We asked the BuzzFeed Community how they plan to honor their Father's memory this Father's Day. So if you're looking for ideas, we've got you covered.
We are here to help you get the celebration started!
1. Send him a Father's Day balloon.
2. Donate to charity.
"Our family decided to take what we would have spent on gifts and donate to a local charity instead. It’s a way to honor my dad and help others. He was always willing to share what he had and we hope to continue that through contributions in his honor."
Submitted by jenibas69
3. Run a race in his honor.
"This year...I am running Race for Life. I’m sure he would be proud."
Submitted by Emrum
4. Bake his favorite cake.
5. Continue your favorite traditions.
"We used to always go to Chinese buffets with him. It was always our thing. Every Father’s Day for the past four years, we’ve taken flowers to his grave and gone to a Chinese buffet. Simple but it's tradition."
Submitted by samanthaz09040791
6. Take a trip.
7. Reminisce with loved ones.
"Every year on Father’s day, I listen to the music we used to dance to when I was little. I also tell stories to my boyfriend about all the silly things my dad would do. I miss him everyday and I am so thankful that I had such a great Dad!"
Submitted by Jennybean83
8. Do something he loved.
9. Maybe he had a favorite hobby.
"What he loved to do most was go fishing. So every year, my brothers and I go to one of his favorite spots, which is also where we spread some of his ashes and we fish. In a way we know that he’s there with us."
Submitted by Hsioles
10. Or really loved a certain kind of music.
"I will be going to a concert (live music was a shared passion and the last activity we did together)."
Submitted by lcecl
11. Watch your dad's favorite TV show.
12. You can always watch old home movies to remember him.
"I go and give his ashes a kiss, and cry. Then I try to have a shot of Cuervo in his honor. I like to have my 2-year-old daughter look at photos and videos and we give him a big hug on the TV... I'm still making traditions because its only my third Father's Day without him."
Submitted by Nisha Ann, Facebook
13. Give back to your community.
14. Celebrate his memory with some of his favorite foods.
"On Father’s Day or the day before we go out to his grave and put peanut butter (and this year, jelly) down. He loved food, especially peanut butter."
Submitted by claireb4ab8b1999
15. Or just completely indulge in all of his favorite things.
"I will be singing his favorite tunes with my siblings! We will be eating his favorite foods and watching his favorite movies! I will honor him and be proud of the man he was, not just on Fathers Day, but everyday. I love you dad. ❤️"
Submitted by brittanycassidy
16. Fire up the grill.
17. Thank your Mom.
"I’ve taken to buying my mom a gift to thank her for giving me such a great dad. I think it helps to focus on gratitude amidst the sadness of his absence."
Submitted by katiekawaii
18. Take a trip you planned together.
"I am honoring him by traveling to Europe: to visit all the historical and beautiful sites we always talked about visiting together. Believing he will be there with me in spirit!"
Submitted by erins46279ec07
19. Go for a family bike ride.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads who are no longer with us. We love you! ❤
This post has been edited and condensed for clarity.