Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is this weekend.  Don’t get caught empty handed. Check out some Father’s Day gift ideas for the big guy.

There’s still plenty of time to shop, but you don’t want to wait much longer, especially if you’re shopping on the internet.

Father’s Day is a bit different from Mother’s Day.  You’re not going to be able to get away with calling the florist at the last minute and ordering a dozen roses.

First of all, knowing your dad’s interests helps when picking out the best gift.  Guys tend to like practical gifts, not useless dust-catchers.

Gadget expert Steve Greenberg says if you’re really going for the WOW factor, televisions are a good buy right now.  Audio equipment like speakers or headsets are also a solid choice.  Also look for gadgets (like grooming tools) with lithium-ion batteries.  They have a longer life.

Mix-96 morning guy Dave Thomson suggests getting dear old dad something that starts with a small “i”, as in iPad, iPhone, etc…. Also a great idea.

Or, maybe he needs a new case for his electronic gadget.

An inventive idea for dads who like to get sweaty, is an outdoor shower.  It’s a great way of cooling off after working in the yard.

If your dad is the master of the grill, The Big Green Egg is the ultimate cooking experience.  While dad becomes an “egghead” mom will love being relieved of the cooking duties.

How about the 100th anniversary EvoWood Swiss Army Knife?  It’s a tool every grownup boy would love to own.

If you’re short on cash, dad will understand.  Give him the gift of your time.  Plan a day where the two of you can do something he likes.  Does he like to fish, go to ballgames, garden?  Even if you think it’s the most boring thing in the world, don’t grumble about it.  Make the day all about him and put forth your best effort.  It may be the best Father’s Day gift you’ve ever given him.

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