4 Creative Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is fast approaching, & this year, think beyond the tie! Though traditional gifts have their place, most fathers could probably do without another “World’s Greatest Dad” mug or hobby-themed tchotchke (we’re looking at you, golf ball statue!). So in the name of doing away with dust collectors, Motherstucker & Go Organically Fruit Snacks put together these five creative ideas for celebrating Father’s Day that dad is sure to love.

  1. Take a hike. Buy dad a cool piece of hiking gear—like a trendy, insulated water tumbler or an old-school compass—& attach an invitation to go hiking together that very day. After all, what better time to hit the trails than a Sunday in June? Up the stakes by printing out Nature Bingo cards that let you check off items as you see them—from squirrels to berries to ant hills & beyond.
  2. Make a memory book. Get those pics off your phone & into dad’s hands! While social media is convenient, there’s nothing like showcasing photos & preserving memories in a tactile, hard copy format. Print a dozen or so favorite family snapshots, & paste them in a mini scrap book along with handwritten captions & mementos like ticket stubs or hand-drawn artwork. Dad will be proud to display the book on the family coffee table or at his workplace.
  3. Have a “favorite foods” feast. Make a meal out of all of dad’s most-loved eats—even if they don’t seem to go together! Set the table with a plate of bacon, a bowl of mango, a side of potato chips & a meatball sub…or whatever suits his fancy!
  4. Send him on a wild goose chase. On Father’s Day morning, present dad with a rhyming “clue” written on an index card. One clue should link to the next clue, ultimately leading dad to the final destination—& his gift! For example:​​​
    • Clue #1: “It’s Father’s Day morning. Get up & go! Start your day with a cup of joe.”
    • Clue #2 taped to coffee pot: “Breakfast in bed is what you crave. But first wash up & have a shave.”
    • Clue #3 taped to bathroom vanity: “You’re on the trail & your gift is near. Behind the wheel is where you steer.”
    • Clue #4 taped to car steering wheel: “We couldn’t get you a brand new ride. But open the glove box * look inside!”
    • Inside glove box: Include a Happy Father’s Day note along with a handy car accessory, such as a gas card or a USB phone charger.

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