My Top 5 Father’s Day Gift Picks

by Kimberly Hickok

Father’s Day can be a tough one, especially if your dad is a hard guy to get a gift for. That’s the category my husband falls into. He’s got just about every tool and gadget that you can imagine so when it comes to buying him gifts, we have to think a little outside the box.

  1. LL Bean’s Tropicwear shirts – $54.95. These shirts are rated to UPF 50+ for superior protection from the sun’s UV rays which will keep your dad looking good AND protect him from the sun.
  1. Kindle Paperwhite starting at $119 on Amazon. If dad is a reader, but not necessarily interested in downloading or watching media on a device, then this is a perfect gift. Dad can sit poolside and read – even in the brightest sun. This is also a great way to drag techno-phobic dads into the 21st century.

  1. Meat! Pick up a gift certificate at your favorite local butcher for dad.  Our local shop, Primal: Your Local Butcher, carries gift certificates and dad can pick the steak he wants.

  1. Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker, $59.95. This is a good gift for the dad who wants to be more active. The Fitbit tracks steps, distance and calories burned; syncs automatically to his computer or select bluetooth 4.0 smartphones or tablets; can help dad set goals, view his progress and earn badges; share and compete with friends. There’s even a free i-phone and android app.

5. Time. Yeah, I know this last one is kind of corny but think about it. A new dad might like a card that entitles him to ‘A night out with the boys’ or ‘An afternoon to go golfing’.

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