Father’s Day 2021 – Top 10 Ideas your dad will love

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Father’s day is a day to celebrate dads. You may be stuck for ideas on what to do for the dad in your life. Well, you can relax, we’ve got some great ideas for you

You want to treat your dad or your child’s dad this year for Father’s day. You want to make him feel valued and special. In this article when we say ‘your dad’, we mean this to be interchangeable for either your dad or your child’s dad. We know some kids are too young to understand the day. Of course, you still want to celebrate him, even if your child is still a bump. That’s okay too.

Sometimes coming up with ideas on what to do can be difficult. In this article, we have 10 ideas on what to do or get for him. At the bottom of the article, we have some Frequently Asked Questions about the day.

When is Father’s day 2021?

Before we get started on our ideas let’s cover the important part….Father’s day this year is on Sunday, 20 June 2021.

Ideas to celebrate the day

If you’re in need of some ideas to celebrate dads this Father’s Day here are 10 great ideas for you.

  • Make your own card:
    Making your own card can take some thought and be time-consuming, but can be fun. One thing is for sure they’ll almost always be more appreciated than from a shop-bought card. Of course, if you don’t fancy that or aren’t very arty you could try creating a card and printing it using Canva. You can use their images or even better use your own. Canva is free to use, but they do have some premium images.
  • Create a quiz:
    Quizzes can be fun, especially if you’ve got a few people around. You could create questions around things he should know about his family or search Google for some harder ones. Add some jeopardy to it and create forfeits for incorrect answers.
  • Research his family history:
    If you’ve got time and you’re not reading this the day before Father’s Day, you could research his family tree and present that to him. You can cover his ancestors and what they did and how they lived.
  • Create a photobook:
    A few Apps around now allow you to upload photos and then create a photobook. If you’re doing this for your partner on behalf of the little one you could use some photo’s from the last year or two of them together.
  • Bake a cake:
    Why not bake a cake with your little one. We have cakes for Birthday, Christmas and other celebrations. Get baking a Father’s Day cake. It doesn’t have to be a huge fancy cake you could keep it simple with this Weetabix cake recipe.
This is an image of a dad on a treasure hunt with his 3 kids in a field for Fathers day, they are walking towards a tree .
Photo by Juliane Liebermann on Unsplash

Father’s Day 2021 ideas continued…

  • Go on a treasure hunt:
    Here is a great one for the kids too. Get a few small gifts together and go and hide them around your local area or garden. Next, create a list of clues for him to find them. This way you get to go on a family walk and have fun. Hide them with your child’s help or they can help their dad to find them. Either way, they’ll have a great time.
  • BBQ time:
    As it’s June, it shouldn’t be raining, why not organise a BBQ with other parents and make a group gathering to celebrate the day. There aren’t many dads that don’t appreciate a burger and a beer.
  • Help him relax:
    Making a big thing about it isn’t the sort of thing dad likes to do? Grab some popcorn and some snacks and binge-watch some movies on Netflix. You may want to take the kids out to let him have some peace.
  • Experience days:
    With experience days there really is something for everyone. Take him for a hot air balloon ride, A trip in a helicopter or drive a high-performance car around a race track. Also, take lots of photos and then as mentioned above get them printed in a Photobook for a really memorable day.
  • Personalised gifts:
    Personalised gifts are great, why not make or keep a list of all the reasons dad is amazing. Then get those reasons printed on a mug, poster or coasters. He’ll be reminded daily about how much he is appreciated.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Father’s Day determined in the UK?

The day is set for the 3rd Sunday every June.

Do other countries celebrate Father’s Day?

Yes, dads are celebrated internationally in 84 countries. However many countries have different days throughout the year.

Who invented Father’s Day?

Father’s day was thought up by Sonora Smart Dodd from the USA. When she was attending a church service for Mother’s Day in 1909. Sonora, who was 27 years old at the time, came up with the idea of celebrating dads. She then convinced the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA to set one Sunday in June to celebrate. She originally wanted the day to be on the 5th of June, her Father’s birthday.

How can I make Father’s Day special?

The best way to make the day special is to create a day he’ll never forget. A day he’ll want to talk about for a long time, well, at least until next year. To make it really special, make a whole day of it and give him a real surprise. Use a couple of our ideas above. You could start in the morning with his favourite breakfast. Maybe a fry up, followed by giving him a gift and the obligatory card.
You could then take him for a day out. This could be something that is free and simple as a picnic in a park or go for an experience day. Try going for something he wouldn’t normally do or expect. You can then end the day with a meal in his favourite restaurant.

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