5 Gifts For Dad That Will Actually Make His Life Better

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We love our dads and when Father’s Day or his birthday comes we sometimes wonder ‘what does he want?’  We’ve bought dad dozens of ties, shirts, and socks.  The requisite power tool.  But what gifts for dad will he think are great?  And what presents would make his life actually better?

It’s surprisingly easy.

Here’s 5 gifts for dad that will actually make his life better

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Gift 1 of 5

Olive Garden Gift Card

Gifts cards, especially to restaurants or for entertainment, are especially fantastic gifts for Dad.  Easy-to-please eateries include Olive Garden, Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks, Subway, and Panera Bread.

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Gift 2 of 5

Temecula Valley Balloon Ride
Goldstar’s Temecula Valley Balloon Ride ($125.00)

Another great present to give to your father is a fun experience or activity, like a balloon ride.  Look for discount event sites, like Goldstar, to find the best prices.

Keep scrolling for additional gift ideas

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Gift 3 of 5

California Delicious Fruit and Nut Tower
California Delicious’ Fruit and Cheese Gift Tower ($59.99)

Yummy food of any kind is always welcome.  Think consumables.  Fruit, nut, cheese, and snack baskets are always a treat.  You can easily ship from California Delicious, Harry and David, or The Fruit Company.

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Gift 4 of 5

Shutterfly Photo Gifts
Various Shutterfly Father’s Day Photo Gifts

For the sentimental dad, make a photo book just for him, a personalized frame, or a practical portable charger (hot tech item!) to charge his devices on the go with a personalized faceplate.

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Gift 5 of 5


Free Father’s Day Printable Coupons from TinyMe.com

And here’s a no budget but full-of-love idea: printable coupons.  Make a coupon book of love — free hugs, your favorite homemade dinner, a hike for two, a child’s dance routine show.

Find out more tips

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