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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is this weekend, which means there is still a little bit of time to pick out something nice for your dad or the father figure in your life. When it comes Father’s Day, no gift is a bad gift. It’s all about showing your appreciation.

1. Cook or Dine

No one says you have to go all out on Father’s Day. A simple burger and brew might work just fine for your dad. Grab dinner at a bar nearby or fire up the barbecue in the backyard. Consider making your own BBQ sauce to add a special taste to the burgers.

Dinner and Beer With Dad

Photo © Kath Eats Real Food

2. Concert or Sports

Spend an afternoon at a baseball game, the evening at a basketball game, or a weekend concert.

Baseball Yankee Game With Dad

Photo © NY Daily News

3. Chocolate

Hey, it’s not just for women! Pick out a tasty treat, such as truffles from a local patisserie, or order something from Harry & David’s. For a lot of dads, the way to their heart is a delicious snack.

Chocolate Bars Candy

Photo © Power Mini Malls

4. Unique Gift

Scour the net for one-of-a-kind gifts, such as this scratch map, which might inspire your dad to do some more traveling, a hypnotizing sand art mobile, or these repurposed coin guitar picks.

Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks

Photo © uncommongoods

5. Phone Case

Pick out a case from Shutterfly to customize with your photos. The photos can be of family holidays, trips, or just photos of places your dad likes.

Father's Day Customizable Photo Phone Case

Photo © Shutterfly

Whatever you end up doing to celebrate, remember to tell your dad how much you appreciate all the things he does for you!

Happy Father’s Day!

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Presents for Pops this Father’s Day

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photo of girl By guest blogger Serena Piper: Journalism major at the University of Oregon. Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus Oregon. Magazine, freelance blogger, future world traveler. In her spare time, she likes to read as many books as she can, go for long drives, and peruse news websites. Hopes to one day write for National Geographic.

Father’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about what to get your pops. A mom may be the center of a child’s life, but it’s the father who, most of the time, teaches the child how to ride a bike, coaches them in sports, and grounds them when they come home after curfew.

But just because your dad means a lot to you, that doesn’t mean he’s easy to shop for..And just because we’re students on a budget doesn’t mean we can only get dad a cheap present. Take a look at my list below for some inexpensive ideas!

1. DIY brewing kit

What man doesn’t love beer? Buy him his own beer brewing kit and keg – I guarantee it’ll taste a lot better than the store bought stuff and he’ll be able to show off his new skills to the family. If the brewing kit is a bit on the expensive side, share the cost with a sibling!

2. Dinner at home (an oldie but goodie)

Salmon, steak, beer sausage… the choices are endless! If your dad is the chef in the house, pick up the apron and tell him to take a load off. You can ask him what his favorite meal is or find a fun recipe. Either way, don’t forget dessert, using fresh summer fruit!

summer berries

Photo © vidalia_11

3. Guided fishing trip or outdoor activity

For the outdoorsy dads, there’s no shortage of things to do. Just type in “guided fishing trip” or “kayaking” and your location on Google and you’re set! Find one of many Groupon deals on guided trips that use all the best gear, and enjoy a fun bonding experience with dad on a day out on the river.

fishing boat

Photo © Jonathan Lundqvist

Of course, for some fathers, it’s about the smaller, intangible things. Jeremiah Mitchel, a father to eight children, says as he’s gotten older, it’s not about the gifts anymore.

“All I want from my children is for them to be well and be happy, and to stay in touch with me and let me know how they’re doing,” he says. “There are days when I want this or that, but there’s nothing like the feelings I have about my children’s welfare.”

 

 

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