Another Father’s Day is on the horizon! (This year it’s on Sunday, June 18 so if you just started to panic, don’t worry! You still have time!)
I wanted to put together a Father’s Day Gift Guide to share on the blog today like I do every year to hopefully give you guys some ideas for ways to show the father figures in your life that you care and you’re thinking about them on this special day.
As always, I tried to make the gifts featured in this gift guide a mix of personal and practical. Hopefully one or two will pop out at you!
Father’s Day Gift Guide
Ryan and I absolutely love playing music and if a father-figure in your life is a big-time music buff, a portable Bluetooth speaker might make a great gift. We love our portable speaker in our house and during the summer months it’s even more useful during family vacations, backyard BBQs, trips to the beach, pool days and more. (This waterproof speaker is wonderful.) Bring the party with you!
I slipped this book in my dad’s Christmas stocking a couple of years ago and he absolutely loved it! The book was really fun to fill out and I loved the way it felt so personal. I included a lot of fun memories in the book as well as funny jokes thanks to the creative prompts on the pages! (I actually also gave Ryan the What I Love About You version it was a big hit with him as well!)
- Surprise Car Detailing
This may seem like a lame gift but I actually gave it to Ryan as part of his Father’s Day gift last year and he LOVED it! I had someone come to the house to detail his car while we were out and about and he returned to a sparkling clean car and was pretty psyched! (This may have been a bigger hit than usual post-kids because the messiness level of our cars both skyrocketed after Chase was born.)
- Yard Games
When it comes to great gifts, I think a usable gift Dad would likely never buy for himself is a great one! My sister and brother-in-law gave us a corn hole set for Christmas a couple of years ago and we absolutely loved it! We use it all the time during backyard cookouts and warm summer nights when Ryan and I just want to kick back with a beer or a glass of wine at the end of a long day. From Ladder Golf and Bocce Ball to Yard Dice and Lawn Jenga, there are tons of different yard games out there so it’s easy to pick one that appeals to the father figure in your life! An added bonus: Many are customizable so you can have a corn hole set made to represent their favorite sports team, a favorite place/vacation spot, etc. (Check out this Etsy seller’s customized corn hole sets. They’re beautiful!!)
I’m not sure what it is with guys and koozies but a lot of the men I know love koozies and always reach for one when they’re going to open a beer or cold beverage, especially during the summer months! This gift is the perfect combination of useful and personal and somehow looks a little classier than the average cheap-o koozies we’re all used to using.
- Personalized Coasters
Sticking with the beverage theme, personalized coasters are a functional and thoughtful gift for Dad! There are lots of different options and ways to personalize coasters from sports team logos and maps of different states to family photos and initials!
- Plan an Activity You Know He’ll Love
I’ve mentioned more than a time or two that Ryan and I are all about experience gifts in our house so this one is a personal favorite! Take some time to plan out an activity you know the father-figure in your life will love. Is he a baseball fanatic? Take him to a game! Does he love to golf? Plan a day of golf for him and his friends. (Bonus points: Volunteer to be their designated driver!) Could he use a little downtime to relax? Book him a massage. Is he all about family fun? Plan a trip to a nearby beach or lake together. Anything you think he will really enjoy is a great gift!
- Make Something Crafty
Round up the kids and make Dad something crafty to show him you care! (Pinterest has no shortage of Father’s Day craft ideas if you need a little inspiration.) I did my best to copy the photo idea I saw on Pinterest last year and frame the above three photos for Ryan that spelled out D-A-D. He seemed to like this gift a lot and brought it into the office with him to display at work the following week! (Also, you should know that it took me no less than 50+ pictures to get three shareable photos of our almost-one-year-old!)
These socks are pretty much a staple gift for me to give to Ryan on almost any holiday because they are his absolute favorite. I actually have my whole family lovin’ on Bombas because they hug your feet perfectly, stay up and help prevent blisters. Plus, Bombas donates one pair of socks for every pair purchased, so it’s a gift I feel good giving!
Question of the Day
Do you have any Father’s Day gift ideas to share?