Our fathers are one of the most important people in our lives, and they deserve the best there is. Make this year’s Father’s Day truly unforgettable with these fun and thoughtful ideas and surprises below, and show your dad just how much he means to you!
Father’s Day Picnic
A casual picnic is a great Father’s Day idea to surprise him with a fun time and build some new memories. Pack a picnic kit with all the essentials, his favorites treats, plus a few embellishments you and the kids can create. Choose his favorite outdoor spot, like a nearby park or even the backyard, and have the family join for a fun and stress-free meal.
Planning and preparing a nice dinner together is the best way to make your dad feel super special. Try to prepare all his favorite meals (even if they don’t go together) to show him that he’s the star of the night.
Father’s Day Questionnaire
If you want a surprising gift that will melt pop’s heart, this is it. Create a questionnaire that’s all about dad, and have each member of the family, including the kids, fill it out. Put an interesting question on each page and ask for each person to write a small story about him. This DIY idea also works with younger kids, since their answers could be both sweet and silly. You can also make a one page version of it and then frame it, which also makes for a great Father’s Day gift.
Instead of making promises to go out more with him, why not surprise him with some movie, concert, or football tickets on a nice envelope? With a set date and time, it takes the promise to the next level and guarantees some fun quality time together on this dad day.
Breakfast in Bed
A surprise breakfast in bed is a guaranteed success, and it makes any person feel super special, specially when it’s for our dads. There’s no better way for him to start Father’s Day than with breakfast in bed.
Family Board Game Night
The best Father’s Day gift is surely the gift of time. With so many electronic devices stealing our attention, it’s becoming harder and harder for families to have some quality time together. So why not give him the gift of a fun board game night? It’s a fun and free way for the family to spend some time together and create some new memories.
Especially for those who live away, a surprise visit from his children on Father’s Day is the best gift a dad could ever get. Take the day to go spend time with him, and if you can, try to get one or two days off from work. Dad deserves it! If you can’t go, then give your dad a ticket to come visit you, with no date, so he can come see you whenever he can.
Try Out His Favorite Hobby
With such busy routines, sometimes we can’t find the time to engage in our parent’s favorite hobbies and passions. So why not take Father’s Day to get to know your dad’s hobby? He’ll surely appreciate the opportunity to do what he loves to do, and he’ll also love to teach the family all about it.
A mini, 30-minute session is all you need to create some awesome photos that will last forever and always provide you with some laughs. Hire a local photographer to do it - it doesn’t need to be staged or have any kind of fancy set-up. Just have some fun and let the family’s spirit show in this fun Father’s Day gift idea!
Instead of buying a simple basket filled with common things, you should yourself make a special surprise basket for dad filled with the things that you know he loves. Include lots of goodies, his favorite treats, maybe a book that he wants to read, a framed family picture, some self-care products that he uses (dads need some pampering too!) and you can easily fill a basket with lots of thoughtful items that he for sure will love.
How will you celebrate Father’s Day this year? Let us know at our Facebook page or in the comments below!