7 Father’s Day gifts for the Dad who works and plays in style
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and there are many gift ideas that Dad will love. Think about his hobbies and interests, and consider a gift that will be a great addition to any room of the house – something he can enjoy for many years to come.
“There are a variety of gift options for every dad, no matter what his interests are,” said Tom Lias of Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design, which has locations throughout metro Detroit and in Grand Rapids. “These include large-scale items such as recliners and chairs to smaller, more personalized gifts such as wall art and picture frames.” Here’s a few of those gift ideas to let know Dad know you’re thinking of him.
Powered zero-gravity recliners are not only one of the newest and most exciting advancements in the furniture industry, they’re also the ultimate gift for Dad. The recliner takes pressure off the back and spine by elevating the feet above the heart, distributing the person’s body weight evenly across the chair. As a result, Dad will feel more relaxed, pain free and he’ll even breathe better. “It’s one of the best-selling items we have in the stores right now,” Lias said of the leather Palliser Zero Gravity Chair. “Talk about taking the pressure off Dad.”
Show your appreciation for Dad by giving him something he can use every day at work or in his home office. Classic leather desk accessories, such as blotter pads or pencil cups, are a great gift for Father’s Day. Make it even more personalized by giving Dad a leather picture frame with a special memory or family photo – the gift is as much about the photo as it is about the frame.
Dress up Dad’s man cave or office with wall art that showcases his favorite interests. Does he like to play golf? Give him framed photos of the Masters or Pebble Beach tournament. Does he enjoy sailing? Select a nautical-themed poster or a box frame of a ship relic. Or is he an all-around sports fan? Pick out a series of art that captures the best of football, hockey or baseball – including his favorite teams.
Not every room can accommodate a large leather recliner, but Dad will just as much appreciate a luxurious leather lounge chair to put in his favorite room. For a basement bar, choose a small chair with a club feel, and for extra design detail, look for one with a bustled back. Dens and libraries are a great place for super comfortable barrel-back chairs from manufacturers such as Hancock and Moore. And for any room, think about giving Dad a leather ottoman so he can put his feet up and relax after a long day.
Father’s Day is a summer tradition; what better way to celebrate than being outdoors? For chilly evenings, fire pits are the perfect Father’s Day gift – and they’re an ideal way for dads to spend time surrounded by family and friends. Today’s fire pits are propane-fueled and some also serve as cocktail tables and bar tops. Look for a variety of options for the fire pit surround – stone and tile are just a few materials that give a fire pit some style.
Looking for something that is stylish and functional? Consider game tables. Dads who enjoy billiards will like having their own pool table – and there are countless styles and finishes available to match any room decor. Shuffleboard tables are another fun gaming option, and they too come in a variety of wood finishes. Does Dad prefer playing cards? A poker table is perfect for basements and man caves. Even if there is no room in the house for a game table, consider a dart board with an elegant wooden frame or a well-designed chess set.
For dads who enjoy watching films, there’s no better gift than the home theater experience. Today’s home theater seating offers power-reclining controls and chairs that are made with the same luxurious, quality leather and construction as their movie theater counterparts. Palliser’s home theater seating is just as durable and comfortable as those made for commercial movie theaters. They also have the same high-quality power foot rests and articulating head rests. Consider purchasing one chair – or a row of chairs – to give Dad a uniquely personalized home theater experience.
Looking for more ideas for Father’s Day gifts? Visit Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design to find the perfect way to honor Dad this year.
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