How to Celebrate Father’s Day During Quarantine

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and you might be wondering how you’re going to celebrate this year with the world looking a little different. Okay, really different. To help, I’ve rounded up some Father’s Day gift ideas to help you get started, and they range from delicious to DIY. Who said Father’s Day in quarantine couldn’t be special?

short arrow Fire up the grill

You may not be able to visit a steakhouse right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring steakhouse favorites to you while celebrating Father’s Day in quarantine. Omaha Steaks has complete packages for Father’s Day and offers discounts when you bundle. At the time of writing, you can save up to 46 percent on packages with free shipping for orders over $150. Plus, you’ll earn Cash Back on your order when you use Rakuten.

Five-Star Father's Day Grill Pack

short arrow Host a streaming party

Sometimes simple is best. If you’re looking for a unique Father’s Day gift idea, why not host a streaming party where you play his favorite movie on hulu? Or, if dad is a sports guy, you could even set up a stream of a classic game with ESPN+. With nearly all sports on hold, it could be the perfect pick-me-up for the entire family. Make it extra special by gathering your dad’s favorite snacks and sporting your team colors. Right now, you can get a bundle of hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ for just $12.99 a month.

short arrow Order in with Rakuten Dining

Does dad have a favorite food he’s been craving? Download the Rakuten App and check out our Dining feature to order in as a Father’s Day gift. There are more than 10,000 restaurants to choose from, so you’re guaranteed to find something everyone he’ll like. Best of all, you’ll support the restaurant industry in the process and make dad’s day extra special by having his favorite food brought in. It’s a win-win. 

P.S. If you’re in San Mateo, California, try Rakuten Takeout and get 20% Cash Back on your to-go order from a local restaurant.

short arrow Brew some beer together

Brewing beer sounds intimidating at first, but it’s actually really simple when you understand the process. Pick up a beer kit like this American Pale Ale Kit from Craft A Brew and make Father’s Day extra special with a shared activity. The best part about brewing beer is bonding during downtime in the process, so you can enjoy some solitude and suds with dad at the same time. In a few weeks, you’ll have your very own craft brew to crack open, so it’s really a gift that keeps on giving. You could even make it an annual Father’s Day tradition.

Craft A Brew American Pale Ale Kit


short arrow Host a backyard tournament

The weather is getting nicer, so what better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a tournament of backyard games? You’ll still need to follow any local guidelines on social distancing, but you can pick activities that encourage a little distance. Cornhole and ladder ball are great ideas, but one of the best yard games might be something you’ve never heard of. It’s called Kubb, and it involves throwing wooden dowels at targets. It sounds boring on the surface, but there’s a ton of skill involved, and it’s really addicting.

Rec League Red White and Blue 2' x 3' Cornhole Boards

Hathaway Solid Wood Ladder Toss Game Set

Londero Kubb Solid Beechwood Outdoor Game Set

short arrow Work on a project together

You’d think that rest and relaxation are in order for a proper Father’s Day, but some dads love tinkering with projects and consider it a way to unwind. My dad is one of them. If you’re looking for a great DIY Father’s Day gift, why not offer to help your dad start or finish a project he’s been wanting to tackle for a while. He could likely use the help and nothing beats some parent and child bonding time. You can purchase the supplies for the project, or get him a gift card to help so he can choose the materials. Raise offers Cash Back on gift cards so you can earn something back on your gift.

short arrow Send him a gift

If you can’t be with your dad this Father’s Day, show him you’re thinking about him. Sending a gift is easier than ever, and you have plenty of options to choose from to earn Cash Back with your purchase when you shop with Rakuten. Here are some of my favorite stores to shop for my dad: 

🧔🏽  Harry’s Razors

👟  Finish Line 

🕶️  Ray-Ban

🔨  Ace Hardware

📱  Samsung


These are just a few ways you can help celebrate your dad for Father’s Day during quarantine, but the ideas are endless. If you’re shopping for anything, you should always see if it’s available through Rakuten first so you can earn that much-needed Cash Back. If you’re new to Rakuten, it’s really easy to join. Just sign up here and start shopping smarter today.

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