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Tested and Approved: The Best Father's Day Gift Ideas for Every Dad

Tested and Approved: The Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Dad

 

Dad, daddy, pop or padre, whatever the title…ask him and chances are, his favorite job ever is being a father!

 

It’s that time of the year again. Father’s Day — the time when we show the men in our lives how much they mean to us. Must of us turn into amateur sleuths trying to figure out the perfect gift to make dad smile, but the truth is that the clues are all around you.

 

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Is Dad’s idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon outside in the backyard or inside falling asleep on the couch? Is he always talking about getting in better shape, but says he’s too busy for the gym? They’re all clues to that one must-have gift Dad will love.

 

I spoke with former CMT show host and actor Lance Smith to discuss the Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for every type of dad:


 

We know that chances are very slim that dad wants another tie or a coffee mug, so help us out. What are your best tips for helping us figure out what dad really wants this year?

Yeah, the ties and the coffee mugs, they’re done. I remember getting my Dad an ashtray, he never even smoked. It was just… You’ve gotta think about the present here, you’ve gotta put some thought into it. So really listen to Dad, and I think he wants to get outside more, honestly.

 

What are some of the must-have gifts that you’ve discovered that we should be on the lookout for this year?

First of all, a lot of dads are golfers, most likely. A lot of dads like to play golf. I can’t say if they’re any good or not, but when they hold a putter like this in their hand, they’re certainly gonna look good. This is the Tommy Armour blade putter. The Tommy Armour brand is back exclusively at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Galaxy Golf. This putter, it’s a pretty piece of machinery, I’ll just say. But if you get the putter and you wanna make it say, a golf package, we’ve got some Maxfli SoftFli golf balls. These come not only in white, but multi-colored. So if he has to search for his golf ball all over the course, like I would, there you go.

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Retail: $99.99

 

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Retail: $19.99

 

Maybe you were gonna get dad a shirt. Okay, maybe he’s a golfer, maybe he’s not. This shirt looks good on everybody. This Walter Hagen polo here has the moisture-wicking technology. So it’s one of those shirts that’s really soft, really breezy, really comfortable. It pulls moisture away from the body and offers UV protection.

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Retail: $55.00

 

 

Now, those are just the golf items. One item in particular that I think is very cool, everybody’s got those fold-up chairs they take with them everywhere to the beach, the sidelines. GCI Outdoor has a rocker chair. It is a fold-up chair with the canvas seat, just like we know, but this is a rocker chair. It’s an actual rocker that has two hydraulic legs in the back. You’re sitting on the sidelines in a rocking chair. How cool is that?

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Retail: $49.99

 

And if you wanna challenge dad, you wanna get a little athletic, enter the backyard with this right here, the Wicked Big Sports kickball. Everything you need to play a game of kickball, which I don’t know when the last time dad played some kickball was, but this is exciting. Everything you need is in this box. The giant kickball, the pump to blow it up, all the bases, including home plate. So you got a game in a box right there.

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Retail: $29.99

 

And Yeti brand is really popular with everyone, but especially dads; coolers and cooshies and whatnot. This is the Yeti Roadie 20 here. This cooler is fantastic, it’s really awesome. It holds the drinks and ice, it holds for an extremely long time, and they’re also coming out with charcoal color in June. That’s gonna be at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

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Retail: $199.99 – $249.99

 

And finally, if it’s not golf or a chair or the cooler, if you have to get something and you were thinking tie, no tie. At least get the man a cap. And the New Era MLB caps are out, the all-white one, exclusively at Dick’s, the blue ones for Father’s Day. At least get him a New Era MLB cap and he’ll be satisfied, I promise.

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Retail: $15.00 – $40.00

 

Sometimes we can take a lot of money to spend on these gifts. So tell us, how can we save ourselves the money to find the best deals and stop from running all over town as well?

That’s what’s great about Dick’s Sporting Goods, one-stop shopping. So check out dicks.com. You find your item, and then if you purchase it online, an hour later at your local Dick’s Sporting Goods, it’s available for pickup. Buy it, an hour later, go pick it up. You don’t have to run around the aisles, you don’t have to search, they’re helping you out, and saving you time there.

 

They’re also saving you money with the price match guarantee. And that if you do find, say, one of these items somewhere, another store for cheaper, at the register, show them the ad. Show them where you found it cheaper, and they will price match that, guaranteed. So you’re saving time, you’re saving money, and like I said, one-stop shopping, ’cause I know I’m rather lazy, [chuckle] it’s the way to go. Plus, it’s 2018, it’s how it’s done.

 

 

In addition to getting the perfect gift, tell us what are some other tips and advice that you have for families to make Father’s Day great for dads?

Spending time with dad, I think, is the ultimate gift. Not just being in his presence on your phone, watching YouTube, I mean, really spending time with the man, talking to him, picking his brain. That’s all any dad wants is, is to feel loved.

Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Best Father's Day Gift Ideas

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The Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Dad

Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas

 

Meet Our Guest

Best Father's Day Gift IdeasLance Smith does it all in the entertainment industry. In addition to being an actor, an acting coach and children’s book author, Lance was the face of CMT for a decade hosting numerous weekly shows and specials before taking on co-host duties for The Daily Buzz from 2012-2014 and its new launch in 2017. This avid Tennessee Titans fan can be found at most home games broadcasting highlights on the jumbotron. Still, with all of this, Lance’s newest job is the closest to his heart, being dad to his beautiful baby girl. 

 

Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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