Finding a meaningful daddy-daughter gift can be a challenge, especially if you’ve saved your Christmas shopping for the last minute. However, there are numerous items out there that both dads and daughters will love. More importantly, you can enjoy them together and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are a few ideas to spark your imagination and create stronger family relationships:
Whether you and your daughter enjoy classic thrillers or love to explore national parks, there’s probably a scratch-off poster to match your passions. Spend quality time together and scratch off movie titles as you work your way through the list. Buy tickets to pro football games and take a quarter-back to the poster for each new stadium you visit. Whatever the theme is, both of you will surely enjoy scratching off each new item on the list.
If you and your daughter enjoy sharing a ton of cool experiences, consider providing the snacks for your next road trip. A beef jerky gift box is great for dads and daughters alike, and is a tasty, high protein snack to fuel adventures for years to come.
Does dad love yard games? Commemorate his passion for cornhole with a new set. Of course, you could always purchase one from your local sporting goods store. However, handmade boards and beanbags are even more thoughtful. Plus, if you make them together, they turn into a fun bonding experience and a lesson in basic woodworking.
Cover your hands in paint and leave your prints on the boards or sew dad’s favorite sports emblem on the bag covers.
Older daddies and daughters with a competitive streak would likely enjoy a cribbage board. If you enjoyed playing this game together at the family cabin or lakehouse, consider personalizing it as a nod to your fondest memories. Order a custom board with a laser-etched aerial view of your favorite lake. Get lost in the topographical rings marking the waters’ depths as you race around the board together.
If dad is always in the kitchen, find some matching aprons to protect him from spills and splatters. A custom set with your names on them may also encourage more daddy-daughter time in the kitchen.
Make your favorite recipes, indulge in some desserts or learn how to make a new dish together in your new smocks. If you’re feeling extra creative, you could even make your own aprons or work together to make one for mom.
Test out your new aprons with a pair of meat claws. This cool kitchen gadget helps you shred meat in seconds so you can sit down to eat sooner. Whether you’re making a batch of pulled pork or smoked brisket, these claws will get the job done and put your forks to shame. Work together to shred that protein and become the stars of any picnic, barbecue or get-together.
Are you looking for another fun foodie activity to do together? Grab a DIY hot sauce kit and concoct your own spicy condiments. Most of them come with little glass bottles, ingredients, a funnel and custom labels. Whip up a batch of devil’s tears or fire star sauce, taste-testing as you go to get the complete eye-watering experience.
Dads with an affinity for old vinyls tend to share their love of music with their daughters. Remind pop of the good old days and upgrade your listening experience with a suitcase turntable. Shop for new records together and build your collection or plug in a portable device to play your new favorite songs. He can even tote this mini record player to the office when he isn’t working from home anymore.
About 40% of American adults are obese, and 10% are severely so. Unfortunately, 20% of kids are following in their parents’ footsteps and packing on the pounds at an early age. Encourage a more active lifestyle with daddy-daughter smartwatches.
Use yours as a fitness tracker to monitor calorie intake, daily step count, exercise and sleep patterns. Complete challenges together and set fitness goals so you can fight off obesity and enjoy many more years of adventures.
In the end, the best gift you can give your loved ones is your time. The items above will only give you more reasons to spend that time together. As you continue to shop for the ultimate daddy-daughter gift, look for things that will bring you closer as a family. When it comes down to it, that’s the only thing that really matters.