Whether you’re looking for Father’s Day ideas for your own dad or for your partner, these ten things to do on Father’s Day are sure to fit the bill and don’t harm the environment.
1. Make Him Breakfast in Bed
Wake up Dad with something he’ll love, breakfast in bed! This is something you can do at any age. If you have kids who want to do something nice for their dad, wake up early in the morning with them and help them prepare some delicious pancakes and eggs. When buying eggs, make sure they’re organic, and if possible, from your local farmer’s market. Not If you live out of the house but still want to try this, consider dropping by a bakery or cooking at home and bringing food over to his place. Either way, Dad will surely appreciate the gesture and the yummy start to the day.
2. Go for a Bike Ride
Spend the day with your pop going for a fun bike ride. Take it easy and roll through the city or make a workout of it and go mountain biking on some nearby trails. You can make this a fun surprise, or a plan to look forward to. Just make sure to keep your dad’s skill and ability level in mind. This is a great activity for older fathers as well as those with young kids, as biking can be an activity for the whole family.
3. Make a Handmade Gift
Use your skills to make your dad something he’ll remember you by. This might be a hand-drawn card, a canvas painting, a nice piece of pottery or a crocheted sweater. Show your love through your art! Arts and crafts can be enjoyed and utilized by all ages. If you have younger kids, get them involved and make something their father will cherish.
4. Go Hiking
Soak up the sun and go hiking with Dad! There’s nothing like some fresh air and delicious homemade trail mix to make for a great day. Spend Father’s Day on the trails and make some memories together. It doesn’t matter if it’s a full day, rugged trek or a simple nature walk through the local arboretum. Do what Dad wants and go explore!
5. Take Him out to Eat
Treat your dad to a meal and make him feel special. Make a reservation ahead of time and take him out to one of his favorite eateries in town. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy or expensive. Not only will you get some great quality time in together, but you’ll show him how much he means to you with this simple gesture.
6. Play Sports
Set some time aside to spend time playing sports with your dad on Father’s Day. Pick something you know he’ll enjoy, whether it’s tennis, basketball, baseball or something else entirely. If you used to play sports together when you were a kid, this could be a nice way to get nostalgic and reminisce over your childhood with your father. If you have a husband and kids of your own, you can even make it a two-generation Father’s Day for the whole family. Plan ahead and check if you need to reserve a court or field.
Lend a helping hand and get a bit dirty this Father’s Day. Enjoy your dad’s company while helping him out with lawn mowing, weeding, planting and other yard work. You’ll get the satisfaction of a hard day’s work and beautify the garden together.
8. Go to the Park
Enjoy a chill day in the park with your Dad. Pack a picnic blanket and some food and head to your favorite green space and do some people-watching, listen to music and just enjoy your time together. Bring any kids and dogs along and make it a full-day celebration!
9. Do Some Grilling
This classic Father’s Day activity does not get old. Heat up the grill and spend some time outside chopping, marinating and cooking some food. Try something new and make skewers with tempeh or seitan or char some homemade veggie burgers. You can do grilling at a local park or in your own backyard.
10. Treat Him to a Spa Day
Treat Dad to the relaxation he deserves. Book him a reservation at a local spa to go for a nice massage, facial or even a mani/pedi. This is a great gift whether you’re looking for something for your own father, or for your partner. If the latter is the case, you could even get a sitter and go together!
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