Father’s Day is almost here! Time to celebrate the guy who taught you to ride a bike, the one who makes questionable pancakes but seriously tasty barbecue. The same man who wore that tie you gave him when you were a kid, even though orange and purple never matched anything he owned. He did it because he’s your dad, and it’s what great dads do.
Now that you’re a little older and wiser, isn’t it time to get past the annual ties and beer mugs?
Time to look into some truly unique Father’s Day gift ideas that are as special as the man himself. Because time is precious, and so are friends and family. The best gifts for dads recognize that.
The Best Father's Day Gift
This year, give your dad the best Father's Day gift to express just how much he means to you and your family. Imagine your dad watching a compilation of family and close friends telling their favorite memory of him over the years. Give him a Tribute video!
The personal and extraordinary stories about your dad will make your video Tribute a gift to remember. He is sure to smile and may even shed tears of joy as he sees how important he is to his favorite people.
You can make your special video gift as funny, serious, or meaningful as you want. Probably a bit of all three.
1. Love and Laughter
Often the most memorable times we have with our loved ones are spent laughing—whether it’s eye-rolling chuckles at a bad dad joke or all-out belly laughs. Create a video that brings to mind years of laughter for your dad, because laughter isn’t just the best medicine; it’s the best gift.
Not sure where to start? Collect stories around a common theme. We suggest asking everyone to answer one or two questions, so the stories feel cohesive.
Themes can include:
- Funny coaching stories for the dad who coached you and other kids.
- “The one that got away,” for the fisherman.
- “Here are the stories we never told you,” for the dad of now-grown teenagers. (By the way, he probably knew all along!)
You can even take the theme beyond the video. Fisherman stories? Give him the video in a card and present the video card in a festive tackle box.
2. Everyday Hero
Are you celebrating a dad known for always helping out? Maybe he had a job as an EMT or was a volunteer firefighter. Perhaps he was just always the guy the kids could come to when they needed to talk. What about a “you’re like a father to me” message from the people whose lives he impacted?
Ask 5-10 people he has helped to create a 1-minute video each, based on a question such as:
- What’s an important lesson you learned from dad?
- What do you respect most about dad?
- How has your life been impacted by dad?
3. A Life of Meaning
Maybe you want your Father's Day video to land midway between funny and serious. You can use a broader question to let people choose what they share. Let your video participants know it’s a gift that you expect your dad to watch over and over. Ask an open-ended question, and then leave it up to them. When you choose close friends and family, they know what’s important to your dad.
Questions for this type of video could be:
- Why do you love dad?
- What’s your favorite memory with dad?
- What’s your advice for dad?
Make a Tribute Video for Dad
- Invite friends.
We send the invitations with all the information your friends and family need to participate.
- Collect videos.
We provide the prompt for your participants to make a video and upload it.
- Compile the video.
We make it easy for you to drag and drop the collected videos into any order you like and then share the final Tribute video.
- Get premium service (optional).
Let one of our concierge editors manage the project and compile your final Tribute video. LCD video cards are also available as a keepsake!
Remember, Father’s Day can also be a great time to honor the “like a dad” figure(s) in your life. Anyone who has played an essential role in your life would love to hear how they have made a difference. This Father’s Day, make your Tribute as unique and special as the honoree!