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Father's Day Gift Ideas: Gifting Tips and Tricks

Updated on June 13, 2014

How to find the perfect gift to your father:

You’ll want to give your Dad the best possible gift, but sometimes you just don’t seem to know what that perfect present would be – It’s always the same old cliché: A tie, a cap, a tool…

Throughout this small article we will go over some things you can do in order to make this year’s Father's day different and memorable.

Here are some of my ideas:

Quality Time: Time is the Best Gift

Time is precious, and it’s what we usually lack – give your father the gift of time, or time with you! Spend some quality time with him, showing him you care and you love him deeply.

  1. Do something you both like to do:
  2. Go to the shore and eat some seafood along with a fresh beer;
  3. Go fishing or hiking;
  4. Camp or go to the movies with him;

Think about stuff you can both do in order to strengthen your bonds!

Heart Warming Toddler Crafts:

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Find out about his dreams: Make them Happen!

Try to discover what your father’s dreams are try to make them a reality. As an example, my father always wanted to ride on a hot air balloon, so my sister gifted him with this experience and he loved it – too bad I didn’t think about it first, don’t make the same mistake I did.

So, what does your dad want to do? Find it and make it happen – it will be memorable.

If his dream is a bit expensive, try to get your brothers or sisters to jump on that idea to help.

Food can do the trick too:

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Invite his friends for a Surprise Barbecue:

This one is excellent. People tend to let their friends disappear while they tend their own lives, so your dad may have a lot of friends who he hasn’t seen for ages – and this is a great opportunity for you.

Invite all these friends for a surprise barbecue and he’ll by overjoyed –try it!

Gifts for the Rad Dad: Hilarious

Write him a note: Sometimes, Love and Appreciation are just what he needs

This doesn’t cost money, but it isn’t something free – it’s, on the contrary, priceless!

Your dad has been a lot of different things for you – he was your hero, your bodyguard, your attorney, your advisor, and a whole lot more throughout all of the different stages of your life.

Time to show him you noticed and that you care – thank him for every single thing he did throughout the years and make him feel the unconditional love and gratitude you have towards him – this will make his day and his life as well!

Do something he would like you to do:

This goes for the youngest of you, my readers – your dad probably bugs you out to rake the leafs together on the backyard, to do chores, to find out how to do some plumbing or electricity works around the house and so on – well, do it!

If you don’t know how to do it say something along the lines of: “Dad, I would love to spend a whole day with you, learning how to do X”.

Not only will your father love the gift, you will spend the day bonding – trust me, working together is one of the best ways to do just that, since you’ll both feel proud of it.

Corny Presents: There’s a reason corny gifts are still around!

There are a lot of gifts out there labeled “Number 1 Dad” – and though they are cliché, everyone likes to have at least one of them.

If you never gave your father anything of this type, he’ll love it: It’s a material proof that he rules and that you appreciate him.

These gifts aren’t meant to be repeated year after year – use with care!

Gift Ideas for your Dad: Troubleshooting

There are a lot of ways to get new ideas if the ones included in this article aren’t something you’d like to offer. Consider these troubleshooting tips:

  • Ask your mom for ideas;
  • Consider what hobbies he engages in;
  • What are the sports he loves?
  • Did anything break and needs to be replaced?
  • Can you upgrade something he uses often?
  • Can you gift him a “man cave”?

Anyways, use your soul and gift him from your heart – you can’t go wrong! Now go ahead and make the number 1 Dad happy!


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    • Rui Carreira profile image

      Rui Carreira 3 years ago from Torres Novas

      You'll forget about it by then!

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      Tiago Damião 3 years ago from Torres Novas

      Great hub dude! Maybe I try one of that in the next Father's day!

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      Rui Carreira 3 years ago from Torres Novas

      Yeah, it changes from one place to another, so I guess that's a positive thing for this hub!

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      Rui Carreira 3 years ago from Torres Novas

      Hope I get a son like that when time comes :D

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      An interesting assortment of gifts here with some good ideas to consider. Father's day here is in September so plenty of time to think! Thank you for this.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from idyllwild ca.

      When my brother mentioned to his younger son that he always wanted to visit the "Baseball Hall of Fame" in upper New York", his son got busy, ordered airline tickets, booked a hotel room and even bought tickets to the Red Sox Game. I am so happy he finally got to live his dream.

      Wonderful ideas here! Up and sharing.

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      Rui Carreira 3 years ago from Torres Novas

      I am! Too bad I failed it :p

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      Jill Spencer 3 years ago from United States

      Hey Rui! Nice hub. Hope you're doing well, old apprenticeship pal! --Jill