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10 From GEM: 10 Easy Ideas For Father’s Day Fun

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10 From GEM:
10 Easy Ideas For Father’s Day Fun

Father’s Day will be here in one week and one day. Have you gotten the dads in your life a gift? Well, have no fear!  Make the BuyDig giveaway your first stop.  You may not have to spend a dime this year on the great tablet BuyDig is giving away (or maybe you could just get dad an extra gift or two).

Dads love to be acknowledged on Father’s Day, but they’re usually low-key when it comes to gifts. Just because dad is laid back doesn’t mean he wants you to hand him a tie. Instead, check out our 10 easy ideas for Father’s Day fun and gifts. You’ll find something that will excite him.

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1. SHOPPING

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Creative Commons/Thomas Hawk

Yes, dads like to shop, too, but don’t even think about taking him to the mall. What does dad love to do when he’s not working hard for the family? Think hardware, sporting goods, electronics, and media.

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2. BASEBALL GAME

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Creative Commons/Kwong Yee Cheng

Luckily for dad, Father’s Day happens at the perfect time of year to be outside enjoying a baseball game. If the big league games are out of reach, there are plenty of reasonably priced minor and independent league teams all over the country.

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3. FUND HIS DREAM

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Creative Commons/AfricaTheGiftofGod

What is dad’s wildest dream? Does he want to go to the Super Bowl one year? Does he covet a set of top of the line golf clubs? These dreams take money, so show your support for him by starting a fund just for his dream. Grab a jar or can, label it Dad’s Dream Fund, and throw in some money. The amount doesn’t matter. What counts is that he knows you support his goals.

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4. HISTORIC SITE

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Creative Commons/astikhin

If the dad in your life is a history buff or military veteran, he’ll love visiting a battleground, war memorial, or history museum. He might even enjoy a battle reenactment. It’s an enjoyable way to bring history to life.

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5. BEER TASTING

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Creative Commons/DeusXFlorida

The craft beer craze is sweeping the country with breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs. There are thousands of craft brews that dad will enjoy sampling. Find a brewery in your area and ask about tours and tastings.

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6. BIKE RIDE

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Creative Commons/THE RIGHT WILL

Biking is fun and relaxing. Take the whole family to the countryside and connect with dad and nature. Make an afternoon of it and take along a picnic basket.

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7. UNDERWEAR

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Creative Commons/mtr79

Many dads are practical and would enjoy gifts that are inexpensive and useful. Socks, briefs, and T-shirts fit the bill perfectly. He could probably use all new underwear anyway. Wrap them in paper grocery bags decorated by the kids.

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8. MEDIA PACKAGE

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Creative Commons/lucathegalga

Books, CDs, and DVDs are almost always good bets as Father’s Day gifts. You can create a complete package from a series dad likes. If he’s a fan of Robert Ludlum and his Jason Bourne series, get him the books, the movies, and the movie soundtracks.

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9. PAINTBALL

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Creative Commons/Agimont Adventure

Paintball is cool because it lets dad release his inner warrior. There are indoor and outdoor venues you can visit and whatever you choose, it’s sure to get his blood pumping.

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10. FESTIVALS

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Creative Commons/Eva Rinaldi

Summer is the season of festivals. There are festivals celebrating food, music, culture, sports, and books to name a few. Take dad to the festival he would most appreciate and watch how much fun he has.

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What are you doing to celebrate Dad’s big day? Share your best  ideas below.

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 Alexis Trass Walker lives in Gary, Indiana, with her husband and four children. She is a stay at home mom and writer who loves all things chocolate. Read more about Alexis on her blog lilliebelle.org, email her at alexistrasswalker@gmail.com, or follow her on Twitter @LillieBelle5.

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