Father’s Day Gift Guide 2007!
The tough task of choosing a gift for the fathers in your life can be a bit easier if you identify their interests and use those as a starting point! Checking out a few of the most popular male hobbies, here are some ideas:
For the Backyard Dad
No hammocks here – let’s keep dad busy!
- Croquet Set ($79.98)
- Bocce Balls, from bocceballsets.com ($42.98)
- Lawn Bowling,from L.L. Bean ($69)
- Horseshoes , from quoitfactory.com ($55)
Wooden Ice Chest – this was a past Father’s Day gift in my family! That year, I was particularly lucky to find a teak ice chest at Sam’s club for a terrific price. The chest has been a great addition to our patio and is as attractive as it is useful.
This handsome Cedar Creek cooler box is similar to mine and is available at Amazon for $129. (Wooden Ice Chest) Pottery Barn also offers an attractive Ice Chest with a hinged lid (Chesapeake Bench Ice Chest, on sale for $309).
For the Grilling Dad
Barbeque Sauces – Stonewall Kitchen has assembled two delicious sets of distinctive grilling sauces to spice up any barbeque.
- Jim’s Favorite Grill Sauce Collection – Includes: Sesame Ginger Teriyaki, Citrus Teriyaki, Garlic Teriyaki, and Roadhouse Steak Sauce. (Jim’s Favorite Grill Sauce, $21.99)
- Jon’s Favorite Grill Sauce Collection – Includes: Honey Barbeque, Maple Chipotle, Vidalia Onion Fig, and Wasabi Ginger. (Jim’s Favorite Grill Sauce, $21.99)
Barbeque Accessories – fun grilling accessories!
- Cordless Clip-On BBQ Light – this clever idea allows for accurate nighttime grilling! (Cordless Clip On Led Light, Williams-Sonoma, $44.95)
- Personalized Branding Iron – allows a chef to put his personal stamp on steaks! Triple initials of your choice are available! (Williams-Sonoma, Personalized Barbeque Branding Iron, $39.95; with Personalized Cutting Board, $69.95)
For the Wine Aficionado
Handsome Serving Tray – Vintage wine barrels are crafted into handsome 25” serving trays with stainless steel handles and offered in a natural or stained finish. A careful look at this unique gift shows the type of wine once housed in that barrel! (Wine Barrel Serving Tray – Stained, $110)
For the Sports Fan
- Sporting Event Tickets – Go for the real thing! Procure tickets to his favorite sporting event! Wrap up the tickets with a team jersey or baseball cap! (Try Tickets Now)
- Sports Viewing Party – Set up a viewing party for his favorite game! Invite dad’s best buddies, cook up his favorite foods, grab the kids and get out of the house! Create a coupon to let him know about the fun night ahead!
- Family Picnic – Plan a family picnic with all of dad’s favorite foods! Pack wine, cheese and crackers, fried chicken, and potato salad.
- Enhanced Picnic – Take your picnic up a notch with linen napkins, tablecloth and quiet music on a CD player.
- Picnic Ware – Consider purchasing new picnic equipment as part of this gift! (Major retailers like Target have tons of choices or shop on-line at Shop.com for the gingham lined basket pictured or several others choices.)
- Unique Picnic Ware – Another Beautiful Wicker Picnic Basket is available from Uncommon Goods (pictured)! This basket is not only attractive, but eco-friendly, crafted from 100% natural and renewable resources. The set includes bamboo plates, cutting board and utensils; wine glasses made from recycled glass; and embroidered natural cotton napkins! A picnic kit that serves two retails for $125 and a set to serve four is $150.
- Include a Gift Certificate! – After enjoying some quality time with the children while picnicking, have your husband take a look into the bottom of the picnic basket! Being the thoughtful wife that you are, you’ve purchased a gift certificate for a weekend get away for the two of you! Easy resources for bed and breakfast or inn vacations include BedandBreakfast.com or iloveinns.com. Both sites feature thousands of locations across the country!
For the Golfer, Tech Guy and More
- Try Brookstone.com for gadgets and gizmos of all kinds!
For the Dad Who Has It All!
Planet Earth DVD Series – Over five years in the making, this series of DVDs offers many and varied breathtaking views of our planet. Eleven episodes include themes such as “Deep Ocean,” “Pole to Pole,” “Ice Worlds,” and “Great Plains.” The camera work, unique facts and many not seen before locations make this a fantastic gift for any dad, and the whole family will also enjoy! (Planet Earth – The Complete BBC Series, $59.99)
Whatever you choose to do to celebrate the dads in your life, we all know that any gift from the heart will be the most appreciated! Cheers to a Happy Father’s Day everywhere!
*Busy Bee Lifestyle is an affiliate of Stonewall Kitchen, Amazon, Tickets Now, Cooking, Uncommon Goods and Bed and Breakfast.com
Updated May 25, 2011
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