Show Dad how much you appreciate him with one of these amazing gifts
Father’s Day will be celebrated this year on June 19, so this means you have only a little time left to find that special gift for your father. The National Retail Federation estimates that around $14.3 billion will be spent by Americans this year on gifts for Father’s Day. They say this is the highest amount ever. But, it is not just about the money, of course. Father’s Day is a special day set aside to remind your dad of how much you love and appreciate him. You can spend a lot, or you can spend a little, what counts the most is how you deliver the gift—with love.
Finding the perfect gift for dad can be a challenge. Chances are he already has just about everything. Fortunately, with a little imagination and your internet connected device, you can find a wide assortment of gift possibilities, from mainstream to wacky.
Here is a list of 8 awesome gift ideas for your dad on this special day.
- SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger is perfect for your camping and hiking loving dad, especially if he has gotten a bit older and you want to be sure to know where he is at all times. You can buy one at refinery29.com for around $150.
- Does dad love to go running or biking, especially at night? Check out the Nathan Light Spur Shoe Safety Light, available at REI which is an LCD that wraps around the heel of his shoes, keeping dad safe on the nighttime streets. It will cost you only $20.
- If dad is a frequent traveler, for work or visiting the family, get him a Cocoon Grid-It Accessory Organizer, which will give him one compartmentalized sleek bag to hold his smartphone, mp4 player, charger cables, earphones, and anything else he likes to take along on his trips. Only $20.
- HP.com is offering super cool, latest design and technology laptops at savings of as much as $350 or more. Get dad a new laptop so he can stay in touch with the kids and grandkids via Facebook and Pinterest.
- Is dad a lover of wine, somewhat a connoisseur? JCPenny.org offers a gorgeous Maxwell & Williams hand blown decanter and wine glass set. The decanter is specially designed to maximize aeration so the taste of the wine is at its best. It sells for $80.
- Or, if dad is more of a beer lover, you can buy him a beer membership from Craft Beer Club. Every month, dad will receive an assortment of beers from specialty brewers around the country. Twelve beers per month costs $39 per month and you can cancel at any time if dad is not so impressed with the beer.
- Dad not so crazy about the smartphone camera? Buy him a Canon Silver Power Shot G9 X digital camera and he can keep taking those awesome photos the old fashioned way. $400 from canon.com.
- Travelzoo, out of Canada, recently conducted a survey of dads. The survey revealed that they prefer a gift of experience, over something physical. Think about what dad loves, and arrange to share it with him. For instance, does he love to golf? If so, then make a tee time at his favorite golf course, or perhaps a course that he has been wanting to play for a long time. You can match the course to your budget, if you need to.
By the way, dad won’t appreciate it if you go into debt buying him a Father’s Day present. Be cognizant of your budget and shop within your means. Don’t charge it if you cannot pay the bill when it arrives.
If you don’t have any money and you know how much Dad has been wanting one of those Weber grills, head to the crowdfunding platform Razoo, set up a personal fundraising page and ask all the family to make a donation rather than sending individual gifts or money to Dad. It’s the best way for everyone to pitch in and buy dad that perfect gift.