Last Minute 2014 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 15th!  Don’t forget that special Father – whether it be your children’s father, your own father, father-in-law or grandfather!  I went on WGCH AM 1490 radio (Fairfield and Westchester counties) yesterday to go over Father’s Day Gift Ideas on “Anything Goes with Kim and Bonnie”. The days of Soap on a Rope for Father’s Day are over! We’ve got some great ideas here for this Father’s Day.  Here are a few things I discussed on yesterday’s radio show:

A tried and true favorite is family photos framed nicely or made into a collage – this is inexpensive and fun to do and it’s a great way to involve the kids!  If you want to give a gift, here are a few of my favorites:


-Hammocks – Companies like Frontgate, Hayneedle and LL Bean have great ones.  If you don’t have two trees that work, you can buy a hammock stand as well!


The Pawley’s Island Presidential Size Rope Hammock is a favorite and priced at $249.99

-For the Dad who likes to read and enjoy quiet time outside, how about a nice wicker or wood slatted rocking chair – these are especially good if you have a front porch. Wrap it in a bow with a bottle of wine and a good book! Our retail site, The Well Appointed House ( has some great rocking chairs.  They may not arrive in time, but you can give a card with a photo taped inside and let him know it’s on the way!

rocking chair

Eucalyptus Rocking Chair

Eucaplytpus White

Pictured at top is the Kingsley Bate Teak Rocker $590 and below that the less expensive Eco-Friendly Eucalyptus Rocking Chair in Natural and White $218.

For the Dad who likes to enjoy nature quietly in a relaxed way, how about some Bincolulars or Scopes for birding packed nicely with some bird and tree books. It’s amazing how many men like to identify the trees in their own yard!  They are also great for spying on neighbors!  Click image to order…

Steiner Binocular



Fire pits are always a hit with Dads!  Check out this one from The Well Appointed House:



The Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker  – we have this at home and love it. You can make margaritas, daiquiris, coladas or fun smoothies for the kids.   It can make 5-6 drinks per bath – it’s supper fun for parties and entertaining and men love it! Click images to order:



Beer Coolers, ice machines, deep fryer for fried chicken – gadgets for outdoor entertaining, pool floats and games for the pool, pool volleyball, pool basketball, grilling tools (gadgets like a S’MORE’s maker for the grill) are all fun ideas.

pool float 1

pool volleyball

Wireless speakers to sync up with mobile phones for the beach, pool and picnic are always fun gift ideas, too!


-GoPro camera – the Go Pro is beloved by men!  It makes a great gift – it isn’t inexpensive but can be a nice family gift for Dad.  Use it on a boat or while skiing down a mountain!



-Kayaks & Canoes: Buying a kayak is a great gift for Dad. You can either get a solo for him to get away and have some quiet time while getting great exercise or a double for taking two people out. Either couple time or family time! Click image below to see some examples or check out REI, LL Bean and other similar companies:


Did you know that Orvis has fly fishing and Wing Shooting schools? They have them throughout the country and closest to us would be Millbrook, NY – this is a really fun gift! – current dates available are June 13, July 25, August 11.  Check out the website

LL BEAN is a great place for Dad’s gifts – if he’s into fishing, get him some Waders and fishing gear bags. LL Bean has archery items, too! You can’t go wrong with camping gear for Dads!  Click here to take advantage of free shipping!



-Tickets to a sports game are always a hit!

-You can never go wrong with some new golf accessories or head covers if your husband/Dad loves to golf!

-Ping Pong Table (large or for limited space there are small counter top ones you can buy)

-Hammacher has “Tailgaters Hammocks” – hooks up to a trailer hitch and includes two hammocks for pre-game tailgating – totally fun and a bit crazy!

tailgate hammock


Totally out of ideas? Head to Home Depot! There is always something there! Power tools and everything for the “Fix It” Dad.

QUICK SHIP IDEAS IF YOU ORDER TONIGHT We sell Father’s Day gift baskets at The Well Appointed House – under GIFTS FOR HIM – they can ship out tomorrow if you select overnight shipping!

hole in one gift basket for dad

fathers day gift box

Enjoy Father’s Day!


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