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Fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Floridians

Erin Palmer

June 04, 2018

Dad and son at golf course

Florida is a wonderful place to live, so why not celebrate it this Father’s Day? If you’re looking for a unique gift for your dad, try giving him something that represents the Sunshine State.

Here are some of our favorite fun Florida ideas for Father’s Day:

Put Together a Florida Food Tour

Plate of ropa vieja with rice and plantain chipsFlorida has some delicious local food, from restaurants to special finds at farmer’s markets. You can put together a food tour of some of Florida’s best dishes based on the kind of food your dad likes best.

Key lime pie can be a tasty choice if your dad has a sweet tooth. If he’s more of a savory food fan, Cuban sandwiches are a popular choice among Floridians.

You can spin this gift idea in many ways. If your dad loves to cook, you can gather Florida-friendly spices and sauces into a gift basket. If he loves to go out to eat, take him on an actual tour of some local restaurants.

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Sports are everywhere in Florida! From professional teams to college teams, sports fans have plenty to cheer for around here. So if your dad has a favorite Florida team, use that as inspiration for his Father’s Day gift.

You can get him some swag from his favorite team or even take him to a game. Time with you is the best gift, so taking a day to tailgate and go see a game is something he’s sure to love.

Bring Dad to Events in the Community

Even if sports aren’t your dad’s thing, there are plenty of other local events that you could enjoy together. Browse through a list of community events in your area and see what might be a good match for your dad.

If he’s a pet lover, look for events where he can bring his favorite four legged friend. If he loves history or art, see if there are any events or museum exhibits that celebrate his interests.

Get Outside and Enjoy Nature

Dad and daughter playing soccer at a parkWhen you live in a state as beautiful as Florida, you probably don’t want to stay cooped up inside! For Father’s Day, you can plan a beach day, camping trip or kayaking excursion to enjoy with your dad.

If your dad loves to golf, consider a day out on the green. If he’s an avid bird watcher, bring him to a state park with a picnic and a pair of binoculars.

Buy a Piece from a Local Artist

Florida is home to a ton of talented artists. If you want to give your dad something he can enjoy year after year, check out some local art for gift options.

If he’s an art lover, you can seek out his favorite local artist and commission a piece. If he’s more of an art newbie, look for something that represents a thing he already loves. For example, look for a professional photography print of a spot he loves.

No matter what you give your dad, he’ll love it if it’s from the heart. Happy Father’s Day!

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