OK, so maybe you’re asking why I’m doing a Father’s Day post on a mom blog. Well, who ends up buying those gifts for Dad year after year? That’s right, it’s us. And we have Dad’s too! So I thought I’d do a little research and put together a few ideas that aren’t the dreaded tie for that special man Dad in your life. There’s something here for your own Dad, as well as the one to your kids.
For the sweet-toothed golfer, this Cookie Filled Golf Bag Cooler comes with 2 dozen gourmet cookies, 1 pound of honey roasted peanuts and 6 golf balls and tees from the Carolina Cookie company. Not a bad choice since it plays on two different vices on men like kryptonite: golf and sweets. $49.95
Most Dads like to unwind after a long day at work, or a hot day of yard work with a good quality brew. With a membership to the Beer of the Month Club from Clubs of America he can. And you can talk him into more yard work. $36.95/Mo.
Not every dad has a sweet tooth, so for those guys, check out this set of salted peanuts and cashews in Father’s Day tins. Whitley’s Peanut Factory is one of our very own Virginia companies so you know these peanuts and cashews will be fresh! $44.95
Now for the renegade dad, check out the Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Making Kit form WineVine-Imports. Follow every step they do at the Jim Beam distillery, even down to curing the barrel. Don’t worry, it’s all legal. Sale – $59.95
They say every man deserves a good shave. The Futur – Adjustable Double Edge Razor from Best Grooming Tools will give Dad just that. Shick & Gillette better watch their backs, because once he shaves with this one, he won’t go back. $79.00
Unleash the inner kid in your special Dad with the PX-16 Offshore Racing RC Boat from Amazon.com. Afterall, what comprehensive Father’s Day guide doesn’t have something that is remote controlled!? $52.70
Give Dad the option of relaxation, anywhere, with the Eagles Nest Outfitters Single Nest Hammock from Half Moon Outfitters. Within minutes, he can be swaying in the breeze between two posts or trees, without a care in the world. $54.95
No good tailgate or backyard barbeque is quite complete without a couple of rounds of cornhole. These cornhole boards from Victory Tailgate are constructed with cabinet grade birch plywood tops and come in a variety of team colors, including the important local ones. $134.95
Unleash his inner NASCAR with the Try It Racing Extreme Ride Along in Manassas. Two and a half hours of instruction, driving and ride along time where your Dad will experience racing at full speeds. $100.00
Every man is the master of his destiny when he’s at the grill. I think it’s some sort of instinct to cook meat over a fire for the family. Sort of cave-man-ish. Let Dad beef it up a little with this Grill Sergeant Apron from gifts.com. It even has an artillery belt that holds six cans of his favorite beverage… soda of course. $19.99