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Father’s Day Gift Ideas Dad Will Love!

June 12, 2014

Still need inspiration for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Don’t panic! We asked Jamie O’Donnell, our event and lifestyle expert, to shop the Mall and put together some top tips and ideas that are guaranteed to make you Dad’s favorite this year.
So, where to start for Gifts Dad will love?  Jamie says don’t fret, follow these easy tips for gift-giving and you’ll be Dad’s shining star!
{Jamie O’Gift Tip: Focus on experiences}

Of all the Dads I polled this year, they all had one common thread in their answers – Experiences, Experiences, Experiences!  Whether that be having time with family, golfing, fishing, grilling, working on their car or just downtime in general, they all wanted something to experience…
So does that mean finding the perfect gift for Dad just got even harder?  No, it’s great news - It means that finding the perfect gift just got even easier!

{Jamie O’Gift Tip: The magic key to making a gift meaningful is to tie the gift you pick into a past memory or a future experience. It instantly turns an inanimate object into something much larger and guarantees that Dad will never forget the effort you made or how he felt!}
If experiences are what Dads want then ask and you shall receive with these great gift ideas!
Fore! Golf, Gear and Game Time – Treat Dad to a Golf Locker from Brookstone for the trunk of his car to organize his golf gear. Add a great Mixology Backpack from Tumi that includes a shaker, jigger and bartending stir plus two pockets to hold his favorite bottle of alcohol and mixers for some pre-game cocktails and then a set of Chillsners from Williams Sonoma to take on the course designed to keep his beer cold while in the heat for a perfect day!
Tumi Mixology Backpack – Tumi - $695  
Golf Locker Trunk Organizer – Brookstone - $45
Chillsners – (Pack of 2) Williams Sonoma - $29
Taste the Relaxation - Give hard-working Dad some time to unplug and release stress with some casual but fashionable denim clothing, his favorite tunes and brews for an afternoon he’ll appreciate and enjoy. 
Great Linen and Denim Shirts and Pants – 7 for All Mankind - $128-$178 
Bluetooth Outdoor Speaker – Brookstone - $299 
iTunes Giftcard to Create the Perfect Poolside Playlist – Apple Store - $25
Beer Tasting Tool Kit – Papryus - $25
Best Dad Pint Glasses – Papryus  - $17
IPA Beer Making Kit – Williams Sonoma - $45 
A New Way to Grill! -  Give Dad an outdoor Pizza Oven that grills the perfect pizza in just five minutes – who said grilling was just for steaks? Plus it’s a perfect size to take tailgating and camping for a little gourmet on the go!
Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Grill - Crate and Barrel - $239 
Pizza Grill Accessories:  (Crate and Barrel)
Pizza on the Grill Book - $16 
Gourmet Pizza Dough Mix - $8 
Double Dough Roller - $8 
Baking Stone Scrubber - $8
Epicurean Pizza Mezzaluna Cutter - $20

Happy Shopping and if you need some help, let us know!  Jamie O’Donnell is a featured event and lifestyle expert focused on easy solutions and upcoming trends to nationally syndicated shows The Daily Buzz and NBC’s Daytime TV as well as FOX 35 Good Day Orlando.  She is also a contributing writer and resource as needed to Orlando Magazine, Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine, Orlando Weddings Magazine, Lifestyles Magazine, TravelHost Magazine and Smart Money Magazine. Follow Jamie on Twitter at @JamieOandCo

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