Father’s Day is just a few weeks away. Since many of us have limited gift choices and budgets this year, I thought I’d focus on practical and affordable gift ideas for Dad. And if your state is still under lockdown, all of these can be ordered online. Just double-check the shipping times, so that you can be sure your gift will arrive before June 21st.
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Food & Beverage Gift Ideas For Dad
1. Nespresso Coffee And Espresso Maker
An expresso and coffee may help him shake that costly (insert favorite coffee shop here) habit! We love our Nespresso Original Expresso Machine and the Aeroccino Milk Frother. We also love that Nespresso provides bags for you to collect used capsules and mail back to them for recycling.
If he already has all the coffee gadgets that he needs, then consider ordering coffee from Red Bay Coffee, one of the few black-owned coffee roasteries, with a mission to promote diversity in the coffee industry. Owner Keba Konte makes a concerted effort to hire women, people of color, the formerly incarcerated, as well as people with disabilities. You can order coffee beans from Amazon or the Red Bay Coffee website where you’ll also find some of the coolest coffee mugs, including handcrafted mugs from Uganda.
2. Yeti Beverage Holders
At the beginning of this year, we won a Yeti cooler and travel mugs at a fundraiser, and I finally understood what the fuss was all about. They seal so well that they keep your drinks hot or cold all day long, which makes them perfect for outdoor gatherings. The coolers aren’t what I would call “affordable” but the beverage containers are.
3. Support His Favorite Local Restaurant
If you’ve been cooking all of your meals for the past few months, then consider take-out for a change. If you already have a special meal planned, consider ordering a dessert from his favorite bakery. Last weekend, my husband and I ventured out early in the morning to pick up danishes from a local bakery. I love to bake, but these were treats that I could never make. We were also so relieved to see that this long-standing bakery had survived the lockdown.
4. Grill Accessories & Thermometer
If he’s a grill-master, then how about some new grill accessories? Since this handy set comes in a case, he’ll always know where to find his tools.
For grilling and cooking, the DOT® Thermometer is one of my favorite kitchen tools. It gives us a quick reading, so it’s handy when I’m grilling something delicate like fish. It has also outlasted many other electronic thermometers that we have tried and tossed.
Relaxation And Recreation Gift Ideas For Dad
5. A Hammock
After an amazing meal, give Dad some time to take a nap in a new hammock. We have the traditional L.L. Bean one (this is the updated version) but if you don’t have the trees to support one, you can also buy a hammock with a stand, like this one from Amazon.
6. Running/Activity Watch
If he’s a runner, he’ll appreciate having a running watch to track his training. (My husband and sons use their Garmin Forerunners every day.) If he has a compatible smartphone, he can also scan his texts and see call alerts on his watch.
7. Baseball or Football Gifts
Uncommon Goods has a fun Home Team Baseball Game for dads who love baseball. You can customize it with his favorite MLB team. Add some Record-Breaking Baseball Glasses to hold his beverage of choice, as well as some Cracker Jacks, and peanuts.
If he’s more of a football fan, he may like the New York Times Custom Football Football book which you can customize to trace the history of his favorite NFL team.
If your Uncommon Goods gifts don’t arrive on time, they also offer printable cards with a picture of your gift to let Dad know that it will arrive soon.
Clothing And Accessories
8. Funny Dad T-shirts
For his daily dose of humor, there are some fun t-shirts online right now. I love the quarantine collection from Life is Good, though it will disappoint my husband to know that he didn’t coin the term “Quarantini!”
9. Affordable Button-Down Shirts
If he’s heading back to the office or has daily video conferences, take a look at these affordable button-down shirts. My husband, who usually wears designer brands, bought a couple of these when he needed a few extra shirts in a hurry. We were both impressed with how well they fit before and after washing.
If you’re looking for even more gift ideas, take a look at my post: 7 Father’s Day Gifts He Won’t Return (inspired by my husband who has asked me to return more gifts than I care to admit!)
What are your plans for the special Dad(s) in your life? Feel free to share your gift ideas for Dad in the comments below.