Giving the perfect gift can be a little tricky sometimes, regardless of how well you know the person and what their special occasion is. We can feel so pressured to find just the right thing… something that you know they don’t already have but also something that will surprise and delight them.
That isn’t more true than with Father’s Day. Our dads (or father figures) are absolutely pivotal to most of our lives… they support us, they love us, they guide us, and sometimes they just come over to fix something that’s broken around the house. To show them how important they are, finding sentimental gifts that they will treasure is important. This list can prove handy if you are stuck.
Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
If you have an Aries father figure in your life, you probably know how protective they can be. They just love to impart a life lesson, and their favored way of taking care of you is usually teaching you how to take care of yourself.
Often, that focus on making sure that you’re set can lead to them not spending any time taking care of their own needs. Because they’re a fire sign, giving them warm, self-care-related gifts that they probably haven’t thought of before can be a great way to encourage them to look out for their own needs too.
The ultimate fire gift is an astrological sign candle. Giving a candle that enlightens as well as lightens shows your dad just how well you know him. These candles rely on insight from birthdate and location, tarot reading, ruling planet to create a custom scent and personality reading that will brighten his day.
Sauna blankets and massager chairs that heat up are great and show that you really care about your dad as much as he cares about you. Sports tickets are also great for the Aries dad because they are often huge sports fans but unlikely to spend the money on themselves.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
Taurus fathers tend to be a little bit more grounded than other dads and love to wax philosophical about spirituality and the big things in life. They’re not about huge gestures, and more about the little things in life like being there for you, no matter what, in smaller but equally necessary ways.
They can also be stubborn, which can translate to their love of all things practical. Aim for gifts that help them in their day-to-day lives while also helping them support the planet (as an Earth sign, this is very important to them). Sustainable gifts, like reusable lunch bags or a bike, are great options. The Taurus dad also usually loves to read, so get them a book and write a sweet note in the front. They’ll cherish it forever.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
Air signs are a special breed, and Gemini dads are no different. While air signs have an unfair reputation for having their heads in the clouds, the Gemini dad is usually packed full of pertinent information (and a little random information, too). They’re also known for being super fun as fathers, no matter how old you are.
To honor your special bond, why not invite your dad to a trivia night? You’ll get to see that big brain in action while also making a memory that you can remember for years. After all, it’s usually more about the time spent together than sentimental gifts in the long run.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
If you have a Cancer father figure in your life, you’re probably used to him expressing his emotions. Good things, bad things, it doesn’t matter to them… as the first of the zodiac’s water signs, they proudly wear their heart on their sleeves.
For Cancers, time spent surrounded by their loving family is ten times as important to them as any gift you could give. Sentimental gifts for the Cancer dad include anything that can be done together. Board games, weekend trips, dinner out are all appreciated. You can even surprise them for Father’s Day by just dropping by the house with dinner, turning your phone off, and being present in the moment.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
Leos are a fire sign, and they showcase that by being larger than life in almost every situation. Compared to all your friends’ parents, your Leo dad was the fun dad.
To honor your Leo dad on Father’s Day, give them a gift that is as big and bold as they are. Anything fashion-forward is great, as is sport’s memorabilia for their favorite team (bonus points if it’s a team you’ve watched together!).
Leo dads really love being the center of attention, so make their Father’s Day all about them. Take them out to dinner and make a big deal about it, then tell the waiter about how great of a dad they are. Sentimental gifts don’t always have to be physical, after all.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
It can be really hard to please the Virgo father figure, but that’s more about them than it is about you. They love for everything to be perfect, so they focus a lot on the tiny details instead of the bigger picture. That can be tough as their child, but, as adults, it can actually teach you a lot about how the details can really matter.
As earth signs, Virgos are focused on not only every tiny detail but also everything that can go wrong. Sentimental gifts for the Virgo father include things that can help them relax a little bit, like a new set of tires or a battery backup for their cell phone. Get yourself one too, and show them how much you’ve learned for them.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
Libras love all things aesthetically pleasing, and the Libra dad is no different. They also tend to be one of the signs most likely to be their kid’s best friend, both growing up and as adults. They’re fun but also intelligent.
If you’re looking for sentimental gifts for your Libra dad, go for anything beautiful that they’re not likely to buy for themselves. Paintings, jewelry, designer clothes: all of these make great Father’s Day gifts for the Libra father figure in your life. And, because air signs are happiest when they’re social, plan a Father’s Day brunch or dinner and invite the whole family.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
Scorpios can be hard to read, especially if you’re the child of one. They can also be incredibly intense dads, the type of father likely to threaten to beat up anyone who hurts you (and yes, they really mean it).
It’s also important to the Scorpio dad that you are able to stand up for and defend yourself. A great Father’s Day gift would be a self-defense class that you can take together, letting him show off his skill while also guaranteeing that you’ll be as safe as possible in the future.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
Sagittarius dads are another great example of the “fun” dad. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t have a serious side. They’re known to be incredibly thorough researchers, with both anything that they buy and anyone that you may bring home.
Because of all that research (and the time they likely spend online doing it), sentimental gifts for the Sagittarius dads are ones that show you care about their eye health. Blue light glasses are a great option, and your father figure will be thrilled to know how much you care. Also, because of how generous they tend to be with their money (especially when it comes to their kids), pay for their Father’s Day dinner yourself.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
In a lot of ways, Capricorns are the stereotypical dad. They are overly concerned with practicality, being an earth sign, and they tend to worry a lot about things that are out of their control.
Helping your Capricorn father figure to relax is a great way to honor him on his special day. Massage gift cards (go with him, of course, to make sure that he follows through), foot spas, yoga classes, anything that can help remind him to let go a little bit makes for an excellent sentimental gift.
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Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
While he may have embarrassed you when you were younger due to his quirkiness, as adults, we can definitely appreciate how much our Aquarius dads tend to march to the beat of their own drum. They’re smart, funny, and incredibly devoted to making everything an adventure.
For Father’s Day, why not take an adventure with him? See if there’s anywhere he’s always wanted to go but hasn’t gotten to, and surprise him with that, even if it’s just for the weekend. Sentimental gifts are designed to show how much you care and pay attention, and this will knock it out of the park.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
And, last but not least, the Pisces dad. If you grew up with a Pisces, you probably never had to wonder how much your dad loved you. They are very open with their emotions and want everyone to know just how much they care.
To show how much you care, come over and help them with a home project. Many Pisces are avid gardeners, so time spent alongside your dad with your hands in the dirt, listening to them without distraction, will absolutely make their Father’s Day perfect.
Signs of a Good Father
Whether you grew up with your dad or are looking for a way to honor the father figure in your life, let astrology be your guide. With our tips from Birthdate Co, you’ll be able to find the right sentimental gifts to make this Father’s Day the best one yet.
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