Fatherhood comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s taking off the training wheels and other times it’s upgrading the dad cap for the grandpa t-shirt. For other father figures, it’s offering a hand to the nephew who needs it, or pampering a special pup that is the child he calls his own. No matter who you’re celebrating on Father’s Day this year, consider it a dad date.
Since our Mother’s Day gift guide went over so well, our Bug Bite Thing team came back to lay out three experiences for the ultimate Father’s Day hangout, plus the must-have products to support them, all as seen on “Shark Tank,” of course.
Did your ol’ man have years of hearing you repeat “are we there yet?” from the back seat of the car? Or maybe travel wasn’t part of your childhood but you and your papa want to experience it all together now. Or, maybe your partner is in the dada seat and it’s time to treat him and your kids. Enter the epic road trip. Whether it’s a one-day or one-week trip, pick a location within your doable driving distance, but don’t just stop there. Choose a few unexpected spots to visit along the way – think lobster rolls from Sam’s Chowder House
on the Pacific Coast Highway, Cadillac Ranch
on Route 66, or an overnight in an airplane hangar in Florida
– rather than one sole destination. Put your main man in the passenger seat this time around and equip him with some of our favorite road trip essentials. Adorn him with a HoodiePillow
and Vibes ear plugs
so he can rest and relax before his adventures. You’ll want to keep the car clean in your father’s presence, so add a Drop Stop
to the gift to keep phones and snacks from falling between the seats, plus a Saucemoto
dip clip for your road trip eats. Top it all off with comfortable Bombas
socks and the must-have Bug Bite Thing
suction tool for your hikes and pit stop photo ops.
on Instagram)Mega Movie Night with Pops
Sometimes, what your pa really wants – and needs – is a relaxing night at home with some iconic father figures (on the TV, anyway). The Incredibles, Vacation, The Godfather, Star Wars and Big Daddy are some of our go-tos for streaming, but you know your dad best! Once you’ve got your movie pick, have him cozy up on the couch with the Comfy wearable blanket
, and don’t skimp on the snacks. We love the Subsafe Charcuterie Safe Snack Set
, which offers multiple compartments for indulging in tasty bites like Pipcorn
, Doughp cookie dough drops
and Three Jerks Jerky
while enjoying the entertainment.
(via bipolarparadiseyt to the /r/dankmemes subreddit)
Dog Dad Date Fit for a King
Dog dads deserve some love, too. Whether he’s got all his attention on “man’s best friend” or shares his time with his kids and his fur baby, Father’s Day is a great time to show him how much you appreciate his care. Set up a dad-and-dog date at a local brewery with an outdoor beer garden, or see if there is a dog café
in his area. He’ll need the Pooch Selfie
stick, to capture memories, and Zookies Cookies will keep his furry friend content while out and about. Since it’s not only about the canine, the Kanga Cooler
is a good way to bring home any beer dad gets during his outing. It’s also good to add a Bug Bite Thing
to the gift package (attached to the leash) to keep both of them safe from the effects of bites and stings. As the cherry on top, pamper this papa and his pup with a subscription to Fresh Patch
, which is perfect for senior pets, dogs who are training or others who could benefit from indoor grass.
Is Bug Bite Thing part of your Father’s Day gift? From the soccer field to lakeside staycations, show us the tool in action on Instagram