Creative Father's Day Gift Idea
Original Art A framed photo of your kid is always a sweet Father's Day gift, but the wow-factor increases dramatically when you commission a piece of original art of Dad's mini-masterpiece. You and the kids can make your own silhouette piece, or buy a professional work of art. We love the ones from Kiki and Polly. They'll produce a one-of-a-kind abstract sketch drawing from a photo you provide. At less than 50 bucks, it's practically art theft.
Harmonica and How-to Book Having the title "Dad" doesn't mean the dream of becoming a music legend has to end. Keep the dream alive with a professional-grade harmonica and a comprehensive how-to book. We love this Rock n' Blues Harmonica volume. It's perfect for teaching dad how to rock the mouth harp and even includes a CD "jamming buddy" and backup band. Jam on, Daddio.
Classic Video Games Old-school video games like "Space Invaders," "Centipede" and other flashes from his past might just tear your guy away from that thousandth version of "Madden NFL." Check out Atari to buy 'em! Not only will Dad love sharing this computer CD-ROM compilation of ancient games with his kids, you might actually manage to reclaim your TV. (You're welcome.)
A Chess Set If Dad is a brainiac, pick up a chess set for him! He'll love to play some mind games with the kids! And if you're worried about leaving a game of chess for later with your raucous kids in the house, don't! Check out this cool laser-cut cardboard chess set. It holds the pieces so tightly, the board can even be thrown back and forth while playing. Which sounds about right, doesn't it?
A Favorite Band or Movie Poster Whether it's the opening strains of a U2 song or the last scene of Rocky, every guy's got a piece of pop culture that never fails to make him happy. A framed poster of his favorite band or movie (one that you can actually tolerate as part of your home decor, of course) is definitely a rock-star Father's Day gift. Pick one up online at Poster Revolution.