Top Fathers Day Gift Ideas for Baby Boomer Dads
There is a whole history of Father’s Day that is more detailed than I ever imagined. Americans celebrated the first Father’s Day on June 19, 1910.
However, Father’s Day wasn’t official until 1972 when Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday. There are more than 70 million fathers in the United States.
Father’s Day is approaching fast, and it will be June 17th, 2018. This holiday is always celebrated on the third Sunday in June.
In Countries like Europe and Latin America, they traditionally celebrate fathers on St. Joseph’s day, a Catholic holiday that falls on March 19.
An average of 77% of Americans will celebrate Father’s Day and they will spend an average of $133 per person.
The big spenders will be those between 25 and 34 years old, spending an average of $188 per person.
Most of the money will go towards spoiling dad with fancy ties, special outings, and gift cards. There is cool stuff out there though, way better than any tie, these are the things your dad will love and can enjoy all year long.
Top Gifts for Baby Boomer Dads
You have a baby boomer dad if he was born between 1946 and 1964. If your dad is a baby boomer you know these men are wise, handy, and probably the best generation of fathers.
I always feel like my dad is the best dad, and because of that, he deserves the best gift.
Dads can be impossible to buy for, this year catch him off-guard with a Father’s Day gift so undeniably perfect, he’ll have no choice but to react with genuine surprise and delight.
The Tech Savvy Boomer
They have been big users of computers, social media, cell phones, iPads and all the other gadgets from the beginning. Any boomer dad would love an Apple iPad, Kindle, or Nook.
I want to go above and beyond for the best boomer dads though; and I think I found the coolest, greatest gift any tech-savvy dad will fall head over heels for, the U-Turn Audio Orbit Custom turntable.
The sleek, custom design with the audiophile-approved way for him to spin it; not to mention now dad has a reason to dust off those milk crates full of vinyl he’s stored in the attic for all these years.
Every dad used to work magic with the Polaroid camera when you were a kid, let him work that photography magic again with the MiNT InstantFlex TL70 Instant Camera.
This camera has a vintage style with modern technology, crisp, clear images and great control while shooting.
Baby boomer dads really love technology; they think that if the technology they have is cool, then they are cool.
There is nothing that will make your dad cooler than the Nebula Capsule portable projector, this gadget is a High-Contrast Pocket Cinema with Wi-Fi and 4-hours video playtime.
You can watch movies on the ceiling above the bed, outside while enjoying the midsummer night breeze, or even set up a screen while camping with the family.
The Adventurous Dad
A special outing like a daddy, daughter/son day never gets old. One of my favorite daddy-daughter days was when I was 26; we went to the thrift store for funky hats and then to the Derby Lanes Dog Track to bet on races, get drinks and wear our extravagant headwear.
Most Dads like fancy dinners and relaxing space, then there are the dads who like fun and adventure. One of my favorite ways to save money is to look under Groupon to see what local “Things To Do” they have to offer.
Depending on your location they have golf outings, water sports, and Ferrari driving experiences. If paragliding and helicopter rides are on your dad’s wishlist, Groupon will likely have a great deal.
If you have a dad in your life that enjoys exploring or is just ready for any adventure, he will absolutely love a Portable Hammock.
The great thing about this portable hammock is that it folds up into a backpack for easy travels; it can even hold 2 people, meaning mom can enjoy this gift too.
This Hammock has super strong support, parachute nylon fabric, and a 5-star Amazon rating. This gift would give any dad an ear to ear grin.
I don’t think it is possible for any dad to have too many YETI products. If he doesn’t have the YETI 30oz. Rambler Tumbler with MagSlider Lid, he needs it.
This YETI can shield from spills and splashes; it will keep your hot beverages hot, and your cold beverages cold.
If your dad already has the 30 oz Rambler Tumbler, there are plenty of other YETI products to choose from.
The Sentimental Senior
There is always magic in a homemade gift. The best homemade gifts come from kids; they end their cards with things like “Love your little angle, Mila” instead of “your little angel, Mila”.
Homemade gifts don’t need to be construction paper and Elmers glue. Homemade gifts can be customized blankets and pillows on snapfish.
I love snapfish because they send awesome email coupons; one time I received a coupon for 10 free photo prints 4 in. x 6 in. plus free shipping and handling. I order canvas prints from my vacations to hang in the living room. The canvas prints add luxury to the photograph and elegance to the home.
Homemade gift baskets for dad are always fun and can be super personalized. If you need inspiration for what to put in your dad’s gift basket country living magazine wrote a 13 DIY Gift Basket Ideas for Father’s Day article that will have you covered.
The Luxury Loving Dad
If you have a luxurious father, with refined tastes he will love the F.Hammann for Todd Snyder Shaving Kit. This kit is an exclusive curation of leather goods and accessories.
The leather is tanned exclusively in Centre Val de Loire, France and uses the finest skins from Germany and France.
Every dad loves to smell attractive and D.S. & Durga Free trapper perfume is a fresh, woody scent that your dad and mom will both love.
To match the smell of awesome, you can order the Michael Kors “Lexington” watch. This watch is blacked-out in stainless steel, implying your dad is the owner of a batmobile.
It takes children to turn a man into a dad. A hug, small gift, and a homemade card are all it takes to make your baby boomer dad happy.
If you are on a budget; invite dad over for a home-cooked meal and a bottle of Evodia Garnacha wine from Spain. The wine is less than $8 and full of flavor, it is quite amazing for the price.
Picking the perfect gift for Dad can be difficult; no matter what you decide to get your dad this Father’s Day he will love you and the gift.
In his eyes, his children are the greatest gift of all and quality time is more valuable than rubies.