Last Minute Father's Day Gifts
Admit it. You haven’t bought your father a present for Father’s Day yet. It’s not too late.
Here are some ideas you can pull together quickly and easily.
Is dad a fan of Wall Street? If so, Trading Goddess suggested a movie, such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps or any one of a number of popular books like Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully or The Intelligent Investor.
A subscription to The Wall Street Journal would be welcome if dad doesn’t have one and an extension to an existing subscription would be great if he does.
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Hosting a variety of gift possibilities, Things Remembered offers delivery. Among listed “Top 10 Gifts for Dad” are an engraved ID bracelet, personalized beer mug and a black leather money clip.
U.S. News suggested several affordable gifts that are easy to obtain. Included in the suggestions was a subscription to a favorite magazine, perhaps one that focuses on a hobby. The publication also suggested a new board game, provided that dad is a gamer.
A gift certificate for a golf outing would please any duffer dad. Similarly, a simple commitment to do something together – go on a picnic, see a movie or just talk – might be more welcome than you think.
Flowers for Fathers?
While many fathers might politely abstain from a bouquet of fresh cut flowers, FTD Companies (NASDAQ: FTD) has a number of “edible” gifts on its Flower & Gift Shop site. One notable item consists of a selection of various kinds of nuts and a trio of bottles of Dad’s Root Beer.
Conde Nast’s Parade Magazine said for those whose dads are nearby, something as simple as asking to borrow his car or truck, then having it washed and detailed could bring a smile to his face.
If cost is a concern – a good vehicle detail can run $100 or more – do it yourself. That might be even more appreciated. Especially if you were known to be hesitant to wash the family buggy growing up.
No matter how you do it, your gift is an expression of your love. Make sure you personalize your gift – whatever it is – with a note that expresses that love.
At the time of this writing, Jim Probasco had no position in any mentioned securities.
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