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Inexpensive Father's Day Ideas He'll Love

Ties, tools, gift cards and socks. These are admirable, albeit tired, gifts for father figures on their special day. It's time for a memorable and inexpensive Father's Day present that will last a lot longer than a gift card ever could. Here are some gift and activity ideas to show the dad in your life how much he means to you:

Breakfast in Bed

And we don't mean just a box of corn flakes and instant coffee. The kids can help here. You can make waffles, pancakes or "a bagel breakfast" with all the trimmings. Add eggs, juice, toast and some tropical fruit. Include the Sunday paper. Arrange on a tray and present it quietly!

Family Time

If possible, use this opportunity to get everyone in the family/extended family together to share an enjoyable day. Honor as many “dads” as possible. You can host a BBQ, go to the beach or hit the park for a picnic of his favorite foods. Or go fishing, to a water park, a lake or even the movies.

Book 'Em, Dano

Whether the man in your life is a bookworm or not, there are a variety of books that are sure to pique his interest and fit his personality. Here are some of our top choices:

"Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson

While the book was released in 2009, this real-life story that inspired the motion picture bearing the same name is worth your time. The eyewitness account from Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL who was the only survivor of Operation Redwing, is a gripping tale of courage and sacrifice. Luttrell takes you through SEAL training and the reconnaissance mission he could have never imagined. Whether he's seen the movie or not, any father figure will not be disappointed in this patriotic book.

"Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter" by Frank Deford

Peabody Award and Emmy-winning sports journalist Frank Deford, has worked for Sports Illustrated, written 10 novels and delivered more than 1,500 commentaries on NPR's "Morning Edition." And "Over Time," the memoir chronicling his more than 50-year career in the business, is best of them all. Focusing on his subjects more than his own accolades, Deford gives great insight on everything and everyone from Wilt Chamberlain to the arc of American sportswriting. It's a must have for any sports buff.

"Being a Great Dad for Dummies" by Stephan Korn

If you want to poke a little fun at your dad, husband or any other father figure this Father's Day, this is the e-book for you. This essential guide to being the best dad on earth is finally here. And while it may start out as a joke, this how-to helper is actually chock-full of useful information. From tips on how to babyproof the home, to balancing work and home life, everyone wins with this gift.

No matter the gift, one must not forget that a relaxed and memorable Father's Day is impossible without the proper support to provide comfort at the end of day. With soft, full and plump fibers, a pillow with DACRON® COMFOREL® fiberfill can help. The gentle support and consistent recovery will give him a Father's Day he's sure to remember.


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