Gift Ideas for Dad Anytime of the Year

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and I know how hard it is to find just the right gift for dad. Or maybe it’s his birthday or anniversary and finding the right gift ideas for dad is just frustrating.
Trust me, I speaking from experience here:) Both my dad and step-dad are hard to buy for, and I end up going off of Amazon lists going with similar gifts every year. Usually Baskin Robins World Class Chocolate and Cherry Pie from the only Marie Calendars still in the Bay Area. Food is usually a good bet for dads, am I right?

What if your dad isn’t a foodie? Or you want to do something more memorable, check out the below 7 ideas that will make great gift ideas for any special occasion. After all dads are often overlooked, so let’s give them some love.

**None of these are sponsored they are just great ways to celebrate dad and support local businesses and organizations:)


7 Gift Ideas or Dad

Painted Family Photos –  Get a customized cartoon painting of your family. This is a unique and fun way to honor your special family dynamic when your own tweak.

*Call Ranch  – Does dad love ranch life, or working with his hands. This small business will have just what dad is looking for!

*Golf Galaxy – For the dad that loves everything golf, check out Golf Galaxy in Pleasant Hill. I know it sounds cliché, but golf is so relaxing for a lot of people. And keeping it simple may be just what the doctor ordered.

*A’s Game – Yep that’s right there is an A’s game this Sunday and pretty much every week for 8 months, plus it’s an easy BART ride to the Oakland stadium. What a fun way to kick it with dad right?

*Make a Shirt – My dad just loved the shirts I gave him, but I never made him one. Never dawned on me, but imagine what his kids’ hand prints with the Best Dad Ever written on it would mean to him?

*Drive in Theater – There is no shortage of amazing movies out right now. Top Gun is amazing and I have no doubt Jurassic World will be epic. Head out to the Solano Drive in Theater in Concord and enjoy the beautiful weather.

*Daddy and Me session – with yours truly. I am offering the same mini-sessions for Father’s Day as I did for Mother’s Day. For as little as $345 you can check out the new upgraded boutique experience her at Summer Bear Photography and leave with beautiful artwork of your family. These sessions can be purchased till the end of June and used until the end of July:) (Are you checking this out after promo period as ended? I’d still love to chat, as we offer many creative photography opportunities throughout the year:)

If you have some cool ideas about Father’s Day gifts I would love to hear about them! Just send me a DM on Instagram or Facebook or tag me in a photo that you share @summerbearphoto.

Gift Ideas for Dad




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