I suck at getting gifts to people in a timely matter. Just ask my cousin, Nick. His birthday was in March but I’ll be hand delivering his gift when I see him at the end of this month. Yeah, you did the math right. It’ll be about 3 months late. I’m trying to get better about timely gift giving because I love picking out the perfect thing for the important people in my life. If you are like me and trying to plan ahead for once, hopefully this list of gifts makes it easier for other last minute gift getters.
I also try to make Father’s Day a big deal because my dad is amazing and my husband is an amazing dad. If you have an awesome dad, or are married to one, here are some gift ideas to really show those boys how great you think they are. This post contains some affiliate links. All recommendations are my own.
Logitech Speakers : I actually own these speakers in teal . I wish I would have thought to buy these fom him before he bought them for me because we both love them. We take them everywhere. Camping, the beach, picnics, bbqs. They charge lasts for about 4 to 5 hours and you can use them when they are charging. Tiny speakers, big quality sound.
Tetris Desk Lamp : Fun and colorful and modern while retaining it’s geeky roots.
The Cult of Lego : I think geekdom starts with Legos for a lot of people. The innocence of of infinite possibilities made us dreamers. My husband could not wait for our daughter to be old enough to graduate from Duplos to the standard size. This book is all things Lego in one place.
MLB Online Membership: We are baseball people. Guy is an Angels fan and everyone else is a Cubs fan including my dad. We live in San Diego which means none of our team games air on TV where we live. The MLB online membership allows you to watch any baseball game at home or take them with you on your smart phone or tablet.
Personalized Jersey: Make Dad feel like part of the team with a jersey from his favorite sports team.
Goodnight Brew: Most dads have read Good Night Moon so many times they know it by heart. This is a beer dad’s version of a perfect bedtime story.
Bottlecraft Membership: Bottlecraft is a local beer joint and tasting room with an amazing selection. Any beer guy would love to see these beers arrive on their doorstep. Locals can pick up in the store and save on shipping.
Gift Certificate for RockAuto.com : Guy loves to take the car apart and put it back together. Rock Auto makes it easy to do just that. According to him, they have great selection in for new and old cars, helpful customer service, and good prices.
Gift Certificate to The Spice House : If the guy you are shopping for loves to master the stove or the grill a gift certificate to one of the best spice retailers is a sure hit. High quality ingredients for fair prices.
Coldbrew Coffee Apparatus: This thing made my husband a coffee drinker at the ripe old age of 27. Yeah, he pretty much didn’t like coffee until cold brew. I recommend this one because it’s the one we have and I think it’s pretty easy.
Fix it Dad
Leatherman: A leatherman is a tool that puts everything you need to build a shopping mall right in your pocket. Think of it of a Swiss Army Knife on steroids.
The Ultimate Tool Storage Locker: It’s hard to fix and tinker when you have no idea where that 3/4 inch socket is. A tool storage cabinent makes it easy for Mr. Fix it to actually fix it.
Fitbit There are varying levels of fitbit. Some just tell you your steps and distance while others act as smart watch complete with heart rate monitors. Regardless, outdoor dads love to track how far their hikes or ran and a Fitbit is a relatively inexpensive way to get all the details about his outdoor activities.
GoPro: We love our GoPro. We take it camping and hiking and for long drives and roantic walks on the beach. This little sucker is near indestructible and is waterproof. Perfect for dads with adventure on the mind.