A husband-endorsed list of Father’s Day gifts. Surprise him with something he actually wants!
This is a guest article by Morgan, a wife who blogs at ASmarterMom.com. Today she’s providing a much-needed list of ideas for Father’s Day gifts.
Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 18th, 2017, so it’s time to think about what to get the dads in our lives… especially the fathers of our children. Don’t let the day sneak up on you and give yours another iTunes gift card because you were “too busy” to get him anything (my former, OCD self). How often have we procrastinated because we thought it would take too long to find the perfect gift?
This year, let’s do Father’s Day gifts differently. This won’t take long because Jennifer and I have done the research for you! (Her gift guides for Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, and Christmas got my creative juices flowing. Best of all was this guide for husband gifts she published to help us all out!)
After scouring the web and compiling a loooong list, I asked my husband to highlight which things a guy would truly want to receive.
Ta da! The awesome list below, and you can use it today!
37 Perfect Father’s Day Gifts
Each of these gifts are linked closely to being a dad. Big bonus: they’re also pretty cool. You’re sure to find something here that he’ll love. I listed them in order of price to make it easier to stick to your budget (prices were current at the time of this post, but may vary). Include a note to make it special. Each gift idea includes a sample script you can copy for the father of your children. Adapt it to other dads (parents, grandparents, siblings) as needed.
These are products I have either purchased, or would if my season of life (or, in some cases, finances) matched them, so I have no problem recommending them to you. Each item also includes an affiliate link for Unveiled Wife in appreciation for all Jennifer has done to help us, wives.
Set a timer for 15 minutes and pick something, Girlfriend!
Father’s Day Gifts Under $25
On a tight budget? Here’s a mix of fun and practical gifts for Father’s Day that will make him smile.
1. Thirty-One Prayers for my Wife Book $9.95
Your note: “Thank you for being the spiritual leader of our home. I know your prayers will help me become an even better wife.”
2. History of Sports Book $9
Your note: “You’re the best coach this family could have. And I love our practice times!”
3. Father’s Day Craft Kit $12
Your note: Just kidding. No, Mom, you’re not writing the note on this one. Have your children make the crafts, and let them each write a note or draw a picture to go with it.
4. Husband After God Book $11.99
Your note: “This book sounds just like you — your passion for God makes me want to draw closer to Him and you both!”
Your note: “I want everyone to know you’re our hero! Happy Father’s Day.”
Your note: “I want everyone to know you’re our hero! Happy Father’s Day.”
Your note: “You are the “rock” that allows us to enjoy the beautiful things of life.”
7. Make A Plate Craft Kit $22
Dad will love having his children’s art on a special keepsake. Make a plate and have each child decorate part of it. Or, purchase certificates for more items at $10 each and let each one complete their own project.
Your note: “Your children think the world of you, and so do I. Happy Father’s Day!”
Father’s Day Gifts for $25-60
Choosing a Father’s Day gift he loves requires focusing on his interests. Every gift can show love, appreciation, and respect for what he likes and who he is.
Your note: “I’m grateful for the family your hands have built! Being with you is the best!”
9. Act Your Wage! Game $29
Your note: “Here’s a tool for teaching our children about budgeting… so the children and I won’t waste what you provide. Happy Father’s Day!”
10. White Noise Machine $29
Your note: “I sleep easier because I’m safe with you. Here’s something to help you sleep easier, too!”
11. Scratch Map Deluxe $33
Your note: “Our family can go anywhere you lead! Happy Father’s Day.”
12. Antique Leather Journal $33
Your note: “Whatever you dream of, I will always support you. I respect your insights and vision!”
13. London Fog Windbreaker $24-60
Your note: “This jacket will protect you on days that turn rainy or chilly. Thanks for protecting our family when life turns messy or hard.”
14. AAA Emergency Roadside Kit $35
Your note: “Thanks for being my knight in shining armor. Here’s a kit to make rescuing our family easier.”
15. NFL Camp Chair and Cooler $37
Your note: “You are this family’s MVP, leading us to victory!”
16. Coolibar Sun Protection Golf Hat $40
Remind him how important he is to you with a gift designed to protect. (Disclaimer: My hubby likes the other Coolibar on this list better. Consider your husband’s style, and check out their other options on Amazon as well.)
Your note: “You bring warmth and life to our home, like the sun. Unlike the sun, with you there is never ‘too much of a good thing’!”
17. Timex Weekender with Chronograph $42
Your note: “I am grateful for every moment I’ve had you in my life. You are an awesome dad and husband. Happy Father’s Day.”
18. Personalized Collar Stays $45
Your note: “So you will always remember how much you are respected, loved, and needed.”
19. RC Quadcopter Drone $45
Your note: “Having you lead our home puts us on top of the world!”
20. Meat Smoking Kit $45
Your note: “Smoking meat affects and improves its flavor in unseen ways. Your influence has affected and improved our family in ways you may never realize. Happy Father’s Day.”
21. Custom Satellite Map Puzzle $45
Your note: “You are the king of this castle! Anywhere I live with you is ‘Home, Sweet Home’ to me.”
22. Coolibar Convertible Fishing Cap $50
Your note: “Fishing reminds me of you. I appreciate the way you prepare our family for success. I enjoy the creative ways you pursue it. I admire the persistence and patience you show while waiting. It’s never a matter of ‘if,’ only of ‘when’.”
23. Embroidered Fleece Robe $50
Your note: “Here’s a reminder of how pampered you make me feel. Thanks for taking such good care of our family.”
24. Manly Beef Jerky $50
Your note: “Beef Jerky Protein: vital, enjoyable. You: vital, enjoyable. Get it? Thanks for being amazing.”
25. CASHFLOW Board Game $60
Your note: “You have made our family rich with blessings! Here’s a tool for making Family Game Nights even more profitable.”
Father’s Day Gifts for $61-100
These Father’s Day gifts enhance his comfort and style.
26. Omaha Steaks $60 (+$15 shipping)
Your note: ”You deserve the best! Thank you for all you do to provide for our family.”
27. Digital Photo Frame $80
Your note: “You are the focal point of our family’s picture… the one we admire the most!”
28. Philips Wakeup Light With Radio $80
Your note: “Thank you for sacrificially loving our family. Here’s something to help you wake refreshed!”
Your note: “This should improve our listening enjoyment while out and about with the baby, but… our family needs to hear your words of wisdom most of all!”
30. Aviator Watch $83
Your note: “Our troops protect our country and our freedoms every day. Thank you for protecting our home and family every day.”
31. Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses $110
Your note: “Nobody else could come close to loving and leading our family the way you have. I only have eyes for you.”
32. Glerups Wool Slippers $96
Your note: “Our home is warm and cozy because you protect and provide. Thanks for being an awesome dad!”
33. Soft Waterproof Blanket, $99
Your note: “Life is messy. Sharing it with you makes it all worthwhile. Happy Father’s Day.”
Gifts for$101 and Up
These Father’s Day gifts celebrate Dad’s vital role in the family.
34. Thule Chasm Bag $115
Your note: “Thanks for carrying the responsibility of leading our home. This will make other things easier to carry! Happy Father’s Day.”
35. Indoor Grill $120
Your note: “A master tool for the grill master. Thanks for cooking up such a great family. Happy Father’s Day!”
Your note: “I’m so thankful for your vision! You are a great leader. Happy Father’s Day.”
37. Thule Covert DSLR Backpack $159
Your note: “So you can capture family fun no matter where we are. Life with you is always an adventure! Happy Father’s Day.”
The Perfect Father’s Day Gift
I hope this list helps you find the perfect Father’s Day gift for your husband. Father’s Day is a time that we are reminded to express our appreciation, but we can lavish them with gifts all year long! So bookmark this list and use it whenever you want to bless your sweetheart. I hope it helps!
Do you have other gift ideas he’s sure to love for Father’s Day? Please share in the comments below!
Morgan Reece is a wife and homeschooling mother of six. A former church staff wife and conference speaker, she is an author and blogger committed to helping other moms NOT follow in her footsteps. You can find out why on her website (ASmarterMom.com), where she connects busy women with biblical, common-sense solutions for health and happiness while cheering them on to a rested life of abundance.
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