The 18 Best Experiences to Give Your Dad This Father’s Day
Okay, so maybe we don’t know your dad personally, but there’s one thing we do know: His favorite gift from you is a shared experience. No matter if you’re taking him to see his favorite baseball team for the millionth time or learning to make moonshine together for the first time — father-child bonding is the bomb. That’s why we’ve collected 18 of the coolest dad-approved experiences to inspire. Short on funds? Make your own gift! And don’t forget, even dads love brunch, especially when you incorporate these cute Dad Libs into your place settings!
1. Tickets to See His Favorite Team (from $8): What’s better than a gift the whole family can get in on? Get him tickets to see his favorite team this summer, and enjoy an afternoon of father-kid bonding fueled by hot dogs and beer.
2. Wine Making Kit ($50): Just add grape juice and send the wino-dad over the moon. He can make his own red or white, impress his friends and stock all your summer events.
3. Haario Cold Water Dripper ($250): Summer means iced coffee. Initiate dad into the world of cold brew with this elegant coffee maker. Then cue the mad scientist motif.
4. BBQ Grilling Classes (from $60): Help your grill-master dad up his game with a smoking or grilling class, perfectly timed for that upcoming 4th of July barbecue.
5. Bourbon Buffet ($150): Dad can have his own whiskey tasting! Each buffet is one of a kind, and there’s also a tequila option.
6. San Francisco Sourdough Starter Kit ($30): A gift that keeps on giving, once he gets that starter bubbling, he can make fresh bread indefinitely.
7. Tandem Skydiving Lessons (from $99): Just cause he’s old doesn’t mean he’s lost his appetite for adventure. Obviously you’re jumping with him, right?
10. White Whale Cocktail Mixers 3-Pack ($30): Let dad tap into his inner mixologist with these exotic and swanky cocktail mixers.
11. Shiitake Mushroom Log ($30): Dad can grow his own organic shiitake mushrooms, and in the meantime use the log as a super-cool centerpiece.
12. The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining ($25): What could be better than sippin’ on whiskey in summertime? Sippin’ on whiskey your bootlegger dad made in his own distillery.
13. DIY Hot Sauce Kit ($35): Sriracha, Frank’s Red Hot, Cholula, Dad’s — start him down the path to hot sauce greatness this Father’s Day.
14. Bacon Cure and Smoke Kit ($90): Add pork belly, eat bacon. Brunch will never be the same.
15. Beer Mustard Making Kit ($30): Once dad starts making his own mustard, every sandwich and bratwurst will be a masterpiece.
16. Scenic Aerial Tour ($300): Take a spin around the city — from above! Give dad new perspective on his hometown and maybe inspire a new hobby.
17. Pale Ale Brewing Kit ($45): Is your dad big into the craft beer scene? Take him from connoisseur to home brewer with this kit.
So what do you think, perfect gift for dad or for you? What’s at the top of your Father’s Day list? Let us know in the comments!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)