Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day is June 17th. Celebrate dad with these unique gift ideas that will have him beaming from ear to ear with pride.

Dad deserves his day, too! Use this 10 gift ideas to cook up something that says "Dad, you're the BEST."

1. Backyard BBQ - Nothing says you appreciate the grill master more than showing off the skills he taught you. Plan a special backyard BBQ with all of the trimmings and plenty of the delicious main course for a Father's Day treat. Don't let dad lift a tong, just keep the ribs coming. A backyard BBQ is the perfect time to give him the gift of heat with some homemade BBQ sauce or a fancy meat thermometer.

2. The Master Chef - For the dad who loves to cook, give him a reason to get into the kitchen. Even if he isn't partial to kitchen gadgets, its hard to do without the perfect chef's knife, a saute pan or perhaps some homemade infused vinegar to elevate his game, literally.

3. The Man Cave (even if it's temporary) - Let Dad know how much you appreciate him by giving him his own space to relax and just, be dad. If he already has a Man Cave, surprise him by filling it with his favorite food, setting up the DVR and giving him a place to put up his feet.

If your dad already has his own man cave, spruce it up with a leg lamp, his favorite movie posters or a rug that shows off his full man cave style. If your dad has always wanted a man cave, but doesn't have one, transform one room of your house, just for a day, to let him know that he is appreciated, even if he doesn't have his own room.

Surya Playground Collection (Yes, it's a rug!)

4. The Great Outdoors - From a round of golf to a special fishing trip, celebrate your Dad in the great outdoors. Plan a special camping trip, a nature hike, deep sea fishing or a day at the beach, to celebrate how awesome he is in natural surroundings. Announce his special gift with personalized golf balls from red envelope.

5. The Physical Challenge - Take for a run, play a game of catch, go on a cycling expedition or share a cross fit class to show him how much you share his passion for a physical challenge. Say it best with some new running gear or a new pair of cycling shoes, just to give him that extra boost from his biggest fans.

6. Let him Play - For the dad who is a music lover, music player, aspiring musician or all of the above, further his music career by showing him how much he rocks. From customized guitar picks to rare jazz recordings, your Dad will love your nod to his favorite pastime.

Hand Stamped Guitar Pick by Beadsoul on Etsy

7. Tickets - Sporting events, concerts, movies, special museum exhibits, nothing says "I love you" like sharing what your dad loves with him. Even if the sporting event is months is the future, the gesture is as grand as the view from the 50 yard line.

8. Traveling Dad - If your dad is always on the go, give him a few items that will help him on his trips while reminding him of you, all at the same time. An engraved passport cover or a durable, yet stylish weekender bag will help him get through the trip that much easier, so he can look forward to getting back home.

9. Little Pieces of You - Create a collage for Dad's office that includes photos and memories of the two of you. Give him something to look at on those long, hard work days, to remind of all of the fun that you have together. Martha Stewart has some clever ideas for assembling a collage.

10. Ice Cream Dream - For the dad who is a sucker for sweets, sorry for the pun, turn the kitchen into an old fashioned soda fountain. With a little of ice cram, fancy sodas and some delectable toppings, you can whip up a hot fudge sundae or a root bear float in no time. Give him the fancy soda fountain glasses as a gift to be used time and time again.

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there. Thanks for all that you do!

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