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5 Great Goodwill Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day 2021 is right around the corner on Sunday, June 20th, but there’s still time to get a great gift for the dads, grandfathers, and father figures in your life—and Ohio Valley Goodwill is here to help!

When you shop at Goodwill for Father’s Day, you can score a unique, budget-friendly gift and give back to your community at the same time. Need some inspiration? Take a look at these are five fantastic gift ideas for Father’s Day:

Father's Day Finds That Won't Fail!

Father’s Day Finds That Won’t Fail!

#1: Grilling accessories

If your dad is a “grill master,” surprise him with a grill-themed gift basket! Check Goodwill’s kitchen supplies section for grill tools like metal tongs or spatulas. Add a fun apron, a cookbook, and a few bottles of his favorite BBQ sauces to the basket to enhance the grilling experience!

#2: Sports memorabilia and collectibles

Did you know that Goodwill has gifts for any sports fan? You never know what you’ll find at your local Goodwill store, from t-shirts and jerseys to collectible posters, cards, and wall art. You can even find a selection of sporting equipment in-store or online at ShopGoodwill.com. Whether dad’s favorite sport is baseball, basketball, football, hockey, or golf, there’s bound to be something for him at Goodwill!

#3: Camping gear

Goodwill is your go-to for dads who love the great outdoors! See what camping supplies you can find, such as portable pots and pans, backpacks, hiking clothes, coolers, thermos bottles, and even fishing poles. When you shop at Goodwill, you can quickly stock up on all the essentials to make your next camping trip fun and affordable.

#4: DIY decorated mug

If you have little ones, help them create a personalized mug for dad or grandpa! Start by picking up a few plain white ceramic mugs at your local Goodwill store. You can find a variety of mugs in all shapes and sizes, often for under $1 each! Wash and dry each mug, then assist your kids as they draw or write on the mug with permanent markers. You could even include fun phrases, like “#1 Dad” or “World’s Best Grandpa.”

Once the mugs are decorated, place them in an oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. This will set your design into the ceramic. Take the mugs out of the oven carefully and let them cool for a few hours. Once cooled, hand wash the mugs. Give the personalized mug to dad or grandpa and include a bag of his favorite coffee beans, hot chocolate, or tea blend!

Shelf at Goodwill with home decor items and books

Shelf of Frames at Ohio Valley Goodwill

Painting of flowers at Goodwill

Wall art from Goodwill

#5: Revamped photo frame

Redecorating a picture frame is another fun DIY craft idea that kids or grandkids are sure to love. Goodwill has an array of gently-used frames in a variety of sizes, all at amazing prices! Once you have a frame or two, use paint, decorative tape, or yarn to give the frame a brand new look. You could even glue on small decorative elements like seashells or decoupage comic book pages to the frame. When you’re finished, add a favorite family photo or artwork to the frame. A creative gift like this is bound to bring a smile to any dad’s face!

Celebrate Dad with Goodwill Finds!

There’s no better time than Father’s Day to celebrate the special men in your life and show them how much you care! The best part is that when you shop at Goodwill, you can find a perfect gift for dad and support our mission to change lives through the power of work. Every purchase powers the Goodwill mission, helping to provide job training and employment services to individuals with disabilities and others facing barriers to employment.

Don’t wait to find the right gift for dad—visit your nearest Goodwill store today!

From all of us at Ohio Valley Goodwill, we wish you a very happy Father’s Day!