Last minute Father’s Day gifts that Dad will really love!
Father’s Day is in two days. That doesn’t leave much time. Even Amazon Prime can’t help you now.
Do not panic! You last-minute-ladies are my people! I get you! Even with only 48 hours to go, there are plenty of gifts (and some will argue, the best kind of gifts) that can be pulled together in just a few minutes with a little imagination and an internet connection. Praise be to the world wide web.
#1 A Gift of Kudos
No, not the granola candy bars…although those were really delicious. I’m talking a big dose of Dad Accolades. You can do anything with a smart phone these days so video yourself and the kids taking turns talking about all the things you love about Dad. Hotwire it to your television (do not ask me how to do this, but I know it’s possible) and organize a special viewing party on the big screen for Father’s Day. A great keepsake and memory for years to come.
#2 Feelin’ Lucky?
What’s more fun than getting the family excited about legal gambling? Did you know you can buy gift certificates for the lottery? It’s true! Lottery subscriptions for Powerball, Megabucks, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions and Hot Lotto can be purchased online in 3-month, 6-month and 1-year increments and start at only $50. Check your numbers together as a family and use it as a conversation starter about what you’d do with your winnings. Fun! Visit mainelottery.com for more info or to purchase lottery subscriptions.
#3 Monthly Clubs
My guy dislikes condiments of any kind (he eats hot dogs plain, whaaa?) except BBQ sauce. And he really loves BBQ sauce. I subscribed to a BBQ of the Month club once and it was so fun receiving boutique sauces from all over the country. There is an of-the-month-club for literally anything you can think of and usually run in 3, 6 and 12 month increments. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Or, until your subscription runs out, anyways.
#4 Experience Gifts
If you were to ask a Dad what he wants for Father’s Day, the majority will say spending time with their family. (Me too, same. I love spending Mother’s Day with my family while I’m alone at the beach reading a good book with a giant iced coffee in total solitude.) Make it special by planning a fun activity with the family like a day at the beach, a whale watch, amusement park or a local hike. Print out a fancy “coupon” and wrap it up with a nice card from the kids. Viola.
Kids are great and all, but you know what Dad really wants? You! His favorite restaurant, his favorite gal, scotch neat, a little this, a little that. Plan a date night, get dressed up, stay out late—maybe even get a hotel and don’t come home at all! Some quality time together goes a long way, for both of you.
Looking for more Father’s Day gift ideas? See 7 Awesome Father’s Day gift ideas for the Guy who has Everything.