Dads don't walk around with a huge "S" on their chest, but they're always willing to save the day. Somewhere in every dad's DNA is a heroic trait that seriously makes them so unique and selfless. This year, consider some of the best experience gifts for dads so that you can return the favor of giving unforgettable memories.
For us ladies, our dads are our first loves. They help us learn how to appreciate ourselves in a special way, separate from the way our mamas do. Believe it or not, our relationship with them helps shape our views of men in general. And almost effortlessly, our dads set the standard to how amazing human beings have the potential to be. They totally rock without even trying.
When the holidays roll around, your dad says he'll be happy with anything, but not just anything is enough to express how much you appreciate him every day of the year. Don't worry, because thinking outside the box won't give your dad another reason to pull out the toolbox and fix something. An experience gift will give him a chance to harbor his own memories and think about how you allowed him to partake in a new adventure.
1. Make Him A Season Ticket Holder For A Sports Team
Is your dad the type to find peace in that total dad chair every Sunday and cheer for his team? Well, make it so that he has an option to have a seat in the stadium and cheer for his team.
Vivid Seats has plenty of options for season tickets, and you should be able to snag something for him there. Any sports fan will tell you that watching a game is fun, but being at the game is so much better.
2. A Day On The Golf Course
This might not be completely understood by everyone, but a round of golf is therapeutic. There's a science to it, but for us chicks, it's sort of the equivalent of sitting and getting a mani and a pedi. Your dad probably never asks to get away, but giving him a few rounds will give him a chance to. There are awesome golf courses across the country, so it really just depends on where you live.
Remember how I said your pops is probably selfless? Well, that might mean he puts some of his passions on the back-burner at times. Skydiving may be on his bucket list, and you could give him the gift of crossing it off. Luckily, there's enough sky to go around, so finding a skydiving company shouldn't be too tough.
4. Rent Him A Boat For His Next Fishing Trip
Even if you aren't a huge fishing fan, your dad may love it. Renting a boat is easier than you think. They're rented for all types of occasions.
Get super luxurious, or keep it simple with the basics. Either way, your dad is about to be super confident hooking those fish. Let's also not forget bragging rights. Places like GetMyBoat will have him on his way.
5. A Virtual Reality Game
If your dad was once a gamer, a part of him will always be. The new technology and graphics in games today probably fascinate him, and if he could have a man cave full of them, he would.
Virtual reality games are super trippy and actually place you inside the game itself. He can experience it as much as he wants in the comfort of your home.
6. Rent A Space For A Future Camping Trip
When it comes to renting a cabin at a camping trip location your dad loves, Airbnb is your best friend. There are plenty of places that people own and rent out in those prime camping destinations. I'm sure your dad will appreciate a break from pitching all of those tents, too.
7. Flying Lessons Or A Sky Tour
Dads are adventurous, and if we can ascend them to those heights, we will. Copping your dad a tour of the sky will be unforgettable for him. Shoot, if you can afford to take it even further, get him flying lessons. It's not a gift you get everyday, and he'll certainly recognize that.
Our dads deserve the world, and we may not be able to give them all of that, but we are willing to give them something worth cherishing. You can't wrap an experience, but that doesn't mean it's not a spectacular gift.