June has arrived and even if summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st, the season sure has started here in LA. One mark of the beginning of summer: Father’s day and it’s only one week away!
Dads can be hard to shop for.
I know with my dad, I definitely have to get creative since his response to, “would you like anything in particular for Father’s Day?” is usually, “no, I don’t need anything.”
With a blank canvas to go off of for this gift-giving holiday, it can get a little down to the wire. We find ourselves still searching the internet and our brains for new ideas last minute. As an adult, it can be even more difficult to come up with the perfect present. In writing this post, I called up my own dad and asked him which Father’s day gifts meant the most to him.
Growing up, the most memorable Father’s days for him (and me!) were the times we just spent together. It used to be a tradition that my dad, mom, brother, and I would ride this bike trail that goes in between the small town we lived in and the neighboring small town. At the end of our bike ride, we would stop for ice cream at our favorite ice cream shop. Another year, I hiked Pikes Peak with my dad. (By the way, Pikes Peak is a fourteener i.e a 14,000 ft mountain so this was really a gift of love!).
As far as tangible gifts, my dad mentioned a couple of his favorites. One of which, I’ve included on this list: The I Love You Dad and Here’s Why book. It’s a book with prompts for you to fill out with what your dad means to you. The second gift was a picture book I made him on Snapfish.com with pictures I had taken from the Pikes Peak Hike the year before.
But let’s face it. Some years, you can’t do an activity together. For instance, I no longer live in the same state as my dad so it’s a lot less feasible to do that. And making something is time-consuming or you just want to treat your dad with a gadget or something nice that he deserves to have but might not buy for himself. And sometimes…we just ran out of time. In that case, I’ve got you covered.
All of the gifts I’ve collected below are all gifts I would buy for my dad, they’re at different price points for all kinds of budgets, AND they’re all on Amazon* so you can get it there right on time.
If you get stuck, just let these be ideas that are a jumping off point and remember that if all else fails and no gift strikes your fancy, a letter about how much your dad means to you will do just the trick.
Comment down below with what you’re getting your dad for Father’s day to grow the list!
And Happy Father’s Day to all the incredible dads out there (especially mine),
*There are no affiliate links in this article.
Father’s Day Gift Guide Pinterest Graphic
Don’t miss out!