15 April 2021 (updated)

The Best Gift Ideas for Father's Day 2021

Father’s Day is a great time to thank your dad for all they do. From epic presents to inspired DIY gifts, read on for Father's Day 2021 gift ideas!

Who doesn't get excited for June events like barbecues and outdoor activities? But, this month is also the time to celebrate the most important man in your life: your father! Father’s Day weekend 2021 is on June 20, so you've got time to start looking if you’ve only got a greeting card. The following ideas will help get you prepared for the holiday.

What Is the History Behind Father’s Day?

Father’s Day may not seem to get the same attention Mother’s Day does, but there’s a reason for that. In fact, it wasn’t until 58 years after Mother’s Day was made official that the day became a nationwide holiday. It took so long because people thought that the holiday did not have the same appeal as Mother’s Day. Thus, there was plenty of delay in making it official! Whether you celebrate with brunch or a museum trip, there are plenty of ways to celebrate.

What Are Some Good Father’s Day Gift Ideas?

Father’s Day activities are a great way to appreciate Dad, but gifts can be pretty great, too. Choose from one of the following for the kind of presents that will make the day!

  • Leather Wallet – It probably seems like your dad always needs a new wallet. However, a high-quality leather wallet that offers personalization will add a nice touch to an old favorite. This monogrammed item that features his initials might be among the gifts he’ll really remember.
  • Matein Travel Laptop Backpack – If your dad is always flying off on business, portable gifts are always a win! This backpack has everything he needs to carry his laptop and its extras. It’s even considered the best carry-on backpack by the experts, so share it on a family app.
  • Sony Noise-Cancelling Headphones – At $350, this isn’t one of the Father’s Day ideas that everyone’s going to invest in. But, if you’re looking for something really special for your music-loving dad, this could be it! These headphones are the best out there and will be the kind of gift your dad won’t buy himself.

What's a Good Non-Tech Gift Ideas for Father's Day?

A lot of dads are big on tech, but there are many gifts that can be just as exciting. For the dad who isn’t that into his phone, you might want to share the following ideas on FamilyApp!

  • Beard Grooming Oil – If your dad is looking for some scruff-inspiration, this oil from Kiehl’s might do the trick. In addition to smoothing and taming, it also exfoliates the skin. You could even pump up this gift with some shaving cream, aftershave, or eau de toilette.
  • Personalized T-Shirts – You don't need to stick with something generic like "world's greatest father." Find something really thoughtful, like an inside family joke or even family matching shirts. There are lots of great options on Etsy!

What Gifts Can I Make for My Dad?

If you’re looking for something special this year, DIY Father’s Day gift ideas might be the way to go. You can even consider making these items part of a care package tailored especially for him!

  • Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream – There are plenty of items you can make at home that will be sure to impress your dad! Instead of going to the store, try this homemade shaving cream by combining a few household ingredients. You may even want to share it with others on a family app!
  • Family-Inspired Art – It’s easy enough to go to the store or order an art piece online. But, a collage of family pictures he’ll always remember can be one of the best Father’s Day crafts. You can make his favorite images into wall art or even a photo blanket! Whether it’s for work or his in-home office, this DIY gift will keep giving.
  • Breakfast in Bed- It might not last forever, but a delicious Father's Day breakfast is a fantastic way to celebrate Dad. Make his favorite pancakes or omelet, and enjoy the morning together.

There are so many ways to appreciate your dad! Whether you invest in headphones or come up with something from scratch, make it something he’ll remember. Do you have any great Father’s Day gift ideas? Share them with us in our comments! Whatever the special day brings, there are plenty of great gifts to get inspired.

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