So if you didn't already realize it, Father's Day is this weekend. It is a day set aside to honor fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. I got pretty lucky in the Dad department, and plan on spending the afternoon with my parent's and grandparents. However, I always seem to struggle with what in the world to get him for a present!
As I started researching options of what to get, knowing you could spend as much or as little as you wanted, I came up with a list! Hope this helps you last minute shoppers!
1. Nonstick Steel Grill Cookware Set
Who doesn't love grill accessories? Everything tastes better on the grill and these give you a ton of different options with what you can cook! Check out this Grill Set over at Williams-Sonoma!
2. Personalized frame or mug
Especially if you can find a childhood photo of the two of you. I've always liked this one of the two of us.
3. Funny T shirt or really any clothes
For some reason my dad never buys himself clothes, so it's never a bad bet to get him something nice to wear. Or just something funny.
This one is from Zazzle and I thought it was fitting. lol
4. Tickets to the game
Grab some tickets to his favorite team, or if there is a sport you like going to together, tickets are a great option. He knows you were thinking of him, plus that you want to spend time with him.
5. Plan an activity together
For example, we're planning on going kayaking together, hopefully next weekend! It's been something we've both been wanting to try and I figured it would be a fun day together!
So really anything would do, especially depending on your budget constraints. I really liked this gift set from Merchants of Beverage that specializes in creating cocktail kits. This particular one is "The Ultimate Old Fashioned Kit."
7. Drink rocks
Instead of ice cubes that water down your drink, try these chilling rocks.
You can get the whole gift set here.
8. The BioLite Base Camp Stove
So this is a major splurge item, and maybe you could either go in on it together, or give him a gift card to put towards it. It was just too cool not to share.
It converts heat into useable electricity for both cooking and charging. Whether you want to be super classy while camping, or have something small for if you're working out of the back of your car this is pretty awesome. Check it out here.
9. MEAT cookbook
Everything you need to know about meat, including 75 different recipes.
Available on Amazon for under $30.
10. Wine Barrel Staves
A cool way to step up his grilling options, can be used on coals or gas grill and gives a unique and strong flavor.
Try a pack for less than $20 here on Amazon.
11. Laser Guided Beard Trimmer
For the dad that is super particular about his facial hair.
Clearly I am trying to make the most of my last week of having Amazon Prime. Check it out here.
12. ENO Hammock
One of my favorite outdoor camping gear! Aaron has one and it's awesome!
Check out all the different options on their site here!
I'm not sure why, but socks are always a good default gift. But not the ones that come in the giant packs that are all the same. I'm talking about the fun ones, that go up to at least your calf maybe even to the knee. And in true Kentucky fashion, the ones I'm currently loving on are from Kentucky for Kentucky. Plus my dad is a UK fan so it's a double win with these socks.
There are certain stores that dad's avoid going into and others that you can't get the out of. I've never viewed giving a gift card to any of these as not putting thought into a gift. Personally, I think it means you pay enough attention to know where they would shop, but know they would rather research and purchase it themselves. Some suggestions would be The Home Depot, Cabellas, Bass Pro Shop, or maybe even the movies.
15. Backyard Lighting
Currently I'm loving on these wine bottle tiki torches, but anything to liven up the patio or fire pit is sure to be a hit!
So there's my list! There are a hundred different variations you could do, but hopefully that gives you a start! As long as it's personal and shows you were thinking of him, I guarantee he'll love it!