Last Minute Father's Day Gifts
Post Date Jun 10, 2024

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts

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Father's Day is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to celebrate the incredible dads in our lives. Whether he's the king of DIY projects, a tech enthusiast, a sports fanatic, or simply loves a good barbecue, finding the right gift to show your appreciation can sometimes feel like a daunting task. But fear not! In this blog post, H2O has curated a diverse selection of Father's Day gift ideas to suit every type of dad out there.

From personalized keepsakes to high-tech gadgets, outdoor gear to gourmet treats, we've got you covered with great Father's Day gift ideas. So sit back, relax, and let us help you find the perfect way to make this Father's Day truly special for the amazing dad in your life.

What kind of dad is your dad?

Maybe he's sporty or outdoorsy, a real DIY dad or a reader dad. He could be a fashionable, stylin' dad or even, sadly, a stressed dad. (Hey, there are thousands of 'em and we're here to help you help him chill!) Whatever your dad's like and whatever he likes, we've got last minute Father's Day gifts perfect for his personality and passions.

Romantic Dads

Does your dad still dote on your mom? This Father's Day, get him something they can enjoy together! Now through August 31st, you can give dad 2 lines of unlimited talk, text, and unlimited data for just $50 a month (regularly $100). He can share it with mom and text her little love notes all day! (Who knows? Maybe he'll even call you, too.) To take advantage of this great gift idea, visit H2O Wireless now!

Young man on his cell phone.

Tech Dads

Tech dads love gadgets like wireless headphones, portable chargers, and smartphones. This Father's Day, get your tech dad the Apple iPhone 11 for as little as $249 when you pair it with a $60 H2O Wireless Plan!

Apple iPhone 11

Dad can have hours of fun shooting 4K videos and beautiful portraits of the whole family, as well as sweeping landscapes with the iPhone 11’s dual-camera system and capture awesome low-light photos with Night mode. The 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display offers true-to-life color in photos, videos, and games. And speaking of gaming, Dad will love the unprecedented performance of A13 Bionic for gaming, augmented reality (AR), and photography! Dad can do more and charge less with the 11’s all-day battery life AND worry less with water resistance up to 2 meters for 30 minutes! Check it out and scoop it up here!

Outdoorsy Dads

If your dad's the outdoorsy type, camping equipment, hiking gear, or a new grill for backyard BBQs are always fun last minute Father's Day gifts. If he loves fishing and loves surprises, check out the Mystery Tackle Box. Each box comes with at least five baits and lures as well as a magazine, but what kind is completely a surprise until he opens it. $23 on Amazon. For the expert fisherman, look into the Mystery Tackle Box PRO Bass Fishing Kit 10. $35 on Amazon.

Man sitting in a hammock with his dog.

Reader Dads

If your dad loves to read, consider getting him books from his favorite genres or subscriptions to magazines related to his interests, such as sports, cooking, or technology. Books and magazines always make terrific last minute Father's Day gifts!

Mature dad reading a book on the sofa.

Sporty Dads

For the sporty dad, think about sports gear, gym equipment, or earbuds. He'll get a kick out of these thoughtful, last minute gifts. You can even get him tickets to a game of his favorite sports team this Father's Day. (And if you get him tickets to a game, it's possible he'll consider taking you!)

Man done working out with a towel around his neck.

Connoisseur Dads

If your dad loves the good stuff, treat him to his favorite gourmet foods this Father's Day. Things like artisanal chocolates, premium wines or spirits, gourmet coffee, or a selection of fine cheeses are great last minute Father's Day gifts. If you've left yourself a little more time, look into a bar cart stocked with libations, nice glasses, and a bottle opener. That'll make his day!

Three men drinking red wine.

DIY Dads

Dad shouldn't be working on Father's Day (it's his holiday, after all), but you can set him up for success the next time he tackles a project. Tools are always the perfect gift for handy dads, such as a new set of wrenches, power tools, or a toolkit, and these last minute Father's Day presents are easy enough to pick up. You can also consider DIY project kits or workshop accessories he'll love.

Man using a table saw.

Experiential Dads

Instead of physical gifts, consider giving your dad an experience he'll remember this Father's Day, like tickets to a concert, a cooking class, a brewery tour, or a weekend getaway to a spa with mom!

Man and woman relaxing with champagne at a spa.

Stylin’ Dads

If your dad is one of those guys who pride themselves on looking good, celebrate him on Father's Day with a last minute purchase of stylish clothing items like a quality leather belt, a designer tie, or a trendy pair of sunglasses.

Mature man in sunglasses with his Golden retriever.

Stressed Dads

Busy, stressed dads deserve some relaxation and pampering. Help your dad unwind with gifts like a massage chair, a luxury shaving kit, aromatherapy candles, or a subscription to a meditation app.

Man meditating on a beach at sunset.

A brief history of Father's Day

The modern Father's Day is believed to have originated in the United States. The idea for a special day to honor fathers is attributed to Sonora Smart Dodd, who was inspired by the American Mother's Day celebrations. Sonora, from Spokane, Washington, wanted to honor her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran and single parent who raised six children.

First Father's Day:

The first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. However, it didn't immediately gain widespread recognition.

Advocacy and recognition:

Sonora Dodd continued to advocate for Father's Day to be recognized nationally. However, it wasn't until 1972, during the presidency of Richard Nixon, that Father's Day was officially recognized as a national holiday in the United States. It was declared to be celebrated on the third Sunday in June.

Global adoption:

The concept of Father's Day gradually spread to other countries around the world, adopting various dates and traditions. Many countries now celebrate Father's Day on the third Sunday in June, similar to the United States, while others have chosen different dates.

Evolution of celebrations:

Over the years, the way Father's Day is celebrated has evolved. While traditional gifts like ties, tools, and gadgets remain popular, there's also a growing emphasis on spending quality time with fathers, whether through activities, meals, or simply expressing gratitude and love.

Father's Day continues to be an important cultural celebration in many countries, serving as an opportunity to recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of fathers and father figures in the lives of their children and families.

From all of us at H2O, to you, your dad, the father figures in your life, and your family, warm wishes for a wonderful, relaxing Father's Day! And don't forget -- to get dad a great gift he can share with mom, check out H2O's multi line promotion here!