Last-minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

A man and a child walking on the beach at sunset.

Last-minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Lumped in with college graduation celebrations, prime wedding season and hype for the upcoming summer solstice, Fathers Day doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Advertisement media channels usually pull out all the stops for the buildup to the national celebration of moms – complete with flower and jewelry ads, tv specials and all the rest. Somehow, it just seems that fathers don’t get the same pomp. A big part of the problem is that people tend to have a harder time shopping for their dads. Some might argue that it’s tough shopping for men in general. I mean, really, most mainstream shopping platforms are tailored to and targeted towards women.

So that’s one thing. Plus, what do you get a man who probably already has unimaginative thing you might think to get him – ties, golf clubs, watches, cologne, coffee mugs, tools, sports memorabilia, you name it. You can always settle for a gift card, but after two years in a row, it just seems like you aren’t trying; especially if mom always gets something stellar. If you’ve found yourself out of gas this time around, with Father’s Day being just days away, you’ve come to the right place. Tybee Island is chocked full of awesome gift ideas that your dad will cherish through the years. Show your dad just how much he means to you this Father’s Day with a unique and thoughtful present from the island.father's day

Take him on the fishing trip of his life.

With the surrounding Atlantic Ocean and several rivers, creeks and marshes, Tybee Island is a fisherman’s paradise. If your dad loves nothing more than peaceful solitude on a boat with his line cast in the heart of the deep blue, then a Tybee Island fishing charter is the way to go this year. Unless he’s a retired empty-nester, most dads who love fishing don’t get to do it nearly as much as they’d like. So, a little fishing trip on Tybee is sure to go a long way. The island has a bounty of charters and boat tours to choose from. With everything from deep sea fishing to dolphin tours, you’re sure to find an option that’s just right for your dad.

Have an aquatic adventure.

The life of a hardworking dad can grow monotonous over the years, characterized primarily by a seemingly endless cycle of responsibility. Sometimes a good adrenaline rush is just what he needs to shake things up. Whether your dad is a speed demon who loves ripping across the ocean on a jet ski or a novice looking to try something new, island watersport businesses have the equipment, the skills and the services to help make this Father’s Day fun.

Photo courtesy of Swizzel & Shake

Dazzle your dad with a vintage piece from Swizzle & Shake

Is your dad a barware buff? A lover of fine libations? A cocktail connoisseur? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then a hand-picked gift from Swizzle & Shake is the perfect choice this Father’s Day. Specializing in exquisite vintage barware, Swizzle & Shake is the place to shop for refined fathers with an appreciation for the finer things. Discover antique shakers, flasks, glassware and more – all in excellent condition, and learn about the historical relevance of each item. Gift your dad with an exclusive conversation piece for his next cocktail party. And, you know, a good shaker is a gift that keeps on giving.

Spice things up with a gift from Inferno Tybee

If a good-old BBQ is the hallmark of your family’s Father’s Day tradition, then a trip to Inferno Tybee will serve the celebration well. Any grill-loving dad who’s a fan of big flavors will enjoy a gift basket of goodies from Inferno Tybee, which specializes in “All things Hot and Savory!” Beef up the barbeque with a bold sauce, salsa or spice rub. And their incredible selection of hot sauces will knock even the most robust dads on their feet!

Freeze the moment in time with a Father’s Day photo shoot.

It could be considered a little-known secret, but most fathers love photos. They’re always taking them, constantly snapping pics of their families in candid form, often to the dismay of their wives and teenagers. Still, if you go to your dad’s office, you’ll see that his desk and walls are covered with photos of the people and the places he loves the most. But because he’s always the one taking the photos, he’s rarely ever in them. Take your dad from behind the camera and put him in front of it, where he belongs – alongside the family he loves. Schedule a shoot with Wen McNally Photography. McNally is a household name on the island, with more than 30 years’ experience in the family photo business. Give your dad a gift that will truly last forever, a beautiful family photo that he can look upon with joy for years and years to come.

About the Author:
Chantel Baul

Chantel Baul is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and an ever-growing curiosity. She received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving the country as a US Army Reserve Officer. She’s an NPR nerd/foodie with a deep passion for all things travel, sustainable living and fun.

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