GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
FATHER, DADDY, DADA, DAD, POPS,
PAPA, BABA, DADDIO, BABAYI,
DA, APA, PAPI
Whatever we call him any of the above or simply by his given name, most of us are pretty fond of the “old man”. To paraphrase an old song:
I’ll always love my (Daddy), (he’s) my favorite (guy).
You have just over two weeks to buy him the perfect gift. And if he’s a new Dad, Mom, you might have double gift duty. The Frugalista Gift Guide is here to help. These gift ideas fit the Daddy who likes to get physical or work outside.
Whether Daddy jogs, bicycles, does yoga or scores in a sport, he might appreciate these. The Under Armour Escape 9 Inch Woven Shorts feature the trademark breathable material. These are also ultra-lightweight.
$20 $38 finishline.com
Not quite right for Daddy? Check out Finish Line’s entire sale. They offer team logo attire, various types of shorts, lots of t-shirts and jackets–all up to 60% off.
The Brooks Trouser Strap and Crane Karen Spring Strike Bell Brass might be perfect for the Daddy who cycles to work, store, etc. Strap available in eight colors. Bell advertised as producing a crisp, clear dinging sound to warn of approach.
$27 (Strap) $14 (bell) adelineadeline.com
Gift Daddy with some relief after any strenuous activity. The Kneipp Joint & Muscle Rescue Bath contains warming arnica, which relieves pain and helps improve circulation, Bonus: sunflower oil moisturizes. You might bundle that with a favorite work-out tool, or the Arnica Joint and Muscle Intensive Cream and/or the Arnica Massage Oil, both $22.
$20 (3.4 oz); $5.50 (.68 oz) kneippus.com
Daddy’s garden could become prize-winning with the WOLF-Garden Crumbler. It promises to deliver everything he needs to get the flower or vegetable garden ready to plant. Plus, he can use the tool for weeding, and it has 59” reach. For a limited time get the Anvile Pruner and Garden Trowel as free gifts—a $25 value.
$50 $73 bluestonegarden.com
Daddy into hiking or camping? Keep him safe with the well-equipped and organized REI Backpacker First-Aid Kit. The lightweight Backpacker is especially good for newbies. Kit advertised as treating everything from blisters and splinters to larger wounds. Bonus: includes The wilderness First-Aid Manual.
$33 $50 rei.com
Or, perhaps Daddy limits his enjoyment of the outdoors to pursuits like picnics. The handsome Shangri-La Picnic Hamper has everything to treat his significant other or a group (or you!) to his signature picnics. Complete with an insulated compartment.
$60 $80 rei.com
If Daddy loves grilling and has limited space, consider the Ragalta Kettle-Style Charcoal Grill. Good sized cooking surface, steel construction with ash catcher. With a little more room he might enjoy the Char-Griller patio Pro Charcoal Grill ($90) or the Ragalta Family Charcoal Grill ($80).
For more grill gift ideas, check out
Next time: Frugalista Gift Ideas for the Cook/Foodie Dad.
Happy Frugalista Shopping!
May you find the perfect gift for Father’s Day.
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