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Last minute ideas for Father’s Day 2023: What to write in a Father’s Day card

Father’s Day creep up on you and you’re missing a present, idea for a card? We’ve some great ideas for last-minute gifts and thoughtful messages for dad.

Last-minute ideas for Father’s Day 2023

The third Sunday in June is coming up soon, and if you’ve happened to forget, that means Father’s Day. This year in the United States it falls on Sunday, 18 June and if it’s caught you off guard and without something to show how special he’s been too you, no worries, we’ve got you covered.

While some dads can be tricky to buy for, here are some ideas to help you find a last-minute gift idea that is sure to please.

You can’t go wrong with a card and it’s a cheap and easy way to let him know that you appreciate him. Wherever you get the card from it’s important to include a note, but it can be hard to know what to write to someone who’s been with you for your entire life.

Here’s a few ideas from Hallmark to get you started:

  • You’re in all my favorite memories.
  • You’re still the one I think of first when I have a question about something or when I just need some support and good advice. Thank you for always being there for me.
  • Thank you for being there every day with just the love and guidance I’ve needed.
  • Having you for a father is the best gift I could ask for.
  • Happy Father’s Day dad, you made growing up fun.
  • Thanks for your constant support, love, and protection in my life. Plus, you’re my friend. Thank you.
  • Dad, you’ve got my back and that’s what keeps me stepping up to the challenges in life. Love you so much for that.

Last minute gift ideas

With no fixed date Father’s Day can sometime creep up on us, but there are plenty of options for a last-minute gift that are thoughtful and personal. All of these gift ideas can be bought online with the click of a button and can be presented without needing to wait for the mail to arrive.

Subscription boxes

What’s better than getting a carefully curated package through the door every month, brimming with goodies? That’s exactly what subscription boxes offer, along with the ability for dad to delve deeper into his personal interests.

There are all sorts of options available too: Murray’s Cheese of the Month; Winc’s Wine Club; Tomorrow’s Laundry underwear subscription. Whatever he’s in to, there’s a subscription box tailored to his interests.

Experience days

If you’re dad has given you some of the best memories in your life, why not reciprocate with some incredible experiential treats. MasterClass offers online classes led by some of the biggest stars in their respective fields. From lectures with Neil deGrasse Tyson to lyricism with Alicia Keys, all interest are catered for.

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is perfect for the outdoorsy father, giving access to a huge range of incredible national parks and areas of stunning natural beauty. Alternatively, Uncommon Experiences has a huge range of experiences from coffee tasting to flower arranging, and prices start at just $20.


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