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Seven Father's Day Gift Ideas

Jun 6th, 2014

No matter the occasion, picking out a gift for dad can be a challenging endeavor. Finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day, when all the attention is on dad and the pressure is on to deliver a present that will be well-received, is notoriously difficult.

Before you spend hours scouring for the perfect gift, read through some ideas to get inspired, then set out in search of or handcraft what your father will appreciate.

Video Streaming Service Subscription

If your dad watches any TV or is a fan of the movies, bring him into the 21st century with a subscription to Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, or Netflix. You may have to walk him through the process of how to use these streaming services, but once he gets the hang of it, he’s sure to love the conveniences they afford. Research the libraries of various streaming services to see which one offers the selection that is best suited to your dad’s tastes before you make a commitment.

Remote Control Storage Box

If your dad already uses a streaming service or is so set in his ways you feel he would rather continue watching network and cable TV, there is a related gift that would probably be more to his liking: A remote control storage box. You can purchase or make one to his liking. If you opt for the latter, check out this Country Living article for inspiration.

Beer or Wine Chillers

If dad is a beer drinker who likes his brew cold, get him a chiller for Father’s Day. His night cap will never be warm again! Corkcicle has a popular model called Chillsner that can keep a beer in a long neck bottle chilled from the first sip to the last. For the wine-drinking papa, Corckcicle and Vinoice make products that continue to chill wine once its cork has been removed and the first glass poured. If your dad is a whiskey drinker, go for the whiskey rocks or the whiskey ice ball mold instead.

Something for the Kitchen

If your dad likes to play chef in his spare time, consider gifting a cookbook with recipes he may enjoy or one of the latest cooking and grilling tools. Anti-fatigue mats have become popular over the last few years, and can make standing on your feet for hours while preparing food less exhausting and more therapeutic. If he grills often, a tool like the iGrill thermometer that uses Bluetooth technology to alert you when the desired temperature has been reached may be the perfect Father’s Day gift that dad has never even heard of.

Event Tickets

Is one of your dad’s favorite musicians coming to town? Surprise him with tickets to the show: One for him and one for you. Or you can buy tickets to your dad’s favorite baseball team and treat him to dinner beforehand or drinks after.


Spa days are more closely associated with Mother’s Day than Father’s Day, but this should not necessarily be the case. Even though your dad may not admit it, he could in all likelihood benefit from a professional massage. Show your dad how much you appreciate his hard work and support with this gesture, which shows he deserves to relax and be pampered for a change.

Gift Card

If none of these Father’s Day gift ideas have gotten you any closer to deciding what to get for your dad, you can always fall back on a gift card. There has got to be some store or restaurant dad has a weakness for, and the fact that you think about your dad when you visit it or walk by gives a gift card to that establishment a personal touch.

Hopefully these ideas haven given you some inspiration on the perfect gift this Father’s Day. We wish you the best of luck as you shop for or assemble a gift that is sure to be appreciated because it’s coming from you. Remember, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 15 this year. If you are a father yourself, we at AMLI Residential wish you a Happy Father’s Day!

Do you have any tips or suggestions for finding or making the perfect Father’s Day gift? If so, please share in the comments!

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