How to Plan a Sophisticated Father’s Day

Share

If you ask dad what he wants to do this Father’s Day, he’ll likely say all he wants to do is spend time with you. This year, get ahead of this simple (and sweet) request by planning a fabulous day of activities your dad will enjoy. Here, we’ve got ideas for every type of patriarch—from the music enthusiast to the outdoorsman to the academic and more. Consider this your complete guide for what to do, the best presents to give and—so as not to ignore the necessary fashion element to every event—what you should be wearing since Father’s Day is always an ideal family photo op.

Your Guide For Spoiling Dad

Go To A Rock Concert

If your dad has an extensive record collection, look through it for an idea on what music he really loves. Chances are his favorite bands are still touring—everyone from The Rolling Stones to CSN to Willie Nelson are still making it happen on stages around the country and beyond. Surprise him with the tickets on Father's Day—even if the show isn't until later this year.

Photo: CSN, Pinterest

What You Should Wear

Chuck Taylor All Star Canvas Sneakers

$55

Converse

Pin High-Waisted Skinny Jeans

$224

Acne

Rylan Colorblocked Leather Jacket

$1,195

Rachel Zoe

Ibiza Tee

$55

Curated

Gifts For The Music Enthusiast

Custom QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones

$400

Bose

Portable Revolution USB Turntable

$70

Crosley Radio

Go Glamping

If your dad has a serious passion for the great outdoors, enjoy a night of bonding under the stars with a good, old-fashioned family camping trip. Build a fire, have s'mores and tell ghost stories. Good times and awesome memories practically guaranteed.

Photo: El Capitan, Pinterest

What You Should Wear

Skinny High Jeans

$40

H&M

The Perfect Plaid Cotton Shirt

$218

Current/Elliott

Embellished Fringed Suede Ankle Boots

$145

Finds + Minnetonka

Gifts For The Outdoorsman

Check Cashmere Blanket

$1,595

Burberry

Classic Rechargeable LED Lantern

$50

Coleman

Go To A Museum

Whether your dad is an art aficionado or a science wiz, spending a few hours at a museum (of his choice) is a surefire way to enjoy time together while also learning something—the perfect combo.

Photo: The Getty Center, Pinterest

What You Should Wear

Allison Leather Peep-Toe Mule

$395

Vince

Receptor Citrus-Print Cropped Trousers

$265

Mara Hoffman

Receptor Citrus-Print Cropped Top

$140

Mara Hoffman

Gifts For The Academic

Buckley Zip Briefcase

$3,250

Tom Ford

The Mr Porter Paperback Volumes 1-3

$90

Mr Porter

Go To A Fancy Dinner

Who doesn't like to get dressed to the nines and indulge in a delicious dinner? Plan in advance by making a reservation at a new place your dad has been dying to try.

Photo: Pistola Restaurant

What You Should Wear

Leora D’Orsay Pump

$325

Loeffler Randall

Flap Glazed Saffiano Leather Clutch Wallet

$68

Halogen

Flame of the Forest Print Tie Neck Dress

$550

Rebecca Taylor

Gifts For The Foodie

Harmonie Round Whiskey Decanter

$790

Baccarat

Peru: The Cookbook

$50

Gaston Acurio

Go Do Something Athletic

Even if your dad is into a sport you don't do, like surfing or golfing, you can still build a day around letting him enjoy his favorite hobby. Bring a picnic and sit on the beach while he catches waves, or let him play 18 while you ride in the golf cart and offer moral support.

Photo: Pinterest

What You Should Wear

Maxon Metallic Sandal

$89

Kenneth Cole

Colorblocked Wetsuit

$210

Cynthia Rowley for J.Crew

Gifts For The Sports Junkie

Limited Edition Rialto City Cruiser

$799

Rag & Bone x Sole Bicycles

Personalized Golf Tees

$48

Golfsmith