Father’s Day gift ideas and activities that Dad’ll actually enjoy

Father's Day is always on the third Sunday in June, which makes it the 18th of June in 2023. Get ready to treat Dad with these handy ideas for gifts and experiences that he'll enjoy...

Some items have been gifted

Firstly, let’s start with a physical gift. Although I often enjoy doing things with my family for special occasions, it’s also nice to give a gift when you have the chance.

It’s a great way to show someone you care, even if you can’t physically be with them on the day and many items you can get posted directly to Dad so that he can unwrap the gift on Father’s Day.

Perfectly practical presents

Some of the gifts that I’ve personally given over the years that were really well received were canvas and leather goods from Scaramanga. I first came across the company as a supplier of vintage furniture and decorative items and soon checked out their new leatherware section.

I got a canvas and leather apron for my artist husband in recent years and he loved it – and uses it all the time. So, when thinking about Father’s Day I went straight to Scaramanga to look for a practical gift.

This canvas and leather rucksack was another winner and it comes beautifully wrapped in an organza gift bag so it’s ready to give to the recipient straight away.

Even though bags can be considered quite a practical gift, I think that’s a good thing as it means that it will actually be used – possibly every day – which is a great thing and definitely means your money is well spent on a gift like this.

Likewise, if your dad has a hobby that he enjoys, how about buying him something related to this hobby that he can use? For example, if your dad is a keen cyclist, a bicycle repair tool could be a really handy gift.

A compact and lightweight multitool like this 16-in-1 bike tool won’t take up too much room in their kit (or canvas rucksack!) but it means that your father will be able to solve most running repairs needed to keep his cycling hobby on the road.

Days out with dad

Switching over to my favourite kind of gift, why not treat your dad to a day out instead of a physical gift? Giving someone the gift of your time is a real treat and it’s lovely to reconnect with family if you haven’t had a chance to see them for a while.

Think of an activity that your dad likes to do and then join in for the day. For example, if your dad is a keen angler, you could go on a fishing trip with your dad this Father’s Day.

Just because you’re going for a day out together doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate a small gift so that Dad has got a treat to open while you’re there. It doesn’t need to cost much either – something simple but relevant, such as some carp fishing hooks, makes a thoughtful gift and shows you’ve considered what items might be suitable for your adventure together.

But you don’t need to limit your days out to Father’s Day itself. With an experience gift voucher, you can arrange a time that suits you both to do something fun together.

The Treat Him experience box from BuyaGift has hundreds of days out and activities available to enjoy all around the country. So, if you’re not sure what adventure your dad would enjoy the most, the voucher lets him choose for himself, guaranteeing that it’ll be an enjoyable day.

Let me know what thrifty ideas you have for giving your dad a treat this Father’s Day. I’d love to hear your low-cost gift ideas in the comments below 🙂

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Some items in this blog post have been gifted to me and the pink links indicate a gifted product, affiliate link or information source. All thoughts and opinions in this post are based on my own experience and I am not responsible for your experience 🙂

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in Lifestyle Promotion Studies and is trained in Personal Money Management. She loves to ‘get the look for less’ so regularly shares thrifty-living advice, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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