14 Father’s Day Cards That’ll Make Him Smile

They’re funnier than even his very best Dad Joke.

June isn’t just for grads—it’s also for dads! Their jokes, their bods… the patriarch of the family is iconic. He might have taught you how to ride a bike when you were five, drive a car when you were a teen or perhaps he’s only recently joined the family. And, on his one day of the year, it’s important to celebrate him. If you’re stumped on what to give the dad who has it all, look no further than the classic Father’s Day card, with a twist.

Is your dad the biggest carnivore you know? The ultimate fixer-upper? Your first contact on speed dial? The one who never misses tee time? Maybe Elvis Presley’s number one fan? Believe it or not, there’s a card that matches almost every father-kid dynamic.

If you’re an expecting mom to for the perfect gift for the dad-to-be, show him you and your baby’s love with a message from “the bump.” Or tell your stepdad you’re grateful to him for being an incredible “bonus dad.” Any father figure in your life will be more than thrilled to know they are loved.

Whether he’s the king of cringe-worthy puns or a sucker for all things sentimental, show your dad how much he means to you with one of these cards. From one-liners that will make you laugh out loud to sweet sayings, pair your gift with the perfect personalized note and make June 18 his best day yet.


Why? Card

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Fathers know everything—it’s just a special gift. This is the perfect card to give from an inquisitive toddler, or from adults who still call Dad for advice, guidance, and plumbing questions.

To buy: $5, hellolucky.com.


Exemplary Stepdad

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This foil-stamped card features a blank inside that gives you the freedom to customize your own special message for your stepfather. It’s a medal any dad would want to receive.

To buy: $5.50, eggpress.com.


Like a Father

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Often, it’s hard to find a card that fits the special relationship you have with people in your life who are just like family. For an uncle, a close family friend, or even a father-in-law who has had a strong presence in your life, show your love with this special card.

To buy: $5, papersource.com.


We Don’t Have to Talk About It

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If he’s not big on sharing his feelings, this card is the perfect, non-mushy way of saying, “I love you.”

To buy: $4.50, emilymcdowell.com.


You Were Right

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We can all be reluctant to admit that our parents were right all along. This card comes with fine print: According to the message inside, it self-destructs in five seconds.

To buy: $4.50, etsy.com.


Well Done

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Give the grill master a note served just the way he likes it.

To buy: $6, papersource.com.


Checklist Card

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This Father’s Day, it’s finally time to own up to those unpleasant phases of your life. This card covers (almost) everything.

To buy: $4.50, emilymcdowell.com.


Screwdriver Bouquet

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If flowers don’t seem like the right gift, you might find that this arrangement is better suited to his taste.

To buy: $4.50, etsy.com.


Tie Card

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Although a tie is always a classic, he’s probably accumulated plenty by now.

To buy: $4.50, emilymcdowell.com.


Swiss Army Card

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If he’s the family’s go-to for fixing everything, he’ll love this Swiss Army knife diagram. Wait, those knives aren’t meant for opening wine bottles?

To buy: $4, seltzergoods.com.


Snoring Card

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If you could hear his snoring from down the hall with the door closed, this card puts a positive spin on the noise.

To buy: $4, etsy.com.


Greenwich Letterpress Dad Pie Chart

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Give Dad the biggest slice of the pie with this clever chart. Famous or not, your father is always your favorite comedian, actor, role model, and more.

To buy: $5, greenwichletterpress.com.


Zeichen Press Superhero

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Everyone can remember a time when Dad swooped in and fixed everything—he knows just what to say to make you laugh, can fix virtually anything, and has sound advice for any situation. Remind him that he’s Superman with this thoughtful note.

To buy: $4.50, zeichenpress.com.


You’ve Always Been My Favorite

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If he can take a joke (and dads usually can), this card is the perfect pick.

To buy: $4, etsy.com.