Special Gifts for Dad on Father’s Day

father son golfingOne of the best gift ideas for dad on Father’s Day is to give him the day off to have fun and relax. What better way than to engage in Father’s Day activities dad’s sure to love!

Is dad a golfer? Take him to the golf range! As a surprise, present him with a driver! Think how excited he will be to be able to hit balls all day at the range.

Is dad a baseball fan? Take the entire family to a batting cage and watch as dad hits balls out of the park! Remember to bring his favorite baseball cap. Perhaps you have purchased his favorite team’s jersey! Take lots of pictures for the scrapbook!

If it’s a lovely summer day, you can take dad to the park and have a family picnic. Prepare everything the night before, and tell him the kids want to go to the park. Have friends prepare an area for you ahead of time, and be sure to have the Happy Father’s Day sign where he can see it. Won’t he be surprised!

Give Dad a really special day by taking him to a campsite for the day. Hide the fishing poles in the trunk along with all of the other items you will need for the day. When you arrive, tell dad this is his day and he can relax, fish, or just take in the fresh air and commune with nature. What a lovely relaxing way to spend a day.

Another great idea is to have a “This is Your Life” Father’s Day activity. The kids can put together a book with pictures of dad as a kid, teen, and adult. The family can then get in the car and take him to all of the places he has known growing up, while the kids read from the book. If you can prearrange to have his old friends available with their families, you can meet up at a restaurant for dinner! Now that’s a surprise and a fantastic gift of memories your dad will treasure.

No matter what activity you come up with, you can be sure dad will be more than delighted with the effort taken to celebrate his day.