In my opinion, men are the most difficult to shop for, so I’ve come up with a solution that’s perfect for Father’s Day, Dad’s birthday or any special day for the man in your life! It’s called…A Day For Dad!
A Day For Dad
- Plan a day that revolves around all dad’s favorites…favorite foods, favorite activities, favorite movie & more!
- When dad opens his homemade Father’s Day card (in the morning) have a note with a clue about his first activity! Once he figures it out…let the fun begin!
- After he finishes his first activity, present him with clue #2!
- The day will continue with clues & fun!
- If your children are old enough, let them each plan an activity or cook one of the meals.
- Younger children will love making homemade Father’s Day gifts to give!
Take a look at some of our most memorable “Days For Dad”…yes, they all revolve around his favorite things!
My husband loves to camp, so we surprised him with a family campout, and a few small camping items for his gifts!
We surprised him with a round of golf at one of his favorite area courses, & we’ve established it as an annual tradition! It’s called “The Bucket Tournament”, and the winner gets to fill the bucket with his favorite snacks!
For his 40th birthday, we gave him 40 beers, for 40 years! With the help of the local liquor store, I selected 40 different beers along with a book called “The Beer Lovers Guide”.
- Favorite Food
My husband loves a good hamburger, so when we first moved to Houston I found the restaurant that was supposed to have the best burgers in town. This was our dinner stop after the round of golf!
My husband is not a handyman, but one year he wanted a drill (I still don’t think he’s used it!). Instead of traditional gift wrap, we had him follow a “string trail” throughout the house until he arrived at his toolbox which we had cleaned out, organized & put the new drill in!
- Homemade Father’s Day Gifts
Over the years, a few of our favorite homemade Father’s Day gifts have been: homemade picture frame for my husband to take to his office, a hand-painted #1 dad t-shirt, a shoe box decorated to be a “catch all” in his closet and a painted rock paperweight!
So, think outside of the traditional “gift box” and certainly think beyond the necktie!
Go make a list of dad’s favorites, and soon you’ll have a plan for Father’s Day!
If you have a favorite Father’s Day gift…do tell! Simply click the title of this post, and a comment box will appear!