So, Mom’s had her special day and now, it’s Dad’s turn on June 19th. Of course, you should check out my previous FATHER’S DAY posts (see Father’s Day category, under SEASONAL CATEGORIES on the right-hand side of this page) for more awesome ideas as well as the new gift suggestions I’ve added below. I’ve tried to cover several gift-giving budgets and many different Dad-types too.
First, consider making Dad a gift. For Dads who love their grill, purchase a plain Chef’s Apron. available at most craft or kitchen stores. Then, with a few bottles of paint, you can personalize it with a helping hand (print) from each of the kids. Look on the internet for placement & pattern ideas (like the one I show here). If you want to add more to the kid’s homemade gift, pick up an inexpensive cooler (I found this one for $9.95 at Walgreen’s Drug Store) and fill it with some useful marinades, sauces, grill tools and wood chips. I filled the cooler (below) for a total of less than $20, by shopping at a discount store.
If Dad enjoys MOVIES, there are a bunch of Movie-themed USB Flash Drive (Computer Memory Sticks) on the market this year. Here’s one that would be ideal for TRON fans that I found on www.amazon.com for $41.28. It’ features a flashing light-up wheel base and sound effects from the movie.
For the Dad who enjoys GAMING, check out the creative shirts (avg. price $20) and other gift ideas on www.zazzle.com.
For a Dad who would rather FISH than work, I found a unique gift that will keep him entertained all year-long. Enroll him in the LURE OF THE MONTH club where a new lure arrives right to his door and comes carefully packaged in an attractive card stock collector’s box. Inside he’ll find a premium lure crafted by top manufacturers along with a history card that details the history of each lure and how it is used. 3, 6 or 12 month plans are available and prices start at $53 and Shipping is FREE with a subscription.
If Dad is a SPORTS FAN, consider putting him “in the game!”. At www.personalcreations.com, for $49.99 (+ personalization fee), you choose the sport and team and then, put Dad into the action of the game. In each sport print, there’s one player with his back to the camera. That’s where Dad’s last name is placed on a team jersey in the framed photo. It’s a great conversation starter for his office or at home:
And if the Dad in your life enjoys all sports, surprise him (at work) by sending him these yummy & unique, chocolate-covered strawberries from www.redenvelope.com for $39.95: