Top Gifts for Dads on Father's Day

Top Gifts for Dads on Father's Day

Father's Day is not that far away! Have you thought about what you're going to do to celebrate the dad in your life? Here is a fun fact for you; Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, to celebrate her dad. He was Civil War Veteran William Jackson Smart, a single parent who raised 6 children. In 1966, President Lyndon B Johnson officially made the third Sunday of June Father's Day.

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Are you searching for that perfect gift?  Here are a few ideas that will help you get the ideas flowing:  

The Gift of Alone Time

Getting them a round of golf may just be the ticket. 5 hours of peace and quiet - what more could he ask for? Sometimes you can find some great affordable weekend golf packages out there as well. If golf isn't his thing, there are plenty of ways to give him some me time: fishing, camping or even a night out with friends.

Personalized Photo Gifts

The possibilities are truly endless with this one. You can do mugs, coasters, magnets, desk calendars, puzzles, t-shirts or even update the pictures in his office. Check out Shutterfly for a ton of ideas!  You can get a similar item each year (consider these simple ideas for family traditions)!

Gifts for the Griller

It's that time of year when the grill comes out.  What better way to show dad you're thinking of him than by getting him the latest grilling gadget, his favorite rub or sauces, an apron (there are some fun ones here) or think a little outside of the box with some cedar planks. 

For the Craft Beer Aficionado

Treat him with his favorite craft beer or introduce him to something new. Take a weekend day or evening and tour the local craft breweries in your area! Kansas City has quite a few (here are a few to get you started) plus it's a night out and about. 

Gifts for the Coffee Lover

Whether he likes his coffee simple or more on the extravagant side, there is something out there for everyone. You can buy a coffee grinder and different roasted beans maybe take a walk on the wild side for some Kopi Luwak. Try a travel coffee mug or thermos with a gift card for the dad on the go.

Gifts For the Movie Lover

Consider getting a gift card to a local theater.  Put it in a popcorn tub full of his favorite candies, microwave popcorn, flavored popcorn salt and a DVD or two of the latest releases. Prefer live action?  Try a night at the dinner theater!

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Gifts For the Dad that Has Everything

Here are a handful of ideas that work for nearly everyone - even if they have everything!

  • "Dad Coupons" - Have the kids make coupons for all the things dad does around the house
  • Tickets - Treat dad to a concert or sporting event. 
  • Make a Movie - Ask the kids to answer a series of questions about their dad!
  • Take him to lunch - the gift of time is a wonderful gift on Father's Day.  It's even better with free lunch!

Really dads just like to know that you are thinking of them, they will appreciate anything that you do!  Need a few more ideas?  Check out these last minute gift ideas!

Happy Father's Day! 

Trish Hodson

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