Father’s Day is right around the corner and Walmart asked me to share some great Father’s Day ideas with you.
Father’s Day the time for all of us to remember to thank the wonderful men in our lives. Sure, moms are awesome, I am one and I have one, and most of my really good friends are ones too! But Dads are special. They provide a different sort of experience than moms do. Balance if you will.
When it comes to celebrating Father’s Day, we keep it pretty simple here at the frugal upstate Homestead –We attend church, we make a nice meal, and Yankee bill gets a few gifts and cards. (of course I also send my father a card)
Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out just what to get for Father’s Day. For me it’s a holiday where you give a small gift–something that isn’t too expensive. We save expensive gifts for Christmas, Birthdays and our anniversary on multiples of 5.
So what to get? It’s not that my husband doesn’t have hobbies, but rather that he has so many hobbies–and many of them are expensive. I’m not exactly going to buy him a new motorcycle for Father’s Day.
In the past I’ve made him a cool custom tie, created a crafty Father’s Day snack pack, created a Biker Dad Gift Basket, sewn him a car organizer and given him a new fishing pole. I was a bit at a loss for what to do this year. Then Walmart asked me to head into the store and chew something for Father’s Day-perfect timing.
A great way to choose a Father’s Day gift is to use a favorite hobby. Is the father in your life a fisherman? A sporty type? Into technology? Any of those hobbies can be a great starting point for choosing a Father’s Day gift.
I don’t know if I’ve ever told you all before, but Yankee bill is a car man, from a long line of car men. Buicks to be exact. When his father passed away Yankee bill inherited three antique cars.
There was the 1939 Buick Century, a convertible Buick Electra, and a Buick Riviera. We sold the Buick Century to a collector who would take good care of it–even though it was the “limo” for both my and my sister in law’s wedding, it just wasn’t the kind of car Yankee Bill is interested in. He enjoys taking the cars to an occasional car show during the summer, and heading to a car show always includes cleaning waxing and shining up these beautiful old cars.
One of the first things I saw when I walked into Walmart was these great Armor All buckets kits full of car cleaning supplies. Bingo! A car care cleaning kit is a perfect Father’s Day gift for a guy who loves cars. I love that all the products fit inside the bucket (which can be used to hold soapy water when washing the car), and that it cost under $20. Yankee bill will love that it’s Armor All–a brand he trusts on his precious antique autos.
Of course to go with it I need that perfect Father’s Day card. Walmart has TONS to offer there too.
For more great Father’s Day ideas check out Walmart.com.
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.