Celebrate your dad with the perfect Father’s Day gift.
What do you do when you realize the items left on your father’s “need to get list” include a Centenary Edition Aston Martin, a vacation villa in Tuscany and a winery in the South of France? You stop trying to calculate a second mortgage on your house and turn to our guide for the perfect Father’s Day gift.
When you ask your dad what he would like for a Father’s Day gift, does he tell you that he has everything he needs? When you searched the house for a clue to finding the ideal Father’s Day gift, did you find that your dad already has an abnormal amount of fishing lures? Enough car wash supplies to detail every car in the grocery store parking lot? Enough hunting equipment that you could successfully camouflage your entire house from the neighbors? Don’t worry! We have combined a little bit of love with a little bit of creativity to help you find the ideal surprise for your dad on Father’s Day.
Lend a Helping Hand
Be his handy helper for the day! Dad usually has a few projects he is trying to get done around the house. Pick yourself up a tool belt or bag and offer your services for the day. Whether it’s re-caulking the tub or power washing the siding on the house, a day spent with dad is a great way to reconnect and spend valuable time together.
Bring Him Breakfast in Bed
Make a breakfast that’s fit for a king as a Father’s Day gift. Wake dad up this Father’s Day with a gourmet breakfast prepared with love. Bacon, eggs, sausage, hash or grits all cooked up in a cast iron skillet. Even make some delicious waffles! Cook whatever his heart desires. Present your feast on a bed tray to add a little pizazz and so dad knows it’s being served specially for him.
Surprise Him with a Day of Fishing
Send him on a fishing trip. Before your father is up for the day, gather up all of his fishing equipment and pack the truck. Grab a cooler and pack it full of drinks and snacks he might like on a long day of fishing. If he has a friend he enjoys fishing with, make arrangements for that friend to come over early in the morning and send them off together for a day of well-deserved “dad time.” Make all of the arrangements then wake him up, put a cup of coffee in his hand and push him out the door. It’s a Father’s Day gift he can share with you or a friend!
Plan a Family Scavenger Hunt
Pick up a set of two way radios and split the family in two teams. Send each team to places that hold special memories of time spent or things done with dad. For example, the first stop might be where your mom and dad had their first date. After that, walk through the moments of your lives such as the place where they got married, the hospital where you were born, etc. End the hunt at dad’s favorite restaurant for a fun-filled, Father’s Day dinner!
Detail His Car
Get his motor running by detailing his car. It doesn’t matter if dad drives a 1971 Chevy Nova or a 2001 Ford F150. He will be giddy when he sees his car looking sleek and shiny. If you don’t know much about cars, don’t sweat. We have a large selection of car wash products and a great article on car detailing to walk you through the process.
Plan a Bike Ride & Picnic
Pack a picnic lunch and go on a bike ride. Spend some quality time with dad this Father’s Day and take a little adventure- just the two of you. Pack up a special lunch that includes his favorite treats and spend the day enjoying the outdoors and summer weather. See if you can find a park or someplace on the water that you have never been to together and make that your final destination. Give your bikes a tune-up before the two of you hit the road. Make sure dad has all of his proper bike riding safety gear. If not, an adult helmet makes a great Father’s Day gift and he will be able to use it on future biking expeditions with you, too.
Have a Family Game Night
Get the family together for game night. Celebrate dad by surrounding him with the thing he loves most: his family. Families have extremely busy schedules and are on the go most of the time. There is probably nothing Dad would enjoy more than spending some quality time with his family. Try some of our great recipes for appetizers, meals and treats or throw a pizza in the pizza oven. Grab a few board games that the whole family would enjoy and you’re all set. It’s an ideal, budget friendly, family night and a great Father’s Day gift.
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