7 Father’s Day Ideas for the Dads In Your Life

Father’s day is nearly here, and it’s time to start thinking up ways to thank your partner for all he has done this year. Dads play a unique role in families, and it is important to remind them how special they are to us. Here are some ideas to get you started, but we’d love to hear what you do to show appreciation in your family too.


  1. A day to himself. Depending on what the dad in your life wants, this can mean many different things. Maybe your partner wants the house empty for the day so he can finally get those little projects done he has been hoping to tackle. Or maybe he would rather get free reign to spend the entire day fishing without having to worry about being home for dinner. Whatever it is, let him know the day is his and you’ll help make it special.
  2. Invest in his hobby (no matter what you think of it). You might think he has enough beer brewing equipment, but if he is into it, why not support that? These things don’t have to be expensive: think of enriching his hobby by subscribing to a relevant magazine, finding a local group that he can join, or giving him a gift certificate to his store of choice.
  3. Sign him up to learn something new. Let’s say your partner loves to cook, but since you’ve had kids he hasn’t had the chance to make a fancy meal that anyone appreciates. A cooking class (even a one night session) where he gets to show off again might be just what he would like. Another thing to consider might be a new skill entirely—maybe he’s mentioned wanting to learn how to paint but hasn’t had the time to try. A little push from you in the form of a gift may help spark his next great interest.
  4. A coupon book that is really worth something. These can include some really great treats: a back massage, a night where he controls the TV, breakfast in bed, sleeping in late…you get the idea. Be as creative as you want (and the kids can help make them!).
  5. Find a subscription box that suits him. There is a subscription box for everyone these days! You can look here to get some ideas. Options include monthly subscriptions of coffee, grooming products, ties, beer, and more. Sounds pretty good to me!
  6. Men like to be pampered too. This may not be true for all guys, but some definitely love a day at the spa as much as we women do. A massage, facial, or time in the sauna may be just what your guy needs to get rejuvenated as a dad.
  7. A romantic getaway. Yes, Father’s day is about celebrating the dad in your life. But sometimes the best part about kids is getting away from them for a few days and enjoying your time as a couple! You don’t have to bust the bank – think a local basic hotel with a nice dinner out. Have your kids spend the night with a friend or family member and save on the babysitting costs. The time to reconnect can be priceless.


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