Ok everyone one and their play cousin has published a Father’s Day Gift Guide already. In typical Draper’s fashion we are one of the last to post our recommendations. It’s ok to save the best and most comprehensive for last though. You would expect a barbecue company to give a Father’s Day Gift Guide chocked full of grilling related items, accessories and sauces. You will find some of those here, but being the renaissance men that we are, we wanted to provide you a list of items that addresses all the parts of good ole dad. Dad isn’t a one dimensional guy and while he may love barbecue and grilling the most we are betting he also has a humorous side and an intellectual side as well. So our gift guide was designed to address every side of your special guy’s persona and give you ideas in which we know he would love.
Idea 1 – T-Shirts
Before you think we’ve lost our marbles and have gone all cheap on dear ole dad hear us out. If your dad is stuck in khakis or slacks and a button down all day, at that 9 to 5 grind he calls a job to put you through school, then I can promise you one of his favorite things to do is put on a pair shorts, a t-shirt and some comfy shoes and chill out. To add to that putting on a funny t-shirt only makes it better. So check out some of our favorites from Tanga.com all of which are under $10!
Idea 2 – Bacon
Dad understands that bacon is not a food it’s a lifestyle and we believe it’s one that should be celebrated in every way possible. We firmly believe nothing says “I love you” quite like bacon. So here are just some accessories that will be sure to please the giver-o-the-allowance. If you want even more, even crazier gifts just Google “Bacon Gifts.”
Idea 3 – Tech
Every dad is a tech dude to a certain extent, yes we know he still can’t program the correct time on the 15yr old VCR but we promise he will like these tech gifts.
Idea 4 – Grilling
We know your dad is already the Greatest of the Grill Grates but just in case he isn’t or perhaps he just doesn’t have these items then you know what to do. HOOK HIM UP! These are the our personal favorite things from around the grill and we know your dad will love them as well.
Idea 5 – Books
Before you start saying “books??? LAME!” Just wait and hear us out. These aren’t regular books, they are reference/recipe books and are of course barbecue related. These books represent a mix of our personal favorites along with the best that has been released this year. I can promise dad will thumb through these books over and over again getting ideas and inspiration for his barbecue. What we love about books is that they work just as well in great weather as they do in bad. They are a year round gift that keeps us inspired and thinking about what we really love, barbecue. :) Oh don’t cry we still love you too.
Alright kids that pretty well covers it. If you can’t find something on this list for the older dude in your house you call dad, well you just aren’t looking very hard. We did our best to cover a wide price range and provide you with gifts that any dad would love to have. In the end though we dads would prefer spending the day just hanging out, manning the grill cooking up something for those that love us and call us dad. Of course doing that on a new pellet smoker, drinking a nice cold and frosty beverage, using new barbecue tools, to cooking up a new recipe from a book you got us wouldn’t be all that bad either.
Peace, Love and Pork Grease to all the men out there who go the extra mile to be involved in their families lives and earn the title Dad.
- Draper’s BBQ Staff