Figuring out gifts for Dad can be a herculean task, especially when he already seems to have everything he wants or needs. Yet every year we face the same quest: coming up with a gift for Dad’s birthday, Father’s Day and Christmas. Finding meaningful gifts for dad is always a challenge.
Below are 5 Gifts for Dad that truly come from the heart and are certain to touch him deeply. These gifts for dad vary in time and cost and can be given from one person or collectively as a family.
Gifts for Dad
- A Favorite Photo Framed
Does Dad have a favorite photo tucked away somewhere? From when he was a child? Of his parents or grandparents? If the photo is in poor condition or too small to display, have it digitally restored, enlarged and reprinted on archival paper. Then frame it. When presenting the gift, encourage him to share the story behind the photo.
- Stroll Down Memory Lane
Take a leisurely drive or stroll through the neighborhood where Dad spent his childhood and let him recount his memories. If the whole family comes along, rent a van and hand out a written itinerary with the history and highlights. Enjoy a meal at his favorite neighborhood restaurant to cap off the special day.
- Capture His Life Story
For a truly special gift for Dad, capture his life story, family history and life lessons in a book, on audio tape or in a Legacy Video. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional. Either way, knowing his story will be shared for generations to come is a gift certain to move him deeply.
- In His Honor
Name something meaningful in Dad’s honor. Does his favorite baseball team, school, museum, charitable organization offer a naming opportunity? A brick, bench, room, scholarship, etc.
- An Appreciation Book
Ask family members (and friends) to write down 3 things they appreciate most about your father and gather them in a book. Present the book at a party and have everyone read what they wrote.
Do you have a meaningful gift idea to add to the Gifts for Dad list? If so, post it in the comment section below for others to see!
~ Legacy Videos ~
Give Dad the gift of a lifetime by capturing his life story for your family to know and celebrate!
Here at Family Tree Video, we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview with your father together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful ‘moving portrait’ capturing him recounting his life story, family history and memories – a gift your family will cherish for generations to come.
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Gifts for Dad
“There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children.
One is roots, and the other, wings.” — H. S. Carter