Last-Minute Gifts for Father's Day
Dads realize that for a new or expecting mom, spending hours at the malls shopping for the perfect Father's Day gift is a tall order. Sleep deprivation does not a power shopper make. Learn some last-minute gift ideas to help make the day go right.
The Dream Ride (Rental)
Did you know you can rent him a Corvette from Hertz or Avis? At least you can in a number of major markets. Even if you can’t get the ‘Vette, almost all of the major car rental companies now carry a line of luxury cars from Jaguars to Cadillacs. And if you want to really throw him back in his seat, go to exoticcarrentals.com and spring for the Ferrari. A weekend with the car of his dreams can make real life with the minivan just a bit more bearable. Prices vary on make and model, but you can easily stay under $100 per day on a weekend.
Send your guy (or even better, go with him) to a game or concert to see his favorite team or band. Almost any event, sporting or athletic, can be ticketed online. Try working directly with the venue or team box office first, but ticket dealers like Stubhub and Ticketmaster make these purchases very convenient. Two tickets (or the e-ticket printed out from your own computer!) in an envelope will bring a smile to almost any dad’s face.
Beer of the Month Club
If your guy is like us at the DadLabs, he doesn’t mind a nice cold brew from time to time; even better if that brew lands on the doorstep and is from a cool or hard-to-find microbrewery. Sign up at beerofthemonth.com and a fresh 12-pack will arrive for the dad in question every 30 days. The cost is between $20 and $30 per month. You can sign up for as few as two months, or hook him up until next Father’s Day.
For working dads, the commute seems to just get longer and longer, and the amount of time to curl up with a good book just gets shorter and shorter. Take the pain out drive time by picking a great book from iTunes, Audible.com, or Amazon for download on dad’s MP3 player.
Today’s dads spend a lot of time plugged into electronic gizmos of one kind or another. Whether it’s talking to the kiddos on the iPhone, or watching videos on the laptop trying not to wake the baby, guys spend a lot of time with the ‘phones plugged in. A small investment in high-fidelity can make a big difference for the earbud-sporting pop.
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