No need to spend a fortune—just find something sweet you can enjoy together!
Do you need some inspiration to make this Father’s Day extra special? We’ve got some creative gift ideas and family activities to make this family event one for the books. Dad’s can be tricky to buy for, but garden centers are the perfect place to go if you’re in search of a gift. Trust us; there is something for everyone! Father’s Day is right at the beginning of summer, so there are loads of fun ways to enjoy Dad’s day—with the help of some family event supplies from Wallace’s, of course.
Here’s How You Can Make This Father’s Day Extra Memorable
Father’s Day celebrations don’t need to be a big, elaborate event. It’s all about quality time and sentimental gestures. Oh, and delicious food—can’t forget that key detail! Here are some fun things to do with Dad at home and gifts he’ll love that won’t require you to spend all your savings.
Buy Dad Some Hot Pepper Plants to Make Homemade Hot Sauce
If Dad is into spicy food, an assortment of potted hot pepper plants will make an awesome Father’s Day gift! Homemade hot sauces are easy to make with garden peppers, and you can blend them with different fruits like blueberries, peaches, and pineapples—or even pickles! (Seriously, garlic pickle hot sauce is amazing on a burger). Later on in the summer, when the peppers have ripened, you can spend the afternoon together experimenting with different hot sauce recipes and flavor combinations. Bottle them in sterilized jars to extend their shelf life!
Plant a Fruit Tree
What better way to make a Father’s Day memory than planting a tree that will last for decades? Not to mention, a gorgeous tree that blooms in spring and produces delicious fruits all summer. Apple and pear trees tend to be the most cold-hardy and easy to grow in Iowa, but some varieties of cherry and peach trees are suited to our climate. Pick a spot with Dad and plant it together this Father’s Day—tree planting is much easier to accomplish as a duo!
Install a Fire Pit
If you don’t have a fire pit, now is the perfect time to get one—or build your own! The initial investment costs aren’t too unmanageable, but when you consider how long fire pits last and how perfect they are for outdoor entertaining, they’re an absolute bargain! Now you can spend Father’s Day—or any day with reasonable weather—huddled around a warm fire, listening to your best summer playlist and roasting some tasty snacks. Wallace’s has a nice selection of gas or wood burning fire pits.
Make a Cocktail Herb Planter
Nothing beats the heat on a June afternoon like a crisp cocktail (or mocktail) with aromatic garden herbs. We’re talking mint mojitos, basil cucumber gimlets, sage blackberry rum punch—there are so many ways to level up your bartending game with garden herbs! If Dad’s a cocktail man, he’ll love a big planter filled with assorted culinary herbs for Father’s Day. Herbs are one of the simplest groups of plants to grow, but if Dad is a total rookie, you can put them in a self-watering pot with a built-in irrigation system to make maintenance easier.
Pick a colorful, tasty assortment of herbs with similar sunlight and water requirements. Custom-designed planters have the added appeal of a handmade gift, bringing that perfect sentimental touch for Father’s Day!
For more amazing activities and gift ideas for Father’s Day in Iowa, visit Wallace’s Garden Center and explore our different departments. Plus, if you’re crunched for time and need a gift in a pinch, you can never go wrong with a Wallace’s gift card!