7 Easy, Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts

posted: 06/17/15
by: Courtney Reimer

Father's Day has a way of sneaking up on you, so if you find yourself scrambling for a last-minute gift, this list is chock-full of quick-and-easy solutions.

1. Gift Cards. You can pick these up in most supermarkets and drugstores, which have cards for everything from restaurants to department stores, to music downloads. Amazon has a nice, quick, option for emailable versions or next-day shipping of cards that come in a box.

2. Personalized gifts. CafePress and Zazzle have great options for putting your family or beloved pet photo on a T-shirt, mug, phone case, or whatever you please -- and they usually can do a pretty quick turnaround. If you don't want to pay the extra shipping, a lot of photo departments in your local grocery store or pharmacy can do this, too.

3. Food. There's a reason that old saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" endures to this day. You can of course go the breakfast-in-bed route, but if the Father in your life is anything like my husband, he'd much prefer a sweet treat. Check out this Jurassic World-inspired cake for some inspiration.

4. Something you or your kids made.
Even though I already got my husband a Warby Parker gift certificate, I know what he'll love most this year is the construction-paper card my 3-year-old made at preschool. We also love this crafty card idea from Instagrammer Eyedeeas.

5. A nap.
In my household, naps are more precious than gold. Take the kids for the afternoon and let him catch up on some zzzzzzz's.

Oh you know, just napping with my dad :-) #nap #sleep #bestdadever #puppy #pitbull #adoptdontshop

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6. A coffee break (in case the nap doesn't work).
Or heck, get him both -- and the time to enjoy at least one of them. Dads get tired, too, and need a moment to recharge. Present the gift card inside another card promising to leave him alone for an hour or two so he can actually enjoy the break.

7. Lottery tickets.
It seems like everyone loves the idea of playing the lottery or scratch tickets, but rarely takes the time to get their own. And how great of a Father's Day would it be if he actually wins?

lottery tickets and cash