Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas, Retro Style

Happy Father's Day!
Happy Father's Day!

So tomorrow is Father’s day, and you haven’t gotten a gift yet for D.O.D. (dear old dad). Well, here’s a few off-the-wall ideas for a last minute man (or woman).

A Tie:
There’s nothing worse you can buy your father than a tie. All fathers hate ties. So instead of getting him a plain old necktie, go to Home Depot, buy a gift card and a small length of rope. Tie the rope into a knot and attach a card saying, “I got you a tie”. He’ll have a good laugh and a Home Depot gift card. Easy.

Indiana Jones DVD Collection:raiders of the lost ark
If he doesn’t already have it, every man will appreciate these retro-styled and classic movies. If not, your dad is not a man. In that case, get him My Best Friend’s Wedding.

Ultra Lounge CDs
Show your father you view him as a swingin’ hipster. Buy him one of the Ultra Lounge CDs. “Bachelor Pad Royal” would make a funny and ironic one.

retro-drinks-cocktails-hi-and-lowA Bottle of His Favorite Whiskey
Or Vodka, wine, etc. Hey, it’s the last minute, and unless you live in a dry town there’s still a liquor store open somewhere. If your dad is a beer drinker, get him some fancy-shmancy micro-brews. If he’s a Bud man, just get him two cases of Bud, and he will love you forever.

Throw a Retro-Style Luau:
If you’ve got a bunch of people coming over, try a fun luau theme. Click here for a post on how to do it cheap & easy.

Something for his Car:

StarDust, my 1953 Chevy Bel Air Wild Custom Hot Rod

If your Dad is into cars, he will appreciate a gift for the car more than he will a gift for himself. A gift certificate to get his car detailed is great. If you know something he wants specifically, Pep Boys is open ’til 8.

A $700 Meat Freezer, $1600 Lawnmower, or $2000 Gas Grill
If you’ve got the lettuce to throw at Dad, hit Home Depot or Lowe’s and pick out one of these favorites. Snap a picture of it with your phone, show him the picture and tell him it’s being delivered in a few days. There, you’re off the hook.

tikiloungetalkA Subscription to
Ok, I guess we really don’t have subscriptions, but you can give him the RSS link or just keep emailing him the URL. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s free!

Things NOT to buy D.O.D.
Don’t buy him socks, even if he asks for them. He might say he wants them, but he secretly wants the $16oo lawnmower.

Anything heart-healthy.

A puppy.

A poster of Erik Estrada.

A picture book of llamas.


I hope this has been helpful. Remember, these aren’t the best ideas, but you’re the goof-off who waited til the last minute to get a gift, so deal with it, meat ball!

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