With the help of our friends on social media, we’ve come up with ten wonderful Father’s Day gift ideas for this year and years to come. We’ve tried to stay away from specific items and concentrate more on the thought behind the gift.  Thanks again to our social media friends and fans for the unique and heartfelt ideas! So, without further ado:

#10 Gifts for Geeks
Tech gifts are great for many dads. Some dads are gamers and some dads are looking for the latest tech gadget. More and more Dads these days are geeks at heart so we anticipate this idea will only get more popular. One of our friends on Facebook suggested helping their not so tech savvy Dad set up the new phone. What a great idea!

#9 Show me the Money (or a gift card)
Money and Gift Cards are not the impersonal, cop-out gifts that some people believe them to be. They make great gifts, helping to ensure that Dad gets exactly what he wants for Father’s Day. Choose from Dad’s favorite restaurant, tech store, sporting goods store or cold hard cash!

#8 Socks are the New Tie?
Haven’t you heard? Socks are the new tie. Socks are a great way to express yourself with an interesting design or to add a splash of color to an otherwise drab outfit. Socks can protect your feet, help you to go that extra mile and truly make the day more enjoyable when they are comfortable and made of high-quality fiber. Socks make a great supplement to any git. As one follower pointed out, running socks are great for Dads trying to get in shape.

#7 Out and About
Family Outings – such as a picnic at the beach, pot-luck dinner at the lake, or a grill out at the park are a great way to entertain Dad. A family outing to a shared interest like racing or a sporting event is also a great idea. Even a leisure trip to the beach to collect shells or sit on the beach and chat can be great ways to make memories.

#6 Summer Fun
Summer is the time many Dads think of enjoying their favorite outdoor hobbies. Supporting your Dad in his outdoor activities can also be a benefit to his health. Gear for fishing, camping, golfing, hunting and other sports items such as disc golf were very popular suggestions. These gifts may include an outing as well.

#5 Variety is the Spice of Life
Gift Baskets are a great way to give Dad a variety of items for Father’s Day. Food items, a wallet, cologne, socks and underwear and other small things that Dad can use and appreciate.

#4 A Guys’ Day Out
A day to himself or a day with the guys such as a mountain retreat, hunting trip or a fishing excursion is a great gift for Dad. He loves his family, but may still enjoy a day to relax and be one of the guys.

#3 The Way to a Man’s Heart
Cooking is a hobby shared by more than a few of our followers’ Dads. Barbecue grills, cookware, sauces, spices and cookbooks make great gifts. The great thing about these gifts is they keep on giving when Dad cooks for the family all year long!

#2 Homemade
Homemade cards, homemade items for the yard or how about a barbecue apron decorated with the Kids’ handprints? Gifts like this, with a personal touch, show Dad that you are willing to invest your valuable time as well as your money.  They will likely be kept for years!

#1 Dads Need Love Too!
Expressing how much you love your Dad by spending some quality time or going that extra mile for his gift shows how much you love and admire him.  Consider pampering Dad or offering to complete some of his chores around the house. For Dads that have passed, light a memorial candle to celebrate their memory and to help remind others to love their Dads while they can.