Father’s Day is almost here!
Let’s be honest, most Dad’s just want their kids to get along and maybe to hear Thanks for all they do (although they don’t expect it) on Father’s Day. But because we also want to express our thanks with a gift, it can become complicated. I don’t know about you, but buying gifts for Dads is hard. How do you decide? First think about the type of guy your Dad is and then check out my Top 10 List of Father’s Day Gifts below!
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Okay, this is my Dad. He passed away earlier this year so in writing this article I tried to think about what I might have given him. He’s always been fascinated by space and was somewhat of an amateur astronomer. This mug would have been perfect for him! When cold or room temperature, you see stars around the mug. Add hot liquid like coffee or tea and 11 constellations appear! Whether he uses it to hold pens on his desk or to drink his morning cup of joe, this mug is perfect for letting him “explore” the night sky even during the day.
Sway is a Game that combines having to convince people of the silver linings of situations (like getting fired or middle airplane seats) while having to perform an action (like talking like a pirate or with a Scottish accent). Great for family night or with a group of friends. Loads of fun!
Rocketbook makes this amazing, reusable notebook! Its 36 pages can wipe clean with a damp cloth when you use Pilot FriXion pens. Perfect for the Dad who takes lots of notes, draws, or just wants to remain environmentally conscious. Dads love unique items like this!
After spending a chunk of change on the latest cell phone, its important to protect it. The AquaVault waterproof phone case is safer than a plastic bag, ensuring that its dual layer will protect Dad’s cell phone from water damage, PLUS the bag floats to the surface of water! Whether he’s at the pool, swimming in the ocean, or kayaking, this keeps his phone safe whether it falls in or he forgets it was in his pockets. And it comes in blue, black, white, or pink.
Let’s be honest, once Dad gets to a certain age some things are harder to see than others. Some people buy a pair of reading glasses for each room of the house since they’re always losing them, but what if they are out and about? These reading glasses are thin and lightweight and fit on his key chain! Dads love practical items that are gadgety too!
This is the Dad whose favorite toy as a kid was a remote control car that he would make do flips and wheelies. The grown-up version can fly and has a camera for photos or videos. This is perfect for the Dad who has been wanting a drone, but doesn’t want to drop too much dough on one.
Just because he grows out a beard, doesn’t mean he needs to look like a wolf-man. Enter this Beard Brush and Comb Set that also includes Beard Care Oil and Balm. Helps him smell great and keeps his beard looking fresh.
If he has the grill, he probably already has the tools too. But does he know what to do with it? Enter Bobby Flay’s book Grill It. This book has 150 recipes just for the grill to help Dad REALLY become the Grill Master.
This made my list because let’s be honest… at some point in life we’ve had to use the bathroom after Dad. This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but in case you need some instructions: Just spray toilet bowl 3-4 times before using the toilet and it traps the smells so no one else suffers behind you. Whether you give this as a joke or not, it’s pretty practical and makes the bathroom smell pretty great.
Okay, this Dad grew up watching Bear Grylls on Man vs Wild and Richard Dean Anderson play MacGyver. Staying prepared means always having a multi-tool on hand for whatever he encounters and this one is perfect from his favorite brand.
Which of The Top 10 List of Father’s Day Gifts is your favorite? What kind of Dad do you have?
Is Father’s Day tough for you and your family because you have had to say good-bye to a child too soon? I understand. Check out this post about Grieving Fathers.