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Top Ten Father's Day Gift Ideas

Sunday, June 19, is Father's Day. Be good to your dad! Take a look at Oconee Patch's picks for great local gifts for the special men in your life.

Father's Day is a great time to let Dad know how much you appreciate all he does and has done for you.  Here are a few great gift ideas to celebrate the day in a special way.

Pricing guide:

$ - under $20
$$ - $20 to $50
$$$ - $50 to $100
$$$$ - over $100

1. Sporting Goods:  If your father loves to golf, your gift options are endless.  You could treat him and his friends to a golf outing and present him with a new putter or driver.   has all things golf.  $$ - $$$

2. Movies:  My dad just loves to watch old movies on television, especially those starring John Wayne.   There are so many vintage and new movies available on DVD now, and at excellent prices. You can order on-line, treat your dad to a Netflix subscription, or buy a of his favorite shows or films. $$

3. Outdoor Furnishings:   Oconee Patch recently featured an opinion piece about enjoying your outdoor space.  Give Dad a way to relax in the yard he spends so much time taking care of.  There is a variety of lounge chairs, hammocks, and swings available at or . $$ - $$$

4. Books:  What about a good old-fashioned book?  There are so many wonderful new novels or classics to choose from at  $$

5. Subscription:  Be it cars or woodworking, there is a magazine out there for every possible hobby or interest.  A subscription to one that suits Dad will be a gift that will last all year! $$

6. Electronics:  All fathers love to tinker with electronics, don't they?  How about an Ipad 2?  The nice folks at PeachMac can help you pick out the perfect version. Perhaps a "Nook" electronic book from Barnes and Noble?  There are 2 million books available with a Nook. $$ -$$$

7. Tools:  If your dad is handy and has lots of tools, believe me, there is always one more thing he wants or needs for the shop.  Even if he's not the handy type, everyone can find a use for a cordless screwdriver!  , Home Depot, Lowe's, and have lots of great tools to choose from and all are having specials for Father's Day.  By the way, ReTool is closing and has some great sales right now! $$-$$$

8. Watch:  Even if your dad has a nice watch, perhaps he'd enjoy a second one for outdoor activities. has a wide variety of watches in all price ranges. Academy Sports has a great watch to wear during exercise that also monitors heart rate and calorie burn. $$-$$$

 9. New Phone:  Whether Dad is in the market for the latest technology or prefers simplicity, a new cell phone from , , or other local suppliers might be just the thing.  If not a phone, perhaps a selection of phone accessories, such as a Bluetooth headset. $$ -$$$

10. Gift Card:  If your father is one of those guys who has everything, you can't go wrong with a gift card....or several!  Maybe go in with your siblings on a variety of gift cards that will last Dad all year!  Pick up several at either or gift card kiosk. Remember to pick up a card at . $$-$$$

Dean James June 14, 2011 at 06:39 AM
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Andrea Williams June 14, 2011 at 03:27 PM
My kids said "Grandma sent Dad a QT gift card for Father's Day! He is going to get gas and let us get a "build your own milkshake"! I am happy if they are happy right!?!

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