Garage Gift Ideas for Dad

Socks. Ties. More socks. These gifts are some of the most popular for good ‘ol Dad, but sometimes, least (sorry) appreciated. This Father’s Day, delight him by getting something for the garage.

We’ve compiled a list of garage-related gift ideas that are perfect for any type of dad you may have and will show your father you put a little thought into what you’ve given him.

Father and Son Playing Basketball in front of Creative Door Garage

The Handyman, DIYer

This dad doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty and prefers fixing and building things himself instead of calling in a pro (because to him, he is a pro). Three gifts to help him focus on his craft:

Wall Workbench

A slatwall panel workshop is a great way to help your dad keep his tools organized so he can spend more time tinkering than searching for his wrench. Strong and durable, these panels are easy to install and come in a range of sizes and colours.

Creative Door Garage Slatwall Panel

Magnetic Tool Rack

These racks are stable and will prevent clutter in your father’s workstation. Plus, they attach firmly to the slatwall panels mentioned above. Both are available at Garage Strategies.

Creative Door Garage Magnetic Tool Rack

Storage Cabinets

Not only will cabinets help keep your dad’s tools well-organized, but they also add a lot to the interior look of a garage. Garage Strategies offers a wide selection of custom cabinets to choose from and will even design a plan that works for all of his needs—and budget.

Creative Door Garage Storage Cabinets

The Sports Enthusiast

This dad lives and breathes sports—playing them, watching them, even coaching them. With all the sporting gear, here are some storage ideas that are sure to be a homerun:


These are a super effective way to store larger (and pricier) sporting equipment, such as skis, bikes, and golf clubs, and come in a variety of sizes that are compatible with those slatwall panels.

Creative Door Garage Bike Rack


No, we’re not referring to the wicker basket you might use to pack a light lunch for two. There are plenty of sturdy baskets that are strong  enough to hold everything from footballs, to soccer balls, to baseball mitts, and more. Garage Strategies offers great options to clean up the clutter and keeps your dad’s sporting gear nicely organized.

TIP: Add a few new balls (basketball, golf balls, etc.) to the basket for a nice surprise!

Creative Door Garage Mesh Storage Basket

Mini Fridge

A mini fridge or cooler is a sure-fire way to impress your father and allow him to cool down without having to go into the house. Stock it up with his favourites for extra bonus points.

Creative Door Garage Mini Fridge

The Practical Thinker

This type of dad enjoys lists, and is likely to plan ahead. For him, the more something makes sense, the better, which is why these ideas are ones you should ponder:

Fire Extinguisher

Chances are, you have flammable materials, such as paints, oils and gasoline stored in your garage. A fire extinguisher can help put out potential fires from these combustible items or from sparks generated from tools in use.

TIP: Keep your fire extinguisher mounted on a wall in plain sight, in a spot that’s easily accessible.

Fire Extinguisher In Creative Door Garage

Planned Maintenance

Although it’s not a gift that you can wrap, a Planned Maintenance program from Creative Door is an awesome gift idea that will ensure your garage door performs its best for as long as possible. It will also save your pop costs down the road from repairs, which is something he’ll really appreciate.

Creative Door Garage Technician


If you don’t mind a little hard labour, a garage cleanup is a great way to show your dad that you love him—and it’s free. Just make sure to have some adult supervision to ensure your safety and that you don’t accidentally toss out your father’s favourite pair of old coveralls!

Black Convertible in Creative Door Garage

The Trendsetter

This type of dad has all the latest gadgets and likes to stand out in a crowd. Three ways to impress this modern man:

New Garage Door

Like your dad, we stay on top of the latest trends and technology, which is why it’ll be easy to find the right garage door to complement your home—and your father’s style. We can chat with you about what you have in mind and give you a free quote, too!

TIP: Get started with our online design tool, which will give you an idea of what your garage can look like with all types of garage door styles!

Black Creative Door Garage Door

Garage Door Opener

Like our garage doors, our universal garage door openers have the latest technology and provide efficient and quiet response with every use. Your dad will even be able to monitor and control his garage from virtually anywhere!

Creative Door Garage Opener Remote

Hose and Reel

Summer means lawns, plants, gardens, and flower beds will need to be watered regularly. A good quality hose and reel will ensure dad can get the yard maintenance done efficiently and won’t require a replacement in a couple of years.

TIP: Offer to water the lawn and plants for him to really win him over!

Orange and Grey Creative Door Garage Hose and Reel

The Car Fanatic

This type of dad either has a car he considers another child, or dreams of having a car he’ll consider another child. Whatever the case, you can guarantee his vehicle is always clean. These ideas are sure to rev up his engine:

Parking Mats

Garage Strategies’ Park Smart Clean Park mats catch every drop of dirt, mud, and grime, keeping your garage floor and home clean. Your dad will love their specially-engineered Snap-On edges, which are incredibly easy to install. It never hurts to have a special parking pad to put his beloved automobile on either.

Creative Door Garage Park Smart Clean Park Mat

Garage Flooring

If your garage currently has concrete floor, there are steps you can take to get your floor looking new again. But if you really want to wow your old man, a new polyaspartic Floortex™ floor coating is the way to go. Garage Strategies offers services for both these options, and they’ll even get it done in less than a day—giving your father more time to admire his new floor.

Creative Door Garage with Yellow Off Road Equipment


Some extra lighting will not only let your father see his precious car better, but it will also improve the atmosphere of your garage. Whether you opt for lighting inside the garage to make it easier to work and move around in, or on the exterior, which will add ambience and security, there are plenty of affordable options out there that will make your father light up (no pun intended).

Black Car Lighted in Creative Door Garage

Whatever type of father you have, and whichever idea you choose, your dad will love it. But, if you are looking for help finding the perfect garage-related gift, we’d be happy to help. Just contact us here or visit us at any of our eight locations throughout Western Canada: Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Calgary, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; Kelowna, British Columbia; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Regina, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Happy Father’s Day!