A Father’s Day gift doesn’t need to be expensive or a big production to make a dad feel loved. To prove it, we’ve put together a list of Father’s Day gift ideas that will help you figure out just the right present for the dad in your life, no matter what kind of father he is. Every section includes:
- Plenty of general ideas to get you started down the right path
- A budget-friendly gift idea
- In idea for giving an experience instead of something tangible
No matter what gift you choose for the dad in your life this Father’s Day, don’t forget to complete the gift with the perfect Father’s Day card. We’ve got tips for what to write in a Father’s Day card, too.
Gifts for different kinds of dads
In some situations, the gift you give might not necessarily be different, but the way you give it (and what you write in their card) might. Here are a few examples and ways to think about these unique Father’s Day relationships.
- Grandpas—Grandpas deserve to be celebrated on Father’s Day for all the many roles they play in their family’s life. You can find specific ideas on this list for the grandpa in your life, but if they have grandkids, make sure to involve them in the celebration, too.
- Single dads—Single dads face challenges other dads just don’t, and they deserve special recognition on Father’s Day. They’ll enjoy Father’s Day gifts just like any other dad, but make sure to let them know you see how hard they’re working to love their family well.
- Two dads—If you’re buying a gift for two dads on Father’s Day, think about how they might like to receive their gift. Would they prefer to receive one bigger gift together, or would each dad like to get his own? Either way, affirm them for the job they’re doing and the important role they each play in their kids’ lives.
- Like a dad—Father’s Day is a great chance to affirm someone in your life who may not be your dad by birth, but who has played a father-like role for you. (And if by chance you’re afraid of putting them off or weirding them out—don’t be. They’ll be honoured.)
- Mom on Father’s Day—If you have a mom who played both a mom-role and a dad-role in your life, honouring her on Father’s Day could be a touching tribute to all of her hard work.
- While you’re celebrating Father’s Day, don’t forget to honour the other dads in your life with a card, whether they’re brothers, uncles, friends or anyone else.
Sometimes you might want to honour a dad who’s no longer with you on Father’s Day. Here are some ideas on how to pay tribute to a dad you’ve lost.