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How to Build an Unforgettable Father's Day Gift Basket

Updated: May 17

Looking to create a Father’s Day gift that stands out from all the rest? Look no further. In this guide, we’ll reveal all our best tips, tricks, and ideas for Father’s Day Gift Baskets. Whether Dad is an outdoors enthusiast, a bookworm, or the grill master of the family, this year, we’ve got you covered with creative ideas to make this Father’s Day one to remember. Let’s dive right in and create a Father’s Day Gift Basket that reflects the love that you have for the amazing father figure in your life.

Please note that prices listed in this blog post are accurate at the time of posting but will be subject to change due to sales, price increases, and product changes.

4 Steps to Creating Your Father’s Day Gift Basket:

1. Choose a Theme for Father’s Day

The best way to choose a theme for Father’s Day is to narrow it down to Dad’s favorite hobbies. If he spends every weekend watching his favorite sports team, then you might curate a gift with team memorabilia or even tickets to see a game. If he loves to spend time in his workshop, maybe you can show off your own carpentry skills by making a wooden crate to give his gifts in! Whatever theme you choose, the father-figure in your life is sure to appreciate the thoughtful gesture.

2. Select Personalized Gifts for Dad

We will get into our best ideas for Father’s Day Gift Baskets below but remember to focus on the things that you know your Dad will love. Some dads might be excited to get a gift card to their favorite restaurant, while others might prefer just to have a day off from diaper duty. Whatever you decide to give as a gift, make sure it reflects the father’s love that he shares with his children.

3. Add Decorative Filler and Arrange

There are many filler options, such as biodegradable confetti filler or eco-friendly wood wool.

4. Make Dad’s Day Awesome

Make sure Dad knows he’s the best dad ever when you present him with his Father’s Day Gift Basket filled to the brim with thoughtful gifts, heartfelt hand-written notes, and all of your love. 

Now that we’ve covered our steps to creating the best curated gift boxes, let’s explore some ideas for Father’s Day Gift Baskets:

Outdoor Adventure Gift Basket

Start your Outdoor Adventure Basket with a beautiful Hardcover Photo Book to cherish your favorite moments from your adventures with Dad. Include his favorite photos from places that he’s hiked, camped, and explored, and be sure to include memorable trips with the whole family. For each photograph, include the best dad quote from the trip or heartfelt Father’s Day quotes. This personalized photo book is sure to make a lasting impression!

If you are planning an upcoming outdoor adventure with Dad, consider learning some landscape photography tips to make sure your photos capture the full magic of your time together. 

Here are some more ideas to include in this Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Basket:

First Aid Kit

Every hiking kit needs a first aid kit for accidental bumps, scrapes, and sprains. You can find an assortment of items and create your own backpacking first-aid kit or buy one that is ready to go. 

Coffee on the Go

Go one step beyond a typical camping mug and use this coffee mug with an integrated French Press for unbeatable fresh coffee anywhere Dad’s adventure takes him.

Water Filter Bottle

Make sure Dad can always stay hydrated on his long hikes with a water bottle with a built-in filter. These bottles make it easy to refill anywhere with the assurance that the water will always be as clean as it is refreshing.

Hip Pack

Give the gift of extra pocket space with this convenient hip pack that is the perfect gift to add to your Father’s Day Gift Basket.

Compact Utility Tool

This gift is one of the best cool gadgets for him! Give Dad the gift of a compact multi-tool from Leatherman to round out your Father’s Day Gift Basket. 

Hiking Backpack

Get Dad a new hiking bag that he can use for years to come. This is one of our favorite luxury gifts for fathers or father figures that love to get outdoors. 


Grill Master Gift Basket

Make Dad the ultimate grill master this season with this Father’s Day Gift Basket. Start by compiling Dad’s “famous” recipes in a custom Hardcover Photo Book. Include photos of his best grilled creations, and photos of family and friends enjoying his BBQ, and utilize the captions to write down his favorite recipes. This thoughtful Photo Book is the perfect gift with a personal touch.

Complete Dad’s Grill Master Gift Basket by mixing and matching the following items:

Cooking Utensils

Make sure Dad has a grilling tools set to equip him for the season. Include items like stainless steel tongs, spatulas, basting brushes, and other high-quality, cool gadgets for him. 

Custom Apron

Show off Dad’s style with a custom apron! Whether he would prefer a funny apron with dad jokes, movie characters, or plays into his own unique style, find an apron that shows off that he is the best dad ever.

Specialty Ingredients

Elevate his dishes with a selection of premium spices, oils, vinegars, and hot sauces. Whether he's adding a dash of exotic spice or a splash of fiery heat, these specialty ingredients will take his grilling game to the next level.

Cookbook from a Famous Chef 

Inspire Dad with a cookbook from his favorite chef or grill master! He will learn new flavors, different cuisines, cooking tips and tricks, and recipes that he can share all season. 


Lego Lover’s Father’s Day Gift Basket

For the dad who is never too old to build some Legos, indulge his passion with a Lego Lover’s Father’s Day Gift Basket! Use a Lego Classic Brick Set as the filler material for a fun twist, instead of traditional confetti.

Start your basket by creating a custom Wall Calendar with photos of Dad’s favorite Lego builds, the whole family building together, and any Lego-themed trips you might have taken as a family. 

Lego Wall Art

You can make this unique wall art yourself (with the help of the kids, of course!) or purchase it already made for you. All you need are some Lego minifigures, a shadowbox frame, and a steady hand to write your message to Dad.

Lego Superhero Dad Framed Wall Art from Ems Gift Tree, $46.06

Lego Storage Solutions

Beef up the playroom or building studio by finding a Lego storage box for Dad’s entire Lego collection. There are probably thousands of Lego storage ideas, including by color, category, brick type, and more. The important thing is that you give Dad an opportunity to be part of the organizing process so that he can easily find everything later. 

Tickets to LegoLand or Lego Discovery Centers

Take Dad on a trip to visit a Lego theme park or one of the incredible Discovery Centers around the world. These visits will create lasting memories for the whole family and you are never too old to enjoy the creativity and wonder that comes with LegoLand! Don’t forget that there are often promotions for children to go free to Legoland New York, with the purchase of adult Legoland tickets.

Specialty Lego Sets

This gift idea is definitely a splurge, but if you know a Lego fan that absolutely loves their iconic builds then maybe the whole family can go in on a set together! There are hundreds of Lego sets for adults to choose from, whether it’s building the Lego Titanic or a brick-for-brick replica of the Disney Castle. If you go this route, you can expect to spend anywhere from $200-$800 on a specialty Lego set.


Bookworm Father’s Day Gift Basket

If the father figure in your life always has his nose in a book, consider creating a Father’s Day Gift Basket that leans into his favorite activity. Start by getting creative with the kids and coming up with a fun book idea. Then get everyone into fun costumes using items you can find around the house and take photos in various poses that tell a story. Turn these photos into a Photo Book storybook for Dad! Use the captions to tell the complete story and the collage function to piece together action shots. Ideas for the book might be: My Dad: The Superhero (where Dad comes in to save the day at the end) or Family Cook Off (where you all pretend to be contestants on a show, with Dad as the judge.) This idea is fantastic because it’s a gift that Dad can read again and again to the kids and the whole family gets to be the star of the show!!

Handmade Bookmarks

All you need for this DIY bookmark is some paper, a laminator, and creativity! Get the kids together and make Dad some handmade bookmarks that he can use to keep his spot while reading. Write heartfelt notes, draw pictures, and be creative. While this gift is inexpensive to make, the sentimental value of this thoughtful gesture is priceless.

Audible Subscription

Make a handmade card that tells Dad that you’ve signed him up for an Audible subscription. He will get credits each month to listen to audiobooks that he can enjoy when he’s driving, gardening, cooking, and more. 

Audible Subscription starting at $14.95/month

Reading Journal

Help Dad keep track of his thoughts and emotions while he reads with a classy Reading Journal. You can even get a journal customized with his name engraved in the leather for a personal touch.


Sports Fanatic Gift Basket

If your Dad is a sports fanatic, you can’t go wrong with a sports theme for Father’s Day. Fill Dad’s basket with all the game-day essentials, from snacks and drinks to team swag.

Start this Father’s Day Gift Basket by looking up the upcoming sports events for Dad’s favorite team. Create a custom Wall Calendar featuring photos from memorable games, tournaments, and pictures of Dad cheering on his favorite team. Don’t forget that with a SimplePrints Wall Calendar, you can include custom dates to make sure Dad won’t miss any upcoming games! 

Team Jersey or Cap

Help Dad show his support for their favorite team with customized jerseys or baseball caps! If he’s already got plenty of those, you can consider adding other merchandise like blankets, water bottles, and other things.

Portable Folding Chair or Cushion for Bleachers

Every Dad should enjoy their favorite games in comfort! This is a great gift to complement a pair of Nicks tickets or other sports events. Whether they're sitting courtside at a basketball game or enjoying a day at the ballpark, a comfortable seat will ensure they can fully focus on the action and cheer their team to victory in style. Rocking Foldable Chair from GCI Outdoor, $60.00

Personalized Golf Balls

Make sure Dad stands out on the putting green with this engraved gift! Customize golf balls with his initials to give him a lucky charm when he’s golfing with his buddies.

Personalized Golf Ball Set from That’s Nice That, $39.42


Make Father’s Day Unforgettable with SimplePrints

We hope that our Father’s Day Gift Guide has helped you create a Father's Day gift basket that's as unique and special as your dad. Whether you're celebrating your own father, grandfather, uncle, or father figure, a thoughtfully crafted gift basket is sure to make him feel loved and appreciated on his special day.

Using the SimplePrints app, you can easily create many personalized gifts for Dad. Simply download the free app, upload your favorite photos, design your photo product, and then order.

It’s as easy as that! 


Father's Day Shipping Deadlines

Don’t forget to order your Father’s Day gifts with plenty of time for shipping. Place your orders by the dates below to make sure they arrive in time for Father’s Day on June 16th.

CA Shipping Deadlines:

CA Standard: Thu, May 30

CA Expedited: Mon, Jun 3

CA Rush: Wed, Jun 5

US Shipping Deadlines:

US Standard: Mon, Jun 3

US Expedited: Tue, Jun 4

US Rush: Thu, Jun 6


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Cameya Martin is a mother, a wife, a self-identified horse-girl, and a writer. She writes articles for small businesses, memoirs for people, and fiction for herself.

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