11 Father's Day Gifts For A Toddler To Give Dad That Are Not A Macaroni Picture Frame

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He's a coach, a handyman, and sometimes even a horsie. Despite his awful, corny jokes, you can't deny that dads are pretty awesome. And dads of toddlers are especially amazing, given the mount of patience they must have. Since your tot is likely too young to pick out his own gift for dear old dad, you want to find something that speaks to your child's innocence but doesn't clutter up Dad's space. Luckily, there are several options for Father's Day gifts for a toddler to give Dad that can help save you some stress.

When you're chasing a busy toddler around, it's pretty easy to forget to acknowledge Dad for everything he does. And it's even harder to find the time to shop for a gift that won't end up collecting dust in your garage. But this Father's Day, you can breathe easy. From t-shirts to tools, this list includes some great ideas to help you and your toddler let Dad know exactly how awesome you think he is.

There probably isn't one gift out there that can truly show Dad how much your toddler appreciate him, but hopefully this list will inspire you to think beyond the thoughtful (but, let's be honest, unwanted) macaroni picture frame.

1PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer

PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer, $50, Uncommon Goods

If you've got a toddler, you're likely to be on the receiving end of a lot of colds and viruses. But with the help of the PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer, Dad can do his best to keep his phone free of all of the icky germs that can spread sickness through your house. That is, until he turns the phone over to your toddler again.

2Matching Shirts

Father-Son Pizza Shirts, $50, Etsy

This Father's Day, let Dad spend the day lounging with his favorite buddy in matching pizza shirts. What's better than being totally comfortable while they pig out on their favorite comfort food?

3Smartphone Instant Photo Lab

Smartphone Instant Photo Lab, $170, Uncommon Goods

Dads take lots of pictures. But rather than letting them take up precious storage space on his phone, why not print them out and make a cool collage? The Smartphone Instant Photo Lab is compatible with Apple and Android phones, and lets Dad turn his fave smartphone photos into Poloroid-like prints.

4'My Dad, My Hero', by Ethan Long

My Dad, My Hero, $35, Putmeinthestory.com

Make story time special by giving Dad the book, My Dad, My Hero. He'll love reading this adorable story that acknowledges all of the super things dads do every day. You can make reading even more meaningful by including your child's name, a photo, and a special dedication message.

5Adult And Child Mug Set

Adult and Child Mug Set, $22, Etsy

Take tea parties to the next level with this adult and child mug set. Whether he's sipping coffee or chamomile, these father and child-sized mugs will help them both remember this special time. Now all he needs is the perfect outfit.

6Tool Kit

Vastar 102-Piece Home Repair Tool Kit, $50, Amazon

If Dad is the official handyman in your house, he'll love the Vastar 102-piece home repair tool kit. The kit comes complete with screwdrivers, pliers, a level, and more. With all of these tools in one compact case, he'll have no problem building that doll house.

7Custom Pencil Drawing

Custom Portrait Pencil Sketch, $30+, Etsy

Your toddler will be a teenager before you know it, which is why you'll want to hold on to as much of this precious time as possible. Turn your favorite photo of Daddy and his mini me into a work of art with a cool custom portrait pencil sketch.

8Walnut Charging Station

Engraved Walnut Charging Station, $50, Etsy

Parenthood can make you forgetful. When you're not getting much sleep, even the most with it Dad can find himself wasting time searching for his keys. Help him keep it all together with this walnut charging station. With space to hold a cell phone, sunglasses, and keys, he'll never leave home without any of his important items.