Father’s Day gifts the whole family can enjoy
By Aimee Heckel
A gift is even better when you can share it, right? At least that’s what you’ve been telling your kids since they began beating each other over the head with blocks at age 2.
And, really, it can be true. Here are three Father’s Day gifts that will leave Dad overjoyed — and benefit the whole family in the meanwhile.
1. Not just any new grill: A Rec Tec grill. You haven’t experienced grilling until you’ve used what is billed as the “world’s best barbecue grill.” (We’ve tried it; it’s no exaggeration.) The Rec Tec wood pellet grill uses “smart grill technology” (Dad’s gonna love the sound of that) to maintain a constant, precise temperature while cooking. Rec Tec’s aren’t cheap, edging close to $1,000, but these bad boys allow you to grill, smoke, sear and bake. Everyone’s bellies are going to benefit.
2. An iPod/iPhone docking station with speakers, like the Altec iMT320, $59.99 on Amazon.com. Ideal for music-loving dads, but only ideal to share with the whole family if Dad has good taste in music. Make sure you take that into consideration — or buy him a bunch of new music on iTunes and try to expand his taste.
Feeling adventurous? A new CD to try: Modern Vampires of the City, for some good alternative rock. (Don’t let the Twilight feeling scare you off.) The album Vampire Weekend, runs $9.99 on iTunes.
Is Dad more of the cowboy type? Pick up the brand new George Strait album (released last week), Love is Everything. What dad won’t love this?
3. Not sure what he needs? Get him a Lowe’s gift certificate. Maybe he’ll feel inspired to finally finish that home repair project, replace the kitchen light or finish the landscaping. Not that we’re saying you should also get Dad a to-do list for Father’s Day. We’re just underscoring how very useful and talented of a guy he is.
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