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Celebrate Father's Day - Gifts and Activities

Updated on April 29, 2015

Give Dad Something from the Heart!

They say the quickest way to a man's heart is through his stomach!

While that's a good start, there are many other ways to tug at Dad's heart strings this Father's Day. Below are some great ideas on gifts to make, gifts to buy, and memories to create!

Don't forget the other important men in your life - grandfathers, uncles & husbands too - there are Father's Day Gifts for them all.

Father's Day 2014 Sunday June 15th

Create a unique card!

Instead of buying a pre-printed card from the store, here are some great ideas for unique cards.

My favorite is the shirt and tie card, pictured here. You can find instructions for this and other unique cards at

Other fun Father's Day craft sites: Movies about Fathers

From a comedy to a classic - here are a few movies with memorable fathers.

Poems for your Father's Day Cards.

If you have an idea for a card, but can't come up with the right wording, there are some sites out there with fun and touching Father's Day poems. If this is Dad's first Father's Day, consider buying him a useful new dad gift or make a print of your baby's hand with a poem for his/her daddy.

Here is one for example:

Daddy, I Love You

Daddy, I love you

For all that you do.

I'll kiss you and hug you

'Cause you love me, too.

You feed me and need me

To teach you to play,

So smile 'cause I love you

On this Father's Day.

Author Unknown

Click the links below for more Father's Day Poetry

Create a Photo Book

A popular gift right now are photo books. There are many sites out there that allow you to create professional looking scrapbook style books with your own photographs! Upload your favorite pictures, pick background and type in captions - you can create a memory book made just for dad!

Prices vary and some sites have special deals for first-time customers.

Here are a few sites to get you started:

Father's Day Printables

Printable color pages are a great way for little ones to make something special for dad. Create a #1 dad award, color a fun picture of dad or print out a fill-in list of everything you love about dad!

Below are some links to great printables!


Long Distance Gifts

If dad lives far away and you need something convenient, yet still heartfelt, a Father's Day gift basket (like the ones shown above) is a great idea. There are many different types to choose from so you can still find something your dad will love. You can pick a golf theme, movie night, barbecue basket, Father's Day cookies and more!

Personalized Gifts for Dad

Personalized gifts are always a great idea for dad. They've come a long way from the personalized pen. There are many unique gifts that can be personalized with your dad's name. A few examples are personalized beer steins, personalized pub signs, personalized poker sets, monogram golf towel and a monogram cooler tote.

Gifts for Men photos courtesy of Wedding Favors Unlimited.

Happy Father's Day!

It doesn't take an expensive gift to thank your dad for all he's done. Just knowing that you care and appreciate him will warm his heart.

I hope I've helped you find special Father's Day Gifts and other ways to tell Dad just how much you care!

What is the best gift you've given or received for Father's Day?

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      crystalmirage100 5 years ago

      I have received crystal gift where engraved my picture into crystal. Have a glimpse at Crystal Mirage

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      crystalmirage100 5 years ago

      I have received crystal gift where engraved my picture into crystal. Have a glimpse at Crystal Mirage

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      I think going out for dinner is a nice gift.

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      squid-janices7 7 years ago

      Lensrolled you to my Father's Day Gadget Gifts lens!

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      SpecialtyWoods 7 years ago

      The gift I am saving up for that I want to give someone who has been like a Dad to me is this Swiss Army MP3 Player.

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Oh I especially love the home-made gift ideas - delightful! Lensrolling to Father's Day Tribute and Gift Ideas.

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      squid-janices7 8 years ago

      One of my favorite gifts is spending time with Dad so we usually give a round of golf or tickets to something. That way we all go and get to spend time together too!

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      Kim 8 years ago from Big Lake, MN

      My dad collects toy tractors and last year I was able to find a replica of the first tractor he ever owned. Dad was moved to tears - which I've hardly ever seen. Something from the heart always wins of something that costs a lot. Great ideas here!