It might be tempting to run out and get an expensive gift for the special dad in your life this Father’s Day, but it might not be what he would really enjoy. It’s not necessarily the gift that matters as much as the time, effort and thought put into the final product. Take some time this year to build your Father’s Day celebration around the unique dad in your life. Here are some thoughtful Father’s Day experience gifts that will really stand out to your dad and create special memories.
Ideas For Father’s Day Experience Gifts
It is not every day dad gets to hear you say thank you and really mean it. Being a dad is an essential job, requiring participation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with little tangible reward. Being a dad can be exhausting!
Sometimes a simple, sincere “thank you” would be the most appreciated gesture. If your dad likes to hang out and talk, this message of thanks can offered either verbally or written in a letter or card and then read to him.
Don’t forget that there is a reason for the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” There are businesses that specialize in fun and creative gifts made from personal photos. Choose your favorite photos of the dad in your life for a one-of-a-kind gift of a scrapbook or photo wall collage. Another simple option for kids at any age is for them to create a self-portrait of themselves with their dad – he will love it! You can then add words around it that tell all things you love about your dad. Being appreciated is always a special experience.
Time Together…or Apart
Dads spend a lot of time doing what needs to be done for the important people in their lives. He enjoys spending time with family, but he would treasure the opportunity to combine that time with a favorite activity. Perhaps a visit to the golf course, a pizza place or favorite restaurant, or a giant hardware store will let him know how important he is to you.
The special dad in your life might also enjoy some time alone to recharge his batteries. Offer your dad the freedom to spend part of Father’s Day weekend on a fishing trip or another favorite activity without interruption. While he’s gone, prepare his favorite dishes for a special dinner, or take him out for dinner when he gets back!
Pampering is for Men, Too
Father’s Day isn’t about gifts for the sake of giving a gift, but a thoughtful one goes a long way. Pampering, usually thought to be just for females, has grown more popular for men over the years. Day spas that cater to men have sprung up in cities and towns, and there’s probably one near you.
Thoughtful Father’s Day experience gifts could include a hour-long massage gift certificate, professional teeth whitening from the dentist, or an appointment to get fitted for a new suit. The kind of pampering you provide will depend on your dad, but it will definitely show your appreciation for all he does for you!
Which of these Father’s Day experience gifts do you think your dad will enjoy the most?