Last-Minute Gifts for Dad

Author: Alecia Pirulis  

With only two shopping days left before Father’s Day, you may be starting to feel the first pangs of panic setting in – you haven’t found the perfect gift for dad yet. Don’t worry – these great gifts will make dad’s special day great.

When you think about gift ideas for dad, you may not automatically think, “candles.” But Yankee Candle has some great “man candles” with scents such as bacon, man town, first down, and buttered popcorn. They also have some unique “man cave” accessories, such as billiard ball candle holders, beer mug candle holders, golf, baseball, and football accessories, and more.

The FitBit One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker is a great little device – it is a personal trainer that monitors your activity day and night. During the day it tracks steps taken, stairs climbed, calories burned, and distance. At night, it measures your sleep cycle to help you sleep better, and it even wakes you up in the morning. If dad spends too much time on the couch, this handy little device may be the motivation he needs to get moving.

If dad is a grill master, then he’ll appreciate a monogrammed grill set or a wireless remote grilling thermometer (he can play bocce or horseshoes while barbecuing!) Other great grilling accessories include grilling cookbooks, specialty barbecue sauces, grilling baskets, and aprons.

For the dads who are more comfortable in front of their favorite gaming system, at a Star Wars or ComiCon convention, or watching weekend marathons of Dr. Who, try one of these great gifts – he’ll love the Mr. Ghost EMF Detector, the Stormtrooper bathrobe, the brain candle, the Batman money clip, the Portal Companion Cube, or maybe even the Minecraft Pickaxe Touchscreen Stylus.

If dad lives in another state, perhaps he would appreciate a monthly subscription to his favorite magazine or to a box service such as Birchbox (to help him look and smell good), Mantry (a man’s pantry – great “manly” foods from across the US delivered right to dad’s doorstep), or Murray’s (for the man who loves cheese).

Maybe golf is your dad’s passion. If he spends more time on the golf course than anywhere else, then he may love SkyCaddie’s GPS watch. With 30,000 preloaded course maps, the ability to measure shot distance, a calorie counter, a pace-of-play timer, and more, this gift is sure to make him smile.

The rugged outdoorsman who loves nothing more than a great camping trip will appreciate some outdoor gear, such as a new backpack, fishing equipment, or the water-resistant “Camp” trivia game from LL Bean. The game revolves around camping-related trivia questions on the outdoors and animals – perfect for those family camping trips. For the beach-going surfer dad, consider a waterproof cell phone case.

For the dad who never stopped playing games, joking around, and basically being a big kid, one of these fun gifts may be just what he’s always wanted – a dashboard zombie, a giant fist koozie, a baseball glove business card holder, inflatable boxing gloves, and a musical wallet? Perfect!