Fathers Day is just around the corner, making now is the perfect time to plan a Fathers day gift for all of the Dad's in your life. This Father's Day, surprise Dad with something he will actually be excited about. Here are 10 out-of-the-box Fathers Day gift ideas that are fun, functional, and fuss-free.
Get him something you know he will love.
If you don't know what to get your Dad, go try gifting an experience and give him the gift of knowledge. Lessons are a highly underrated gift that your Father will find rewarding. There are few things more gratifying in life than learning a new skill. A lesson could inspire a new hobby. Or, if it doesn't, the simple act of trying something new is extremely satisfying.
Here are some lesson ideas:
Does your old man have a favorite activity? Does he fly fish on weekends, bike during the week, golf, or is he a runner? Get him functional clothing for his favorite activity. Buy high-quality biking shoes, a new fishing pole, a new driver golf club, or perhaps a new caddy.
Now is the time to finally organize that cross-country road trip, that ski trip, or that camping trip your Dad has been talking about for years. Organize a trip, bring your mom, or surprise him by inviting his siblings- make it a family affair in his honor. A trip that he doesn't have to plan will make him happier than any material possession. Here are some spots your Dad might love:
While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind for Dad, a massage is sure to be a gift he will appreciate. Very few people can refuse a good massage. Get the dads in your life a ticket to relaxation with a quick 30-minute massage or a deep tissue one-hour massage. If your Dad doesn't like going in for massages, consider gifting him a massage chair or a massage chair insert.
The number of Americans who say they watch television via cable or satellite plunged in recent years, from 76 percent in 2015 to 56 percent in 2021. Cable viewership is being decimated by subscription services. Companies know where their money is- many of the good movies or popular sporting events are reserved for users who pay for certain extra subscriptions on top of the basic channels. Get your Dad HBO plus, or prepay for a highly anticipated fighting match. Your Dad will appreciate the thought you put into his gift, and he will be able to appreciate watching sports all year long.
If you have grill master fathers in your life, your gift-giving will be easy. Dad's love new grill accessories. Anything from new tongs and spatulas to specialty charcoal or custom lighters. Get your Dad a personalized apron for grilling, with his name on it, or perhaps your face. So that he can always think about you, no matter how far away you are.
Don't forget, an indoor grill for Dad is also an option. The George Foreman is a popular choice amongst indoor grillers. Dad can make himself a grilled chicken sandwich at a moment's notice. No open flame required.
If your Dad is picky and already has everything he could ever possibly want, consider going the funny route. Gift your Dad a pair of socks with your face on them, a hat that says "World's Best Dad," or a blanket with you and your siblings posing. Your Dad will appreciate the laugh and cherish the gift forever.
If your Dad is a world traveler, or even if he just loves a quick weekend away- consider getting him new travel bags. Packing cubes are a life-changing addition to any suitcase. Adding packing cubes to your life is like adding drawers to your closet. They are an extreme aid in organizing, finding everything, and then unpacking. If he already has packing cubes, a nice new suitcase, or a carry-on duffel bag are both great options. Here are some new trendy and sturdy travel brands.
If you can't pull your Dad away from the breweries on weekends, consider gifting him a beer-making kit. He can start his beer-making project in a dark closet in his home and learn how to make his favorite beverage. If your Dad is already a master brewer, then you have plenty of gifting options. Get him new bottles so that he can bottle beer to share with his friends. Get him fancy brew pots and kettles—a stainless steel burner or a glycol cooler.
A Heartfelt Video Montage
Last but certainly not least, we have the video of all of the family members saying, "Thank you for being my Dad." Ask everyone in your family to take a horizontal video on their phone, and share a memory with Dad. Stitch all of the videos together, and Dad will have something he can watch and cherish forever. Oftentimes it is the littlest of things that matter most. Having everyone expressing gratitude in one place is bound to make ripples in your dad's life.