Somehow it always seems like it is more difficult to find a Father’s Day gift than a Mother’s Day gift. Perhaps it is the perceived notion that moms will more willingly accept poorly but lovingly drawn kiddie portraits and handmade macaroni necklaces. Where do you start when thinking of a gift for good ol’ Dad? What are his hobbies?
If you have a Dad that is into fishing, loves grilling or is a fan of a favorite sports team, then you probably have it a little easier. Techy Dads who love gadgets, crafty Dads who work with tools in the garage and photography Dads always behind the camera may be a little bit more difficult to shop for. First you have to know what kind of tools he already has in his garage, or what accessories he already possesses for his iwhatever, or the specific lens he needs to go with his X-blahblah camera…Not to mention that most of these gifts may be a bit pricier.
So how do you make sure you get Dad a gift he will really love? Check out some of the ideas below and hopefully one will hit the right chord or inspire you in some way.
- Basket O’Beer- Moms always get flowers on Mother’s Day, how come Dads can’t receive a bouquet o’ beer for Father’s Day? With the rising popularity of so many craft and speciality beers, you are sure to find some he hasn’t tried and the local beers will make this gift seem more special than a 6-pack of Budweiser. Think kids can’t participate in picking this gift because they are underage? Just have the kiddos and those underage pick out the craft beer with the coolest or prettiest labels. This isn’t like picking out a wine, we can pretty much guarantee Dad won’t turn down beer. If beer isn’t your Dad’s bag, perhaps a basket with all the fixings for a Mexican Martini complete with limes or all that is required to make a Don Drapper Old Fashioned will do the trick.
- Labor of Love – You know the real reason your Dad had kids, right? To use as child labor of course! Without being told or asked go ahead and mow the lawn or take on a larger than average project to save Dad from having to do it!
- Man Crate – We found these awesome Man Crates that cater to different Dad interests. Man Crate themes include: the slaughterhouse crate, with over one pound of beef, the bacon crate, and the coffee ammo can.
- Dinner for Dad- Sometimes the best gifts aren’t things, they are experiences. Treat Dad to dinner at his favorite restaurant or take the time to make him dinner yourself. Not only will he be impressed that you are paying or that you can cook, as a bonus you will get to enjoy a delicious meal yourself (provided your cooking isn’t terrible).
- The Coolest Cooler– This gift is on the pricier side, but when we say it is cool, we really mean it! Yeti Coolers are actually a local Austin company and it is such a neat gift, we have even been eyeing it ourselves. This is a survival grade cooler we are talking about here, it is virtually indestructible and will keep stuff cold no matter what. There is even a video floating around on Youtube of a real life car on fire accident, the Yeti Cooler in the back remained intact and the beers were still cold!
Tell us! What are you getting your Dad for Father’s Day?