Not Your Standard Gift Ideas For Father’s Day

Who else finds their dad/father-figure the most difficult person to shop for!?

When it comes to mine in particular, he’s exceptionally picky.

So much so that he’ll go out of his way to return any gift that doesn’t serve him purpose.

…which I totally understand, yet if you’re the giver…ouch!

I’ve become clever with the kinds of gifts my dad will appreciate for the last (realistic) 17 years;

finding alternatives to the overdone present standards he wants nothing to do with (like a new tie..)

If you struggle with the same issue of not being able to impress or satisfy that man in your life,

then here are some out-of-the-box gifts you can surprise him (dad/father figure/husband) with this year.


with the things that make him happy…

– Tickets to a sporting event / concert

– Craft beer / whiskey tasting

– Morning hike / walk in the park

– Take interest in his hobbies (i.e. categorizing his wine collection)

– Cook his favorite meal / go to his favorite restaurant


valid for…

– 1 back rub / massage

– 1 movie of his choice

– 1 guys night at the house

– 1 day/night off of daily or family chores (i.e. dishes)


best used as gift(s) from the kids…

– Day of house work

– Day of errands

– Day of cleaning



  • Reply avery brighton June 13, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    I like the SELF-IMPOSED SLAVERY option!

    • Reply Tilden June 15, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      LOL I’ve found that’s the most popular gift idea..

  • Reply Stacy | Stacy's Savings June 14, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I love these tips! Dads are so hard to shop for, it’s really frustrating. This gives me some great ideas! Thanks!

    ~Stacy |

    • Reply Tilden June 15, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Yay!! So glad, Stacy! Thanks for stopping by! xx

  • Reply Heather June 14, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Aw…what a sweet picture! I just love those old-school family photos from before the days of filters.

    • Reply Tilden June 15, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you Heather! Me too 😀 xx

  • Reply Beatriz June 14, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Such creative ideas!
    xx Beatriz |

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