Give Dad the ultimate gift: togetherness
Guess what Dad really wants for Father’s Day? A little time with his kids.
It doesn’t much matter whether those kids are 5 or 45, what’s important are those moments together. So we’re going to toss out a few suggestions that span the ages – of kids and dads, of course.
A few suggestions for Father’s Day gifts that will help connect the generations:
Camping is the ultimate together activity. We can promise that the outdoorsy Dad will adore a new sleeping bag, tent, or any other camping gizmo. Imagine a tent that can hold three queen sized mattresses. Even if you have three or four kids pitching in their allowances (with help from Mom), this will fit the bill. Wenzel Timber Ridge 10 Person Tent, $279.99, sportsauthority.com
How about an old-fashioned game about any Dad can play with his kids? If you have younger kids, help them buy a badminton set for Dad. Or how about bocce ball? It’s a snap to learn how to play this game. Swimways Kelsyus Bocce Ball Set, $49.99, target.com
If it’s a rainy day, look into a few old classics. If your Monopoly game is battered, it might be time to freshen it up. One of our favorite family games? Pictionary. It will touch the artistic soul of every member of the family. While you can find it at many spots, you can find it at a reasonable price at Kohl’s. Pictionary by Mattel, $29.99, kohls.com
If art isn’t your thing, consider this 5-in-1 box set. It holds everything from chess to backgammon, and you might even find a new game or two you can learn together with dad. 5-in-1 Game Box, $79.96 on sale, pier1.com