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Ideas on What to Do On Father's Day with your Dad

Updated on January 31, 2015

Ideas on What to Do On Father's Day with your Dad

Ideas on What to Do On Father's Day with your Dad. Usually on Father's Day we take this as a family affair although in our hearts, at times we know we need to make it special for our dads. Different people have different plans on Father's Day specially with the family, if you have one already. At times, there are reunions of some sort where the family gather and have dinner. The main thing is that the essence of Father's Day is to let our fathers know that we are thankful for them and that we appreciate them, and we show our love to them. In the US, since Father's Day is celebrated every summer June third Sunday to be exact, there are lots of activities in our minds a sit is summer and we may never run out of ideas.

In this hub, I am just thinking some of the loving ways to celebrate Father's Day with your dads. Some are not lucky though they live faraway form their father, and in this situation a card, a call and talking to them is a good way to let them know that you love them and they are remembered don the day, besides it will not take much of your time to dial the number and it is not expensive.

Ideas on What to Do On Father's Day with your Dad

  1. Go out and go to a lake with the families in tow, this is good if you are near a lake and you can have fun activities there, you might go fishing like the good old days. Sometimes you can also have fun bringing something to grill and Cook while you are there. of course this is fun together with grandchildren and other siblings which are near to your locations, usually, there is somebody who likes to coordinate things and she/ he will be in charged of this preparation -- stuff like who will bring this and that. I noticed that fathers are happy when their families are together on that day -- it is a family affair.
  2. If a family gathering or a meeting with the members of the family is not possible, then you can possibly go out alone with your father, eat out, have some fun like watching ball game together
  3. Bring and give your father a simple gift.A gift even if it is ordinary can make a difference if you put some note on it, usually men will be aloof in putting a note, let your wife or girlfriend do it, or c'mon, you can do it, scribble some thank yous and appreciation note take only little time.

Some of ideas for gifts on Father's Day:

  • CDs of his favorite songs
  • Any form of exercise gadget which he can use
  • Health books or his favorite author if he likes reading
  • Tools that he like and still needs
  • A new project which he likes i. e., gardening --
  • Sports tools like new golf equipment -- depends on his chosen sports
  • The thing is you know what he needs and like to do so putting a note to the gift is an add on -- a good add on

4. Just be with them for the day even if your family cant be there, (of course if you have a family they would also like to celebrate the Father's day with you, this is for men -- out there -- ( that is why the best scenario is to just to have a family affair together at once.

5. I know grandchildren bring a lot of fun to grandfathers or father, let them stay with them on that day, or if there are divorced couple out there, Father's Day is a special day so let your child be with their dad.

6. Barbecues and grills are fun specially if the father is near at your house or where you reside. There is nothing like the conversation that ensue while somebody is busy grilling.


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    • alexandriaruthk profile image

      alexandriaruthk 2 years ago from US

      Thanks Kirk, Father's Day is special.

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      Kirk 2 years ago

      It is a great site for ideas but like most holidays, 1 shouldn't wait to celebrate the ones the love and admire..... Time truly us of the essence.... Pick up the phone and say hi or schedule a get together and don't wait for a holiday as I said..... Time isn't on anyone's side, but love is....

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      Adriana 5 years ago

      I'm going to take my husband to a place I found online called to drive a Ferrari!!! He's going to love it!!

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      Daniel G. 7 years ago

      Nice ideas to give present for my Dad.... thanks

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      My (estranged) husband took our oldest son on a deep sea fishing trip for Father's Day this year. They didn't catch anything much, and I can't help but wonder, with the oil crisis, if this will even be an option next year.....good hub, though!

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      swosugrad09 7 years ago from Oklahoma

      So true, I made my Dad a CD and he loved it! Good hub.

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      askjanbrass 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      We actually had a really fun barbecue yesterday! Thanks for the suggestions and keep on with the Hub writing. Cheers.

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      dobo700 7 years ago from Australia

      Great thanks for the advice

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      DrewberryMortgage 7 years ago from London

      Great hub on a very topical subject. Personally I would like to stay home and eat cake this fathers day!

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      edguider 7 years ago

      Barbecues and grilling is what we are going to do. Great tips on this hub though :)

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      aktifistri 7 years ago from China

      great ideas! too bad my father's died couple years ago.. and my father-in-law is far away in Canada..i guess meand my husband will just give him a call :) the rest would be celebrating fathers day with the future father of my future children, ;) lol..

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      prepaid credit card 7 years ago

      I give my Dad a homemade gift. This year it's a wooden back scratch-er, for christmas it was a mini fire place, stained and all!

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      jgw899 7 years ago from Santa Cruz

      take em to a baseball game!

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      healthcare-babe 7 years ago from mayfield, ky

      Love your ideas.

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      Leptirela 7 years ago from I don't know half the time

      great hub

      thank for sharing :)


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      Pepeparis 7 years ago

      Thanks because Father's Day is always boring

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      armmard 7 years ago

      Well written hub !

      and I am agree with warrioRR )

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      Will 7 years ago

      Very good

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      SweetiePerson 7 years ago from redditch

      This is a brilliant hub just found what i was looking for now hopefully i can give my dad a good father's day he will remember

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      crazykhan 7 years ago from Lahore

      a gift for fathers

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      Annk65 7 years ago

      Another nice gift for Fathers Day is to buy your dad a massage gift certificate!

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      SarahLambert 7 years ago

      Nice hub--looking forward to spending the day with my dad as well. Doesn't happen often enough!

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      Video Express 7 years ago from Boston, MA

      Happy fathers day to all of the dads. Great hub.

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      Video Express 7 years ago from Boston, MA

      Happy fathers day to all of the dads. Great hub.

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      mussmuss 7 years ago

      I agree with warrioRR! Why only wait for the one day in the year?

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      lender3212000 7 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Those are some great ideas! I always look forward to spending some quality time with dad on Father's Day.

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      internetmoney100 7 years ago from india

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      maruthirp 7 years ago from Hyderabad

      I would take along with my friends to the party and celebrate with them.

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      warrioRR 7 years ago from Rawalpindi Pakistan

      Nice creation and got lot of information how to greet our fathers but

      is this necessary to greet out father only on father days and ignore him 364 days?

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      Rohini 7 years ago

      which day is celebrated as father's day ?

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      kims3003 7 years ago

      wonderful ideas. Very helpful - nice writing style by the way

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      fullboz 7 years ago

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      ramkkasturi 7 years ago from India

      Good hub we go out on a visit to near by place on father's day. Thanks for this well written hub

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      On or around Fathers day we would have a barbeque with rice and gravy and have a lovely time...

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      You have a lot of good ideas for Fathers. Good hub.