We all want to show our dads that we care on Father’s Day. What can you get him that he doesn’t already have? Do something that shows how well you know and appreciate your dad. Here are 20 Father’s Day ideas to show him how much you care.

  1. Get fishing licenses for both of you and go fishing
  2. College mascot-branded duct tape for the sports fan or handyman
  3. Take in a minor league baseball game
  4. Detail his car with cleaner and a vacuum
  5. Take a trip to the driving range together
  6. Dust and sort his toolbox – don’t forget to label the wrenches and sockets
  7. Tackle the mowing, raking or other yard work
  8. Personalized coffee mug – write on a blank mug with Sharpies, then bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes
  9. Build your own BBQ rub or sauce using dad’s favorite flavors
  10. Give the grill a thorough cleaning
  11. Clean and organize the shed or garage – it’s probably been on his to-do list all year
  12. Grab a few of his favorite classic movies on DVD or Blu-Ray
  13. Pick up a few cuts of meat and ask him to teach you how to grill them
  14. Offer him a “tech tutorial” on how to better use a device he already owns
  15. Volunteer together – work with him to improve your community
  16. Find a local historical site and arrange a walking tour
  17. Build something with him – like a bird house or a spice rack
  18. Pack a picnic lunch and head to a local park
  19. Just spend time with him doing the things he likes to do
  20. Put a new spin on the old necktie – buy an old necktie at a thrift store, do a web search for “DIY Necktie Eyeglass case” and follow the instructions to make this unique gift. Buy a pair of sunglasses to put inside before you give it to him

As you can see, you don’t always have to buy something expensive to show someone you care. It’s the thought that counts. Hopefully one of these Father’s Day ideas sparks your interest!