Dads don’t get enough credit. From their corny jokes to questionable fashion choices, they’re down for a good laugh and know just how to cheer you up. This Father’s Day, why not show dad just how important he is to you. Of course, he deserves a top of the line grill, but here at InTown Suites we know dad would be just as happy to receive a thoughtful gift from the heart. Read through our staff’s round up of easy, affordable Father’s Day gift ideas to show dad just how much you care.
SPEND TIME NOT MONEY
One gift every dad is sure to enjoy is more time. Whether that be more quality time together or just a quiet moment alone to read the paper, he’ll be sure to enjoy this perfectly tailored present. Invest some time exploring one of your dad’s favorite hobbies: go for a drive, knock around a few balls at a batting cage, or find a nearby event to attend together.
Liz M. of our Jacksonville/Baymeadows (YJF) Extended Stay recommends bringing grape-loving dads to nearby Lakeridge Winery for a complimentary tour of the production area, vineyards, and tasting of up to six different wines.
Dad more of a music fan? The crew at our West Palm Beach (MLT) Extended Stay suggests bringing pops and the rest of the family down to Sunday on the Waterfront to take in the hottest regional and national entertainers at this free concert series. And, Father’s Day promises to be a banger, with a rocking tribute to the Rolling Stones. So bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab some drinks and snacks, and settle into a night of fun on the West Palm Beach Waterfront.
GET APP HAPPY
Not all gifts need to be wrapped. Apps are a quick and affordable (even free!) gift to give dad that can be quite practical. Is dad a bibliophile? Sign dad up for a subscription service like Texture, Audible, or even his favorite newspaper and let him enjoy always having a good read at his fingertips, wherever he goes. Into music? Buy dad an iTunes gift card or set him up with on Spotify and make him a specially curated playlist so he can rock out 24/7.
If dad’s a bit of a foodie, why not help him indulge his interest in great food and drink by setting up his phone or tablet with Untappd, a fantastic app he can use to track and rate the beers he’s tried, find new watering holes, and discover nearby events.
Of course, he’s probably a grill master, so why not give him an edge with the Weber Grills app which offers hundreds of recipes and guides, including a helpful grocery list feature. Bonus points if you also get him a Weber iGrill app-enabled meat thermometer, so dad can always make sure that the steak is perfectly cooked.
IF YOU CAN’T BUY IT, MAKE IT!
Dad’s worn a tie made of macaroni before, so we know he’ll be thrilled no matter what you get him. That being said, there are some great personalized homemade gifts that we know dad will get more use out of and will genuinely love.
Whether dad sports a beard, mustache or a close shave, we all know his skin can use some TLC. Dad may not like to fuss a lot with his look, but skincare doesn’t need to be complicated, and luckily making it isn’t either. Grab some small glass jars, bottles, and labels from your nearest dollar store and take stock of your pantry supplies. With a few extras like shea butter and essential oils, everyday olive, coconut, and grapeseed oils can be transformed into this nourishing Pre-Shave Oil and this heavenly Rosemary Mint Shave Cream.
While at the dollar store, why not pick up a simple frame for the kids to bedazzle for dad and showcase their favorite photo together. Nadia S. of our Houston Northwest/Cy-Fair (XHW) Extended Stay property recommends grabbing some clean popsicle sticks and letting the kids paint each one to glue to a frame. It’s an easy project that lets everyone showcase their artistic skills on something that ad will keep for years to come.
On the road this Father’s Day. Whether on vacation or staying a little longer, our Extended Stay Locations have all the amenities you need to share a great Father’s Day together.