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Father’s Day gift ideas

Heartfelt gift ideas for the dad who has everything

Hallmark staff
Father's Day gift ideas

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to make Dad feel like No. 1 on Father’s Day. If he’s like most dads, he’d rather spend time with you than have you spend money on him. The main thing is to do something that shows Dad you know and appreciate him. With that in mind, check out these low-cost (and even no-cost!) Father’s Day gift ideas:


Make his card more personal by writing down a favorite memory of him inside. Bonus: Make it a group effort—arrange for all his kids to write down their memories.

Road trip!

Drive him to a favorite place, like a sentimental spot from his past or any place he enjoys going. Bonus: Don’t let him pay for gas—even though he’ll probably try.

A thousand words

Frame a meaningful photo for him. Bonus: Share a related story or memory.

Take an interest

Ask him about—or join him in—a sport, hobby or other activity he enjoys. Or use this as an excuse to try something new together. Disc golf anyone?

Help out

Do a chore for him—mowing, painting or the like. Bonus: Make it something he taught you to do. (Then he’ll know you were paying attention.)

The gift of time

Maybe what he needs most are a few uninterrupted hours to catch up on things. Things like sleep and fantasy baseball. Arrange for that time to happen.

Dear Dad...

Write a note or letter thanking him for all he does. A sheet of paper tucked inside his card will do the job.


Research one of his ancestors. Start an album or scrapbook to share what you find.

Child labor

Take any gesture up a notch by getting his young kids or grandkids involved. They’ll be happy to contribute their artwork, performances, hugs and smiles.

More Father's Day Gift Ideas

We asked Hallmark writer (and dad) Matt Gowen to pick out some favorites from Hallmark's Father's Day gift collections. Here’s his list of dad-approved gifts:

  • Force-Worthy Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    If you’re asking yourself, “Does my dad have enough awesome Star Wars™ stuff?” The answer is “Absolutely not, because that isn’t possible.” Shop our Star Wars™ gifts for a Father’s Day that will be long-remembered.
  • Chill Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    The subtle, casual vibe of our Life is good® gifts will blend nicely with your dad’s approachable, easygoing nature. Especially if you bond with your dad the way my kids do, via the classics: grilling, chilling, etc.
  • Picture-Perfect Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    If your dad’s anything like me, most days there’s a haze of exhaustion clouding his ability to make a grocery list, let alone remember any Big Profound Thoughts About Life. But some things we’ll never forget, like how much we love our kiddos. Hallmark offers a range of photo gifts to stay close to those smiling faces and their wonderful words. What could be a better day-brightener than that?
  • Revved Up Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    And speaking of memories, how about mile after mile of car-culture joy for any dad, from the casually nostalgic fan to the biggest gearhead on the planet. Get in gear and check out what’s new in the Hallmark Garage®.
  • Still can’t decide?

    Check out all our cool new Father’s Day cards and gifts to make all the dads in your life smile. will be back up soon

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