Fun Father’s Day gift ideas


South Bend, Ind. Father’s Day is this Sunday, but have you had time to grab a gift? If you haven’t here are some ideas

If you have a busy dad, how about giving him a break with a “take a break box”? Image consultant Kathy Friend says this is a great, inexpensive gift for dad. All you have to do is decorate a box and fill it with cards that say, “Dad, I give you a break by mowing the lawn, washing the car or anything you want to say”. That way, when your dad is really tired he can pull a card and relax.

Friend says another great idea for busy dads would be a monthly subscription to The Tie Bar. Your dad gets a new tie every month and the cost comes out to about $200 a year.

You can always get your dad a great book that he would enjoy. If he is an expecting dad how about a book that talks about the nine months leading up to being a dad or a book filled with recipes all involving beer.

“For those families that like to do sporting things together this is a great idea,” explains Friend. “We have a picture frame with a baseball theme to it. Now, I would suggest, why not take a picture of your kids playing baseball and put it in the picture frame and then pair it with some Silver Hawks tickets. And this book is about $15 from Barnes & Noble and it actually feels like a baseball. It has a puffed cover to it and has all kinds of great baseball trivia."

Sticking with the theme idea, if your dad likes to grill you could get him an apron, a grilling book and some spice rubs. You could also get him some steak thermometers.

If your family likes the beach you could put together a fun gift with cooling rocks that you put in your drink instead of ice cubes, maybe a pilsner glass and a beach towel.

Hopefully these gift ideas get your juices flowing because you still have time to get that perfect gift for dad.


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