Father’s Day is June 21st (that’s two days away for those of you not near a calendar) — are you prepared to make the old man smile? Or is it going to be one of those drug store holidays where dad will wind up with the finest gift money could buy at the local Walgreens?
Comedians like Bill Cosby and Chris Rock make light of the fact that Dads usually get the short end of the stick when it comes to props, but we’ve found that tool guys don’t fit the stereotype. Dad taught us all kinds of cool stuff, and we often hear great stories that start out, “Me and the ole man…” So Father’s Day winds up being pretty easy for tool guys –- get him tools.
If you’ve spent more time working in the shop than shopping, and you need some Father’s Day gift ideas, here are a few hints to steer you the right way.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas: A Quality Knife
Remember that guy whose tools you left out in the rain when you were five? Yep, that’s Dad, and his special day is coming up quickly. And just like last year, we’d like to recommend a good quality pocket knife as a perfect Father’s Day gift. If you’ve waited till now, you might try the retail knife store in the mall. They’re overpriced but open and most likely on the way to Dad’s place.
Home Depot’s Dad’s Day Deals
Really stuck on what to get him? Head down to the local big box and see what you can find — often something will present itself.
It may seem hard to find something great for the guy who taught you how to hold a hammer or turn a wrench, but relax and remember he’s like you — he digs tools, and that’s a great start.
Thanks to Kurt and Sophia for the sweet photo.