This year, Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 18th, and a bunch of readers have asked for a gift guide. I know many people have complicated relationships with their dads or the fathers of their children, and may find the day stressful, so please feel free to skip. But, if you’d like, here are 11 fun ideas for fathers and father figures…
The Wager, $17, a bestselling page-turner based on the true story of a 1742 British shipwreck. “Reads like a thriller,” says Time Magazine. And a reader named Olivia says: “I bought Boom Town by Sam Anderson for my boyfriend, but I ended up reading it myself in one big gulp – we both loved it.”
A framed snapshot for his desk/bedside table/mantlepiece, from $45.
Acupressure neck relief cushion, with multiple knobs to ease tension in his neck, shoulders and back, $35.
One of my core childhood memories is playing Mindtrap logic games with my dad. I LOVED it. Here’s one: “Assuming that you’re paying, is it cheaper to take one friend to the movies twice, or two friends to the movies at the same time? (It doesn’t depend on how much popcorn they eat!).” Leave your answer in the comments ;)
A Lego set to do with the kids/grandkids (so meditative). $20.
Dinner at his favorite spot, so you can catch up, just the two of you.
A card saying how much he means to you, which is all he really wants anyway.
Thoughts? What would you add? (And if all else fails, there’s always this:)
(Top photo by Diane Durongpisitkul/Stocksy.)
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