Father’s Day Gift Ideas from a Dad’s Perspective

There is a holiday on the horizon…Father’s Day.  What are you going to get your baby daddy?  Here’s an interview with a dad of young children (my hubby) to give you the inside scoop.  Wondering what they are really thinking (Seinfeld clip on the subject) and what they really want for Father’s Day?  Here is a list of Father’s Day Gift Ideas from a dad’s perspective!

My hubby recently turned the big 4-0!  He has interests that range from sports to baking to DIY projects (definitely diverse).  I am interviewing him on a variety of “dad” subjects pertaining to Father’s Day, so I can help you plan the perfect day and buy the perfect present!

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The Interview

1.  If you had a day to yourself, what would you do?

“Play golf or go fishing.  If I was at home, then I would probably brew beer.”

Gift ideas:


2. If you could spend a day with your family doing anything, what would it be?

“Go to the zoo.”

Gift ideas (mom pick:  day trips require a small bag to carry the essentials):


3. What movie would you like to own?

Rogue One

Gift Ideas:

4. What is your favorite sport to play?  Is there any “gear” that you don’t have for this sport? 

“Soccer.  A ball.”  (We have many smaller sizes for kids, but we don’t have an adult size ball.)

Gift ideas:

5. What’s your favorite tool to use?  If you could get any new tool what would it be?

“Either an impact driver (mom translation: drill) or a reciprocating saw.  A jointer for woodworking or anything woodworking related.”

Gift ideas (mom pick: my favorite cordless blower):

6. Is there any clothing article or personal accessory that you are hoping to replace?  Is there any that you don’t have that you would like to have?

“I can’t think of anything. I don’t know…maybe a rugby or a soccer jersey.”

Gift ideas:

7. What are your top 3 favorite colognes?

“Whatever mama likes….what do I have?  Burberrry, Cerruti Image…I don’t really know.”

Gift ideas:

8. What is your favorite beer? wine? whiskey?

Bells’ Two Hearted. Napa Cab or Mazzocco Zinfandel or Rambuer Zinfandel. Laphroaig.”

Gift ideas:

9. Is there any kitchen gadget or utensil that we don’t have that you would like?

“I can’t think of anything right now, but my favorite is the toaster oven.”

Gift ideas (including a few of the favorite gadgets in the How to Make Homemade Bread post):

10. What would make a great father’s day?

“Sleeping in, little bit of piece and quiet, time with my family, and a little bit of whiskey.  That’s a good day.”

This wraps it up folks.  Hopefully this interview gives you LOTS of gift ideas for a Father in your life!  Hope everyone has a great one enjoying with family!

8 thoughts on “Father’s Day Gift Ideas from a Dad’s Perspective

  1. I think our husbands would be best friends! From the golf and home brew to wanting to just hang out with the family and sip a bit of whiskey. However, your hubby gave me some great ideas about tools! I am going to check those out!

    1. Yay! Good luck with final decisions…it is going to be hard for me to pick!

  2. Those are great gift ideas. It’s so hard to buy a gift for my spouse because he will go out and buy what he wants anyways. But my husband also does like golf and johnny walker.

    1. My hubby is the same way! He doesn’t buy movies typically, so that is one that might work as a gift!

  3. Buying for our husbands is so hard, I know that mine has everything he already wants, well maybe except for those extremely pricey items that we can’t afford right now, your list is a great way to get “inside” their minds!!! Thanks!!!

    1. Thanks Sara! It can be so hard to come up with ideas! I love the simple sports ideas…fun for dads and encourages play with the kids! I hope you find the right gift :)!

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