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17 Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts

Dad holding daughter last minute fathers day gifts

Ever since I was little Mother's Day and Father's Day has always been a day my family celebrates. My dad or mom would cover the other one in gifts, while us kids would whip up our best breakfast dish we could think of (usually including at least half the ingredients in the cupboard) and we would spend the whole day celebrating. BUT since becoming a mom I am the queen of forgetting Holidays, Birthdays and any day that is semi important. Father's Day is no exception and I am always scrambling to find the perfect Father's Day Gift.  It's not that I am not grateful because I am, I just always tend to wait until the last minute. If your like me and you need some grab and go gift ideas, whether it be for your hubbie, your father or someone you are extremely grateful for, check out my Last Minute Gifts below. 

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Breakfast in Bed

Like I said before, breakfast in bed has always been a staple to our celebrations. It seem so luxurious to sit in bed and dine.  This Father's Day were making Starbucks Copycat Vanilla Scones, my husbands favorites! Check out my recipe here

Homemade Card

There is nothing that says I love you more than a homemade, personalized card. If you have littles this can get messy quick and often times ends  in scribbles. I have taken the hard work for you and created an easy fill in printable! You can find it here or click on the image below to download your PDF. 

Printable Father's day fill in card


I always gravitate towards gifting tools. My dad is always fixing everything and my husband is an aspiring handyman. He loves new little gadgets that make life that much easier. This year we've been focusing on minimizing and decluttering. I couldn't gift him another hammer or wrench. So instead I got him a Craftsman 6 Door Tool Chest

Camping Trip

If you follow me, you know we love camping. It's our go to getaway when things get crazy. Plan a surprise camping trip. We have everything set up and ready to go in crates. Packing is so simple. Check out our tips and tricks here

Monthly Dad Box

There so many precurated boxes that keep the gift giving months after Father's day.  In the past I've used Mancrates, Daily Harvest and The Gainz Box. A quick google search will show you there is something special for each and every person  out there! 

Hobby Gift

Crossfit enthusiast, secret crafter, coffee connoisseur... take this as a chance to gift them with something they are truly passionate about and will get use out of! 


Just because you didn't have time to go to a fancy studio to create an award winning mug doesn't mean you lost your chance. Grab a plain mug, whip out the sharpies and doodle away. Once done decorating bake the mug in the oven at 425 degrees for 1 hour. 

Mix Tape 

When was the last time you created a personalized mix tape? Ok maybe not a "tape" but create a playlist of all your favorites. Load on a file and  email them in the morning. Better yet, create a slide show of all your wonderful memories to accompany that mix tape. 

Portable Speaker

Along with the mix tapes, you could have everything playing on a portable speaker. We use ours all the time- camping, working out, playing outside. It's so incredibly useful! You can find one here or in the link below. 

DIY Berry Card

I wish I was more creative! Check out an awesome tutorial here on how to make this adorable berry card for Father's day! The tutorial by Ambitious Parenting includes simple templates and supply lists. 

Matching Shirts

When will there be any other opportunity to purchase and wear matching shirts? Our favorites are "The Original" and "The Remix" tee shirts. You can find them here or in the link below. 

DIY DAD Picture

Back when I was an extremely new mom and did everything the day before, I quickly threw together a baby photo shoot.  Using our foam blocks, similar to these here, I had Austin pose with D, A, D. He didn't move much at that age so it worked out perfectly. I even dressed him in one of my husbands baby outfits! I couldn't dig up the DAD pictures but I did manage to find one of the out takes. You get the idea.

Baby chewing on heart for fathers day

Toys for the Whole Family

Gifts dad can share! Board games are always fun for all ages. I also thought of all the fun we would have with a drone or remote control car! Check out these awesome remote boats for a day at the lake! 

Date Night

If your kids are still little like ours, than you know that time together is truly a gift. Gift a date, a night for just the two of you.  You can see my favorite fun and easy date night ideas here


Pressurized Growler

A lot of our dates include hitting up breweries. When I this pressurized growler I knew my husband and dad would love it! It's unique, clever and most importantly keeps a growler of beer fresh for 2 WEEKS! That's a win in my book. You can find the Pressurized Growler here or by clicking on the link below. 

Gift Cards

Who doesn't love a gift card? A chance to get yourself something you truly love and are looking forward to. Check out a wonderful selection here.  Last year we painted fishing boxes for the grandpas and put a gift card for fishing gear inside! 

Wallet/ Key Finder

Just last night my husband lost his keys.  He had to find a ride home in the middle of the night and I had to get up bright and early to bring him back. You know what he's getting this year! Check out the Tile Slim here

Don't forget the most important part of Father's day, spending time together. So whatever you plan to get or don't get, make a point to schedule a moment out of the day to call, text or hug your dad and tell them how much they mean to you. 

Did you find the perfect gift and can't wait to share it? Post in the comments below! 

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  • Reply Joanne

    Great ideas! A date night would be a great gift that I can enjoy too!

    June 15, 2018 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Kayla

    These are all great ideas! I love them. My husband would love a few of these. Thanks for the ideas.

    June 15, 2018 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Brittany F

    Great ideas! It’s my first time celebrating Father’s Day for my husband and I’ve been scrambling to put together something special. I know he’ll love the scones. I’m going to try to make your recipe this weekend.

    June 15, 2018 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply Caitlin

    Love these ideas. We always do breakfast in bed for our Daddy, plus some kind of fun experience like tickets to a baseball game or a day trip.

    June 16, 2018 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Monica

    How cute!! I love the spending time together gifts! Those are so important and I always overlook them!

    June 16, 2018 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Kayla

    Ummm that growler though!! šŸ¤Æ

    June 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      Right! I feel like it’s something that had to be made ASAP! No more wasted flat beer šŸ™‚

      June 18, 2018 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    These are all such great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

    June 19, 2018 at 9:45 am
  • Reply KrisBeeMama

    Great ideas for next year (missed this by two days)! Thanks for the tips!

    June 19, 2018 at 10:45 am
  • Reply dana

    lots of fun ideas! i really love the remix shirt šŸ˜‰

    June 20, 2018 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Karen

    Love these ideas. Great read!

    June 21, 2018 at 12:18 am
  • Reply Carla

    I love these ideas, especially date night

    June 21, 2018 at 8:02 am
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