Father’s Day is just days away and finding the *perfect* gift for daddy can sometimes be a challenge. So we’ve pulled together a list of thoughtful, yet practical, last-minute gift ideas for dad.
FOR THE DAD THAT LOVES TO COOK
We love Purple Carrot’s subscription meal options because, unlike a lot similar services out there, Purple Carrot offers strictly vegan recipes. So not only will dad get a chance to amp up his cooking skills, he can also create culinary masterpieces that are healthy and cruelty-free.
FOR THE DIY DAD
Stock up on tools
This one takes a bit of thought, but do an inventory of the tool collection and see what he may be missing – a nail gun, drills bits, etc. Then, hop on over to your local hardware store and stock up. While it may sound cliche, tools are a great gift for dads who enjoy tackling projects around the home.
FOR THE DINE-OUT DAD
Gift Card for parents’ night out
Remember that time before children – when date nights were common and checking out a new restaurant didn’t require planning a babysitter? Unfortunately, those days have come and gone. But you can still hook dad up with a gift card to his favorite place OR to that new restaurant he’s been dying to try. Let him know you’ll take care of the babysitter plans so the two of you can enjoy a romantic, child-free night out.
FOR THE FITNESS FANATIC DAD
The new FItbit Alta is the perfect gift for the dad who enjoys staying active. Not only does it track your steps, calories burned, etc., but it also send reminders to move (for long days at the office). Not only that, the Alta syncs with dad’s phone so he can stay organized with text, email and calendar alerts. The Alta is available at large retailers nationwide, so you can easily scoop one up on the way home from work.
FOR THE DAD WHO APPRECIATES A STRONG DRINK
Vintage Scotch, Cognac, Bourbon, etc.
Most liquor stores carry a variety of top-shelf liquors and are likely to have something dad will enjoy. GearPatrol created a great list of scotches that makes a great reference point, but your local liquor store clerk may have some great suggestions as well. Bonus: add in a decanter for the perfect Father’s Day gift set.
FOR THE DAD WHO JUST LOVES BEING A DAD
DIY gift from the kids
Everyone knows that the best gifts in life are free. Father’s Day is the celebration of the greatest gift of all – becoming a parent. So anything that reminds dad of this accomplishment will certainly make his day. From framed footprints to a family portrait, grab the kiddos and get creative! Need inspiration? Check out this great list of DIY ideas for Father’s Day