Gifts for Your Dad - Fun Stuff to Do

by Frank

The best gifts for your dad don't give him any more junk to clean up and carry around. Instead give him something fun to do like tickets to a concert or game. I gave my dad a season pass to Six Flags and he went every other weekend or so.

From Mel: Frank, I call these "experience gifts" and they are my favorite kinds of gifts.

If you want to give your dad a fun experience for Fathers Day, the first place to look is right in your own city. Its amazing all the things that we pass every day on the way to school and work (some of which are free) that we never stop to check out. All it takes is a little bit of planning and creativity.

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Experience Gifts really are the best!
by: Anonymous

I agree, the "experience gifts" are the best gifts you can give. I used to rack my brain for good gift ideas for my dad only to find that my "perfect gift" would end up being played with more by his young step kids then my dad.

My sisters and I got together and took him to a blues concert with BB King, one of his favorites! He had more fun spending those few hours doing something he loved with his girls than any tangible gift could ever provide!

Since that experience, every father's day, birthday and Christmas, us girls would pool together and take him out. If money was tight, we went to the park for a picnic, and if money was plenty, we'd go all out and do a play or concert.

My dad has recently passed away but we still have all the memories from the 'experience gifts' we shared with him through the years. That's much better than anything else we had ever given him.

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