Thoughtful Gifts That Dads Really Want For Father’s Day


You’ll see a lot of Father’s Day gift guides’s popping up on your feed soon, as Father’s Day is fast approaching. I’m always in trouble what shall I buy for my husband – in the name of the children – as most of the options are either too tacky or simply useless. I mean, who needs another slogan mug or t-shirt saying you’re the best daddy in the world? Everyone can do better than that and come up with something more thoughtful and fun gifts. I have been thinking about some thoughtful gift ideas and made this list with my favourites ones.

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An experience

Something special they can do together with the children. A cinema outing followed by a pizza. Or tickets to watch daddy’s favourite team with the children for example. So they can spend some time together and have some fun together – creating memories are really a special gift. Or let daddy to choose a favourite activity for the special day.

Personalised chocolate gifts

Good quality, personalised chocolate gifts are always a winner. And who doesn’t like chocolate? It can be even paired with their favourite bottle of drink like a little hamper. This is especially good idea, when the children are too little to understand the meaning of Father’s Day. Or they are too big (in their teens) and beyond the make a cute handmade gifts phase.

Gifts of some quality time spent together

Thinking about a fun family board game, a kite for some quality outdoor time spent together or even a badminton set. Similarly to an experience, these gifts also help to create special memories, fun time for the whole a family and bonding.

mini football table

Donate to a charity

Everyone has a special case or two close to their heart, that are important to them. Why not let daddy to choose one and make a donation in his name? 

Surprise him with random acts of kindness 

Bring him breakfast to bed, let him have a nice bath and wash his hair or organise his sock drawer. Or take some of his chores over like washing the car or mowing the lawn. Let him enjoy his special day, putting his feet up.

breakfast in bed

Handmade gifts

For parents, nothing compares to handmade gifts they receive from their children. Any little piece of pottery, drawing or a little poem written by the children – no matter how childish and silly it is – would make the special day even more special. Or even just a handmade card accompanying any gifts! A precious thing to cherish for life.


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Stephanie Merry May 22, 2018 - 12:11 pm

Now that I’m a bit older, I much prefer giving people experiences for their birthdays or special occasions like Father’s Day, it just seems so much personal, and fun! x

Sally Akins - Travel & Food Blogger (@SallyAkins) May 22, 2018 - 2:41 pm

What lovely ideas for Father’s Day gifts! I think personalised presents and experiences are definitely the way to go

Reply May 23, 2018 - 7:50 pm

Thanks a lot. We’re quite settled with an experience and a box of chocolate for any occasion lately!

Rebecca | AAUBlog May 22, 2018 - 6:44 pm

I like the idea of gifting to a charity – really sweet and meaningful x

Reply May 23, 2018 - 7:49 pm

That and handmade gifts are my favourite on the list.

Fatima May 22, 2018 - 11:46 pm

I personally love handmade gifts, there’s so much time and love put into it. What a brilliant post with great ideas.

Reply May 23, 2018 - 7:44 pm

Thank you! I love handmade gifts too.

bread // queer little family May 23, 2018 - 5:45 pm

This is nicer than the usual tie and sock combination. Nice list.

Reply May 23, 2018 - 7:44 pm

thanks. nothing worse than receiving socks or kitchen items as a gift.

Kate Veggie Desserts May 24, 2018 - 10:05 am

Great ideas here! I like the idea of just spending time togheter. A board game sounds fun!

Hannah May 24, 2018 - 2:30 pm

I struggle to find a good gift for my dad, thanks for posting these ideas


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