Life can be pretty busy at the Lutz household — in particular for my husband and father of our four kids. So, for Father’s Day, our favorite ritual is to kick back and relax. We love to grill out, make dad’s favorite dessert — which may be as simple as s’mores over the fire — play games, let him have a little downtime, and watch a movie as a family. Our kids usually make homemade cards accompanied by a gift.
Now, deciding what to give your husband or dad for Father’s Day can be difficult. This year, I compiled gift ideas for all types of dads. Here’s a list of what you can give the favorite guy in our lives:
For the dad that loves his morning cup, get him a coffee subscription. A personal favorite is Blue Bottle Coffee. I’ve sent this as a Christmas gift. If your guy is a DIYer, he can try his hand at roasting his own beans. This is actually a past time of my husband’s. He buys green beans from Sweet Maria’s and roasts his own coffee.
If your husband or dad is growing a manly beard, spring for a fancy beard kit. This Zeus Deluxe Beard Grooming Kit for men includes beard shampoo, conditioner, oil, and brush to keep his facial hair looking good.
For the man who loves the outdoors, this DoubleNest Hammock might be the perfect gift. Portable and durable, this hammock can also fit two.
We love to have friends and family over during the summer months. Outdoor games are always a huge crowd pleaser, and these oversized yard dice are great for playing Yahtzee, Snakes Eyes, and more. This gift is great for the fun-loving, competitive guy.
Also on my list are my personal go-to summer shoes – Birkenstocks. I wore them religiously in college and rediscovered them a couple summers ago. Truly, they make it challenging to step into anything else. They’re especially great for summer trips that require a lot of walking.
If your guy is on the road a lot or simply loves to travel, this handmade leather toiletries bag is a must-have. You can even have his name or initials engraved on it. Then, give him this world map so he could keep track of all the places he’s been.
Because my husband enjoys stories of real people who have overcome extraordinary odds, I’m always on the lookout for new book ideas. When one of my favorite book bloggers/podcasters, Anne Bogel, highly recommended Endurance and Into Thin Air, I immediately put them into my Father’s day list. You can also check out her Father’s Day reading list here.
My husband and I have also enjoyed the World War II book turned blockbuster movie, Unbroken, about Olympic runner and POW survivor, Louie Zamporini. In addition, we’ve loved the book Boys in the Boat, which is the amazing story of the 1936 US Olympic rowing team who competed against all odds to win the gold medal. If you’re looking for a great book for late elementary/middle school kids to read with dad, the Young Adult version of Unbroken & Boys in the Boat are both engaging. My 11-year old son has read and re-read both, and has been able to have great book discussions with his dad.
Those are only some of my favorites on the Father’s Day gift list. You can check out other fun and creative stuff on my Pinterest page.
What will you give Dad on Father’s Day? We’d love to hear about your gift ideas!