I know it’s hard to believe, but Father’s Day is June 21! Didn’t we just have Mother’s Day?
Y’all, I had the best time putting together this gift guide. Why? Because I love dads! I have a loving, thoughtful, and fun dad, and my husband was (and still is) a great dad to our kids. I’m so thankful that our two boys have him as a model of what a good father should be! Besides being a great example to our sons, my husband taught our daughter that she was precious and special, and he’s given her high standards when it comes to dating. When she was little, he started taking her on “dates” to some of the Dallas Summer Musicals. The poor man suffered through everything from The Little Mermaid to Mary Poppins because it delighted his daughter, and he never said a word. I’m so thankful for him!
The collage at the top of this post is clickable, as are all of the pink links in this post. At the end of this post, you’ll find the complete Empty Nest Blessed Father’s Day Gift Guide, and they’re all in there as well.
Cool Pop Tee | Belly Fanny Pack | Bose Speaker Sunglasses | Indoor/Outdoor Grill | Customized Photo Socks | Insulated Beer Holder | Letters to Dad | Grill Glove | Air Zoom Golf Shoes | Customizable Leather AirPod Charging Case | Breakfast Sandwich Maker | I Love Pop! by Dr. Suess | Bluetooth Grill Thermometer | Personalized Custom Fishing Lure | Dad Jokes Word Teasers | Basketball Wastebasket | Outdoor Fellow Candle | Cedar Shoe Trees | Massage Gun | Indoor Putting Green With Ball Return | Wood Apple Watch & Phone Stand | Bourbon Infused Coffee Beans
According to multiple studies, fathers have a significant impact on the lives of their children:
√ Playful and affectionate interaction with their dads predisposes a child to positive social-emotional involvement with others.
√ Involved fathers are more likely to have physically healthy children.
√ Kids with involved fathers begin school with higher levels of academic readiness, and those same kids go on greater success academically.
√ Children with dads who spent time talking with them speak earlier and are more verbally expressive.
√ Boys with active fathers are less likely to have difficulties with school delinquency.
√ Daughters with fathers who made them do chores were more ambitious when it came to their own careers.
√ Young women with engaged fathers also had higher self-esteem.
Yay for dads!
As I put together this gift guide, I looked for some gifts that were unique, some that were whimsical, and some that were practical.
Be on the lookout for things like:
- Smart Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Sprinkler Controller
- Fun salsa spoon set for the salsa connoisseur! (Pair it with this 3-pack of gourmet salsas for a perfect gift!)
- For the dad who says all he can “cook” is toast: Grilled cheese bags to use right in the toaster!
- A personalized family member signpost
- A golf trunk organizer
- Night runner headlights that clip onto any shoes and light the way for late-night jogs, dog walks, or trash can runs.
Whether you’re buying a Father’s Day gift for your son who is a new dad, giving a gift to your senior dad, or giving to the empty nesty daddy at your house, I hope you find something special! I’ve got ideas from $6.99 all the way up to $299, so there is truly something here for every father on your list. The images in the gift guide below are clickable. Hover over them to see prices and click on them for more information.
One final word. I know that not everyone had a good father. Those wounds can go deep and last a lifetime. My heart goes out to those of you who struggle in that way.
I also know that many of you have lost your dads, and this holiday is difficult for you. I’m so sorry. I wish I could give you a big hug right now .
Finally, I know that many of my readers are single moms. Those of you who were both mother and father to your kids have my admiration and respect. (And you have your kids’ love and appreciation too.)
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