LA Times: Taking the Kids — Cool Dad’s Day gifts for outdoors-loving dads
Maybe he’s an avid camper. Maybe he’s a fisherman or sailor, a hiker, golfer or biker. However the dads in your life enjoy the outdoors, there is plenty of new gear to enhance their experience — just in time for Dad’s Day.
That’s if you were planning on a gift. According to survey from DealNews.com, a leading shopping comparison site, significantly more people planned to buy gifts for their moms for Mother’s Day than for their Dads — 46 percent vs. just 30 percent for dad.
Certainly it was a lot easier when all you had to do was buy a tie or some handkerchiefs, but you’ve still got time to show the dads in your life how much you love them — without busting the budget.
Perhaps a mildly subversive America Strikes Back T-shirt for those politically-minded dads who don’t support President Trump to wear on the hiking trail? Perhaps a moisture-wicking shirt that has built in UV protection (those from Coolibar offer UPF 50+ protection and block 98 percent of UVA/UVB rays, they promise).
If the Dad in your life has always wanted to learn to scuba dive, a gift certificate for the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) elearning program ($179) would be appreciated. He could complete the first steps of his dive certification process online and get certified at a resort later.
Here are 10 other guaranteed to please gift ideas for Dad’s Day:
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Weego portable jump starters (starting at $69) are powered by a battery and can charge or jumpstart virtually anything on the road or on water, including phones, mobile devices, laptops and any device that uses a car charger or USB port.
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