With Father’s Day looming just around the corner, here at Gifting Owl we felt motivated to curate a carefully considered list of fantastic father son activities and days out that the both of you will never forget. Regardless of whether you’re a father looking for memorable experience to reconnect with your boy, a son looking for the perfect Father's Day gift for Dad this year or even a Mum who wants to treat her two special boys to an experience she knows they’ll love, Gifting Owl boasts a wide range of options that both parties will cherish forever! With such a large amount of unique experiences all over the globe, the usually stressful task of buying Father's Day gifts is made a breeze! Within a few clicks of the mouse you’ll have sorted a perfect experience. There is bound to an unforgettable experience totally tailored to both of you no matter who you're buying for.
What is the origin of Father's Day?
Father's Day is a holiday that celebrates fatherhood and is usually celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The day was created to complement Mother's Day. Father's Day was first proposed in May of 1908 by a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, William Jackson Smart, had been a widower for several years and had raised six children on his own. Dodd wanted to show her father how much she appreciated all he had done for her and her siblings, so she proposed the idea of a holiday celebrating fathers. The first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington.
Despite its relatively recent origin, Father's Day has become one of the most popular holidays in the United States. It is estimated that Father's Day is now the fifth most popular holiday in America, behind Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Mother's Day.
There are many different ways to celebrate Father's Day. Some people take their fathers out for a special meal, while others might buy a unique father's day gift. Most importantly, Father's Day is a day to spend quality time with family, even if it's just to play board games or go on a weekend camping trip, these gifts are a great way to celebrate and strengthen your father son relationship.
Father's Day experience gifts ideas for father and son
This Father's Day, consider giving your father or father figure a gift that celebrates your relationship and shows how much you appreciate him. Here are some father's day present ideas and activities father and sons can do together to make memories. From outdoor adventures to hair-raising activities and brewery tours, there's father son activities for everyone.
Looking for the ultimate bonding experience that the two of you will never shut up about? Skydiving may be the perfect Father's day gift. Tick this incredible spectacle off both your bucket lists this year by finally taking the plunge. This is the ultimate thrill ride guaranteed to have the both of you in awe. With Gifting Owl offering incredible skydiving experiences from the maximum height of a staggering 15,000 feet (4500m) this once in a lifetime experience will have the both of you boasting to the rest of the family for years to come. Most packages include a personalised certificate of achievement just in case they don’t believe you. Plummets through the clouds down to earth’s surface reaching speeds of over 200km per hour over incredible destinations such as Taupo (New Zealand), Eilat (Israel), Melbourne (Australia), Foz Do Iguacu (Brazil) and even the Grand Canyon! Just make sure you don’t talk each other out of doing it on the plane flight to the top! This is one of few father son activities you both will remember forever.
Now if you're both much more inclined to partake in some land based activities (scaredy cats!), keep the action going by putting each other's driving skills to the test with some face paced friendly competition. Looking for father son activities that get your hearts racing? Gifting Owl is home to a plethora of adrenaline pumping driving experiences all over the world. A great gift for Father's Day, these land based driving experiences can be found all over the world.
If Dad has a need for speed, consider a driving experience full of heart-pumping adrenaline! Father and son book a thrilling ride around a track in a supercar, learning about safety and car control. These father son activities are perfect for dads who love to drive and sons who are interested in cars.
A standout experience is the exhilarating Wrx Rally Intro Drive at the Queensland Raceway Willowbank. Here guests will have the opportunity to get behind the driver’s wheel for multiple laps with an excellent instructor sitting passenger feeding them the best tips and tricks on car control. Don’t be surprised if your confidence grows with each lap as you gain more and more sideways drift action.
Alternatively, if the both of you want to endeavour on more adventurous father son activities, a quad bike or safari experience may be the better option. The 3 Hour Volcanic Springs Atv Tour in Reykjavik, Iceland proves to be an absolutely extraordinary experience. Quad biking in Iceland puts you in the raw air of nature. Feel the wind sweep past you in the driving seat, backed by incredible scenery, stunning views and pure adrenaline. This ATV adventure is suitable for most skill levels and takes you on an action-tour of changing landscapes, river crossings and mountain views. The expert guides will show you the back-country trails of Mosfellsdallur valley in which you'll test your quad bike out on a variety of terrains including asphalt, gravel, rocks, mud, rivers and even bridges.
Alternatively, if the both of you prefer spending a day at a more relaxed pace a segway tour may be the option for you. Segway tours are an incredibly fun way of discovering a new place or even just exploring the city you already reside in. Not to mention all the laughs to be had when watching eachother try to get to grips with the unique vehicles for the first time. From zipping about Ancient Greece in Athens to zooming around Uluru at sunrise, from exploring Rome’s iconic colosseum to navigating your way through a tropical rainforest, Gifting Owl offers some fantastic segway tours that the two of you are bound to love.
Father son activities for adult men, or a young son recently of drinking age, is a brewery tour. During the tour, sons learn the art of beer and the brewing process. Who knows, dad might even learn a few things too! This father son gift is the proper way to teach young men the fine art of hops, barley and all things beer!
Now could we talk about father son activities without possibly mentioning fishing? I think not. We know it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those of you who love it, Gifting Owl has got you covered with some first rate options. What better way for the two of you reconnect than to spend the day doing what you love most. Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a relaxing yet fun day spent on the waters enjoying each others company. Even introduce a bit of friendly competition by comparing who has caught the best by the end of the enjoyable experience. Satisfy this hankering for a little bit of aquatic "Man vs Wild" with experiences such as the Deep Sea Fishing Trip In Perth. Join a crew of expert fishermen for the day as they teach you top tips for catching a variety of fish including Queen Snapper, Breaksea Cod and Dhufish. Catch the sunrise glimmering on the waters with this early morning tour that includes breakfast, lunch and all fishing equipment needed.
Another outstanding fishing experience has got to be the Private Bora Bora Lagoon Fishing Tour. With this tour guests will have the opportunities to explore the great outdoors and catch species such as jackfish, rainbow fish, barracudas and more! Every one of our incredible fishing trips are all inclusive and led by a crew of local experts armed with an extensive arsenal of knowledge and practical tips to ensure that you both catch big! No matter what skill level you're at, these tours will have you catching like a pro by the end of the eventful day. If dad is a fishing enthusiast, one of these fishing experiences make a fantastic father's day gift!
Snorkelling and scuba diving:
For the wildlife lover, these father son activities are the perfect father's day present ideas. If father and son would much rather swim amongst the beautiful creatures of the ocean we provide a range of unique snorkelling and scuba diving in some of the world’s most beautiful dive spots. Embark on an unforgettable underwater adventure together that will have the both of you speechless (unless you're unusually good at talking underwater!).
The Snorkel With The Seals tour in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula is a must if you're based in Victoria, Australia. This beloved animal encounter will have the both of you in love with the Australian Fur Seals you will meet. Watch in amazement as these companionable Seals swim freely around you. Alternatively, if you’d like to take a deeper plunge into the ocean we have fascinating scuba tours in dazzling locations including turtle reefs in Honolulu, the iconic Great Barrier Reef, Mexico’s majestic cenotes and Turkey's clear blue ocean waters.
Scuba diving is another popular activity for father and son bonding. This outdoor adventure is a great way to spend time together, and it also provides a unique opportunity to explore the underwater world. There are many different places where you can scuba dive, so you can find a location that's convenient for both of you. There are many different types of scuba diving, each with its own unique set of challenges and rewards. Here are just a few of the most popular types of scuba diving. Introductory dives, shipwreck dives, shark cage diving and even night dives! Whichever you choose is certainly a unique father's day gift.
Other equally fantastic recommendations of ours include one of our many photography tours, a blissful bushwalking or hiking experience, a watersports activity such as kayaking or surf lessons, the list could go on forever!
Assuming the father and son both enjoy sports, a ticket to their favourite team's live sporting event or game would be the perfect gift for them to enjoy together. Whether they're into football or wrestle mania, this gift would give them the opportunity to bond over their shared interest and create long-lasting memories. As a sports fan, both you and dad will love this day out!
With such a massive range of unforgettable experiences that are all completely unique to one another available on Gifting Owl, buying someone a gift has never been easier. You are just a few clicks away from getting the ideal gift that truly shows just how much he means to you. Ditch the boring material presents behind this year and make some memories with each other that you will both cherish for the rest of your lives. No matter what type of relationship the two of you have, there is an amazing experience perfectly tailored to the both of you available on Gifting Owl. Put the effort in this year to reconnect and celebrate with a truly unique bonding experience. These great father's day gifts help form a special bond through shared experiences. It can help young boys learn new skills and self confidence while spending time with dad.
No matter where in the world you may be, we have got you covered. Best of all, every Gifting Owl voucher is fully interchangeable and valid for up to three years so your gift can't go wrong.
Not only are these experience days perfect for a father's day gift, they're also a great birthday or Christmas gift for dad.