One of the best gift ideas for dad on Father’s Day is to give him the day off, spend time with him, and have fun and allow dad to just relax with the family he loves. What better way than to engage in Father’s Day activities dad’s sure to love!
Is dad a golfer? Terrific! Why not take him to the golf range, with the entire family, and spend the day! As a surprise, you can present him with a driver! Think how excited he will be to be able to hit balls all day at the range.
Is dad a baseball fan? Take the entire family to a batting cage and watch as dad hits balls out of the park! Remember to bring his favorite baseball cap. Perhaps you have purchased his favorite team’s jersey! Take lots of pictures for the scrapbook!
If it’s a lovely summer day, you can take dad to the park and have a family picnic. Prepare everything the night before, and tell him the kids want to go to the park. Have friends prepare an area for you ahead of time, and be sure to have the Happy Father’s Day sign where he can see it. Won’t he be surprised!
If you want to treat dad to a really special day, why not surprise him by taking him out camping for the day. Hide the fishing poles in the trunk along with all of the other items you will need for the day. When you arrive, tell dad this is his day and he can relax, fish, or just take in the fresh air and commune with nature. What a lovely way to spend a day.
The best gift a child can give is a gift from the heart and reminding dad of the special times with him. A great idea is to have a “This is Your Life” Father’s Day activity. The kids can put together a book with pictures of dad as a kid, teen, and adult. The family can then get in the car and take him to all of the places he has known growing up, while the kids read from the book. If you can pre-arrange to have his old friends available with their families, you can meet up at a restaurant for dinner! Now that’s a surprise and a fantastic gift of memories your dad will treasure.
No matter what family activity you come up with, you can be sure dad will be more than delighted with the effort taken to celebrate his day. Don't forget, having the kids just tell dad they love him can be the best gift of all. I know it always is for me.