Thanks, Dad! Father's Day cards, recipes, outings and songs


Protectors, motivators, our first heroes and tellers of bad jokes, it's time to celebrate the main men in our lives. 

Father's Day is here again, reminding us to let our fathers and father-figures know just how much they mean to us. 

So whether you have a food-loving dad, a braai aficionado dad, or a geeky dad, Parent24 has you covered on how to spoil and pamper your dad this Father's Day. 

The gift

Don't blow your brain searching for the perfect gift, here are some cool ideas. 


A Father's Day gift guide and activities by Lesego Madisa

Still don't know how to spend this Sunday with the fathers in your life? Here are a few ideas. 

WATCH: 5 mason jar Father’s Day gift ideas by Bashiera Parker 

From a shaving and vanity kit to homemade marinade for dad's next braai, we've put together 5 gift ideas for Father's Day and they all fit perfectly into these reusable mason jars. 

The card 

Say thank you with one of Parent24's free printable cards. 

Free Father's Day card

Printable: Thanks dad, here's a card 

Every dad gets his day. Download and print out our fun cards and make Dad's day.

Printable: Father's Day cards  

Here are two Father's Day cards for your kids to print out and make their own.

Printable: Star Wars Father's Day cards for geeky dads   

There's no better way to say 'Happy Father's Day' than with the force.

The eats 

Indulge dads tastebuds with something yummy. 


11 Hearty and belly-filling Father's Day breakfast ideas your dad will love by Chanté Felix, Food24

The most comforting recipes, fit for a King! 

The ultimate foodie Father's Day gift guide by Food24 by Katy Rose, Food24

Whatever your hero is into, there is sure to be something fun and useful on our list.

The destination

Is your father an adventure seeker or gadget geek? Here's some ideas on how to spoil him. 

Father's Day 15 Top travel gadgets

Father's Day: 15 Top travel gadgets to spoil dad by Ethan Van Diemen, Traveller24

Why not treat 'pops', or yourself (if you’re a great dad!), to something different this year with some gadgets and goods that can make his, and your, travels much better and simpler.

Not sure what to do for Father's Day? We've got you sorted by Phumlani S Langa Traveller24

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, 17 June, and you may be in need of ideas to spoil your dad. Phumlani S Langa has cool suggestions for a memorable day out with dad. 

The entertainment

Heroes for your hero. If your father is a movie-goer, this might be the perfect gift for him. 


The kids will love Incredibles 2 but you’ll relate on a spiritual level, darling by Bashiera Parker  

Incredibles 2 is a movie for both you and the kids and it’s the perfect feel-good family movie for you to watch this Father’s Day.

The feels 

A few famous fathers share what it's like belonging to the dad club. 


10 celeb dads that totally inspire us! by Channel24

We honour the celeb dads that we think totally rock the fatherhood game.

“The best gift of all”: Wayne Parnell on Father’s Day and life as a new dad by Bashiera Parker  

“I’m super happy about having this little guy in my life.” A proud papa and loving it, Wayne Parnell opens up about his newborn son and how he’ll be spending his first Father’s Day.

"I appreciate every single second I get to spend with them": SA's celeb dads reveal how fatherhood changed their lives by Lesley-Anne Johannes 

Kurt Darren, Joey Rasdien, Jak de Priester... some of SA's most famous dads opened up to Parent24 about life as a father and how they'll be spending this Father's Day. 

Happy Father's Day!

"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." — Unknown.

How will you be spending Father's Day? Do you tell dad how much he means to you often enough or does a special dedication day help you to bridge the gap? If Father's Day leaves you feeling sad or angry, how do you cope? Share your stories, comments and/or photos of the gifts the teacher made (yes we know) or the breakfast your kids cooked for you at

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