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Last Updated on June 6, 2024

Father’s Day is almost here! And if you’re anything like me… you’re still not ready for it

These holidays really do seem to sneak up on us every year. And while there’s no need to go all out or stress yourself out to celebrate, Father’s Day really is such a great time to honor the men in our life and show them how much we care.

So if the clock is ticking and you still need to decide on a thoughtful gift to celebrate the Dad in your life, we’re happy to help!

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Whether you have young kids (9 years old and under), older kids (10 all the way up to young adults), or you want to honor your husband or dad yourself, we’ve put together 60 last-minute Father’s Day gifts that can come from the whole family.

So go ahead and save this post, highlight the best gifts and even send this list over to a friend. Hopefully you’ll find the perfect gift, and this last minute list will come in handy for years to come!

Decide to try out a few of these from the lists? Let me know in the comments how it goes! 

Looking for even more great Father’s Day ideas? Check out 30 Ways to Help Your Kids Honor Dad This Father’s Day 

20 last-minute gifts for Father’s Day from young kids

Do you have young kids who still need hands on help for celebrating dad? We’ve got you covered. These are the best Father’s Day gifts that work well for young kids – from toddlers all the way up to ages 9 or 10!

  1. Handmade Card: Have your kids put together a  colorful, personalized card with a heartfelt message!
  2. Breakfast in Bed: Prepare a simple breakfast like toast, cereal, or pancakes and his morning coffee with some help from mom or an older sibling.
  3. DIY Picture Frame: Decorate a plain picture frame with stickers, paint, or other craft supplies and add a family photo.
  4. Coupon Book: Looking for a unique gift idea? Help your child create a booklet of coupons offering things like “one free hug,” “help with chores,” or “movie night together.”
  5. Custom Mug: Invite each of your kids to decorate a plain white mug with ceramic markers for their own unique design! You can also find DIY kits on Amazon Prime for this!
  6. Handprint Art: Make a piece of art using the child’s handprint or footprint and frame it. This is an awesome gift idea for new dads.
  7. Memory Jar: Fill a jar with notes of favorite memories or reasons why they love their dad.
  8. Snack Basket: Put together a basket of his favorite snacks and treats.
  9. Personalized Keychain: Use beads and string to make a keychain with dad’s initials or a special message.
  10. Drawing or Painting: Create a piece of artwork specifically for dad.
  11. Bookmarks: Handmade bookmarks with drawings or messages.
  12. Story Time: Write and illustrate a short story or comic book featuring dad as the hero.
  13. Puzzle Piece Picture: Glue puzzle pieces together to create a picture or frame a photo.
  14. Decorated Photo Album: Fill a small photo album with family photos and let the child decorate it.
  15. Baked Treats: If your husband has a sweet tooth, have the kids bake cookies or cupcakes and decorate them for Father’s Day.
  16. Plant a Seed: Plant a seed or small plant in a decorated pot for dad to grow.
  17. Tie-Dye T-Shirt: Create a tie-dye t-shirt with dad’s favorite colors.
  18. Scavenger Hunt: Set up a fun scavenger hunt with small notes or treats leading to the final gift.
  19. Handmade Bookmark: Craft a personalized bookmark with drawings, stickers, and a special message.
  20. Outdoor Adventure: Plan a day out like a picnic, hike, or a trip to the park with dad. Sometimes quality time really is the best gift of all!

These ideas are simple, personal, and perfect for young kids to create with a little help!

20 great gift ideas for Father’s Day from older kids

As our kids get older, it’s lot easier for them to give feedback, ideas and really get involved in the gift giving process. Maybe choose a few of these from the list and then let your older kids decide what they would like to do for Dad!

In this list you’ll find a mix of practical gifts, budget-friendly gifts, and ideas that you can put together even if you only have a little time. No matter what kind of dad you have, there’s an idea in this list!

  1. Digital Photo Frame: Pre-load it with family photos and memories. This one has great reviews. 
  2. Personalized Playlist: Create a playlist of dad’s favorite songs or music that reminds you of him.
  3. DIY Grilling Kit: Assemble a kit with a variety of marinades, spices, and grilling tools. There are also some pretty impressive Grilling Kits online.
  4. Subscription Service: Sign him up for a subscription box tailored to his interests, such as snacks, coffee, or books.
  5. Custom Phone Case: Design a personalized phone case with a family photo or a meaningful design.
  6. Fitness Tracker: Grab a basic fitness tracker to help him keep active and healthy.
  7. Gourmet Gift Basket: Put together a basket with gourmet cheeses, meats, chocolates, and his favorite drinks.
  8. Memory Book: Create a scrapbook or photo book filled with pictures and stories of favorite moments together.
  9. Homemade Dinner: Cook his favorite meal or plan a special dinner with all his favorite dishes.
  10. DIY Spa Kit: Gather items like a good razor, shaving cream, aftershave, and maybe a face mask for a pampering kit. Encourage him to use it after a long day at work!
  11. Tool Organizer: If you have the budget, you can always get him a tool organizer or a new set of tools if he’s into DIY projects.
  12. Handwritten Letter: Write a heartfelt letter expressing gratitude and sharing favorite memories.
  13. Board Game or Puzzle: A new board game or a challenging puzzle for family game nights makes a great gift!
  14. Car Care Kit: Assemble a kit with car wash supplies, air fresheners, and other car care items.
  15. Gift Card: A gift card to his favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or store.
  16. Virtual Class or Experience: Sign him up for a virtual cooking class, a golf lesson, or another experience that he’d enjoy!
  17. DIY Terrarium: Create a small terrarium for his office or home.
  18. Sporting Goods: Think about some new gear for his favorite sport or hobby, like golf balls, a tennis racket, or fishing gear.
  19. Tech Gadget: A useful tech gadget like a wireless charger, a portable Bluetooth speaker, or smart home device is always a great choice!
  20. Volunteer Together: Plan a day of volunteering together for a cause he cares about.

These ideas are thoughtful and cater to a variety of interests, making them great for older kids to give.

20 last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas from a wife to her husband

Father’s Day is also such a great time for us as wives to acknowledge, honor and celebrate how important and special our husband is to our family! If you’re looking for an idea or way to mark this Father’s Day for your husband, check out these ideas. 

  1. A Bible for Men: I personally love the He Reads Truth Bible. You can leave a personalized note in the front and have your kids sign it too!
  2. Personalized Watch: A watch with an engraved message on the back.
  3. Romantic Dinner: Cook his favorite meal or order from his favorite restaurant and set up a special dinner at home.
  4. Weekend Getaway: If you have childcare, plan a spontaneous weekend trip or a staycation in your city!.
  5. Customized Photo Book: Create a photo book or DIY photo album with pictures and memories of your family.
  6. Massage or Spa Day: Give him a massage or book a couple’s spa day.
  7. Subscription Services: Sign him up for a subscription box tailored to his interests, such as gourmet foods, coffee, or tech gadgets.
  8. New Gadget: Surprise him with a new gadget he’s been eyeing, like a smartwatch, tablet, or wireless earbuds.
  9. Fitness Gear: Get him new workout gear, a fitness tracker, or a subscription to an online fitness class.
  10. Personalized Accessories: Customized items like a wallet, keychain, or cufflinks with his initials.
  11. Outdoor Adventure: Plan an outdoor activity like hiking, fishing, or a picnic.
  12. DIY Gift Basket: Assemble a basket with his favorite snacks, drinks, and small gifts.
  13. Personalized Mug: A custom mug with a special message or family photo.
  14. Date Night Jar: Fill a jar with date night ideas written on slips of paper for future planning.
  15. Hobby Supplies: Get supplies for his favorite hobby, whether it’s cooking, painting, or woodworking.
  16. Streaming Service Subscription: Sign him up for a new streaming service or pay for a year of his current favorite.
  17. Stylish Clothing: Buy a stylish piece of clothing or a new accessory he’ll love.
  18. Books or Audiobooks: A book by his favorite author or an audiobook subscription.
  19. Experience Gift: Tickets to a future concert, sports event, or show he’d enjoy.
  20. Memory Jar: Fill a jar with notes of shared memories and reasons why you love him.
  21. Home Improvement Project: Offer to help him complete a home improvement project he’s been wanting to do together. Then, set a date and actually get it done!

These are some of the best gift ideas if I do say so! They’re all thoughtful and can be tailored to suit your husband’s preferences, making Father’s Day special and memorable.

Last but not least, Father’s Day is all about spending time together and having fun as a family! I love the ideas found in this post from Tracey Eyster on how to make dad laugh this Father’s Day. Check it out!

How are you and your family planning to celebrate Father’s Day this year? 

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