Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Friday, June 8, 2012

93 Father's Day Gift Ideas*

1.   Make him a homemade card.
2.   Breakfast in bed.
3.   New earbuds. If Dad is tired of the wires
      getting tangled, try the zipper design!
4.   Take the kids to Lowe's (I have recently read that Lowe's stopped doing this, so please check with your local store.) or Home Depot and make Dad a crafty gift.
5.   Plan a weekend get-away. Think Las
      Vegas, or somewhere unique and fun.
      There is a hotel called Sybaris that has
      pool suites! I haven't been there, but it
      looks awesome.
6.   An e-book reader. Barnes & Nobles usually has plenty in stock at 
      their stores. The Kindle is available at Amazon.com or is available in some stores like Staples.
7.   If he already has an iPad, Nook, or Kindle, buy him a new case.
8.   Buy a cake or cupcakes and let the kids decorate.
9.   An indoor RC helicopter. (Great for home or the office!)
10. Cuff Links. Cuff links are boring, right? Not if you get them made from 
       parts of his favorite stadium! Here's a link to Yankee Home Plate, Yankee round cuff linksFenway Home Plate shaped, Fenway round cuff linksWrigley Home Plate shaped, and Shea (blue or orange options) stadium cuff links. Amazon.com has different kinds in addition to the ones I linked to. (You can type "stadium cuff links" in the Search Amazon box on the right side of the page for easy access to Amazon.)

11. Patio ride. Here's the link to the Denver Patio Ride,  but there are other cities that offer it. Google your city and "patio ride" or peddle wagon.

12. Video camera. I have a Flipprice depends on memory, etc. It's really easy to use.
13. Concert tickets to his favorite band or comedian.
14. Watch. My husband has a Citizen Eco-Drive that we bought about 10 years ago and he still loves it. It is powered by indoor light or sunlight. There are other watches that are powered by movement. It saves a lot on watch batteries, which is also good for the environment.
15. Belt.
16. New camera. There are a ton of new fun cameras out there! For example,
      Canon EOS Rebel T5 takes pictures and videoThe Nikon D5100 takes pictures and movies, plus 
      has selective color. (I love photography so this one is on my "want list"! I love having a camera 
      with video, and the selective color option looks really neat.) If you buy a Digital SLR, 
      make sure he either has compatible lens, or that you buy a camera that comes with the lens. If 
      the print says "Body Only", it is just the camera body without a lens!
17. Tickets to a play. Try Wicked; it was on my Father-in-law's bucket list. He saw it a couple of years       ago and loved it! (Honest!)
18. Glass blowing lessons.
19. Gym membership. 
20. New smart phone.
21. Duck tour. Here's the link to the Boston Duck Tours, but other cities have them too. Google your         city and "duck tour".
22. Color Dad a picture.
23. Paint a picture. Buy a canvas at a craft 
      store and let the kids paint Dad a 
      picture to sit on his desk. We used 
      Crayola Paint Brush Penswhich 
      works really well with toddlers.
24. Fun new gym shoes.
25. Car wash gift certificate or gift set.
26. Backyard pool.
27. A photo collage of the family for his work.
28. Stuff for the office: a fan/heater, personal AC unit, radio/CD player.
29. Columbia rain jacket. I know what you're thinking; a raincoat? There is a huge difference in raincoats. We like the Columbia brand because they do a great job making a jacket that lets you breath (the mesh lets the air circulates), has pockets, and some of them have an adjustable hood (which is really great).
30. Stuff to fix the car. My husband has been asking for a hydraulic jack.
31. Season tickets to his favorite college or pro sports team.
32. Lingerie. Ok, you're really wearing it but he's probably going to enjoy it
33. Fishing equipment.
34. Money clip.
35. GPS. For those who never admit they're lost or can't read a map.
36. Camping gear.
37. A frame to go with the family picture for his desk. My Mother-in-law got my husband a personalized wood frame that says Three Generations of T's. There is a picture of my husband, our kids, and my father-in-law in the frame. There are a few online.
38. Nikon Coffee Mug for the photographer! It looks like a real camera lens and is supposed to zoom!
39. Cologne.
40. Shop Vac or a Wet/Dry Vac.
41. Amusement park pass.
42. Dry fit collar shirts for business casual.
      My hubby loves these! Some brands
      are Columbia, Adidas, Nike.
43. Bracelet.
44. Wallet. My husband has the Big Skinny,
      which somehow ends up half the size
      of his normal wallet even with the same amount of items in it.
45. Outdoor equipment for camping, hunting, etc.
46. Gravity water collection system for the garden.
47. Power washer. I don't know why, but guys seem to like to power wash stuff.
48. Team jersey.
49. Garmin Touchscreen Waterproof Golf Course GPS for the golf lover.
50. Tools. My husband loves his Ryobi tools. They all run on the same type of
      rechargeable battery!
51. Scuba lessons and gear.
52. Guided fishing tour, such as 
      Inter-coastal fishing.
53. Metal working or welding classes.
54. New suit: wet, snow, swim, business.
55. New tires. Upgrade his tires to run-flat 
56. Cookie basket delivered to his
      work. Cheryls.com has some
      cute tins, golf ball basket, tool
      box, and grill shaped containers.
57. Emergency jump-start kit for his car.
58. Dog or pet.
59. Hibachi style dinner.
60. Take him on a hot air balloon ride.
Alligator we saw on airboat ride!
61. Gift card to his favorite store. Amazon will 
      ship a gift card to his house or send it to 
      his email.
62. Airboat ride. We went to Airboat Rides At 
      Midway and had a blast.
63. Framed picture of the kids and Dad. 
64. Tickets to a sports game.
65. Boat ride. There are paddle boat rides, 
      dinner cruises, tour cruises, etc. There 
      are even some paddle boats that you can 
      take overnight cruises!
66. Buy him a book or e-book.
67. Take him to a race track (horse, dog, car).

68. Gator hunting or set of Swamp People DVD's.
69. Personalized Pocket Watch, Key Chain Locket, etc.
70. iTunes or a CD.
71. Chef Coat, embroidered with his name or initials.
72. Bull ride, real or fake. Fake would probably be safer. 
73. Whiskey, Scotch, etc.
74. Steak Dinner.
75. Foreign language classes.
76. New grill and tools. Pay the extra charge 
      and have the store put it together for you! 
      My husband loves to say it's not a gift if 
      he has to put it together.  
77. Tie or Tie Of The Month Club.
78. Make a Mug! Last year I bought  ceramic mug kit at Michael's. It 
      has an adhesive cover so you can place a picture on the mug and 
      markers for the kids to color the mug. You can find mugs like this 
      at craft and hobby stores.

79. Parachuting out of a plane or sky diving.
80. Race track driving experience.
81. Fighter Pilot experience. Aircombat.com and GreatAmericanDays.com offer 
      several options.
82. Night vision goggles.
83. Nerf gun. My husband loves to shoot, I mean play with, the kids.
84. 2 Way Radio. We have the TriSquare TSX300, which seems to work well.
85. Hearing Protector/Radio for when he does yard work.
86. Train ride. TourVacationsToGo.com and Amtrack offer a variety of train rides. You may also be 
      able to find an old fashioned train ride by searching for "train ride" and your zip code.
87. If your guy is into sweets, try Draft Beer flavored Jelly Belly's!
88. Treat him to a special haircut at a men's salon, such as Roosters.
89. Give him a book from the kids: either one they make or one like 33 Uses For A Dad.
90. Manly chocolate bars like a Beef Jerky Chocolate Bar or Chocolate Chili Discs.
91. Whiskey Ice Ball Molds. These are fun! They are cool to look at and cool down your drink!
92. Whiskey Glasses. Hubby loves these glasses. I have to admit, they are pretty fun. The wavy shape actually makes it easier to hold the glass when there is condensation.
93. Yeti Tumbler.

*I know the link says 86 gift ideas, but I add more as I find new ones!

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas! #47 - Who doesn't like to power wash stuff!?! It's fun and so satisfying!


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