Father’s Day is right around the corner, and the time has come once again to begin searching for a gift for dear old dad. Father’s Day gift shoppers have long since abandoned the notion that a new necktie is what dad really wants, but finding a gift that expresses your love and appreciation for the old man can still prove somewhat challenging.
Oftentimes, the best gifts are the ones that fulfill a need or want, and Father’s Day gifts are no exception. The following are a handful of Father’s Day gift ideas for dads whose hobbies run the gamut.
- For the Philanthropic /Style wise guy
Belts on a Mission
Mission belts make a great gift for Dad. No only do you become part of a great philanthropic effort the fight against global poverty and hunger, you get a great leather belt that adjusts every 1/4″ unlike traditional belts that only have holes every 1”. Mix and Match buckles and leathers to make your own unique combinations. They offer 2 different widths of belts (35mm & 40mm) and to interchange the buckles and leathers they need to be the same width (35mm buckles won’t fit 40mm leathers).
The missiona dollar from every belt goes to fight hunger and poverty worldwide through microlending. There are so many industrious, motivated people striving for a better life and sometimes the only thing holding them back is a little capital to get started. It’s a hand up, not a hand out. To date, over 19,500 Kiva (peer-to-peer micro lending) micro-loans have been funded from the sales of Mission Belts.
- For the Techy Guy
The Keyprop is the world’s smallest tri-pod! This unique key literally props your smart phone up for selfies, hands free reading, Skype/ video chatting, catching up on emails or watching movies! Slip it on your keychain and always have it at your fingertips for any occasion. It fits most smartphones, including iPhone4/5/6, Galaxy S4, Nexus 4 (cases or bumpers less than 1/2″ thick). Ready to take the picture? The KeyCam Self Timer Camera App makes it simple – including a clap-to-snap feature. Keyprop is available at www.Integrald.com
- For the Grillmaster Guy
GrillGrates — Gas grill vs. charcoal grill? Doesn’t matter. Great grilling has nothing to do with the heat source and everything to do with the grate — where the meat meets the heat and the actual cooking takes place. GrillGrates are interlocking panels that work on any grill to form a new grill surface. Quite simply, GrillGrate cooks food better: meats are juicier, more evenly cooked and perfectly seared. Starts at $39.99; www.grillgrate.com
- For the Movie Guy
Some dads simply can’t get enough of the silver screen, and a streaming service that allows dad to watch many of his favorite movies on demand from the comforts of home might make the perfect gifts for film-loving fathers. Services like Netflix and Amazon Prime offer hundreds of titles, and monthly or yearly subscriptions cost relatively little money.