Father’s Day Gift Picks for the Dad in Your Life

Do you find yourself stuck on a gift for Father’s Day this year? I for one, struggle with gift ides for my husband every year. In the past, I’ve tried hard to listen out for subtle hints from him throughout the year so that I’m not stuck scrambling to find something he may or may not enjoy. This year, I decided to go a bit further and I’ve spent the last several months researching the best gifts for dad. In case you have ever been in the same boat as me, I thought I’d share a few gift ideas that any Dad will appreciate.

photo 3If the Dad in your life is anything like my husband, you can’t go wrong with sports related gifts. How about tickets to a Mets game? The Mets will be playing the Padres this Father’s Day and will have a giveaway for all the Dads at Citi Field that day which includes a free Mets hat for all dads and kids entering the stadium. With so much to do within the stadium, and of course, running the bases after the game, Dad will be sure to have a fun filled day!

What about having your kids create a personalized baseball card for Dad? Sam’s Club has partnered with Dove Men+Care and Degree to bring this fun filled activity for the kids. Just visit their website at  http://Samsclub.com/dadhalloffame?cid=obo.661.8606.2356/  to start designing your custom baseball card now. While you’re there, check out who else has been nominated in the dad Hall of Fame and stock up for the summer while you’re at it!

FatherzDay2014_SM_NoOfferPresale_02Do you want to give your dad some extra quality time with kids? The Ridemakerz Shop at the mouthdropping toy mecca FAO Schwarz has the ultimate experience for dad and the kids.  Get a chance to build your very own custom remote control ride, alongside your child in their auto shop experience.  My husband and son had the most amazing time there.  Once their cars were fully assembled, they took them on the track for a race!  Check out our full experience HERE. Just in time for Father’s Day, if you can’t get to a Ridemakerz Shop, you can bring home the experience.  FAO Schwarz is running an amazing deal with Father/Daughter and Father/Son ready-to-assemble kits.  The kits, available online www.Ridemakerz.com/fathersday or in stores, allow the Father in your life to share in the excitement that Ridemakerz provides, while spending quality time with his child.  The Father’s Day Ridemakerz kits are available, while supplies last.  (Order by June 6th to guarantee delivery by Father’s Day).  As they say at  Ridemakerz, You buy the Parts, they build the memories!

You also can’t go wrong with buying grooming products for Dad. Every father I know needs them, but let’s face it, they are pretty basic with their maintenance.  Spoil them this year with a luxury experience. My husband recently received the Arc 3 from Panasonic. The Arc 3 is a wet/dry men’s rechargeable electric shaver that provides an incredibly close and comfortable shave to even the scruffiest face.  From the day my husband first tried his new razor until now, it has  been utilized weekly.  Some features of the Panasonic Arc 3 include the 3 blade cutting system, a 13,000 cycle per minute motor (for a smooth, clean shave), and it’s ability to be charged in 1 hour and provide 45 straight minutes of shaving time. I’m certain this gift would get a lot of use out of it, and Dad would be very appreciative.

lg-tone-proFor the tech savvy Dads, Verizon Wireless has plenty of gifts to choose from. For Father’s Day this year, Verizon Wireless is running an amazing promotions. Dad can receive $100 off a new smartphone and receive a FREE Verizon Ellipsis Tablet with qualifying purchases.  It’s the perfect time to upgrade dad with our favorite Samsung Galaxy S5 and the amazing Samsung Note both of which are XLTE ready!

Verizon Wireless has a full suite of accessories to compliment your mobile lifestyle.  We are loving the LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Stereo headset for the SUITED dad who is constantly on the go, taking important phone calls or needing just a few minutes to decompress and listen to some music on the train home.  The LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Stereo Headset provides the ultimate hands free audio solution in a convenient, comfortable and lightweight package. With 3D NeckBehind (around the neck wearing style) these headphones are powerful, and body contoured to fit securely, making them an excellent choice for the dad on the run, whether at the gym or through their daily grind.

motorola-solrepublic-headsetIf you’re looking for another option for a powerful headset, perhaps Dad would like the Tracks headphones by  Sol Republic.  This headset allows dad the ability to experience bass in a completely amazing way, while reducing outside noises and providing comfort throughout usage.  With built in controls that allow you to play, pause, and skip songs as well as end calls, these headphones are well worth the price. The healthcare provider in me is loving how easy it is to switch headbands for a more customized experience and clean it as well.  It’s perfect for my gym rat dad. 

With so many great products in one place, you can purchase most of your Father’s Day gifts all in one store!  Check out all Verizon Wireless’ great Father’s day deals HERE.

If you enjoy going to out for a meal with the family on Father’s Day, we must recommend that you check out Texas De Brazil in NYC. On Sunday the 15th, this normally dinner only restaurant is opening their doors at 11am for Father’s Day. Families can enjoy all you can eat Texas De Brazil’s signature cuts of meats such as beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and Brazilian sausage carved table side in true Brazilian Churrascaria fashion. We have sampled this menu firsthand and can attest to the delicious choices, as well as the wonderful service, staff, and atmosphere. DEAL ALERT: All fathers that dine at Texas De Brazil on Father’s Day will also receive a special certificate for a complimentary dinner on their next visit.  I don’t know any man who would turn that down!

So if you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed this year, just know, you’re not alone.  What matters most is that Dad feels loved, not only for Father’s Day, but year round.  Hopefully, Some of these ideas will help you show him how much you appreciate all that he does for you and your family.