10 Innovative Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day
Stumped for what to do for the dads in your life this Father’s Day? We’ve got 10 unique ideas for ways you can celebrate.
- Expand his mind – Has your dad always wanted to learn Spanish, or maybe finish his college degree? Set him up to take some classes at the local college or online if he’s digitally savvy.
- Pay it forward – Is the dad in your life into charitable giving? Get philanthropic and donate to a local charity in dad’s name. He’ll love the thought and you’ll enjoy giving back to the community. Check out this list of the top 100 nonprofits for inspiration.
- I.O.U. book – Make Father’s Day year-round with an I.O.U. book full of homemade coupons for dad to cash in at anytime. Whether it’s a trip to the movies or dishwashing duty, dads are sure to appreciate the fun, spontaneous nature of the gift and the yearlong reminder of how much you love them.
- Start a project – Is there something your dad has always wanted to do with you? Fix the rusty bike you’ve had for years or finish the drywall in the garage? Well tell him to get excited because this Father’s Day you two are going to make it happen. (Or if you’re feeling extra generous – maybe you’ll just do it for him!)
- Keep it simple – For some dads, practicality goes a long way. Get him something he’s been in need of for awhile – whether it’s a new briefcase for work, a coffee maker for that morning boost or an oil change – on you!
- Celebrate game day – Baseball season is in full effect. If your dad’s a sports lover, buy him tickets to one of the games on Father’s Day weekend. Can’t spring for actual tickets? Encourage your dad to invite a group of his friends over to watch the game. Prep some game day snacks for the gang and let him enjoy some drama-free baseball bonding time.
- Take a stroll down Memory Lane – Looking for something a little more sentimental? Take a stroll down Memory Lane. Literally. Go to some of your favorite childhood spots and reminisce on the great memories you two shared.
- Bond with Dad – Go to a park and plan a nice day of bonding. This can include a family picnic, fishing, a hiking trip, a round of golf – whatever helps you enjoy the great outdoors together.
- Compile some memories – It’s always fun to look back on great family moments. Compile the family’s biggest accomplishments and funniest photos into a homemade scrapbook for dad to add to each year. Not into crafting? Make it a digital scrapbook by creating a slideshow presentation.
- Host a Father’s Day talent show – Have a big, boisterous family? Have everyone in the family honor dad with their own unique performance. Whether it’s reading an original poem, singing an ode to dad or simply presenting a gift – this Father’s Day display is sure to make dad feel like the man of the hour.
With all that said, if your dad is like some of the dads we know with young children running the house, this Father’s Day might be the perfect opportunity to give him the rare gift of rest and relaxation. Ahhh …
So what have you decided to do for Father’s Day?