RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - With Father's Day right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what to get dad. Here are 12 sure-fire ideas, in no particular order:
Does your old man love to Barbeque on those warm summer days? Then you can never go wrong with buying him a grill. This one is the best on the market. It's stainless steel with dual tube burners that provide even heating back to front in a durable system that should last for years. This grill is the deal of the year for dad, and you can get it at Richmond-area Lowe's department store.
2. '13 Trek 820
Is your dad the outdoor type? Then this all-purpose mountain bike is the gift for him this Father's Day. It rolls on a great-riding steel frame with a relaxed, upright position. Up front, a bump-busting suspension fork makes for a smooth ride. Buy one for dad, and yourself then hit up your local bike trail, and have a biking day with your pops. You can purchase this bike for a reasonable deal at Agee's bike shop in Carytown.
Does your dad enjoy fixing his own car? Then if he doesn't already have one, he needs a great tool set in his possession. This set comes equipped with 170 pieces for use on your car or any job around the house. These tools can be purchased at your local Staples.
Is your dad one for technology and gadgets? Then he will love the new iMac. It comes in two sizes 21.5" and 27". The iMac has many amazing features that will put his old desktop to shame. Put a smile on your techy dad's face with the best computer on the market. You can buy an iMac from the Apple store in Short Pump or online.
Does your dad have a passion for baseball? Then tickets to a Flying Squirrels game is the perfect gift. You can equip dad with two tickets, some form of Squirrels apparel, and peanuts and cracker jacks! Take him out to the ball game.
Is your father a lover of theme parks and roller coasters? Get dad passes to Busch Gardens or King's Dominion this Father's Day for a gift that will last all yearlong. The two of you can spend a fun-filled day in the park with lots of funnel cakes, cotton candy and roller coaster thrill rides. Buy passes online from Busch Gardens' or Kings Dominions' website.
If your dad is a die-hard sports fan? Then tickets to see his favorite football team play is the perfect gift. Buy him a couple of tickets, and some fan gear, which could include a shirt and ball cap for him to wear to the game. This would be an unforgettable gift, especially if he's never been to his favorite team's stadium. You can find tickets and gear on the Redskins website.
Is your dad a fit fanatic that loves to run? Then you can never go wrong with a good pair of running shoes. This shoe is a classic, with a lightweight and sleek design. Get dad a pair of these, and then go for a run with your old man around the park. This is a great gift for health and fun. You can purchase these shoes at your local Road Runner shop in Carytown.
If your father is a music man then buy him a CD from his favorite band, or an iTunes gift card for a digital download. Albums can be found at Plan 9 Music or Wal-Mart. iTunes gift cards are available on Apple.com.
Does your dad like to travel? Then this Camelback back pack is the gift for him. These back packs come with a built in hydration system to keep dad cool on those hot summer days to come. If he already has a hydration system he loves, get him a cleaning kit. Shop online for these convenient packs.
11. Bolle Sunglasses
Buy dad a pair of Bolle sunglasses. These shades have Thermo-grip technology that will keep the glasses on an active dad's face. Campmor.com is having a sale through Father's Day, with many styles to choose from starting at $29.98.
Does your dad love to enjoy a nice cold one on a hot summer day? Get him a Beer of the Month membership. He'll enjoy a 12 pack of microbrews each month. Some breweries featured this year include RJ Rockers Brewing Company, Grand Teton Brewing Company, Flying Dog Brewery, Old Dominion Brewing Company, and Sea Dog Brewing Company. Starting at $22.95 a month. Visit the Beer of the Month Club's website for more details.