It’s unclear why dads are the hardest customers to shop for. Maybe it’s because they have a tendency of getting what they want for themselves. Or maybe it’s because they tend to be (as a group) not expecting of gifts in general. Whatever the case, Father’s Day is an annual consumer crisis and we all too often find ourselves sheepishly handing over some terrible silver plated pen in defeat. This year we’ve focused in on one single truth — however we choose to show our love, what’s important is that it’s from the heart. Whether it be handmade or not a gift at all, these 8 Father’s Day ideas will be sure to put a smile on Dad’s face this year.

featured image from Courtney Adamo

photo by molly culver

Gather meaningful momentos to create a Father’s Day time capsule. Include ticket stubs from concerts, old family photos, and little notes you’ve collected over the years.

photo via the house that lars built

Figuring out what to get Dad for Father’s Day is the hardest part. Once you’ve got that down, wrap up your present with this adorable shirt gift bag DIY.

photo by molly culver

Host a backyard picnic to celebrate Dad, and create a “tool box” full of forks, knives, and spoons to enjoy your lunch al fresco.

photo via camille styles

Use the day as an opportunity to share old family recipes, or learn one of dad’s specialties, much like this inspiring Dad-Daughter duos.

photo by molly culver

Running late on time? Order in Dad’s favorite pizza and have your kiddos help decorate the box.

photo via oh happy day

Create a sampler box of Dad’s favorite treats – be it salty charcuterie, fresh fruit, or sweet chocolate chip cookies. Then, create a card identifying everything in your box of goodies.

photo by molly culver

Set up a brunch spread for Dad that is as satisfying as it is easy. Bagels, schmear, and tons of colorful toppings.

photo by molly culver

Rather than giving Dad the same old store-bought card, grab some colorful construction paper and a glue stick to create a fun ribbon for him to wear on his special day.

3 comments
  1. 1
    Sophie Stewart | June 5, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Some really great ideas! Sophie x

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  2. 2
    Alexis deZayas | June 5, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Love the DIY shirt gift wrapping and the tool box picnic idea! I love getting my dad tickets to a game or signing us up for a race!

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  3. 3
    Cori | June 7, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    I’ve used a hat as sort of a basket before then loaded it with goodies my husband liked and that the kids picked out for him. Another unique idea is using Event YardCard in the lawn outfont and having huge signs spell out “we love dad” or “#1 Dad!”

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