Father’s Day is approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about how to honor the dad in your life. Start him off with a hearty breakfast and cards, then present him with his gift. If you need a little help thinking of ideas, I’ve got your back. Since men don’t fall into a one-gift-fits-all category, I’ve come up with unique tokens of appreciation for many personalities. For more gift ideas for every budget, check out last year’s post.
- The American Barista & Coffee School – Discover how to make the perfect cuppa.
- Bartending Class – Learn to make perfect drinks for yourself or a party in their 3-hour class.
- Hopewell Valley Vineyards Winery – Wine tasting.
- Compact Appliance – Get this mini kegerator for beer on tap at home or while tailgating. Keeps beer at the perfect temperature and delivers a pub-style beverage.
Skills that Thrill
- America’s Cup Charters – Charter an America’s Cup winner out of Newport’s beautiful and calm Narragansett Bay, or purchase tickets for an evening cruise.
- Skip Barber Racing School – Give him the adrenaline rush of racing with open wheels. Formula One racing is at the Lime Rock Park circuit in Lakeville, CT.
- Air Combat USA – He can be a fighter pilot for a day. The 2012 dates are Aug 4 – 6 at Woodbine Municipal Airport near Atlantic City, while the Lancaster Municipal Airport in PA is scheduled for Jul 27 – 29. Other locations and dates are available.
- Tandem Sky Diving – Fly to 10,000 feet, free fall, and enjoy the view as you glide back down. Kingda Ka at Six Flags can’t even compare to this rush! Not far from Flemington.
- Nassau Helicopters – Helicopter flight lesson out of Princeton Airport.
- Raritan Valley Flying School – Introductory flying lesson out of Princeton Airport.
- Stormin’ Speed Boat – Head down to Ocean City for a speed boat ride.
- New Jersey Rafting – Whitewater rafting. Choose anything from class I on the Bush Kill to class V on the India Brook.
- Obstacle Apocalypse – A challenging obstacle course with an Oktoberfest after-party.
- iPad 3G on the Cheap – iPad 2 + Android phone + Android app.
- Opulent Items – They have an inflatable water orb that will allow him to literally walk on water.
- i’m Watch – Their watch is a more sophisticated version of an iPod Nano with a watchband accessory. A custom version of Android in this Italian smartwatch gives you access to music, e-mail, text messages, inbound calls, Facebook, Twitter, and other apps from the i’m Market.
- Kennedy Space Center – This Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) will allow him to realistically train like an astronaut.
- Mrs. G. TV & Appliances – It’s BBQ season, so what better gift than a brand new grill? Did you know they match prices?
- Garage Craft Interiors – Give him a custom garage.
- Brookstone – If you’re planning a snorkeling adventure, an underwater camera mask would make a great gift.
- In Flight Balloon Adventures – A hot air balloon ride will provide amazing views.
- DeTours Touring – Try a segway tour in Philadelphia.
- PhotoTrek Tours – Customize a NYC tour with a photographer who captures you (and others) in specific places. Give your favorite photo as a digital file to Image Arts, and have them make a poster of your image (and frame it).
- Name a Star Live – His star name would be launched into space with a rocket!
- J. Hilburn – Order custom clothing including suits, shirts, and pants. Contact Vicky Corrodi.