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Last Minute Father's Day Ideas

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 06.18.20
Last Minute Father's Day Ideas
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Father's Day is this Sunday, June 21. There's still plenty of time to make the day extra special for every dad in your life, regardless of whether you'll be with them in person, or seeing them through a screen. 

Check out these last minute Father's Day ideas and enter to win a $50 gift card!

DIY


Making your own gift doesn't have to mean you'll be glueing macaroni to a picture frame. It can be a lot less messy and a lot more sophisticated.

Infused liquor is an easy project that can help you create fun and interesting cocktails. Think about what ingredients your favorite dad would enjoy, like bacon-infused vodka, cinnamon-serrano tequila,  apple-pear gin or a cocoa-infused rye whiskey. Then click here for instructions.

If you need a gift that's more kid-friendly, put together a box of your special someone's favorite treats and/or drinks. Your children can help you decorate the box, then label it with "Hands off! Just for Dad!" He'll feel extra special for days.

We love printable wall art that shows the dad in your life how you feel. Just head to Etsy and search for Father Quotes. Find one that you love, or write your own. Then download it and frame it. An easy DIY that looks professional.

Gifts-of-the-Month

Who doesn't love a gift that lasts all year? There are plenty of subscription boxes you can order. Customize the number of months or the various items that will be sent so that it can fit a variety of budgets.

Our favorites? Beer Month Club for microbrews or specialty beers, Scentbird for fragrances, skincare, makeup, and wellness products, and Cratejoy, which offers a variety of boxes, from grilling to games.

Activites for Dad


If you're looking for something to gift that's an activity, or something to do on the big day, there are so many options.

Since most movie theaters aren't open right now, at-home movies are the perfect gift. Just buy a movie projector and screen - or use a large white sheet instead. Then pop some popcorn and you'll have the perfect night out in your backyard - or head to the basement for a fun night in.

Put together a blind taste test of whatever your favorite dad likes to eat or drink, like chocolate, cheese or bourbon. Try it with just your family, or tell friends to buy the same ingredients so you can compare notes.

For an experience that can't be beat, check out Masterclass, where you can gift incredible lessons from the best. Learn basketball from Stephen Curry, filmmaking from Spike Lee or cooking from Gordon Ramsey. Gift a subscription and you can listen in too!

If your dad always wanted to learn the guitar, or improve his skills, gift him the chance now. With JamPlay, he can learn either acoustic or electric guitar from solo artists and world-class instructors. 

What gifts would a dad in your life love? Tell us to win a $50 gift card!


SheSpeaks Father's Day Giveaway
*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive a $50 gift card to winner's choice of store, provided that the gift card is easy to purchase online.  Giveaway is open through July 5, 2020 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member mcombs.

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  • Lilmoe1979 By Lilmoe1979
    06.18.20  

    My husband loves to grill! So I would love to get some new grilling accessories!

  • Jevans220 By Jevans220
    06.18.20  

    My husband wanted a new grill and my dad wanted an armband for his iPhone while jogging.

  • HallieAllie By HallieAllie
    06.18.20  

    My dad likes to grill so I would say a meat/steaks bundle

  • lsallen88 By lsallen88
    06.18.20  

    Beer of the month club! 

  • Cameo27 By Cameo27
    06.18.20  

    A new fishing reel

  • LoraineyE By LoraineyE
    06.18.20  

    My dad loves snacks

  • itselainey By itselainey
    06.18.20  

    He'd just love to have the family together with the kids! A good hearty meal is enough for him :)

  • bethbd1 By bethbd1
    06.18.20  

    My Dad lives in an Assisted Living Facility in Florida. Due to COVID I had to cancel plans to see him, as did my siblings and children. Recently, I purchased a Standmixer and in conversations, he told me how he yearned for homemade treats. He's a diabetic, so I have had to research conversions, but now send him a "care package" of bagels, rye bread and a batch of homemade sugar-free cookies every couple of weeks. So, essentially I am doing the monthly gift box myself. I guess he signed up for the best service he could get!

    The $50 would be used treat my dad and his friend to a great dinner, in my absence.

  • Seanna By Seanna
    06.18.20  

    My dad would love anything I give him, even though he's hard to pick out a gift for. It's also technically my hubby's FIRST Father's Day this year as our daughter is due to be born on 8/11! I am so excited to celebrate it this year because I really wanna make it something extra special for him because this is the year everything changed for us and made us both better people! Here we come parenthood! 

  • kuchick By kuchick
    06.18.20  

    the monthly gift boxes would be a lot of fun. I have always wanted to do those but never been able to afford them. 

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