Last Minute Gift Ideas For The Most Important Man In Your Life: Dad

No other man will ever have your back and love you as your pops (sorry other bros in our lives);. That’s why this weekend, you should celebrate your dad and show him how much he means to you.

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Our favorite TV Dad ever, duh!

…even if that means sacrificing your Saturday night to make sure you’re not hungover on Sunday. Sorry, Babes – there’s no valid excuse to not get out of bed this Sunday.

If you’ve been having a crazy summer like us, you may not have fully planned out your Father’s Day celebrations just yet. Have no fear, we have some awesome last minute ideas to come through for the most important man in your life.

For The Local Dad

Share Pints With Pops On A Brewery Tour

From what we’ve gathered, most dads enjoy a pint of beer or two. Take your dad out on a tour of a local brewery – there are SO many breweries around NOLA these days. Check out this handy dandy guide to New Orleans Breweries to start planning.

If you’re feeling ambitious (and you have a designated driver), hit up more than one of these breweries and turn Father’s Day into a real local adventure!

Cool Off By The Pool

We know, we know, not all of us are #blessed to have a pool at are house. Thankfully, a handful of hotels in the area are doing special summer promotions so locals can enjoy their fabulous pool areas. Here are a few family-friendly pools we recommend for Father’s Day,

  • The Ace Hotel – Pool access is free but you must spend at least $20 on food or drinks.
  • W French Quarter – On Sundays (except July 3), the pool is open to the public. To access the pool you have to pay $30 per person, the fee goes toward food and drink credit at the pool. Buy your passes online here.
  • Le Meridien – For $15, you can access the pool, sip a free glass of wine, beer or featured cocktail. Locals must provide their own towels. Feeling extra fancy? You can purchase cabana packages, for $350 (includes a six-person covered seating area, a bottle of liquor, mixers, water, valet parking, fresh fruit and chips and salsa).
  • The Roosevelt Hotel – Pool access is strictly for guests, but with a Spa appointment or Spa membership you can access the pool with guests. For more deets, go here.

Sunday Funday With Root Beer & Games

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Is your dad a low-key guy? Or maybe you have younger siblings… take him out on a stroll down Magazine Street or Freret. Stop for lunch at Dat Dog– they’re having a domestic beer (Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite) + Root Beer (for the kids) for $6.50! They’ll also have giant jenga, corn hole and games for the whole family!

Show Off Your Baking Skills

Pineapple Upside Down Recipe

Babe on a budget? Treat your dad to a delicious dessert for Father’s Day. We have a few recipes that will surely impress him,

An Outdoor Adventure At City Park

For the outdoorsy dad, head kayaking or biking around City Park. This is the perfect adventure for the whole family. You can then treat him to a café au lait & of course, BEIGNETS after at Morning Call. For more info go to City Park’s website.

Get Him A NOLA Board

If you’re really lucky, your mom has already planned the Father’s Day celebrations #yas and you just have to show up with a gift! NOLA Boards has custom and handcrafted gifts for the foodie dad, the dad that likes to grill, and the Louisiana lovin’ dad.

From cutting boards, to cheese boards, & bottle cap maps – you’re going to obsess over everything they make! Check them out here

PS: You can always mail your dad one of these too if he doesn’t live in NOLA!

For Mailing To Dad

If you’re thinking about mailing something to dad, you’re on a a time crunch! You either have to run to the Post Office and get overnight shipping or you can also sign up for an Amazon Prime 30 Day Trial to get that free 2 day shipping (don’t judge, we’ve all done it).

Here are a few ideas (under $25!)

For The Forgetful Dad


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For the dad that keeps losing his keys – all men seem to do this. Check out this awesome device (only $24.99). He’ll be able to locate his keys via an app on his phone!

For The Grill Master

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For the dad that’s obsessed with his grill more than he his own daughter, get him these ultimate grilling tools. They’re  more than half off at the moment. He’ll sure be happy to grill for you next time you visit!

For The Host

Does your dad love to have his friends over as much as you do? Or maybe he just enjoys a good bourbon every now and then. Have him sippin’ in style with this decanter & glass set that even your mom will love!

If he’s more of a wino, like you 😉 you can get him this wine aerator instead.

For The Art Collector

For the dad who loves art, or the NOLA lovin’ dad that lives far away – send him this cute little map from NOLA (it might not be delivered by Sunday) but he will sure love it!

Now get to planning or shopping – you have no time to waste! Hope y’all have a fabulous Father’s Day!


We hope you love the Father’s Day gifts we recommend! Just so you know, we may collect a small % of sales from the links on this page.

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