8 Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas To Bring a Smile to His Face

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Father’s Day is right around the corner. Have you wrapped up your Father’s Day gift yet? If the fathers in your life are anything like mine, then you know the struggle of getting the perfect gift that equally shows how much you appreciate them. If you’re still struggling with picking the right gift, here are a couple tips that could send you on the right track.

1. A Steak Dinner

A classic Father’s Day gift that will fill not only their hearts but their belly too is a juicy steak dinner. For the special occasion, get your hands on a hearty t-bone steak. Costco carries some hearty t-bone steaks that are to die for. And don’t worry if you don’t have a grill. They taste just as well on a skillet or pan. Just marinate with a generous amount of salt and pepper, and you are good to go. What’s great about this dish is you can get the little ones in the kitchen to help you prepare the meal. While you season the steak, your kiddos can prep the mashed potatoes. Throw some cooked potatoes in a bowl and have them mash away. They’ll love how messy and fun it is to make this side dish. Finish off you steak dinner by pairing it with some corn on the cob. When daddy gets home, surprise him with this hearty meal that he is sure to love.

2. A Coupon Book

Who says women are the only difficult creatures to shop for? Men can be just as tricky. Give the fathers in your life the gift of choice this Father’s Day. With you and the little ones, create a list of all the things dad loves, and compile them together in a coupon book. Be sure to include some discounts that are offered by the kids as well as by you. For example, your kids can include a coupon that is good for a question free day. Any questions that the kids have will be redirected to mom on that day. Mom, you can join in on the fun too. Some creative coupon ideas can include:

  • A free coupon good for one forty-five minute massage.
  • One free coupon good for a night out with his boys.
  • A free day where you won’t nag at him about doing chores or helping around the house. (No matter how much your nagging is well-intentioned).

The great thing about creating a coupon book for Father’s Day is that it’s one of the cheapest gifts that goes a very long way. Tailor the coupon around his needs so that it’s personalized and he’s sure to love it.

3. A Tool Set

A man can never have enough tools. This Father’s Day, stop by your local Sears or Hardware Store and pick up a tool gift set. To add an extra dose of cuteness and thoughtfulness to the gift, you can have the kids pick out a commonly used tool like a screwdriver or wrench. When dad’s working on his latest project around the house, the kids can take part and help out by using the special tool that they bought dad. Because tools can get expensive, subtly hint around the topic and try and figure out what tool he doesn’t have. If you can’t get info out of him that way, try asking a store associate about what the latest must-have tool is. Even if dad has all the tools in the world, another addition is sure to make him smile.

4. Tickets

We are in the middle of sport’s season. Bring the game to life for dad by getting him a pair of tickets to his favorite game. Bring along the whole family and you are sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. A great addition to this gift is to get jerseys of his favorite team and players so that he can sport them to the game. If he’s not a sports kinda guy, then get him tickets to his favorite band or artist. You can skip bringing the kids along to the concert, though. Concert tickets double up as a great date night, so enjoy.

5. Amazon Echo

If he doesn’t have it already, give the gift of Alexa. Alexa makes the perfect addition to any living room. If he has a man cave, even better. With all the cool commands and reminders you can store in her, dad is sure to stay on track with all the busy things that adulting brings with it. Be sure to find time to download some skills onto Alexa before her big debut. Find helpful and entertaining skills through the Alexa app. That way, when he meets his new best friend, he can get straight to goofing around with her without wasting time with set up.

6. A New Timepiece

Freshen up dad’s look this year by gifting him a new watch. As technology grows and expands and seemingly takes over everything, timepieces have luckily found a way to survive. And rightfully so. Every man should have a sharp timepiece in his collection. If dad’s a sporty, athletic type, consider an Apple watch to help him keep track of his workouts. If dad’s world revolves around business tables and board meetings, a classy mechanical or gears watch is the perfect addition to his look. These days, there are timepieces to match every dad’s style. For an added touch of personalization, have the watch etched or engraved with the names of your kids or a sweet message to remind him how much he means to you.

7. Underwear

So it’s probably not the most glamorous gift for Father’s Day, but it certainly is the most practical. This Father’s Day, give the gift of comfortable underwear. Let’s face it, guys can never go wrong with having too much underwear. Especially if you are someone who is always stealing his boxers. If you have little ones at home, you can have fun with this gift idea. Have the little ones pick out themed underwear with dad’s favorite superheroes or characters. This is a Father’s Day gift he is sure to be thankful for when he’s looking for a pair of clean whitey tighties.

8. Sign Him Up For A Subscription

Who says subscriptions are exclusively for girls? This Father’s Day, give the gift of preselected goodies getting delivered right to your door. There are many different companies that specialize in all things dad related. Take for example Birchbox Man. They specialize in sending the guy in your life a monthly box full of man goodies like shaving creams, lotions, and facial scrubs. Other companies like Trunk Club specialize in sending dad outfits that are custom tailored and hand-picked to his style. Leave out all the questioning and decision making about what dad would like this Father’s Day. Instead, leave it to the experts to do the choosing for you.

Whether you choose to upgrade his style or introduce him to the latest change in technology, this Father’s Day, you can’t go wrong with all the neat ways you can tell dad how much he means to you and the kiddos. Be sure that whatever you give him, add a touch of personalization and he’s sure to love it. Above all, don’t forget to include a card or a hand written a note about how much he means to you. Happy Father’s Day!

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