Dad has been there for you through thick and thin. He clothed you, fed you, and made sure you were comfortable. On top of it all, the man made sure you had the best possible upbringing. Did you take it for granted? Absolutely. It’s something we all occasionally do. Luckily, we have Father’s Day to let him know just how much he means to us. While getting Dad a brand new house would get you a little closer to evening out the playing field, that just isn’t in the budget this year. Not to worry. There are plenty of Father’s Day gifts to show him your appreciation for all that he’s done.
The man notorious for wanting the simple things in life humbly expects practical gifts. So, if Dad likes to fish, a speed boat probably isn’t the best way to show your affection. Dad would be more excited about receiving a replacement for his old rain jacket. A new insulated raincoat to wear on his fishing trips is a sure win. Remember, the key to a great Father’s Day gift is this: Don’t go overboard.
There’s one thing you and Dad share: a love of the game. Why not get Dad a polo shirt or rugby shirt in his team colors. Polo shirts are great for keeping that sun off his neck during a day at the ballpark. Buy a shirt with UPF 50 protection and you’re really helping Dad. (We all know he has a low commitment to that sunscreen routine of his.) Show him some extra love and get a baseball embroidery on his polo.
Remembering the family dog is a surefire way to bond with Dad. Find the right embroidery and you can keep the pet’s memory alive. If that dog always ate dad’s slippers, it would be foolish not to add a dog embroidery to a pair of comfy slippers for Father’s Day. Getting an icon embroidered can truly create a sentimental, funny, and worthwhile gift for Dad.
Some Dads love to go fishing, golfing, walking, even driving. The best Dads love to share their hobbies with their loved ones. Whatever it is you two bond over, carve out some time on Father’s Day to revisit the hobbies that have always brought you together. Complement Dad’s adventures with a heavy-duty duffel bag. It’s a quick and easy option to carry the essentials for a day trip. Knowing Dad, he’ll find a million ways to use it.
Make camp. Then show Dad your appreciation with a classic gift that is sure to be a hit: matching flannel shirts for the whole gang. Adding new flannel to everyone’s wardrobe is a fun way to can create a tradition that will stand the test of time. Want to take it up a notch? Embroider your favorite camping icon onto the flannels for a personalized look. Now that’s a great Father’s Day gift.
Thank you just doesn’t seem to capture just how grateful you truly are. After all, Dad is the one who took on a second job to pay for summer camp, and college, and a million other things you accidentally took for granted. Luckily, all Dad needs in return is a little more time spent making memories with you.