Fun gift basket ideas for Father’s Day

Fun gift basket ideas for Father’s Day


This Father’s Day, show your dad some love by giving him a gift basket full of all of his favorite things. To make it even better, assemble it yourself instead of purchasing a pre-made gift basket. This way, you can customize the theme and contents to give a meaningful and practical gift your dad will love.

If you’re wondering what to put in a Father’s Day gift basket, we have some fun ideas to inspire you.

Grooming gifts

Self-care isn’t just for moms. Sometimes, dads like to pamper themselves, too! If your father is into all things grooming, fill his basket with self-care items so he can treat himself. There are all sorts of products he may enjoy, from shaving and beard care to skincare and spa products. Add a nice toiletry bag, loofah, nail brush, and face towel to complete the collection.

Car wash kit

If your father takes pride in keeping his vehicle in top shape, a car wash and detailing kit is a great Father’s Day gift. You can even use a big car wash bucket or utility box as an on-theme, practical gift container. Fill it with everything he needs to make his car sparkle inside and out, like car wash solution, spray wax, microfiber towels, wheel cleaner, glass cleaner, and even an air freshener.

Fun gift basket ideas for Father’s Day

This collection is pictured in a 12 in x 9¾ in x 5¼ in wooden gift crate box by Carpenter Core.

Best pop ever

For the dad who appreciates a good pun, make a gift basket for the “best pop ever”. Include things like popcorn, soda pop, pop tarts, pop rocks, and ring pops for this fun theme. Make it special by choosing his favorite flavors, and include some local or gourmet products to scale it up. Finish it off with a t-shirt, mug, or keychain bearing the phrase that he can show off.

Summer fun

Since Father’s Day lands right around the same time as the first day of summer, why not put together a basket full of fun things to enjoy throughout the season? If he loves spending time at the beach, gift him a new beach towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a football to toss around. If he prefers hanging in the backyard, include his favorite BBQ essentials, a relaxing hammock, and a fun yard game.

Gadget gifts

Is your dad a gadget lover? Does he love learning cool hacks, tinkering with things, and finding new ways to keep organized? He will be in heaven when you give him a basket full of fun and useful gadgets. Visit the gift section of electronics and department stores for ideas. Think cool phone accessories, unique multi-tools, useful kitchen gadgets, fun desk toys, and trendy devices for a mix of amusing and practical gifts.

Man cave essentials

Every dad needs a space of his own where he can relax. Stock up his supply of man cave essentials with a custom gift basket for Father’s Day. Fill it with his favorite snacks like popcorn, nuts, chips, and jerky, and a selection of his favorite local or craft beer. Add a set of frosted beer mugs, personalized coasters, or a fun wall sign he can proudly display in his man cave.

Dad’s special day

Another fun Father’s Day gift idea we love is to plan a special day with your dad doing something he loves. Buy him tickets to see his favorite sports team play and arrange them in a basket with some new gear to cheer them on. Or, plan a fishing trip and include all the essentials you will need for the day. Often, the best gift is the opportunity to spend time together making memories.

Hobbies and pastimes

If none of these ideas fit the bill, get creative! Pick one of his favorite hobbies or pastimes and curate a selection of gift items that fit the theme. Some other popular Father’s Day gift basket ideas include golfing, grilling, camping, and poker. Or maybe he is a lover of coffee, whiskey, or wine. Use these theme and gift ideas for inspiration to make your own special collection that will be perfect to celebrate your dad.

Make a fun presentation

Once you have chosen your theme idea and purchased gift items for dad, wow him with a fun presentation. Create a memorable and impressive gift basket by choosing a unique gift container, arranging items attractively, and finishing with coordinating decorations. Don’t forget to include a personal note or card to let your dad know how much he means to you.

This article was made possible by support from Carpenter Core. We make small customizable wooden crates and boxes used for gift baskets and product packaging.

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