T-minus 11 days until Father’s Day and we’re here with a few suggestions for the special Dads in your life.
1. New Dad
This one never fails to make me laugh. I’ve seen it on adult t-shirts and as internet memes, but throw it on a cute little onesie or a bib and you can get a lot of traction out of Darth Vader asking “Who’s your Daddy?”, especially if Daddy’s a Star Wars geek.
2. Traveling Coffee Lover
This one was a big hit with my Dad and he still uses it to this day. Maybe Dad doesn’t need ‘another travel coffee mug’, but wait, this might just be his favorite travel coffee mug. And especially if we have siblings, isn’t the goal really to buy those things that turn out to be Dad’s favorites? In this case, it’s a heat controlled travel mug that plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter or power adapter.
3. Thirsty Dads
Bourbons seem to be ‘the thing to buy Dad this year’…although admittedly, Dad should actually like Bourbon. I went through numerous Bourbon picking guides online and settled on one with lots of pretty pictures (so you can find the bottle at the store) as well as lengthy descriptions about what makes them great. And whether Dad’s an optimist or a pessimist, he’s sure to love these bar glasses, no matter his drink of choice.
4. Bacon Lovers
I feel it’s impossible to think of Father’s Day gift selections without coming back to bacon. Most of the Dads/guys/people I know LOVE bacon. Here in Pittsburgh, we have a local charcuterie (meat lovers paradise) that has a bacon of the month club. The membership includes four months of their artisanal, hand crafted bacon with flavors like ‘Summer Hops & Honey’ and ‘Thai Curry and Lemongrass’. As of today they can only ship in PA, but are looking to expand country-wide very soon.
5. Book Lovers
I love this idea for the book lover who has an extensive home library. We’ve all loaned out our books, never to be seen again. This personal library kit makes it official if you borrow one of Dad’s books. Plus, depending on his late fees, this gift could finance his next vacation.
6. A Fun DIY Gift
This is such a fun idea, especially if Dad has young kids. You can take family photos and turn them into ‘shrinky dinked’ (yes, I just invented my own verb) versions of family members. The uses are endless: tie pins, key chains, luggage tags, attach it to an air freshener and hang it from the rear view mirror…endless ideas I tell you!
7. Don’t Forget the Card
There are a lot of great cards out there for the occasion, and we’re sure you can find one with just the right sentiment, but this one spoke to me: