Home improvement expert and father-of-three, George Oliphant, filled us in on great gifts for every type of dad. Whether he’s the guy who has everything or a total grillmaster, we’ve got you covered with unique picks and gifts. Read on & SHOP!
If Father’s Day totally snuck up on you there’s no reason to stress — simply take some tips from home improvement extraordinaire, George Oliphant! The Emmy-award winning host teamed up with Home Depot to help break down the best tips for gift giving, and he filled us in exclusively on how to get dad a gift he’ll really love.
While we love the idea of gifting a stylish present, there’s a slew of dads out there that just aren’t impressed by a new dress shirt, (gasp). Maybe your dad is happier when he’s working on the house with a hammer in hand — if so, don’t fret! There’s a slew of great gifts for a DIY dad that you can choose from.
What do you get the dad who has everything?
“Instead of getting him a gift, maybe focus on experiences. Pick out a project you could do with him, maybe get him tickets to an event or a baseball game. If he already has everything, then I would focus on the experience of doing something fun together and making memories that will last a lifetime.”
What’s a great outdoor activity or experience you can enjoy together?
“If you are looking for easy, inexpensive activities the family can do together on Father’s Day– go for a hike, find a great park to take a bike ride in, take them fishing. Games in the backyard, my kids and I play whiffle ball all the time.”
If your dad loves fixing up the house and has no need for a new button-down, what would make a good gift?
“I would highly recommend the Ryobi Super Combo Kit for a guy that’s really into fixing up the house. It’s got everything you need–circular saw, reciprocating saw, a drill driver, a flashlight you can use for house project or even for camping, not one but two lithium ion batteries that just don’t work on those tools but work on 50 other Ryobi tools whether old or new.”
Best gifts for the grillmaster?
“I would definitely say the marinade injector. I think if you are worried about your meat cooking skills, dad should definitely have a meat thermometer. Assuming if he’s a grillmaster, he already has a great grill so make sure he has all the right accessories to build out his grill space.”
Best mancave gifts, (that your mom/lady of the house won’t hate)?
“Husky makes a really stylish workbench. It’s sleek, it has tons of drawers for big and small tools, it has locks so you can keep the kids out of it. It also has that beautiful wooden top that dad can work on but it also is very aesthetically pleasing. Mom will like it because it helps keep the mancave clutter free.”
What do you get the dad who doesn’t like getting gifts?
Father’s Day is about enjoying the memories you have with dad so personalizing a gift is a great way to get dad a gift if he never wants anything specific. Take a picture of a special day the two of you spent together and decorate a frame for him to have.
What about for the dad who loves the outdoors?
“You can get him a lot of different things depending on what he likes to do. A dad who loves the outdoors always needs a good knife and a good flashlight. “
Are you all ready for Father’s Day?