Father's Day Gift's (throwback)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Note ***I am re-sharing this since Father's day is quickly approaching :) ***

Dad's are an important part of life. Without a dad, we can't help but feel like something is missing. This isn't to say that someone can't be raised well without a Father, but it does make it a heck of a lot harder.

I am blessed with a very sweet dad who loves me deeply. He and I are very different in a lot of ways, but in some ways I understand exactly how he thinks and I can see a lot of similarities between us. I am thankful for my dad and thankful that I can always tell how much he loves me.

Saturday, June 21st, is Father's day. Just like I wanted to treat my mom on Mother's Day, I also want to treat my dad on Father's Day.

But sometimes, dads can be hard to shop for. We know that Father's Day isn't really about the gift, but that doesn't mean we want to epically fail in that department. So since the day is approaching quickly, here are a few gift ideas for Father's Day :)

Gift Ideas for Dad

Treat Him to Dinner
Does your dad have a favorite restaurant? Tell him to clear his schedule on Father's Day (or somewhere close to it) and take him out for dinner and dessert. Believe me, he will feel special, knowing you carved that time out for him.
Don't live near your dad? Send him a gift-card to his favorite restaurant and tell him to splurge on a giant steak dinner.

DVD "Kit"
If your dad is anything like mine, he loves shows and movies (especially the "oldies-but-goodies"). Find his favorite shows on DVD and construct a bag with those movies/shows, along with a box of pop-corn and a bag of chocolates. He will be in television heaven!

Decorated Picture
This one is for all those sentimental-teddy-bear-daddys (again, like mine). Get an 8x10 picture frame (Walmart has some sturdy yet very cheap ones) and a piece of card stock in whatever color you prefer. Select one or two pictures of you and your dad and have them printed. Cut the card stock to fit in the picture frame. Use a glue stick or double-sided tape to secure the pictures onto the card stock. Decorate the rest of the exposed card stock with sweet words, art work, or scrap booking accents. After you are satisfied with your mini-"collage", put it in the frame and viola! My dad loves gifts like these.

Sports Tickets
If you and your dad have always watched sports together, why not get him tickets to see a team he likes! With baseball season in full-force, there are plenty of games to choose from. Can't afford the pro's? Take him to see your local minor league team instead. Even if it's not the Major Leagues, I'm sure he'd still enjoy the game- especially with you!

My daddy has always been fairly easy to please with gifts, but regardless of what your dad is like, I feel confident he will like at least one of these picks. However, if your dad is impossible to shop for, buy him a card. Write a note in the card telling him that the day is his and that you want to do whatever he wants to do. You can't get any safer than that! ;)

What are you thinking about doing for your dad for Father's Day?


  1. Great ideas, Kristin! The dinner was is a gem! I hadn't thought to do that before, but it is a great idea. I usually get a card and a gift certificate, but I might just try something new this year. Since I'm a book blogger books are always good too. ;)
    Have a good day!
    Alisha (from the Peony project. ;) )

    1. I bet he'd love it if you did the dinner one :)
      You have a good day too!

  2. These are all fantastic ideas, Kristin! Father's day in the Dominican Republic, where I live, is in July, so I have a while to think about what I'll do :) But I love all of these ideas!

    Gaby from #fireworkpeople :)

    1. Oh wow! I didn't realize that the holiday was different in the Dominican! Yes, you do have a little while to plan. Haha.

  3. Fun ideas! I've done the DVD kit before and it was a big hit!

  4. I love my dad, but always dread shopping for him on Father's Day. Every year He says the same thing, "I don't need a gift" and every year I try to give him the perfect gift.. these are great ideas! Love the connection they all bring between us and our dads!

  5. I wish I still had my dad to spend the day with. Treasure those times together because they will be gone one day.

    1. So true! I am so thankful I still have my daddy, but I know I take him (and all my loved ones) for granted sometimes :/
      Love you! You are a great mommy-in-law!

  6. I love these thoughtful ideas. I'm glad you re-shared!

  7. My dad always buys himself all the "toys" he finds when he finds them, which makes it so difficult! I love the idea of the decorated picture.

  8. I would choose treat him for dinner. Thanks for your thoughts!

  9. I love the dinner idea; so simple but so meaningful, especially from dad's like mine who could really care less about actual gifts

  10. Great list of ideas for dad! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we're looking forward to what you have to share next week. :)

    Life With Lorelai