Fantastic Ways to Surprise Your Father this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is your dad’s special day of the year. It’s right around the corner and you might want to prepare a little something for your pops. There are so many different gift ideas that it’s kind of difficult to just choose one. Luckily, there are some ideas that feel like they’re tailor-made for Father’s Day. Here are some of the best examples.

1. Give him the day off

What better way to show appreciation to your father than letting him enjoy his day in whichever way he pleases? Your dad knows what he wants to do a lot better than you do, which is why this is the ideal gift for Father’s Day.

Having the day off means not having to do anything particularly challenging or time-consuming. This means doing all of his chores by yourself. If he doesn’t have to lift a finger all day, you can rest assured that he will appreciate the gesture quite a bit.

If he just happens to be working on Father’s Day, you might have to resort to drastic measures. You can’t count on him to take the day off by himself, which is why you should be proactive in this regard. Call his boss and ask if he could let him have the day off. The plan is unlikely to come to fruition, but it’s worth a shot. A proposal from a dedicated and well-meaning child might just sway them.

2. Get a scrapbook together

Memories are fickle things. You think that you remember a moment or conversation that you’ve had, but it turns out it went slightly differently. Even the photos you have sort of blur in your mind if you don’t refresh your memory and look at them every once in a while.

Putting together a scrapbook would the ideal way to re-live some of the memories you had with your father when you were little. Why stop at photos of your childhood moments? Some of your later interactions are just as important. They might not be as cute as baby pictures, but you can bet that they’ll make him feel nostalgic all the same. You can even include a thank you note in which you thank him for being such a good dad.

3. Make a coupon book

Dads are famed for their love of coupons. There’s no reason not to like them. You take a piece of paper and you end up saving money later on. It’s a bargain that can’t be disregarded. However, you don’t have to go the route of classic coupons.

Home-made coupons are an ideal gift for anyone. This is especially true for dads because you know that they’ll make use of them. You can make them for just about anything. Popular options include a stress-free day and breakfast in bed. You can get more creative and add a scheduled picnic, a free meal of his choice, or something sweet that can get him to feel sentimental. Tell him the rules and encourage him to use the coupons as soon as possible. You don’t want to end up having to do all the dishes ten years down the road.

4. Get something personal

Everybody likes personalized gifts. Fathers are especially fond of them because kids can get pretty creative with what they create. There’s probably a bunch of quotes from your father that are just inspirational enough to be put on a mug or T-shirt. Alternatively, you could go for an awful dad joke or cheesy quote. Anything that sounds charming would look great on a shirt they would wear at home.

Dads love getting personalized Father’s day gifts because they make them feel special. It lets them know that you remember all the cheesy quotes and vague motivational messages. It also gives you the opportunity to have your own humorous take on them. Add a photo that matches the quote and it’s going to add to the uniqueness.

5. Find some hobby accessories

Just about everyone has a hobby that they like. You probably know many of the intricate details that surround your father’s hobby, so why not get him a gift that might help with it? A gift that is as practical as it is wonderful can be the best possible combination you can get.

If he likes fishing, getting him a special fishing rod might do the trick. Painters might prefer something along the lines of high-quality paint or canvas. Even if you aren’t much of an expert or don’t understand much about the hobby, you will be gifting him a reminder that you care.


Everyone wants to get a little something for their dad for Father’s Day. Picking just one gift is difficult, but you shouldn’t settle for quantity over quality. It’s better to make that one gift count instead. You can count on your father to be delighted if you present him with any of the mentioned ideas. They’re a great way to show him that you care during his special day.

Stella Ryne

Stella Ryne is an art historian, traveller, conscious consumer and a proud mother. When she is not trying to improve the things around her (and herself, for that matter), she likes to lose herself in a good book. She’s deeply into green practices, cherishing the notion that sustainable living and sustainable travel will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit and what we eat, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on. Stay in touch with Stella via Twitter @RyneStella

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