A challenge for this Father's Day: go beyond the usual greeting cards and mugs, and give your dad a present that truly has meaning. Express your heartfelt appreciation and thanks, and show that you pay attention to his interests. Above all, choose a gift that nourishes the soul and helps the recipient live his faith.
How do you capture this in a tangible present? Consider these Christian gift ideas for Father's Day -- unique, affordable, and utterly meaningful.
1. Faith at work
It's a great idea to pick a gift that your father can use in his everyday work. It's even better if that item can serve as his daily reminder to dedicate his work to God. Find a piece of Christian wearable that your dad will use and like, such as this cross bracelet that can go from casual settings to formal office attire.
2. Proverbial sweatshirt
If you've got workwear covered, how about casual wear for dad? Make it a little more special than a mass-produced t-shirt -- try a high-quality hooded sweater that has a timeless Bible verse print. The Proverbs hoodie above is a top-rated example, as our customers love the look and feel of the jacket, and they get plenty of compliments for it.
3. Video award
Many times, do-it-yourself gifts that take a bit of time and preparation turn out to be the most rewarding. One idea is to compile video clips of your dad to show the numerous ways he helps you grow.
Dig up family videos from your childhood, from relatives and friends, and from other people he may have inspired. You can also capture some recent moments. Put all these recordings together in one montage with some captions. Then your dad can watch and re-watch it anytime he needs a little uplifting.
4. Security blanket
A fleece blanket isn't a very common Father's Day gift, but with great quality and design, it can be highly appreciated. The Christian-themed blanket above is extra special because of its inspiring Bible verse print and its premium quality material. Dad can take this on camping or fishing trips, or just cozy up in it at home.
5. Personalized Bible
The Bible is a timeless and fail-proof gift for a loved one. If you want to take it one step further, consider a personalized copy to give to your dad. The example above goes all out by printing your loved one's name within the verses. For a more understated and inexpensive option, you can order a customized Bible book cover with your father's name on it (a quick Google search will give you stores that do this).
6. Powerful fuel
For a dad who's always on-the-go with his coffee, a handy and durable tumbler is useful. But don't just stop at caffeine. The true fuel for Christians is faith in Jesus, so add this powerful boost to your dad's drinkware. He'll be happy to bring this Jesus print tumbler with him anywhere he goes.
An inspirational book is always a wonderful gift for Christian fathers. There are so many to choose from, but one we like is "Golf's Sacred Journey" by acclaimed psychologist David L. Cook. It's a novel that mines profound wisdom from the sport and from life in general.
Bonus tip: You can also buy an audiobook version of the title of your choice. Put this on your dad's phone so he can listen to it anytime.
8. A beautiful prayer
Wall art for dad? It can be tricky to find a piece of wall decor for the best man in your life, but we've picked one that's just perfect: it's the Serenity Prayer, printed in beautiful calligraphy on a rich, wood-like background. This piece is an inspiring and beautiful reminder to display in an office, bedroom, or family room.
9. Like father, like child
We love the idea of wearing matching family shirts on Father's Day! It's a nice way of showing your dad that you're proud to be associated with him. We recommend getting a pair of identical pullovers that are useful all year round. Check out the dad sweatshirt above, matched with the daughter hoodie below, for example.
What do you think of these gift ideas? Do you have another Father's Day present in mind? Share with us in the comments!
You might also like our other suggestions for meaningful gifts that cost next to nothing. Or browse the Christian Style shop for more terrific ideas!
From all of us at Christian Style, happy Father's Day to loving dads everywhere!