30 Father's Day Experience Ideas for the Dad Who Has Everything

Tuesday, June 15, 2021


I'm pretty sure we just celebrated Mother's Day, and now Father's Day is this weekend! This summer is already flying by, and it's not even officially summer yet.

Does anyone else find dads (grandpas, uncles, brothers, basically any male) kind of difficult to shop for? Maybe it's just the guys in my life -- my own husband included -- but I often find myself stumped when it comes to Father's Day gifts... and that's when I tend to turn to experiences over things. I know my own hubby would much prefer an experience (and maybe an updated pic of his kids for the office... and maybe some coffee and cinnamon rolls) over clutter. In case the guys in your own life are the same, I've rounded up some great experience ideas. The best part: these gifts will be ready in time for Father's Day this Sunday since these experiences are usually in the form of a gift card. You could even just book the experience and print out a picture or write what it will be in a card and gift it that way! Done and done. ;)

Experience Gift Ideas for the Dad in Your Life


-TopGolf (or another driving range in your area)

-Helicopter flying lessons (I did this for Steve years ago!)

-Luxury car rental (road trip, anyone?)

-Ax throwing



-Climbing gym

-Guitar lessons

-Dinner at a new restaurant

-Scuba diving lessons/certification

-Overnight trip (hotel stay)

-A straight razor shave by a barber

-Camping trip

-Lawn service (take something off his plate)

-Whiskey tasting

-Live music concert

-Night at the comedy club (laughter is always a good idea)

-Tickets to see his favorite team

-Cooking class


-Ninja warrior class

-Boxing lessons

-Art class

-Meditation/yoga class (time to relax!)

-Drive in theater tickets

-Tickets to a car show

-Archery range

-A day of fishing gift card (research those family roots!)

It's safe to say there's something for everyone on this list! No matter who you're celebrating this Father's Day, an experience gift is always an unexpected, fun way to surprise someone. Not only will they feel special and thought of, but they will walk away from their experience with the best gift of all: memories.

Have you ever gifted an experience, or received one? I'd love to hear what it was!


  1. Fantastic list! Helicopter flying lessons is a cool idea!

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! Oh man, it was so fun to see him do that. Groupon/LivingSocial usually has great deals on those types of things, too!

  2. I think Top Golf would be so much fun! I wish they would build one here! Great list of ideas! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

    1. We have a new one here and it's on our list for a date night! Glad you enjoyed it, Biana! Have a fun weekend :)

  3. These are great ideas. I wanted to go ax throwing recently but Rory wasn't up for it. We love Top Golf!!

    1. Steve's not super into the ax throwing idea, either.. maybe he's scared of my aim, LOL. We can't wait to try Top Golf!

  4. These are great ideas! My husband is one of those people who have everything and would much prefer an experience instead.
    Thank you!

    1. Yes, same here! My husband just doesn't want/ask for much so I love surprising him with something to *do* instead. Thanks for reading! xo

  5. Experiences for my hubs too. These are all really great ideas. Have a great weekend.

    1. It seems like a lot of guys (and women too!) prefer that! You too, pretty lady! xo

  6. These are so amazing and unique ideas. Thanks for sharing your experience.
    Lots of Love: Mariann Yip

    1. Thank you Mariann - glad you enjoyed them! Experiences are priceless! :)


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