Last month we focused on gifts for mom . This month it’s dad’s turn for Father’s Day. What are you getting the man who taught you how to ride a bike or make his famous spaghetti? Or the husband who makes your coffee in the mornings and is a willing wrestling partner for your kids?
If you haven’t bought anything yet, don’t worry—we’ve got your covered. Our choices are sure to appeal to the men in your life who have earned the title “Dad”.
If your husband/father/son is the athletic type, he may appreciate getting a Fitbit to improve his workout. The Charge 2 model monitors your heart rate, tracks your daily activities, and offers guided breathing sessions during your calmer parts of the day. It can even display call, text, and calendar notifications on the display.
When my brother-in-law got married a few years ago, he gave each of his groomsmenpersonalized whiskey decanters
as presents. They add a touch of sophistication to any home bar. This particular decanter includes four matching glasses.
Keep in mind that since this is a personalized item, it takes time to arrive and if you order too late, it may not arrive in time for Father’s Day.
Monthly Subscription Boxes
Receiving a box every month filled with your favorite goodies has been a popular trend for some time now. There’s something for people of all ages, hobbies, and lifestyles. For Father’s Day you can get boxes of vegetables, books, art supplies, toys, clothes, and even meat! And you don’t need to do the full year if you just want to try it out. One Father’s Day I got my husband a three-month subscription of draft beers from around the country.
Subscriptions don’t always have to come in boxes, however. If your dad or husband enjoys listening to audio books on his work commute or while traveling, give him a subscription to Audible. Each month you get one credit towards any priced book and a discount off any additional audiobooks. Furthermore, there’s a free 30-day trial.
My husband has a self-cleaning shaver similar to this and loves it. He shaves every other day, and with the touch of a button, the cleaning station does all the work and preps his shaver for his next use. This particular model has eight directions in which the head can pivot, and can be used wet or dry.
Take Dad to an Outing or Event
Many men would enjoy some sort of activity or event as a Father’s Day present. Buy the dad in your life tickets to his favorite sports team, comedy show, or concert. Many years ago, I got my husband (and myself) tickets to see No Doubt, which was incredible. Alternatively, consider gifting him an activity such as a day at the batting cages or driving range.
Father’s Day celebrates future dads as well. Get your dad-to-be this cute shirt so he can wear it proudly. And if you happen to be expecting and haven’t told your significant other yet, this would be a really cute way of letting him know!
If the daddy in your life is a major gamer, consider getting him something that will improve his play. For example, this Logitech gaming mouse is customizable, lightning fast and, in spite of it being wireless, suffers no lag issues.
My dad is a lifelong basketball fan. Naturally, a few of my presents to him over the years were basketball-related. I’ve given him shirts, hats, and mugs with his favorite team on it. But don’t just stop at one thing. Add a few trinkets like keychains or shot glasses and make it a set.
Take Him Out to Dinner—or Make Him one at Home
Sometimes, a simple meal is all a man needs. Make your husband his favorite dish, or take him out and leave the kids with a sitter. You can do something similar for your own dad by sending him a gift card and encouraging your mom to take him out.
June is often jam-packed with activities such as graduation, weddings, end of school, and the start of summer vacation. But don’t forget those important men in your life! Get them a little something to show how much you appreciate them.
Something special planned for your dad? Do share it with our readers by adding a comment.