We all know that the gift of time can be the best Father’s Day gift of all–along with a handmade card, of course. If you’re looking for some family fun ideas, here are a few that can make the family the gift.
Father’s Day Room Service
Download this adorable Father’s Day printable (top), tell him to hang it on his door the night before, and then get the kids to take care of his order in the morning. Be sure to make enough for everyone–it will be more fun if you spread a picnic blanket on the bedroom floor and everyone can eat together.
Tickets to a favorite game
Major league games are a bloody fortune. Instead, consider local minor league and farm teams which could probably use your support. It can actually be more fun for a family (and less chance of your kid ending up covered in some dude’s beer).
Cooper & Kid Activity Box for Dad
Also recommended in our Father’s Day gifts from the kids, this activity box is packed with enough fun stuff for a day (and more) with dad, whether the weather holds or not. ($65, Cooper & Kid)
It almost doesn’t matter what you eat or how fancy your picnic basket is–get everyone out of the house, bring cards or a soccer ball and don’t forget your camera. We happen to love this handmade picnic blanket which could be a great gift, and promise of future picnics.
Movie Night at Home
Make it a little more special with popcorn, Dad’s favorite movie theater candy (Jr. Mints? Sno-Caps?) and if you want to get really authentic, a 140-oz cup of soda. Just kidding on that one. Start with this free home movie ticket printable from Dabbles and Babbles. It might be nice to watch his own favorite childhood movie, maybe even one your kids haven’t seen yet so he can share it with them for the first time.
Family Art Project
We’re smitten with this paint your own super hero kit at Think Geek. You’ll not only have a fun hour or so with the kids making them, he’ll have some fun little desk or nightstand toys to show for the effort.
No need to head to the mountains for a camping weekend. Pitch a tent in the backyard and enjoy a little outdoor family fun with the comforts of home a few steps away. Just don’t forget the piece de resistance: The best s’mores ever. And hey, if sleeping outside doesn’t sound that appealing, try the basement or even your living room.
Mini Golf, Waterparks, or the Local Theme Park
As part of the deal, Dad gets free passes to go on whatever crazy thrill rides he wants while you have to stay back with the kids. It’s only fair, right? Also, he gets to win at mini golf. Maybe.
We love that our sponsor Dove Men+Care has teamed up with wonderful charity Operation Homefront as part of Mission: Care to give one of the greatest gifts to 300 military servicemen this Father’s Day: Their families. When you purchase Dove Men+Care products, you help make that happen. Just watch one of the wonderful reunions on their website.
Congrats to the winners of our Father’s Day Gift Pack valued at more than $550!
1. Jack Spade Canvas Messenger Bag 2. MOUTH World’s Greatest Dad Gourmet Basket 3. Complete Game of Thrones Season 1 Blu-Ray Collection 4. Daddy Keychain by Lisa Leonard 5. Dove Men+Care Gift Pack for skin, face, body and hair 6.Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects 7. Native Union Switch Bluetooth Speaker
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The Father’s Day room service idea is really cute!
A crazy thrill ride, or mini golf with the boys, of course!
I just love the Family Picnic and Movie Night at Home ideas.. Would definitely try them this time.. Have a Family picnic at day and then at dinner time will be the Movie Night at Home 😉 Thanks for the fantastic ideas..
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My husband would love #4 – The Daddy Keychain.
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Sensitive Face Wash
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He would love the speaker!
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My dear hubby would love the sensitive face wash.
All of the men in my life have sensitive skin!
They would love the whole sensitive facial care
line! Many thanks, Cindi
The Clinical Protection deodorant!
I hate to admit it but the NEW Dove Men+Care Thickening Fortifying Shampoo would be perfect for him — getting a little “light” up on top. And, who doesn’t love a good shampoo & Dove product to boot!
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My guy loves the extra fresh body wash & uses it every day.
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He loves the Dove Mens Care Body wash- Aqua.
The Aqua Blast body wash because I really want to smell it and so he stops using my body wash!
My dear hubby would like the Dove shampoo!
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The Face Wash looks like something he’d try.
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The Dove 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner. Thanks!
The Dove Lotion or 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner.
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My hubby takes really quick, no fuss showers. If there was anything that would make his shower routine more efficient then he is all for it. That’s why I know he would love the Dove Men+Care
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My Amazing Husband and New Father has sensitive skin. He is very giving and I’m sure I’ll pick up some Dove Men+Care sensitive shave gel!! Hopefully shaving will be less painful for him.
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My husband will like the Bluetooth Speaker the best.
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He would love the awesome project book, because he needs some projects as awesome as he is, and not just my honey-do’s:-)
He would love that messenger bag, it’s perfect!
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We use the extra fresh shampoo and all my boys love it. I may need to pick up the face wash though!
My husband is so loving to my two boys & I love the daddy key chain its my favorite pick because our men face so many battles every day it’s a great reminder of who he is to us as a family. Thx for the article guys!
Mine would definitely go for the face/body wash!
2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner
…the new Dove post-shave balm !!!
I think my dad would love the dove gift pack. I’m sure he’d also love the project book, even though we have more than enough projects already 🙂
My husband would like the book because he loves doing projects with the kids