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Father's Day Cards and Gift Ideas

Updated on April 28, 2015

Father's Day History and Gifts

Father's Day cards and gifts ideas are just many ways to show how much you care. Sometimes the best give is a family outing, a dad's movie choice or kind words to show your appreciation for everything dad has done for us.

But it wasn't until 1966 President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed Father's Day to be on the third Sunday of Jun. Yet it wasn't made an official national holiday until President Nixon made a proclamation in 1972.

Below are cards and gifts for dad's special day. Not only Father's Day but Christmas, holidays, his birthday or just to say you care.

Famous Poster of Father and Son

Father and Son - John F Kennedy and JFK JR Glossy Poster Picture Photo


This poster of John F Kennedy JR is a classic photo. What child has not hide under a desk or behind the furniture. This is a wonderful photo that shows the connection with this family and the American people.


Looking in the Mirror Card

For Him Gifts Category in Sandyspider Gifts on Zazzle
For Him Gifts Category in Sandyspider Gifts on Zazzle | Source

What Does Looking in the Mirror Mean?

Looking in the mirror does not mean seeing your own reflection. Often it means seeing the reflection of the person you want to be or have become.

My father had a dry wit. Not always easy to see if he was joking. Until one would catch the glimmer of a smile in his eyes, then realize, "Oh...he got me!"

He was smart and a teacher of survival skills. He taught me all about finance and how to be thrifty. My family calls it "Tight with money." He embedded these skills in me, for he knew that I would need them for my own survival. Not being anyone's favorite or taking a handout. My father taught me well.

We had a long distant relationship, living in another state. I cherished our phone conversations.

The days following his death (years ago), we helped my mother look for important papers. In this one particular drawer, it was not the insurance or other papers that my mother wanted. It was a drawer filled entirely with all the greeting cards and letters I had ever sent him. In this spot of his world, were keepsake treasures from his daughter. He had not thrown out a single one.

Like many fathers in his time, emotions were not something given out like candy. But this one small place, filled with something that meant more than paper...

Do you remember hearing these words, "I will never be like my parents?"

Have you looked in the mirror?

Father's Day Cards

Greeting Cards For Every Dad

A fisherman, hunter, sports fanatic or just a funny guy. Your father will enjoy these unique cards on Zazzle by Sandyspider Gifts.

For Him Product Line - View Here for Cards

Daddy's Girl Poem Oak Picture Photo Frame

Poems, Photo Frames and Trophies - Remind Dad How Much You Care

"My Father My Hero" Touching 8x10 Poem

Dad is the light of your life

Eric Clapton - My Father's Eyes

Amazingly Cool Hats He Will Love

Hats for Dads

Great Fishing Hats or Covering that Bald Spot

Many of these hats shown below are found in the For Him Gifts Category in Sandyspider Gifts on Zazzle. But others are found throughout the online shop.

All the cards and gift ideas for Father's Day, Christmas or his birthday are found in the link below.

Amazing Gift Ideas for Dad - View Here

Animals to Funny Quotes on Keychains

Dad Will Love a Keychain

His Keys Will Thank You

Find more keychains on Zazzle under Sandyspider Gifts: Keychains

(Link is shown above under the "Hats for Dad" title and the link above in under the hats title Amazing Gift Ideas for Dad - View Here.)

Father's Day Video

Outdoor Grilling Gifts

Fire Up the Grill. - Enjoy Father's Day With a Family Celebration Cookout

A Grill for Him

Men's Tee Shirts

Funny and Fun Shirts for Dad

Even if It Insults Mom

Find more fun t-shirts on Zazzle under Sandyspider Gifts: T-shirts.

(Link is shown above under the "Hats for Dad" title and the link above in under the hats title Amazing Gift Ideas for Dad - View Here.)

The Sportsman

Golf, Fishing, Hunting, Stadium Seat and Football

Signed Footballs

Special Signature Footballs on Amazon

Stadium, Football and Golf

Callaway Strata Ultimate Men's Complete Golf Set

Father's Love Watches

Many Watch Styles for That Special Man

Dressy, Waterproof, Sport Watches and More

Some of the Many Mugs


Mug Ideas for Dad

Vintage Father's Day or finding a cure for having moment of feeling dumb...these mugs will be sure to please any guy in your life.

Find more mugs on Zazzle in Sandyspider Gifts: Mugs.

(Link is shown above under the "Hats for Dad" title and the link above in under the hats title Amazing Gift Ideas for Dad - View Here.)

Unique Neckties for Him


Fun Ties for Dad

Traditional Neckties to the Far Out

See more ties on Zazzle at Sandyspider Gifts: Ties.

(Link is shown above under the "Hats for Dad" title and the link above in under the hats title Amazing Gift Ideas for Dad - View Here.)

© 2010 Sandy Mertens

What will you be giving your dad?

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      Bill Kasman 15 months ago

      All good ideas. I'm sure something from your list will catch my dad's interest.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      peachpurple Just about all dads will need a keychain.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      great ideas! I love the keychain gift, I am sure my dad would love that

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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      Fun stuff, Sandy, and creative as always.

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      Elenaind 5 years ago

      Very cute Father's Day gifts!

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      Runnn 6 years ago

      My dad passed away few years back. No chance for me to get him any present. sad...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Picking out a gift for a man can be a little tricky, Picking out a perfect gift for dad is ten times harder. Your compilation is such a help for some of us who just dont know what dads would love to have, You are Heaven sent. Thanks so much.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I am doing the Zazzle neighborhood for the weekend as an angel. I thought of you right away. Blessing this lens!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      You have several really beautiful cards!

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      PlanetGiftBaskets 7 years ago

      What a great selection of gifts. Many of these items would go great in a huge gift basket filled with his favorite goodies and drinks.

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      one more creative lens from you sandy.

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      tssfacts 7 years ago

      Very nice and touching lens.

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      noxid25 7 years ago

      Fun designs for fathers! :) Lensrolled to my Dedicated to all Fathers lens. :)

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      Fun selection of Father's Day ideas! Nice lens! :-)

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      ulla_hennig 7 years ago

      Great selection, Sandy!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great gift ideas for Father's Day. Lensrolling to my Father's Day lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      1966 President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed Father's Day??? I did not know that little bit of trivia.

      Beautiful Zazzle items Sandy, you are so good at it and making lenses. One of these days I will become a Zazzlers too. - Happy Father's Day to all DADs.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I was looking for some ideas to give to dad. Thanks!

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      AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

      You have collected together a lot of great ideas.