Five Great Last Minute Ideas for Father's Day

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This week we are looking at ideas on how to thank dad for all his work on Father's Day. This year Father's Day is on Sunday, June 19. Finding the right gift for dad can be difficult but Burlington Patch is here to help with five suggestions on how to make this a special Father's Day.

  • The gift of flavor: Most dads like to barbecue so why not head down to , or and get some specialty sauces. If you want to go the extra mile purchase some meat to use those sauces on from Omaha Steaks, which is having a Father's Day special. 
  • The bottom-less book: Is dad a big reader? How about an E-Reader. You could go down to for a Nook or head to Amazon.com and purchase a Kindle. They may not arrive by Sunday but a purchase-order in a card is a great way to let him know what's coming. An E-Reader also helps you with future gifts for dad: gift cards to purchase new books!
  • Sports equipment: Does dad like to stay in shape or have a favorite hobby. Get him new equipment by heading down to in the . 
  • Go for a hike: According to the National Weather Service Father's Day is going to be nice and sunny with a temperature near 80 degrees. Take dad out for a walk around or the Landlocked Forest. After that cool off by grabbing an iced coffee at or some ice cream at .
  • Let him know how you feel: Gifts are great, but Father's Day is really about showing appreciation for the man who raised you. Even if dad isn't the the mushy type he still loves you and you should let him know you feel the same.


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