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6 Father’s Day Activities to Make His Day

As Father’s Day approaches, the inevitable hustle and bustle of planning commences. If your usual golf-themed “Happy Father’s Day” card is feeling below par this year (and you’re not sure if your dad even likes golf), mix it up with a personalized activity that speaks to his interests and conveys how much you appreciate him.

For that, we have you covered. In this guide, we’ll walk you through six father’s day activities and suitable apparel to gift your dad to make his special day one to remember.

1. Make it a Movie Day

Sometimes the most special days are the ones where the whole family gets the chance to simply relax and spend quality time together. Make this year’s Father’s Day into a mini staycation for Dad and spend a cozy day (or night in) with his favorite movies, board games, and snacks.

Pop some homemade popcorn and pick up some of his favorite movie candies for an easy, fun home theater experience.

For a few dad-approved movie celebrations, consider the following themes:

  • Star Wars – Grab a few Baby Yoda cupcakes, put on some loose clothing, and lose yourself in the epic original trilogy for seven hours of lightsaber battles, deep-voiced villains, and awe-inspiring Jedi.
  • James Bond – Elevate your night with a marathon of James Bond’s greatest feats. Dress in your classiest attire, pour Dad a vesper martini, and hunker in for action-packed duels and nail-biting escapes.
  • Comedy Night – If your dad would rather spend the night chuckling at ridiculous escapades, fill movie night with flicks starring Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, and Steve Carell. You can even bring a few whoopee cushions into the mix.

Once the credits roll, pull out some board games to get your family’s competitive spirit going. Keep it on theme or try a game that’ll get everyone working together, like Pictionary, Charades, or childhood favorites like Sorry or Go Fish.

Dad-Approved Gifts: Make your Dad’s movie night celebration a comfortable one with ultra-soft Lounge Joggers and a Lounge Hoodie. Can also be a great day gift for dads who love watching movies at any time!

2. Tap into Your Crafty Side

Looking for things to do for Father’s Day? Working on a craft or home project together is the perfect chance to bond with your dad and let him share a few skills in the process.

If the dad in your life already has a passion project, strap on your overalls, lace up your most comfortable boots, and get ready to spend the day bonding over shared stories and noisy tools.

For fresh crafting inspiration for Fathers Day activities, why not try:

  • Painting a birdhouse and mixing custom birdseed
  • Making a kite out of newspaper
  • Building model airplanes
  • Watercolor painting or sketching at one of Dad’s favorite spots

Dad-Approved Gifts: When it comes to manual labor, your dad’s clothing choices come down to safety and comfort. Have him unwrap the Luxe French Terry Paint and the Second Skin Long Sleeve Crew Neck Tee before heading out to the garage.

3. Spend Time in Nature

Come June, flowers are in full bloom, the sun is shining brightly, and outdoor spaces abound with active families. Get in on the fun this Father’s Day with a memorable outdoor adventure that prioritizes quality time above all else, such as:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • River rafting
  • Water skiing
  • Playing football at the park
  • Camping

With over 6,000 state parks across the country, you and your dad are bound to find somewhere beautiful to spend the day. Planning an overnight camping trip for Father’s Day weekend? Our packing list for the tent usually looks something like this:

  • S’mores fixings and a pack of Dad’s favorite local brews for a post-hike refresher
  • A pair of our SleekHeat Long Johns for chilly campsite nights
  • A deck of cards for fireside entertainment, complete with Dad jokes

Dad-Approved Gifts: Make sure Dad is properly outfitted for your expedition. Celebrate Dad and gift him breathable and stylish hoodies like the Luxe French Terry Hoodie. These are the perfect addition to cool summer nights. For the day, fit your dad in a pair of comfortable Luxe French Terry Shorts.

4. Volunteer Together

Share the love this Father’s Day with your community. Start the day with a delicious breakfast buffet, then head to a charity that speaks to your dad. Potential volunteer activities for you and your dad may include:

  • Serving lunch in a soup kitchen
  • Picking up litter
  • Walking dogs at an animal shelter
  • Running a toy or coat drive
  • Hosting a bake sale or car wash and donating the proceeds to a nonprofit

Dad-Approved Gifts: For a professional setting, have your dad pull up his sleeves in the Second Skin Long Sleeve Comfort Polo. Or, opt for the Second Skin Moroccan Tee for more relaxed work. Share tips on how to wear a polo so your dad is extra confident in his new outfit.

5. De-Stress and Decompress With a Spa Day

Sometimes, being a dad can be tough. In between school drop-offs and game day carpools, there’s little time to sit back and relax with a cold (perhaps, fruity?) drink. Give your dad a chance to slow down with an all-encompassing spa day that includes:

  • Cucumber facial
  • Clay face mask
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Nutritious smoothies
  • Scented candles

You can also opt for calming activities like a massage or a meditation practice. Getting in some light, low-impact exercise can also help your dad decompress.

Dad-Approved Gifts: Join Dad for a scenic walk or a long yoga session paired with a Zen Ribbed Sweatshirt & Jogger Pack.

6. Treat Dad to Breakfast in Bed

Fill your dad’s morning with a mouth-watering breakfast buffet in bed. After he hits the snooze button for the final time, gather your family to parade in an assortment of breakfast-in-bed treats like juicy sausages, homemade pancakes, fresh hash browns, and custom-made omelets.

Dad-Approved Gifts: He’ll love having a lazy morning wearing his new Second Skin Luxe Rib Tee & Pant Sleep Set, and enjoying plenty of family fun.

Make His Day This Father’s Day With Tommy John

Traverse this next Father’s Day in style with Father's Day celebration ideas and gift ideas that are sure to make him smile.

Whether your dad is all about crafts or ready to hit the trails, Tommy John has everything he’ll need to feel comfortable and stylish this Father’s Day. Visit our men’s collection today to score Dad the best in underwear, loungewear, and pajamas.

Treat Dad or any father figure in your life to something special at Tommy John.


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