Letâ€™s face it, dads are hard to buy for. With Fatherâ€™s Day just around the corner, Timbercreek has put together a list of common and not-so-common Fatherâ€™s Day gift ideas for your Dad this year.
A New Tie
Ties have been a go-to Fatherâ€™s Day present since the tie was invented. If your Dad wears ties, they still make a great gift and can be purchased on just about any budget. Be sure to look through your dadâ€™s closet to see what he likes before grabbing one at the store.
Never underestimate the gift card. While it may sound a little impersonal, a targeted gift card can hit a homer -- especially now that everyone from Shoppers Drug Mart to Indigo to gas stations sells them. Dinners, movies and popcorn, alcohol/LCBO, iTunes, books, prepaid VISA cards, restaurant chains - thereâ€™s not a lot you canâ€™t get anymore. Consider one from your dadâ€™s favourite store.
For the dads who love to golf, this oneâ€™ll take the cake. For beginners and seasoned players alike, Dad will love some focused swing analysis on the local driving range. If a lesson is too specific or pricey (they can get into the triple digits per hour depending on the club), get him some range time, or buy him a 9 or 18-hole round.
Craft Beer Pack
With the craft beer explosion of the past 3-5 years, types and styles of beer have gone through the roof.Â Whether your Father is a lager man or an IPA lover, a 6-pack of tasty brew will be sure to please.
Netflix For A Month (Or A Year)
Netflix has revolutionized not only what we watch, but how we watch it. Itâ€™s even become a verb. From movies to tv, thereâ€™s little you canâ€™t get.Â And as their monthly rates are cheaper than two Starbucks coffees, you might consider 6 months to a year of a membership for dear old Dad this Fatherâ€™s Day.
While perhaps not #1 on the must-get Fatherâ€™s Day gift list, slippers are one of those things you never buy yourself, but love once you have them. And though dollar stores sell them for cheap, a quality, cushy, puffy pair will make your Dadâ€™s morning coffees better than ever. If you check outdoor stores too, you can find those insulated ones that make cool hardwood floors feel warm and plush.
No one likes to clean their car. Well, some do. But for most, cars function as equal parts transport device and garbage can. While picking up the coffee cups and gum wrappers counts as â€ścleaningâ€ť, vacuuming the seats tends to be that elusive â€śthing I have doâ€ť.Â With Dads who drive a lot and are short on time, a detailing gift can be just the thing they need.
Lawn Mowing Service
Though on the surface this one might not sound exciting, having someone else mow the lawn will prove satisfying, especially on a beautiful Saturday morning. Even if your lawn is small, having a professional service manicure your Fatherâ€™s outdoor space will give him a break and maybe even make the place look decent for once. Cost might be a factor if you intend to cover an entire summer, in which case, you can offer to do it yourself.
Perhaps #2 on the all-time Fatherâ€™s Day gift list, coffee mugs are equally underestimated. For Dads who like coffee, you canâ€™t have enough of them. Planes, trains, automobiles, music notes, hand crafted, bedazzled; as long as you know your Dadâ€™s tastes this one canâ€™t be overdone.Â Just make sure it has a good, big handle.
Tickets To A Local Sporting Event
Baseball, football, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, MMA -- you can see nearly every sporting type known to man shy of Monster Truck Racing these days so long as youâ€™re within driving distance of a city center. While it might take some planning, and various sports differ in price, you can usually find some nosebleed seats somewhere that wonâ€™t break the bank and will provide a fun and memorable way to celebrate Dad.