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Top 9 Father's Day Gifts and Celebration Ideas

June 2, 2021

Father’s Day is a special day for the father figure in your life. No matter who that person is, you’ll want to make sure you plan a little something special to show appreciation for everything they have done and will continue to do for you. Not sure how to show them your thanks? Struggling to find the perfect way to show your father figure you love them and appreciate all they do? Then why not consider one of these great Father’s Day gifts and celebration ideas? 

9 Gift Ideas to Wow Your Dad This Father’s Day

1. Grilling Goods

If your dad loves to grill, then why not give the gift of some new grilling utensils or some BBQ spices! During the spring, you’ll find grills on sale for a great price! New utensils are an excellent option for that dad who stores their grilling equipment outside to withstand the mercy of the elements.

2. Subscription Boxes

Men’s subscription boxes are an overlooked gift idea, because most subscription boxes cater to makeup and skincare products.

There are a lot of fantastic subscription boxes geared towards men, which include:

  • Game boxes
  • Sauce/Spice boxes
  • Skincare/Personal care boxes
  • Grilling boxes
  • Snack boxes
  • Beer boxes
  • Camping/Hunting boxes
  • Clothing boxes
  • Fitness boxes
  • “Geek” boxes
  • Automotive boxes

With endless options, you will have no issues in finding an option that suits your budget.

3. Game Marathon

Depending on your dad’s tastes, why not dive into a video game marathon or maybe indulge in some of his favorite football highlights?

If you have young children and don’t want them in front of the TV for long periods of time, then why not consider a board game night? Game nights are a great way to unwind, relax and have fun.

4. Camping Trip

Does your dad love the outdoors? A perfect way to celebrate him would be to schedule a camping trip for him and the family! Camping is a great option for those on a budget. Camp sites offer cheap rates and there are many places where you can set up camp for free.

When planning a camping trip, you could take part in some classic camping trip activities, including:

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Bird watching
  • S’mores
  • Campfire stories
  • Grilling

No matter the activity, if your dad loves camping then he will cherish the memories made on the trip.

5. Personalized Goods

Personalized goods are always a great gift idea, whether homemade or purchased. The options for goods you can personalize for your father are boundless. Some great ideas include:

  • Picture frames
  • Keychains
  • Clothing
  • Pocket watches
  • Fishing poles
  • Beer mugs
  • License plates
  • Beverageware
  • Watches
  • Tools
  • Dog tags/cuff links/jewelry

Don’t be afraid to be creative when choosing what you want to personalize!

6. Techie Gifts

Is your father figure more of the techie type? Then why not consider some new technology for their Father’s Day gift? Depending on their personal preferences, you have a world of options to choose from with tech-based gifts.

For instance, if your dad is a coffee addict, then maybe he’d love a temperature-controlled smart mug? If he’s into music, you could purchase a set of wireless headphones so he can jam out to his favorite tunes while working?

If you want to wow your dad, (and you have enough money) then you could buy him a high-priced item like a PC or laptop, gaming system, tablet, or smartphone.

7. Learn About His Heritage

If you’re looking for a more intimate and budget-friendly celebration idea, why not get a little personal and ask your father figure about his heritage? Think how excited he’ll be to talk about his family history, his bloodline, and how his heritage shaped his life, and yours. If you can afford it, then why not consider buying him a DNA kit to help him discover his roots.

8. Schedule a Golf Outing

Does your dad enjoy a friendly game of golf? Then why not schedule him a special outing this Father’s Day? Now, you could schedule him a game on his own if he enjoys his ‘”me time.” If you don’t already play golf with your dad, then consider scheduling a game for both of you. That way you can show him you want to spend some quality time with him and pursue his interests. Small gestures like this, make a person’s day.

9. Get Crafty

Homemade gifts are always a treasured option as Father’s Day gifts because they come from the heart. Homemade gifts are also an excellent option for Father’s Day gifts from the youngest family members who have love, but not money.

Schedule some “one-on-one” time with your dad and make a memory while crafting something you’ll both love and treasure!

Personal loans for Father’s Day from Mariner Finance

Need a loan to help with Father’s Day expenses?  A personal loan could come in handy to cover costs.

Apply for a personal loan for this Father’s Day, from the comfort of your home.

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