Find the right gift for dad with our Fa­ther’s Day guide.

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Fa­ther’s Day is right around the cor­ner, and the time has come once again to be­gin search­ing for a gift for dear old dad. Fa­ther’s Day gift shop­pers have long since aban­doned the no­tion that a new neck­tie is what dad re­ally wants, but find­ing a gift that ex­presses your love and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the old man can still prove some­what chal­leng­ing.

Of­ten­times, the best gifts are the ones that ful­fill a need or want, and Fa­ther’s Day gifts are no ex­cep­tion. The fol­low­ing are a hand­ful of Fa­ther’s Day gift ideas for dads whose hob­bies run the gamut.

The Sports Nut

Dads who can’t get enough of their fa­vorite teams would no doubt ap­pre­ci­ate some new gear or even tick­ets to see their fa­vorite teams play. If you opt to buy tick­ets to a ball­game, make it a family affair, as dad would no doubt ap­pre­ci­ate an af­ter­noon at the ball­park with his kids and/or grand­kids. For a fa­ther who no longer lives in the mar­ket where his teams play, con­sider pur­chas­ing a stream­ing ser­vice or tele­vi­sion

pack­age that al­lows the old man to see his fa­vorite team no mat­ter where he’s liv­ing.

The Movie Mogul

Some dads sim­ply can’t get enough of the sil­ver screen, and a stream­ing ser­vice that al­lows dad to watch many of his fa­vorite movies on de­mand from the com­forts of home might make the per­fect gifts for film-lov­ing fa­thers. Ser­vices like Net­flix and Ama­zon Prime of­fer hun­dreds of ti­tles, and monthly or yearly sub­scrip­tions cost rel­a­tively lit­tle money.

The Out­doors­man

Fa­thers who love the great out­doors might ap­pre­ci­ate some new camp­ing

gear, a new fish­ing pole or even some com­fort­able hik­ing boots. When shop­ping for the out­doors­man in your life, con­sider which out­door ac­tiv­ity is his fa­vorite (i.e., boat­ing, fish­ing, kayak­ing, etc.) and try to find the lat­est use­ful gad­get or new­est prod­uct made for such en­thu­si­asts. If you don’t share the same pas­sion for the great out­doors and are hes­i­tant to buy some­thing you’re un­sure about, a gift cer­tifi­cate to an out­doors­man or sport­ing goods store will suf­fice.

The Dot­ing Grand­fa­ther

Some men sim­ply want to spend more time with family, es­pe­cially grand­fa­thers who never tire of af­ter­noons with their grand­chil­dren. If dad has re­tired and moved away, a trip to see his grand­kids might make the ideal gift this Fa­ther’s Day. Ar­range the dates with mom so you are not sur­pris­ing dad with a trip at a time when he al­ready has plans, and make sure to sched­ule some fun ac­tiv­i­ties for those days when dad is in town.

Fa­ther’s Day is a time each year when dads are told how much they are loved and ap­pre­ci­ated. This year, a gift that im­plies both those sen­ti­ments is sure to make dad smile.

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