Buying the Perfect Gift for Him
Your hubby’s big day is quickly approaching. If you are dating or are married to a dad, but haven’t purchased him a gift yet, check out some of our suggestions. Although all of our guys are different, there is a great present out there for every kind of father.
Some dads just can’t get enough football, baseball, basketball or any other sport for that matter. If your man is a die-hard Nationals fan, take him to St. Louis, Mo. for the weekend. The Nats will be playing the Cardinals at 1:15 p.m. CDT at Busch Stadium.
Should an away game not be a possibility, stick to something closer to home and take him to the Father’s Day 8K at the C&O Canal. Post-race, your significant other can eat to his heart’s content as sponsors such as Chadwicks restaurant, Thomas Sweet ice cream and Georgetown Cupcake will be present. Runners can sign up here.
If your partner isn’t exactly into sports and would rather eat the day away, check out the Spirit of Washington lunch cruise leaving from 600 Water St SW. The cruise will feature a buffet and narrated tour of D.C.’s historic waterfront sights. Don’t forget to commemorate the day by having your picture taken upon entering the cruise.
Try pairing the cruise with a great gift that is sure to make your foodie hubby smile. The two things men cannot seem to live without are beer and bacon. To ensure that his supply and palate are met, you can enroll him in a bacon of the month or beer of the month club. Costing between $25 and $35 per month, The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club sends your 12 12-ounce beers each month from different microbreweries. Your hubby will also receive a newsletter giving food and beer pairing suggestions.
Zingerman’s Bacon Club has a long history of satisfying men’s (and women’s) stomachs with several different types of bacon sent per month. Commemorate your hubby’s special day over a slab of Kentucky Dry Cured or Applewood-smoked bacon. Your man will definitely thank you.
Turn your barbecues into a high-tech event by giving your husband or boyfriend an iGrill. Instead of hanging out around the grill the whole time, the iGrill will allow him to simply receive alerts when the meat is done. This will give your techie a chance to try a fun new gadget and will let him spend more time by your side during a barbecue.
If your techie guy prefers a sustainable approach to electronics, give him a solar powered radio for Father’s Day. The hand-cranked radio has solar panels attached to the top of the machine that gather sun rays that can be used later to play music. The radio lasts 30 minutes from five hours of sunlight.
Don’t forget that if you are ordering anything online, it will take time to arrive so be sure to order by Friday at the latest. And please, refrain from the usual tie, socks or cuff links.