Father’s Day is an opportunity to honor Dad with gifts that range from practical to sentimental. Of course, there are always presents that are more about good intentions than actual usefulness. If you want to put a smile on your dad's face this Father's Day, here are seven gift ideas to get you started.
This is obviously a more expensive gift, but it will certainly be appreciated by dads who want to enjoy the power and functionality of the Apple iPad. Whether for work or play, the iPad represents the future of tablet technology. Buyers can shop online for used models, or visit www.apple.com where new iPads start at $499.
Does Dad really need a new tie? This gift is a bit cliche, but today there are a variety of fun ties that your dad is sure to appreciate. Styles include logos from sports teams, favorite brands and humor. Check out www.zazzle.com/funny+ties, where prices start at $29.95.
Grilled to perfection
Many dads love to grill, and there are plenty of gadgets and accessories like hats, aprons, hand tools and various cooking containers your dad can use to perfect his technique. Grilling equipment is available at sites like www.bbq.com. Prices start around $14.99 for small items like a pocket digital thermometer.
Speaking of gadgets, some are functional tools while others are toys. Start your gadget search at www.brookstone.com, which features items like a keychain flashlight for $14.99 or a personal credit card reader for $29.99.
If your dad likes toys, why not get him a more sophisticated version of what kids play with: A compact, high-tech helicopter. These fun toys can be great for amusement at home or buzzing around the office. You can find them at a shopping mall kiosk or on Amazon.com starting at around $20.
When it doubt, there are always gift cards. Get Dad a gift card to his favorite coffee shop, music download site, restaurant or department store. Most gift cards can be purchased from retailers or online for as little at $5.
Homemade gifts are a great way for younger kids to honor their dads. A hand-drawn picture, figurine or other artistic project made by little hands will make his day.
The goal of Father’s Day is to say thanks to your dad. A gift can certainly be a part of that process, and picking the right present is an important task.