June means it’s time to show dad how loved he is. And we can bet you the last thing he wants is another mug that says “World’s Best Dad,” another wallet or another tie to add to the collection. If there’s anything we’ve all learned in the past few years is that the most valuable thing we all have is time with our loved ones. And dads agree! Studies in the past few years have shown that dads prefer memorable and meaningful experiences with loved ones over nice things. Everything from a phone call from their kids to a day in the park or the beach, grilling, to a night out at a bowling alley to just a chill day at home when he can watch the game and enjoy some beers was ranked higher than material gifts. If you really want to make dad feel special this father’s day, here are some genius ideas:
Set Up a Man-Cave Dads Day
Nothing would surprise dad more than his very own man-cave! Find a space in the house where you can turn on a game that he is looking forward to, deck it out in his favorite team’s decor and colors, order him some pizza and wings, set up some ice cold beers and invite his best buds over! Depending on how your family feels, you can either involve the kids and just enjoy a fun family day with dad or you can schedule for the kids to be out that day so he can enjoy some time for himself and his buddies. Trust us, this would be the ultimate father’s day gift that he will love and will definitely not see coming!
Plan a Night Out with the Fam
Do something fun and carefree today! Book a lane at a local bowling alley for the whole family, take dad to a local arcade, plan a family game of his favorite sport at the park, take him go-karting, or fishing. Whatever makes him feel young and loving life again! There’s nothing dads love more than a little friendly competition, sports bar bites and good old fun! Make it extra competitive by splitting the family up into teams; you can even go as far as to print some custom tee shirts with your team names on them and wager house chores as the losing team’s task.
Take Dad to a Game
This one’s pretty simple! If there are any sports teams playing during this time that dad loves to watch, snag some tickets and take dad to a game! If the whole family is going, print up some custom tees with your family name on it! Or gift dad a jersey with his favorite player’s name and number and watch his face light up when he opens his gift, sees his favorite team’s colors, jersey and tickets to a game live and in-person!
Take Dad Golfing
Whether you take the family or gift him with a golf day booking for him and his buddies, this gift is one almost every dad would dream of getting! Surprise him with a day on those emerald green hills. It’s relaxing, therapeutic and just overall a perfect father’s day gift!
Take Dad to a Concert
Is he a diehard rock fan? Or maybe he’s a classic rap and hip hop enthusiast? Does he collect vinyl, rock out in the basement with his drumset or blast his favorite songs in the car? If so, find out if his favorite band or singers are in town and surprise him with tickets to a concert! It doesn’t even have to be anyone super famous - there are plenty of cool concert series nowadays that feature local musicians, bands and singers. All it takes is a quick local search online and you’ll find the perfect event for you and dad to check out together!