It’s Valentine’s Day! It can be fun to celebrate with your significant other, but it's also a great excuse to show some love to your dad. Whether you're single or coupled up, there is no better time than right now to spoil the man who raised you. So if you haven't gotten him that new grill tool yet or are looking for something else last-minute, here are 14 ways to show your dad how much he means to you on this special day:
Get him a new grilling tool.
A new grilling tool is an excellent gift for dad. A grilling tool can make the process of cooking outside easier. It's also an excellent way to introduce him to a new type of food, like shrimp or grilled vegetables. Some examples of tools that can be used while grilling are:
A spatula - this is useful when flipping and turning food on the grill
A long-handled spoon - this helps you reach into pans without burning yourself on hot grease or oil
Spoil him with new outdoor gear.
If your dad loves to trek the great outdoors, he'll appreciate a new hiking boot or a backpack for his next adventure. If he's more of an urban camper, try out some camping stove accessories or a tent upgrade. You can also gift him some new fishing or hunting gear—he'll be thrilled by anything that makes his time in nature more enjoyable!
Give him a golf lesson.
Whether the two of you are avid golfers or he's been wanting to learn, this is a great way to spend time together while also getting some exercise. A few hours on the course will allow him to bond with his kids and maybe even teach them a thing or two about the game.
It can also be a great way for dad to relax after work—it's much easier than hitting up happy hour at his regular bar!
Get him a manicure and pedicure.
A mani/pedi is a gift that can be enjoyed together. If you don't have time to go out and get one, ask him if he wants to do it at home with you. He'll probably say yes! They are relaxing and their favorite part is usually getting their feet rubbed. Plus, if your dad has a stressful job or he's always on the go, this will help him relax. You can even get him a massage while they're there!
It's not just for Valentine's Day either—it's great for any occasion! Maybe his birthday or Father's Day or just because...he deserves it!
Buy him some new underwear.
Why you should buy him some new underwear: There’s no better way to let your dad feel special than by getting him something he can wear every day. It will be an added comfort knowing that his underwear is from a brand he trusts, and it will make him feel confident knowing he looks good in his pants (so long as they fit).
What type of underwear to buy him: I would recommend boxer briefs or briefs with a fly front because the elastic waistband makes them more comfortable and breathable. Also, consider getting him some long-lasting black cotton briefs—they go with everything! If your dad has a more significant body type, try looking for wide-cut boxers, so they don’t ride up when he sits at the dinner table. Remember that finding the right size is important; if you order too small, the seams will cut into his skin, too large, and it won't fit very well either!
Reasons why my Dad may need new underwear: My dad wears these every day, so they get dirty fast because they tend to get sweaty during physical activity like running around outside playing catch with me or playing ping pong at home when we're bored after school ends early due to snow days (or just normal ones). This often happens since we live in Maine, where winter lasts nine months out of 12 each year so spending time outside isn't uncommon, even if there isn't snow on top yet! The heat makes all kinds of sweat profusely, which leads me back around again... Do you see? So cleaning while wearing these helps keep odor by keeping sweat from sticking directly onto the skin where it doesn't belong without any barrier between them."
Purchase an e-reader.
An e-reader is an excellent alternative to carrying heavy books.
You can buy and download books from the comfort of your own home, so you don't have to worry about going into a bookstore and having your dad spend too much on books he will never read (unless you want him to).
The e-reader is also lightweight and easy to carry in a bag or purse.
You can read with the lights off! No more disturbing other people in bed at night with your bright reading lamp shining on them! That's just creepy when there aren't any vampires involved.
Give him a coffee subscription.
Coffee is a classic gift that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it be for your dad or anyone else. You can try out different brews and blends, and you can even give him a subscription to a coffee shop. He might love having his barista at home! Or maybe get him something like this Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Maker, which fits most kitchens!
If your dad loves coffee but doesn't have one yet, he'll appreciate getting a new mug as well. Try out some cool mugs like this one by Zazzle:
Plan a hunting trip for the two of you.
As a dad, he's probably already taught you the importance of spending time with family. He’s also likely taught you some things about hunting—whether it’s his favorite spots, tips on how to hunt safely, or just a general love for the sport.
Combine these two passions by planning an adventure together. You can start by asking him where he'd like to go and what kind of game he'd like to hunt (if any). Then talk about whether there are any species restrictions in your state or region that either one of you should keep in mind when selecting an area for hunting. Once all this information is gathered together, start planning! Planning can be fun and exciting—you may even look forward to going on every single camping trip from now until forever! Making plans will help save money, too—after all, if both parties know exactly where they're going and when they need to be there, then no last-minute surprises will ruin everyone's good mood during a trip.
Additionally, planning allows each person attending this event—whether it's just a dad or all four children simultaneously—an opportunity for educational experiences outside school walls. It teaches responsibility, too: since everyone needs their gear (and maybe even food), it teaches young adults how crucial personal responsibility is when facing obstacles head-on without whining about them first!
Give him a pocket knife.
A pocket knife is an excellent gift for any dad, especially if he's constantly on the go. You can find them at hardware stores or even gas stations. When choosing a pocket knife, look for one that has multiple functions, like a bottle opener, screwdriver, nail file, and scissors. For example, The Swiss Army Knife is one of the best-selling pocket knives ever made because it includes all these features in one handy tool!
Once you've given your dad his new pocket knife and he understands how to use it safely (and responsibly), show him how to keep it sharp by using a whetstone or sharpening steel before each use. This will ensure that the blade stays in good condition so it won't get dull quickly or poke holes into anything else nearby when being used — like when cutting open an Amazon box!
Try out a new restaurant together.
If you’re looking for a way to spend quality time with your dad this Valentine's Day, why not try out a new restaurant together?
A great way to do this is by trying a new cuisine or style of food. For example, if your dad loves Indian food but you've never tried it before, consider going there on Valentine's Day. Or perhaps he loves barbecue and burgers, but you don't—in that case, maybe try an upscale steakhouse instead! A good idea is also to ask for recs from friends and family members who live in the area: they'll probably have some great suggestions of places where the service is excellent and the food delicious too. You could even check out what local newspapers have been saying about different restaurants in town; often, readers write reviews online or comment on articles so that readers know what each place has to offer before they visit there themselves!
Get him some new gym clothes or equipment.
If your dad is a gym rat, he probably has an exercise routine that he sticks to every week. The only thing better than getting him something related to his favorite hobby is getting something that will help him achieve his goals faster. If you can't afford the latest and most excellent gym equipment, plenty of affordable workout clothes will make him look good while doing what he loves to do.
If you're having trouble deciding on what type of clothing or equipment to get for your father, ask yourself these questions:
How often does my dad go to the gym?
What kind of workout does he do most often?
Does my dad have any unique hobbies outside the gym?
Dads need love, too!
Dads need love, too! They may seem like they have it all, but the truth is that they are just as vulnerable to heartbreak and anxiety as anyone else. Dads are essential—they’re not just for Christmas or birthdays. They deserve to be spoiled, too.
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show your dad how much you care about him by giving him a gift that says "I love you" (and includes chocolate). Here are some ideas:
If you’re looking for a way to let dad know that he’s more than just a fantastic role model, try one of these gifts. They will surely put a smile on his face and make him feel loved on this special day.