Wondering what to get the green Dad in your life for Father’s Day? Well, ideally it would be something eco friendly that would encourage them to pursue their interests… perhaps outdoors. If it is something they can share with their kids… even better! Here are some ideas:
Green Fishing Gear – While I think fishing is rather gross, my husband and oldest son LOVE to fish. I want them to enjoy themselves but not at great cost to our environment. These SAFE Angling Kits are ready to fish kits loaded with all the tackle you need to start “green” fishing. Every kit is packed with lead-free weights, biodegradable molded lures, circle and cam action hooks. Plus, you’ll find an illustrated knot tying guide, fishing and stewardship tips, and instructions (with photos) on how to use everything in your kit.
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass – If Dad likes camping, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors, then this annual pass might be just what he wants this year.
Garmin Forerunner GPS Watch – Not only is this watch awesome for hikers, backpackers, and campers it can be used to take the kids and do some Geocaching. We hope to start doing this very soon! Basically you use a GPS device to go on a high tech treasure hunt. Coordinates lead you to cache where treasures await (just put something in of you take something out) and sign the log letting others know you found the treasure! Thanks to one of my awesome blog readers for turning me on to this.
Beginner Beekeeping Kit – This kit is awesome for budding beekeepers and those who want their own organic honey. It comes with everything you need to start your first bee colony – a complete hive, wax, smoker and fuel, gloves (choose your size: M, L, XL), helmet, veil, brush, nails, assembly instructions and a “First Lessons in Beekeeping” book.
Books for Handy Manny – My husband isn’t much of a reader but he does love project books! Here are some good ones:
Kid’s Places to Play – Great projects and instructions for treehouses, playsets, play houses, forts, sailboat sandboxes, and ramps for bikes and board.
Handy Dad: 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids – Readers are given all the directions they need to grab materials that can be found around the house or at the local hardware store and get to work banging up a sweet BMX ramp or half-pipe, building a tree house or tire swing, or throwing together a slip-and-slide or tie-dye station for an afternoon of fun. With plenty of color photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and detailed illustrations,Handy Dad is chock-full of creative and inexpensive ways to keep kids (and dads) entertained for hours.
The Dangerous Book for Boys – No offense intended but do men ever really grow up? Yeah, they will like this book.
Enjoy these ideas? Have one of your own to add?
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010