Have you gotten Dad a new tie, some bbq tools, a cute “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug or a package of car washes? All completely decent ideas. But, how about giving the big guy an experience he’ll always remember?! Bonus points if it’s something he can share with the kids!!
Is he an angler in the making if only he had the time? Book him a fly fishing class, like the ones at Orvis.Perhaps he’s already the master of the grill….but if he’d like to learn more, sign him up for a “Smokology – Smoking 101” class at the Midwest BBQ Institute! One of the most fun things we did as a family was book a family photo shoot when we were on vacation. You could also book this in your home town…especially if you’re in a major city that has great visual backdrops.
I’m a huge fan of Flytographer…they are in over 175 cities across the globe!Many weekend warriors would love to work on their swing, their putt or any other tweak that might give them an edge in their game. Schedule a lesson with a pro and surprise Dad. Yes, he could make the appointment, but sometimes you just need someone to give you a nudge.
Planning a trip is half the fun and if your Dad is the kind who likes to research, dream and plan, give them a membership to Indagare. They’ve done the legwork and can tell you the best hotels, restaurants and sights to see. They also have an inhouse travel agency if you want a little more help. I’ve had a membership for years and use it as a basis for planning all my trips.
Memories are made through experiences, not something that sits on a shelf. Give Dad something he can look forward to!