Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts for A Hard to Buy for Dad

Are you looking for last-minute Father’s Day gifts for A hard to buy for Dad? We have some great gift ideas for you today.

Handy” is very hard to buy gifts for because he either buys things he needs or wants before we get a chance or he just doesn’t really have anything that he wants or needs. He’s a pretty basic guy.

Dad's sitting around chatting on Father's Day waiting to open their Father's Day gifts

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts for A Hard to Buy for Dad

When “Handy” does mention something he wants or needs I always put it into a note on my phone. Then I have it at the ready for Birthdays or other Holidays. Right now I have exactly one thing in my notes and he has a Birthday that is close behind Father’s Day.

It’s time to get creative.

Dad's sitting around chatting on Father's Day waiting to open their Father's Day gifts

Sentimental Gifts

If money is an issue, here are a few ideas that don’t cost anything

  1. Handmade Card or Picture
  2. Coupon Book
  3. Help with Chores
  4. Volunteer to straighten a junk drawer or sock drawer (see coupons :))
  5. Breakfast in Bed
  6. Movie Night and Watch his Favorite Movie
  7. Game Night
  8. Clean the Garage or Shed
  9. Wash his Car (Inside & Out)
  10. Family Picnic

Great Gifts $10 or Under

These are just a few things, for $10 or under, that you can get for Dad at Amazon.

These are some other things that are Sure to Make Dad Happy

When money isn’t a factor there are all kinds of things that Dad would like. Anything from a new car, a new set of golf clubs, or maybe a new riding lawnmower.

We aren’t spending that much money on Father’s Day gifts so for our hard-to-buy-for Dad, it will just be one small gift that we know he will appreciate and his favorite meal on the grill.

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How to Make the Day Memorable for Dad

Starting off with a yummy breakfast would be a great way to start the day. Maybe some pancakes or french toast with fresh-squeezed orange juice and a cup of coffee. “Handy” would never enjoy breakfast being served to him in bed but he would enjoy it outside on the patio if it’s a nice day. We are hoping for a glorious morning.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a holiday honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages.

If the Dad/Father of Your Children enjoys a particular sport, maybe a day on the golf course, a trip to a baseball game or just watching sports on TV and relaxing on the sofa might be a great day.

Perhaps working on a car, working in the garden, or tinkering in a workshop might be more his style. For us, if we have that beautiful day we are hoping for, a ride on the boat will be in order. Whatever it is that the Dad in your life enjoys, try to incorporate it into the day.

Plan his favorite dinner. “Handy” loves just about anything on the grill and that’s his domain so he typically makes the main course of Father’s Day Dinner. We will either be having Ribs and our recipe is HERE or Beef Tenderloin Roast. You can find that recipe HERE

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picture of our outdoor kitchen with a cove ceiling and built in grill

Remembering Dad

Neither of our Dads is with us anymore so we will take some time during that particular day to remember them. For my Dad, it’s drinking a Papst Blue Ribbon Beer in his memory. For Keith’s Dad, it’s sharing “Don” stories as he was quite a storyteller.

However, you spend the day, make it a great Sunday to be alive!


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One Comment

  1. Lynn, such a great post. It seems so hard to buy things for my husband for Father’s Day as he seems to have everything he needs. My sweet father is gone but my memories are the best reminder of what a wonderful man he was. Thanks for sharing.