Father's Day isn't about the gifts. They can be very nice and show appreciation and are greatly appreciated. As a Dad, though, I'd rather do something simple and memorable: go for an ice cream with my daughters like we used to do!
I spent many days driving up to Captain Dusty's in Manchester-By-The-Sea for an ice cream with Abbey and Charlotte. Then we'd go across the street to Masconomo Park and they'd play on the swings. I would LOVE to do that on Father's Day, but Charlotte is in DC for the summer, so we'll celebrate with an ice cream run when she comes home later in the summer!
I will enjoy spending time with my daughter, Abbey, and my eight month old grandson, Harvey! I'm also going to Maine to visit the greatest Dad, ever, my Dad, Al Morse. We're going to have lunch at our favorite spot, Goldthwaite's in Biddeford Pool!
Whatever it is you choose for your Dad, I'm sure it will be something he appreciates!
Below, some ideas to help you with some Father's Day ideas!
Dads can be tough to buy for on Fathers' Day. To be honest, I really have enough stuff! I'd rather have a special picture with family in a cheap little frame. It's the memories and the experiences more than "things" that matter to me! . It's about 28 cents to develop a picture at CVS and it's easy to find a $4 frame on clearance at Marshall's. The memory will last forever!
That being said, Dads do have things they love, like steak, flip flops and massages. Below, find some links to things Dads love!
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Different Types of Beef Cuts!
Use this beef cuts chart for beef buying and preparation decisions. Learn the best cuts for particular cooking techniques and meal plans; decide best cuts for purchase at the store.
How to grill those beautiful steaks!
Getting ready for summer means buying too many beach towels, trying to find a friend with a pool, and learning how to grill steak properly. (The latter is the most important, obviously.) A perfectly-cooked steak is the pinnacle of achievement in the grilling world, but it's an easy thing to mess up if you don't know what you're doing.
Feet aren't the most attractive thing on most Dads, but it's cool to have comfortable flip flops on when you're flippin' burgers!
The suffocating heat of Summer is no time to keep your feet cocooned inside of sweltering leather boat shoes, Summer is the season when it is perfectly acceptable for you to wear flip flops with chinos to dinner and nobody will question your fashion choice.
If your Dad doesn't like flip flops, try these summer shoes!
Sweltering daytime temps and balmy nights are a nightmare for feet. Especially for men who sweat top to bottom, puddles of perspiration soaking their socks. For those guys into flip flops and sandals, it's easier to stay cooler down below. Flip flops aren't for every guy.
Does your Dad have foot trouble? The expert, Tom Cavanaugh, has "Fred Flintstone" feet! He LOVES "Oofos"!
Shop for the most comfortable recovery footwear for both men & women at OOFOS®. Rejoov with OOFOS and "feel the OO!" Free shipping and returns. Shop now!
I can only speak for myself, but I LOVE to get a massage.
The Best Massage, in Boston, as selected by Boston magazine. See all the Best of Boston winners for best Massage from throughout the years.
YES, I've had a pedicure and it's the BEST!
Reviews on Men's pedicure in Boston, MA - RelaxSation Massage Therapy & Nails, Barbershop Lounge, Mario's Men's Salon, Gaelic Day Spa & Salon, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Treasured Hands, Yes Nails and Spa., All Bright Nails & Spa, PS Nails & Spa, 18|8 Fine Men's Salon - Westwood
Dad's love baseball, but Red Sox tickets are hard to get and expensive. How about watching the best college baseball players in the country, with your Dad, on Cape Cod?
Does your Dad love beer? There's a club for that!
The Beer of the Month Club offers 5 craft beer clubs, like our new Hop-Heads Beer Club. Father's Day Flash Sale: Save up to $25 today + FREE bottle opener & coupons!
How about cool socks? One of my favorite gifts ever was the "sock of the month" for a year!
Sock Club - Quality and care in every pair. The highest quality monthly sock subscription. Get free shipping and include a personal message for your loved ones.
If your Dad loves tools or likes to fix stuff, there's a "box of the month" club for that, too!
Surprise yourself or a loved one with a mix of handy tools and gadgets! The Mystery Handy Box is a single box available for immediate shipment that includes a selection of previous The Handy Box items. Some of these items will only be in mystery boxes and are not available in The Handy Box store.
Maybe your father just wants time to relax and watch golf. The US Open is underway this weekend!
Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler headline a crowd of supreme American talent heading into the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.
Tiger Woods is playing The Open and looking for his first major in 1o years!
Fox Sports Golf hosts Shane O'Donoghue and Holly Sonders preview the 2018 U.S. Open.