What do you get for the father who has everything? Everything, that is, except a defined sense of home decor style?
Father’s Day can be a great opportunity to not only get dear old dad something he loves but also spruce up his decor, add function to a space, and even bring the family together.
We’re breaking down the best Father’s Day gifts for all types of dads below.
Bring it Out Back
Dads loving the backyard is a cliche for a reason, explains Brady Burke, Lead Designer at Havenly. “Our outdoor spaces have been our saving grace recently, so investing in smart outdoor furniture and design is more relevant than ever.”
If pops already has the perfect patio set, don’t shy away from backyard experiences that can bring the whole family together. Start a new family tradition with an outdoor bowling set, Bocce balls, or bean bag toss game. Both fun and functional, a collection of outdoor games could be the perfect way to spend Father’s Day out in the backyard. “An evening of bocce or corn hole is a great way to get the entire family outside together,” Brady suggests.
If dad’s more into grilling than gaming, a well-built grilling toolset is always a safe bet. Forget about fumbling for the mismatched spatulas and tongs that have seen better days; get dad the gift of good-looking grill accessories.
Trendy Moments, With a Touch of Memories
Finding a gift that your dad loves and updates his dated decor can be challenging, but not impossible, says Brady. “I think a good first step would be artwork so that fathers can incorporate some of their tastes into their homes in a stylish way.”
Commission a topography print of your father’s favorite hike, or pick a few photos from a family vacation to gift in a trendy frame. Dad’s bound to like the image, and the stylish new frame could breathe new life into his home office or den.
If you want to level up, find “a creative way to display something from their hobby like a rock collection or vinyl records,” Brady says. Frame an old concert poster or ticket stubs in a shadowbox to let the memories live on. Help him cherish past travels by having an illustration done of his favorite site. Bringing in something he loves, with a trendy twist, can make for a perfect gift.
Make it Chic, Make it Functional
The best gifts are often items that actually get used, reminds Brady. “I like the idea of thinking about the type of father you have and getting them something that will actually use that is also a stylish accent for the home.”
Consider a chic Bluetooth speaker for entertaining in the living room or a modern and functional shelf to display their record collection. Even a small monogrammed catchall for his dresser could add a pop of style and be a great tool to keep things organized.
Finding a gift for Father’s Day doesn’t have to be a high-stress situation. Mixing dad’s personality with some of today’s trends can help create the perfect gift for everyone to enjoy.