Its time to think Last Minute for our Father’s Day Gift Guide. I’ll admit it, much as I wish I planned WAY far ahead for this one I’m often scrambling the week before Father’s Day to pull of something special for both my husband and my Dad. Because my parents live close by and we often have both a family celebration and the influence of summer baseball on our schedule, I always feel like I’m running behind the curve. But that doesn’t mean that the gifts we give can’t be special, personal to the recipients, and equally unique. Check out my last minute Father’s Day Gift Guide to help you make the gift you give as wonderful as the man who receives it.
Grill Master Dad
My husband loves to grill to the point that honestly, the rest of us aren’t allowed to go near it. Not that I mind if I must be honest. For as many years as I can remember, the Weber’s Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance has been his Grill Bible, making him the Grill Master at many a cookout and the rest of us happy to indulge in his latest recipe. I can honestly tell you there has not been one single item we haven’t all simply loved. This book teaches complete grilling technique and has over 160 fabulous new recipes with more than 1,100 photographs which always makes a difference when I am choosing what recipe to suggest. Full of tips and tricks from professional chefs this truly is our go-to guide for all things grilled. Weber’s Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance Available online at Weber.Com for $19.95.
I love a Disney Loving Dad! Its awesome for kids to see their Dads enjoy the magic and love to see them lead the way in those matching family t-shirts as they travel through the parks every day. Thanks to the insights of loyal Disney Parks Blog readers, Disney Dream Makers has created a very special commemorative gift for the Disney Loving Dad in your life. As explained on the Disney Floral and Gifts Website:
A story-based gift that’s foundation is a personalized declaration honoring your Dad as one of Disney’s exclusive dreamers and doers who have displayed character, courage, and hope. This document, signed by our “Chief-Ear-Officer” Mickey Mouse, is placed in a picture frame and accompanied by an exclusive Disney medal including lanyard, which can be personalized with their achievement. The medal is featured in an exclusive Disney “storybook” to create a presentation to remember. This gift includes personalization of your loved ones name and triumph on their declaration. Call a Dream Maker to help you personalize this gift. And, for an additional fee, you can also add embroidery to your lanyard as well. Forty-eight hours notice is appreciated to create your moment to remember. Available at DisneyFlorist.com and priced at $118 before shipping.
Have you ever seen Guy Fieri’s TV show? We love watching him and his book, Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown, is a must have for anyone who loves to discover the food jackpot less traveled. With more than fifty featured restaurants, almost seventy recipes, tons of photos, and hilarious stories this is a fabulous read. Along for the ride are members of Guy’s rambunctious Krew, sharing their most memorable shoots, meals, behind-the-scenes stories, and killer pranks from the road. And check out this new feature—a tricked-out, full-color foldout map that shows the location of every restaurant in the book! Available online at amazon.com, $21.99.
Sports Loving Dad
If the special Dad in your life loves to play sports, the options are endless for that perfect sports themed Father’s Day gift. But I think my husband would agree that often the best sports gift of all are those he can experience. While sports memorabilia or team gear is nice, its the chance to actually go play the game or watch the match in person that is the most meaningful. Often its just as hard for busy Dad’s to find time to enjoy their hobbies as it is busy Moms so consider a round of gold, tickets to the big game, or even plan a guys day out on the lake with his friends.
No gift guide would be complete without an idea for a homemade gift from the kids. Crafts with duct tape are all the rage for kids to make and this cute duct tape wallet from Spoonful.com is a perfect idea for something equal parts crafty and useful. I love the suggestion to fill it with pretend money, a fun identification card, or coupons to redeem later. Personalize it with anything your special Dad might want.
I hope our Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide gives you a few fresh ideas for the special Dads in your life this year. Check out our Father’s Day Pinterest Board for cute crafts and other great gift guides from around the web. Tell me…
What is the best gift you ever gave your Dad or husband on Father’s Day?
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