Frequently Asked Questions

The bottom line

We’re glad you found us, and we hope you find something here you like. We promise that you will be completely satisfied with your shopping experience with House of Dad or we will return your money. Anytime you talk to House of Dad, you are talking to Rich or Greg.

I need help, what should I do?

You have a couple of options. You can use our contact form or email us directly at

We personally respond to all inquiries as quickly as possible.

What kind of shirts do you print on?

We exclusively use Bella + Canvas Unisex T-shirts

How are your shirts printed?

We employ Direct-to-garment, or DTG, printing. It's a method that sprays ink onto the garment. The ink then soaks into the fibers of the garment. It’s like printing on paper, but on clothing.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Credit Cards, PayPal, ShopPay, Google Pay and Apple Pay. We do not accept payment by check, money order or purchase order, and we do not accept orders through the mail. Please note that online orders may be executed with real-time credit card processing, and your card may be charged before your order ships.

Can I change or cancel my order after it is placed?

No. Please be sure to check all information very carefully before placing your order. 

Can I return or exchange an item I’ve purchased?

We do not accept returns in cases of buyer’s remorse or size exchanges. Before ordering, please consult our sizing guide. If you would like further clarification on this, please send us an email to initiate a return or exchange:

If items are misprinted or defective, we will take care of those issues at no expense to you. For more information on returns, please see our return policy.

When will my order ship out?

Most orders ship out within 2 - 5 business days following order placement.


Will I be charged sales tax?

Since we are located in St. Louis, Missouri, we are required to collect sales tax from Missouri residents, who will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Residents from other states do not have to pay sales tax.

What is the “card verification number”?

If you’re paying with Mastercard, Visa or Discover, you must provide the credit card verification number in order to place your order. This is the three-digit number located on the far right side of the signature line, on the back of your card. If you cannot read this number on your card, please contact your issuing bank or financial institution. We cannot accept orders without this number.

There seems to be an issue with my credit card, but I don’t think there’s a problem with it. What’s going on?

Your card might be declined for various reasons. Please check to make sure that the name and address entered in the “Billing Information” field are entered exactly as this information appears on the statements you receive from the issuing bank or financial institution. Also, confirm that the credit card number, expiration date, and card verification number are correct. If this doesn’t work, please contact your issuing bank or financial institution to verify your information, and make sure there are no holds placed on your account. If trouble persists, please fill out the customer service form.

Is my personal information kept private?

We do not resell or distribute your addresses, phone number, email address or any other personal information to anyone. Your phone number and email address will only be used if we, or the courier delivering your package, need to contact you with a question about your order.

What happens if I order something out of stock?

We work hard to prevent this from happening. Occasionally, however, orders will slip through that contain out-of-stock items. In these instances, we reserve the right to cancel either the out-of-stock item(s) or your entire order; we will, of course, also issue a refund to your credit card for any items we cannot ship. We will also contact you to let you know that we have modified your order.

What delivery methods do you offer, and how long do they take?

Standard Shipping, which uses a variety of carriers, typically takes 4-9 business days for delivery. If your shipping address is a PO Box or an APO/FPO address, your order will be shipped via the US Postal Service. When using expedited shipping method such as UPS 2-Day, please remember that our warehouse requires one business day for order processing and UPS does NOT count the day it receives shipping information as a "business day". Thus, expect a UPS 2-Day shipment to arrive after 4 business days. Orders shipped via UPS will not be delivered on Saturday, Sunday, or national holidays. Also, please note that UPS does not ship to PO Boxes.

Can you tell UPS to leave my order on my porch if I’m not home to receive it?

The decision on whether to leave a package outside your home belongs to the UPS driver. Most likely, if you’re not home, the driver will leave the package in a safe location, if one is available. We don’t have any way of instructing the UPS driver to leave your package by your house if you’re not in, however; the decision is theirs.

Does UPS expedited shipping come with a guarantee?

If your order arrives later than it should have, please let us know. We are not responsible for delivery delays caused by inclement weather. Please keep in mind that UPS expedited shipping refers to the time in shipping, and not the total time it will take to receive your order. All orders require a processing period of 3-4 business days – so if you place a Next Day Air order for an in-stock item on Friday, it will probably ship out on the following Monday and arrive on Tuesday.

Can I place an order and pick it up at your warehouse?

We can arrange local deliveries if you are in St. Louis, MO. 

I have a product idea for you, do you want to hear it?

Sure. If you’re lucky, we might just make your dreams come true -- and we'll send you a free shirt with your design on it. Send your product submission here.

Will you promote or advertise something for me?

Typically we don't accept advertising for the site, but we're always interested in a mutually beneficial promotion. Send us a message with the details and we’ll get back to you one way or the other.