Qualipedia founder and gift giving expert, Dawn Bryan, offers up some wonderful last minute gift ideas that are sure to thrill any father.

For the Fathers Who Like to Garden

  • Give a subscription to gardening magazine or collection of gardening catalogs with gift certificate
  • Buy an assortment of flower bulbs and offer to help him plant them
  • Purchase knee pads and rubber boots for those rainy summer days
  • Donate a tree to a local park in his name

For the Elderly or Disabled Fathers

  • Get him convenience items like: zipper pullers, cutting board with suction cups, one-hand can openers, telephone amplifier, lighted magnifying glass, ramps, or medicine dispensers to name a few
  • Give him some comfort items: sleep sound machine, car seat posture cushions, electric foot massager, shower/bath bench, or flannel sheets.

For New or Soon to be Fathers

  • Give dad two bats and two baseball caps–large and very small with a note from the new bundle of joy
  • Buy a video camera to help capture all those first moments babies have along the way
  • Put together a collection of children’s books for bedtime reading
  • Make baby’s handprint/footprint from plaster of paris

For the Hard Working Fathers

  • Offer to wash his car for him
  • Fill a basket with his favorite foods or homemade cookies
  • Frame a special award or picture
  • Buy him some delicious steaks or live lobsters and offer to cook it for him

For the Fathers Who Like to Travel

  • Buy him some language tapes or pocket translator
  • Give him Zagat’s guides for different cities
  • Buy him an E-Reader or a gift certificate for online books to download

For the All Around Special Fathers

  • Purchase a boxed set of his all time favorite TV show/Movies and some popcorn
  • Put together materials and instructions for a project you can do together
  • Simply write him a poem, bake him his favorite dessert, surprise him with   breakfast in bed, or just make him laugh!
  • Buy him tickets to his favorite sports team with a jersey or cap

Whatever gift you decide to give, just showing your dad you care will surely brighten his day.

Happy Father’s Day!

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