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Find the Perfect Gift for Father's Day: Traditional or Gag

PrintThe day to celebrate a father’s role in the growth, development and health of a child is quickly approaching (June 16). Whether your dad prefers traditional styles, is an avid fisherman or wants the latest and greatest technological gadgets, it is possible to make him truly happy on his special day with a little thought.

 

Traditional Gift Ideas

The best way to get a great traditional gift for your dad this Father’s Day is to focus on his interests.

Consider your father’s favorite professional and college sports teams. Is your dad a Wake Forest Demon Decons fan? If so, go with yellow and white roses delivered in a team-monogrammed vase from FTDs College Rose collection as a classic, yet thoughtful, gift.

Or take your dad out for a steak dinner or throw a barbeque in his honor. Family time is always appreciated as much as the meal.

 

Give a Gag Gift

A Father’s Day gift doesn’t need to focus strictly on formal ideas. Send a gag gift or present relating to an inside joke between the two of you.

Go nostalgic by taking him back to childhood with a Rubik’s Cube pencil holder. Really take him back with retro candy crates that feature sweet things from different decades. For example, Amazon offers a 1950s candy gift box with Bit-O-Honey, Mike & Ikes, A&W rootbeer hard candies, Chuckles, Boston Baked Beans, Sugar Daddies and much more.

Or, how about acting on an inside joke. If your dad has a Golden Retriever, get him a basket full of dog office supplies: a desk mug, magnetic notepad, pencils and calendar all with a big Golden Retriever face on them.

Does dad not like to share his food? Give him the gag gift of a Freeloader Extendable Fork that reaches out across the table (like an old school antenna) allowing you to steal food off his plate. See stupid.com for hundreds of dumb gifts that will have dad laughing for days, like a beer belly flask or camo toilet paper.

 

Give the Latest Tech Gadgets

There are tech gifts galore in all price ranges thanks to the continuous innovations in technological advancements.

Look at Google Glass a gift option. According to Entrepreneur.com, Google Glass is similar to looking into a personal TV in front of your eyes. It connects to the Bluetooth devices and provides a new experience in Internet activities. If your dad enjoys technology, then Google Glass might be the best gift idea available. But it’ll run you a hefty $1500.

For a father who is a little less inclined to enjoy the latest innovations, new technology that focuses on a hobby might be appropriate. For example, a father who enjoys reading might appreciate an e-book reader. If your dad fishes, how about a wrist mount fishfinder?

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