Live Laugh Love kitchen sign. Think of the areas in the house that your dad likes hanging out in. The den, the garage, even a dedicated man cave if your mother so allows.

We notice this that around this time of the year, several categories of our inventory start to fly off of the shelf. Without a doubt, the fastest moving décor items are vintage bottles. Antique glass bottles that are made by little known manufacturers typically last less than two days on our website, and with good reason. A collection of unique soda and beer bottles in the garage or den will give your father something to look at every night.

Antique Glass Bottle
Antique Glass Bottle

Perhaps your father likes art. Imagine a nice picture hanging in your father’s office, or in his living room. He won’t be able to enter the room without having fond memories of the gift he received from his (favorite) son or daughter. Art doesn’t have to be expensive either. We have gotten many original paintings and prints that have cost less than $100 over the years. You can also search antique and thrift stores for surprisingly high quality, inexpensive art.

Art That Your Dad Would Like
Art That Your Dad Would Like

Sports Collectibles

Does your father enjoy watching sports ever chance he can? If so, you can never go wrong getting him some vintage sports collectibles. Perhaps a game ball from the heyday or Wrigley Field to put on his shelf. Maybe your father would like a vintage baseball card. Not only would a vintage sports collectible look good on his shelf, it would also retain significant value over the years.

Vintage sports collectibles tend to hold value well, even in times of economic uncertainty. Antique sports items are a commodity all their own. Not only are they pretty to look at, they also accumulate value the way a stock would many times. What started off as an inexpensive gift could easily turn into a part of your father’s investment portfolio. 

Vintage Baseball Cards
Vintage Baseball Cards

Vintage Jewelry

Who doesn’t like classic watches? Well, some people may not, but we sure do. If your father is a collector, there is a good shot that he would love a vintage piece of jewelry for Father’s Day. There certainly is not shortage of fine items to go around. Even searching eBay or Craigslist could return a plethora of results. We also stock some antique jewelry in our store.

A good piece of gold or silver is sure to impress your father. Similar to sports collectibles, gold or silver is always a great investment that has the ability to gain intrinsic value over the years. Plus, if your father frequently wears jewelry, he is sure to think of you every time he puts it on.

Inexpensive Antique Watch
Inexpensive Antique Watch

Get Your Father What He Wants

No one knows your father better than you. We feel that any of the above options are sure to impress the most particular of collectors. Simply take a few minutes to really think of what your father likes, and begin to look for rare items in that category. We wish all of you a happy Father’s Day, and hope that you will check out some of our other articles.