Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Real Life Dads

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Looking for a Father’s Day gift for the dad in your life? Step away from the tie rack and don’t you dare touch that fountain pen. That stuff is so boring and predictable.

We asked real dads from our office to share their wish-lists with us and ended up with a slew of great ideas. From cool gadgets to adventurous experiences and even a couple of unexpected picks, here are seven amazing ideas that will show dad just how much he means to you.

Spa day
Dads like to be pampered too and what better way to do that than to treat him to a little R&R at the spa? There are a ton of spas that cater to men and offer treatments like the Frosty Mug at Texas-based Spa Retreat + Hiatus – which includes a full body scrub with organic hops, barley and malt – or the Gentlemen’s Deep Tissue Massage at the Spa Montage in Beverly Hills.

Headphones
If he travels a lot for work, consider buying him a great pair of high performing headphones. The QuietComfort 15 from Bose are an exceptional option for dad.

Race car driving
The blood-pumping thrill of driving a race car will have dad feeling like he’s on top of the world. This is one experience he’ll be talking about for years to come.

Bungee Jump/Sky Diving
Speaking of blood-pumping thrills, take him sky diving or bungee jumping. Anything that gets the adrenaline going is a sure fire way to make this Father’s Day the best one yet.

Boat rental
For those who enjoy a more low-key experience, consider renting a boat for a picnic day on the water. From pontoons to yachts to small electric boats and more, there are plenty of options to pick from. This gift idea also allows for everyone to get together for some quality family time.

Pants
Yes, pants! But not just any pants. Tactical pants for the dad who love to do things around the house. It may seem like a simple gift, but they’re durable, have all the pockets for all the tools, and are super comfortable. Yeah, it won’t look impressive, but he’ll love them.

Event tickets
Whether you get a couple of tickets to his favorite band or find a show in your area that has the kind of music he is in to, dad’s sure to have a great time rocking out at a concert. Similarly, if there is a sporting event he enjoys, tickets to a game would make for an amazing gift.

Sentimental gifts
Something as simple and inexpensive as a handmade card can make a father swell with pride. For those with little ones in the family, working together on a project can produce a gift dad will cherish forever. Just make sure you pretend not to notice when he gets teary-eyed!

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