Celebrate Fathers Day without Breaking the Bank

15 Jun 2018


We all want to show our dads that we care on Father’s Day. Many people panic and run straight for the ties. But unless your father is a necktie aficionado and you can land him the rarest of rare finds in men’s fashion, you may want to consider something else that shows how well you know and appreciate your dad. Here are 20 ways you can celebrate your father this Father’s Day.

  1. Get fishing licenses for both of you and go fishing!
  2. College mascot-branded duct tape for the sports fan or handyman.
  3. Snag tickets to a minor league baseball game – using our exclusive member portal (riverdogs.com/groups) and the member password (simplified), you can get great tickets at a discount.
  4. Detail his car with a vinyl cleaner (Armor All) and a vacuum.
  5. Take a trip to the driving range together.
  6. Dust and sort his toolbox – don’t forget to label the wrenches and sockets!
  7. Tackle the mowing, raking or other yard work so he can relax.
  8. Create a personalized coffee mug – write on a blank mug with Sharpies, then bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes.
  9. Build your own BBQ rub or sauce using dad’s favorite flavors.
  10. Give the grill a thorough cleaning and take one of his least favorite chores off of his list.
  11. Clean and organize the shed or garage – it’s probably been on his to-do list all year!
  12. Grab a few of his favorite classic movies on DVD or Blu-Ray (but make sure he has a Blu-Ray player first!), round up his favorite snacks and settle in for a movie night.
  13. Pick up a few cuts of meat and ask him to teach you how to grill them.
  14. Offer him a “tech tutorial” on how to better use a device he already owns.
  15. Volunteer for a local charity together – you'll get to spend time with him and support your community.
  16. Find a local historical site and arrange a walking tour.
  17. Build something with him – like a bird house or a spice rack.
  18. Pack a picnic lunch and head to a local park!
  19. Write down all the things you like about him on separate slips of paper. Put them in a mason jar and he'll have an instant pick-me-up whenever he needs one.
  20. Put a new spin on the old necktie cliché – buy a old necktie at a thrift store, do a web search for “DIY Necktie Eyeglass case” and follow the instructions to make this unique gift. Buy a pair of sunglasses to put inside before you give it to him.