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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Weiss

A Day for Dad: Thoughtful Ways to Celebrate Father's Day

Updated: May 24

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about how to make the day special for the dads and father figures in your life. Whether you’re shopping for your own dad, your husband, or your grandfather, I've got you covered with some great gift ideas, meal ideas, and activities that are sure to make his Father's Day special!

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Let's talk about gifts. While every dad is different, there are a few gifts that are sure to be a hit no matter what. If your dad is a coffee lover, a high-quality coffee mug, like the Ember - Temperature Control Smart Mug² would be the perfect gift! For dads who love to cook, a new set of grilling tools or the Ooni Gas Powered Outdoor Pizza Oven would be just the thing! And for dads who love to stay active, a new pair of running shoes or a fitness tracker might be just what they need to stay motivated. I put together a gift guide for dads with all the top gift ideas for 2023 so all you have to do is shop! Check it out here!


If you’re looking for something a little more unique, consider giving a personalized gift! A custom photo book filled with pictures of the two of you or of your whole family is a great way to show your love and appreciation. My favorite websites to use for this are Chatbooks & Shutterfly

Or, you could get creative with a DIY gift by framing some homemade kids art for display at work or home or you can download and use my FREE printable for a homemade Father's Day coupon book filled with things like “one free car wash” or “a day of doing whatever dad wants.”

Now that you’ve got a gift picked out, it’s time to start planning the perfect Father’s Day meal. Whether your dad loves a big hearty breakfast or a nice steak dinner, there are plenty of delicious and easy-to-make meals that are sure to impress. For breakfast, consider making a batch of homemade pancakes or waffles and serving them up with some fresh fruit and bacon. Or, if your dad prefers a savory breakfast, try making a breakfast burrito or omelet filled with his favorite ingredients.


For dinner, BBQ is always a good choice. Or, if you want to try something a little different, consider making homemade pizza or setting up a fun taco bar and letting everyone build their own!


Of course, Father’s Day isn’t just about the gifts and the food – it’s also a great opportunity to spend time together as a family. If your dad loves the outdoors, consider going on a hike or taking a bike ride together. Or, if your dad is a sports fan, plan a day of watching his favorite team or playing a game of catch in the backyard.

For dads who love to relax, consider planning a movie night where everyone can unwind and have fun together. Or, if your dad is up for a challenge, consider signing up for an escape room or trying out a new board game that everyone can enjoy.

I created a Pinterest board that has tons of great ideas for creative ways to celebrate dad, from dinner recipes, to activities, crafts for kids to make for dad, and more! Check out the Pinterest board here.


No matter what you do, the most important thing is to make your dad feel loved and appreciated on his special day. Whether you’re celebrating with a big family gathering or just spending some one-on-one time together, the memories you create on Father’s Day will last a lifetime.

Happy Father’s Day!

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