Are you struggling to decide what gift to give your Catholic dad for Father’s day? No worries, we’ve rounded up our favorite dad gifts from around the internet and done the hard work for you. Check out these eight epic gifts for all of the different types of dads in your life.
1. The Bookworm Dad
Does your dad love settling down with a good book? Dr. Greg Popcak’s newest book, BeDADitudes: Eight Ways to be an Awesome Dad, may be just the book you’re looking for.
A dad to three kids himself, Dr. Popcak noticed that Jesus’s call to humility and servant leadership goes directly against what modern men are taught about masculinity. The Catholic author discusses how to practice humility, lead your family to sainthood, and help your family grow closer to God.
2. The Comedian Dad
Bad dad jokes abound in Jim Gaffigan’s book, Dad is Fat. Dads will love reading the hilarious stories of this Catholic dad’s adventures with Hot Pockets, bacon and life with five little kids. He talks about how noisy toddlers can be (“they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news”) and the mess kids can make in the kitchen (“there is no difference between a four year old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor.”
Running a little late on your gift shopping? Not to worry – you can buy this book through Amazon and prime ship it right to your dad’s door.
3. The Athletic Dad
Does your dad love the great outdoors? Will you find him this summer out on the ball field, or catching up with the stats from his favorite ball team? Then this Tiber River Swim Team shirt is for him. Sold by Catholic to the Maxx, this shirt lets your dad declare loudly and proudly that he is a passionate Catholic fan. It comes in a variety of colors and sizes, too!
4. The Geeky Dad
Is your dad a Catholic nerd? Then he won’t be able to get enough of this gift – The Popes Cologne. The cologne is made with the (formerly) private formula of Pope Pius IX, whose pontificate was from 1792-1878. The historic fragrance smells has the fresh scents of violet and citrus.
5. The Hipster Dad
Was your dad reading The Summa before it was cool? He’s probably a hipster dad, and we have just the gift for him: Catholic beard balm. With uber-Catholic names and scents like “Chrism,” “Lectio,” and “Holy Smoke” (to name just a few,) this beard balm will speak right to your hipster dad’s heart.
Don’t know if your dad is a hipster or not? Check out these top five ways to identify a Catholic hipster!
6. The Dad Who Loves a Good Drink
He’d love a good, traditional Trappist beer. To be called a “Trappist Beer,” the beer must be brewed in a Trappist abbey, or in a brewery controlled by Trappist monks. The beer isn’t sold for profit but to support the Trappist community.
Want to learn more? Check out this list of 10 Authentic Trappist beers!
Your dad doesn’t like beer? Try Mystic Monk coffee, made by a small group of Carmelite Monks in Wyoming. The monks offer a huge variety of coffees (and tea!) with great options and different flavors. They even make single serve coffee K-cups for the Keurig-brewing dad – they’re called “Monk Shots“!
7. The Hard-Core Catholic Dad
If your dad is not Catholic, but CATHOLIC (Like, he prays the Divine Office throughout the day, doesn’t eat meat on any Fridays and tells bedtime stories of the saints), he might like a super Catholic gift from Father John Zulsdorf’s store – like this mug that says “To be Deep in History is to Cease to be Protestant.” The saying can be ordered on a coffee cup or on a beer stein – a conversation starter at the office or parties!
8. The Hard-to-buy for Dad
Does your dad have everything he could possibly need this Father’s Day? Not to worry, we have an idea for that, too. There isn’t a more Catholic gift than having a Mass said for your dad. You can contact your parish office and they can arrange for a Mass to be said specifically for your dad’s intentions.
Then make it an event, pack up the family and go to the Mass together!
Bonus! Don’t forget your spiritual fathers!
This Father’s day, don’t forget all of the spiritual fathers we’ve been blessed with! Grab a Father’s Day card and thank your priest for the work he’s doing leading God’s family to Heaven! Here are some fun gifts ideas for your spiritual fathers!
- Gift cards
- Homemade foods
- Tickets to a local sports game
- A thank you card for all he’s done
- A religious book
- Your time!