Father’s Day is June 20th — that’s less than two weeks away for all the procrastinators out there. This year I did a preemptive strike and made my old man a gift early — the snake stick for those who remember seeing it. However, this year is my first year I’m actually eligible to participate as a receiver, not just a giver. I can honestly say it’s a strange feeling. I have fears of funky ties and mugs for coffee I don’t drink — I’m hoping for tools.
Just like every year, we here at Toolmonger wholeheartedly support the giving of tools on Dad Day. 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
This suggestion never gets old. Everyone needs a good knife and Dad is no exception. You don’t even have to go big. Take a trip down the local sporting goods place and get him a $10 special if you’re strapped. The fact that he can use it without worrying he’ll mar the finish or scratch the blade might be worth as much as another blade three times the price.
If he’s into tools, or even if he’s not, everyone can use something in the Milwaukee or Bosch 12v Li-Ion lines. Be it drill, recip, or specialty tool, there’s something very handy about having them around. Plus, if he’s already got a few in the line from a few years ago there’s most likely something from this year that he doesn’t.
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, this year and last.