But if you think outside the shops, it's easy to show the old man some appreciation, by organising an outing that the whole family can enjoy.
From brewery tours to classic cars to chocolate tastings, we've found a five fantastic outings that are sure to make your father's day.
And spending quality time together doesn't have to cost the earth, as some attractions are even letting dads go free.
Why not become a knight for the day at Bolsover Castle?
A great one for young kids and their dads, this school with a difference is sure to put a smile on everyone's face.
Guests will meet a medieval castle knight and listen to his tales of chivalrous battles and fearsome quests as they embark on a training day to remember.
Knights School at Bolsover Castle, Derbys, is from £11.30 per adult, £7.80 per child and £29.40 per family on June 16- 17. See english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/bolsover-castle.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Treat Dad to a fast and furious Father's Day admiring classic cars.
This classy event in the castle grounds of Brodsworth Hall and Gardens in South Yorks is perfect for petrol heads.
Let Dad relax to the melodies of a brass band while the kids make their own toy cars to take home.
Classic cars at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, South Yorks, is from £11.30 per adult, £6.80 per child and £29.40 per family.
See in the summer with a Father's Day at the beach.
Have a go at paddleboarding, open canoeing, kayaking, snorkelling and wild swimming in the clear waters of South Milton Sands.
Discover underwater worlds in the rock pools before drying off with yoga, games and stalls on the beach.
The Rock Watersports Weekend at South Milton Sands in Devon is free (costs apply for watersports taster sessions) on June 16 and 17.
BUSHCRAFT & BEER
Get hands-on at Beningbrough Hall in North Yorks with a day of bushcraft, courtesy of Wild Earth Creative Education.
Have a go at wood carving, shelter building and making a bow and arrow.
Beer fans will be able to quench their thirst with samples from local supplier Treboom Brewery while learning about how the popular ales are made.
Entry to Beningbrough Hall costs from £12.50 per adult, £6.25 per child or £31.25 per family on June 17.
The bushcraft activity is free with booking recommended.
York's Chocolate Story is offering free entry to dads coming on their guided tour with a paying child – big or small – this Father's Day.
Take a tour through the history of York's most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations, before having a go at creating your own chocolates.
Following this, see a live demonstration from professional chocolatiers.
To complete the perfect dad's day out, an array of special chocolates aimed at dads have been designed, including whisky, espresso and (super-hot) chilli truffles.
York's Chocolate Story costs from £12.50 per adult, £10 per child and dads with a child go free on Father's Day.
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