“What’s a good gift for dad on Father’s Day?”
This is one of those questions we all have as the big day approaches and so here we are … viewing these types of posts in hope that you can find a few good ideas to make ourselves look creative and thoughtful (getting that ever elusive approval from Dad). Well, you’re in the right place.
It’s at this point that I say you go from the heart.
You want to give them something unforgettable. Not just a luxury watch or a big, new grill, but something that’s going to stick with them. Something that’ll pull at their heart strings. Something that will become something they cherish for eternity.
A Nice Little List of Unforgettable Gifts
What makes for an unforgettable gift?
For that question it’ll depend on how well you know your father. It also gives you a great opportunity to talk with your family to really get your head wrapped around his interests and lifestyle. Remember that he has to be tough in front of you so it can be hard to guess what little things he really enjoys.
A Special Portrait
If a picture is worth a thousand words then it’s certainly worth a million memories.
A great portrait is a wonderful gift idea for your father because it gives them a snapshot of that particular moment in life that’s wrapped into countless memories. You could go a step further by recreating an older picture of yourself (or with family members) to give it an extra piece of meaning.
Companies like PicturePeople.com is a great place to start your research as they offer many different options for doing portraits. They also offer photo coupons to keep the costs within your budget. Plus they deliver your printed photos within the hour so no worries with last minute gift ideas – you have plenty of time.
Plan it out, get the picture, and have it framed. Come Father’s Day, when he unwraps his gift, his heart is sure to melt.
A Memory Box
Did you ever make one of those time capsules as a kid?
Think of the memory box like your own time capsule. With this idea you could collect a variety of items to throw into the box like old photos of yourself, gadgets and trinkets you’ve been holding onto which have meaning, and letters to your father about your favorite times with him.
This is also a great gift that you can continue building over the years. Each passing year you can collect those favorite moments, sit down with dad on Father’s Day, and add them to the box.
Need a few ideas? Take a look at this Pinterest page for memory box inspiration.
Go On an Adventure
Remember those days where it would be just you and your dad going out to have fun?
Why not create those moments by going on an adventure. Surely there has been more than a few items he hasn’t check off his bucket list and who better to do them with than someone young and energetic?
Travel is a great idea for a Father’s Day Gift (see some examples). You could book two flights, hotel, inquire about local events and activities, and be on your way to an unforgettable experience.
Even better if you can create an adventure that incorporates some of his favorite hobbies (like doing a road trip to the best breweries or going out to a state park for a few days of fishing). Every man would love to spend a few days on an adventure with their child … and it’ll certainly be one which you two hold dearly for the rest of your lives.
No matter which you happen to choose from this list you can almost certainly guarantee that it’ll leave a lasting impression with your dad. These items are one that sink into memory; they’re the items that last a lifetime and get displayed whenever the family gets together. Seek a gift with that intention and you’ll surely hit the nail on the head.
Your turn. What gift do YOU think is the best for all those great dads on Father’s Day?