5 Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love


You know what happens the day before Father’s Day.  There are plenty of people running around trying to grab a father’s day gift for dad.  Many times this will be a tie, tools, or gift cards.

The last minute rush, or just not knowing really what dad wants, can sometimes lead to a so-so father’s day gift.  No worries though.  We, dads, are simple.  It doesn’t take a whole lot, it doesn’t have to cost a lot, and a great gift idea can even be done at the last minute.

What does dad really want on Father’s Day?

I think I am like most dads in the fact I rarely give a list of things I want for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any gift giving/receiving holidays.  We like to keep it simple.  Don’t make a big to do, and definitely don’t break the bank!

There would be no Father’s Day if it wasn’t for your kids.  The task of providing for your family and spending time with your family can be tough.  Sometimes it may seem impossible.  Most of us dads feel we do not get to spend all the time we’d like with our kids.

So, as you search for the perfect Father’s Day gift to show your love, keep that in mind.  Love is spelled T-I-M-E. [Tweet this]

5 Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love

To give you some ideas how to show love to your dad, or your husband I’ve come up with 5 last minute father’s day gifts that don’t require a lot of time, money, or planning.

  1. Create time in the day for him to do nothing, but what ever he wants.  If the mornings are his most peaceful and productive time, then make it so he can have that time.  Allow him to break the time when he is ready, not when everyone else is in the house is ready.  The same for the evening.  Do his nightly tasks for him, and allow him to have his time.
  2. Prepare his favorite home cooked meals.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Prepare his most favorite meals throughout the day.  It has long been said, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”  Try it out and see if this is true.
  3. Carve out daddy time with the kids.   As I said above, there would be no Father’s Day if not for the kids.  Every dad, actively engaged in his kids’ lives, wants to spend quality time with his kids on this day.  It may be hard to do on regular work days, weekdays, and even most weekends.  Make sure there is a time set aside to let dad and kids do daddy stuff.
  4. Cater to him.  This may be the one time that special back rub happens.  Maybe combining point #2 above, with the kids serving him, while he is watching the US Open is how he likes to be catered to.  Find out how he likes to be catered to, and have the kids help where appropriate.
  5. Praise him.  Do something that shows how much he means, how much he does, and how you appreciate it all.  Write it, video it, capture it in photos, do something outside of the norm to show dad is loved, needed, and praised for being a great dad.

Question:  How will you show love to dad this Father’s Day?  Please share in the comment section below.

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Jun 15, 2013