Did Father’s Day sneak up on you? No worries, these are strange and unusual times for us all. But, Gildshire wanted to lend a helping hand with some ideas for appropriate gifts for Dad on his day. We settled on two lists. The first one is gifts that are great but are also more traditional in nature. Our second list is social consciousness gifts that you can give in honor of your Dad. Trust us, that he will love to receive Father’s Day gifts from Group A, Group B, or both.
Group A: Framed Photo of Robert Redford:
The first time your Dad ever saw another man on the screen and said, “I should look like him,” chances are it was Bob Redford. This framed photo from his “Electric Horseman,” days is a gift your Dad will cherish. Available from Sax Fifth Avenue for $499.00.
Group B: Share of a School:
An educated child can break the cycle of poverty for future generations. Save the Children contributes to partial and complete school construction, as well as school renovations. Once a school is built, we join with the Ministry of Education and the local community to train skilled teachers and supply educational materials. Available from Save the Children for $500.00
Group A: Nutri Ninja BL456 Pro:
Dad will love blending up a fruit and vegetable storm in the morning, and then a pitcher of margaritas that night. This professional-grade small appliance from Ninja is available from Amazon for $59.99.
Group B: Grocery Basket for a Family:
A basket brimming with nutritious and delicious items like pasta, beans, vegetables, oil, and bread eliminates urgent hunger and eases financial burdens for families. Available from Save the Children for $75.00
Group A: Archive R2 Nite Jogger Watch:
In 1980, Adidas built some running shoes designed to help runners be seen at night. This watch is inspired by those shoes. If Dad’s still jogging at night, or if he just likes the athletic aesthetic, it’s the perfect retro gift. Available from Adidas Watches for $150.00.
Group B: Water Pump
Manual water pumps give farmers in harsh, rural climates the ability to adequately water crops to grow abundant harvests, feed their families, and maintain an income. Available from Save the Children for $150.00.
Group A: Camping Hammock
For the adventurous Dad who keeps his hiking boots well worn in. It also works great for kicking back in the yard on a sunny afternoon, once he’s put the mower away. Or, instead of getting the mower out at all. Available from Amazon for $27.95.
Group B: Comfort a Child, at the U.S. Border
The coronavirus pandemic continues, but we should never forget about the crisis at our southern border. A Comfort for a Child at the U.S. southern border gift provides a sense of security. A comfort kit, including a warm blanket, hygiene supplies, and a backpack, with school materials, helps these children feel safe and calms emotional distress. It also helps them prepare for school, and look forward to returning there. Available from Save the Children for $25.00.
Group A: Deluxe Grill Set
A grill master without great grilling tools? Well, that’s just Dad’s grilling potential wasted, but this set will do the trick. Mismatched tongs, begone, available from Amazon for $59.99.
Group B: Bees
A bee suit, a hive, and the training tools included in the gift give farmers the chance to improve their income. Honey sales help farmers feed their families and send their children to school, so this gift continues to give for years to come. Available from Save the Children for $60.00.
Each of the Group B gifts above comes with a free greeting card, automatically sent to you, to give to Dad. Make this one of Dad’s best Father’s Days with a gift from Group A, Group B, or one of each. Obviously, he will love a gift from either group, but Father’s Day gifts with a social conscience will tell him that he raised you right.