June 11. 2013

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Father's Day 2013: Last minute gifts for Dad

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Father's Day is already this weekend, so if you haven't purchased something for your dad yet... oops? But there's time! Since no two dads are the same, there is no "right" or "wrong" gift, but here are a few ideas that may help you figure out what to get:

The Basics

Something useful - Some dads are very much into "practical" items, which is where I think gifts like tools come into the mix. If your dad really is a handyman and there's a set of tools he doesn't have, then go for it. Other practical, but still pretty cool, items include: a GPS, a new phone cover, an e-reader, a watch.

Something traditional - Ties, grilling utensils, and pretty much anything sports-related are the ultimate traditional Father's Day gifts. Tradition is nice, but a twist on tradition is even more awesome. How about a tie he'll actually wear, an entire grilling gift basket, or a gift card for a day at a local golf course?

Something sentimental - Is there a book you and Dad used to read together when you were kids? Maybe he taught you how to fish? Getting something small, but meaningful, can absolutely go over well. Dads have feelings, too, y'all!

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