Awesome Ideas for Father's Day 2014

Spend time with your dad

Dads are arguably the hardest person to pick out gifts for. My dad is hard to please and truthfully there is not a darn thing he actually needs. So marking out some time in your day might be the most rewarding way to spending father's day this year. Here a just a few things you could do:

Get outside!

All state parks are free Sunday in honor of Father's Day. What a great chance to pack a lunch and hit the trails! Vehicles with a Maine license plate will receive free admission to 48 state-owned and operated locations. The free admission does not apply to Baxter State Park, Scarborough Beach State Park, or the Penobscot Narrows Observatory. Find parks and lands here

Put on your running shoes

The Portland Sea Dogs will be hosting the 5th annual Father's Day 5k on Sunday. The start and finish line will be in front of Hadlock field. There is a $20 registration fee, you can register between 6 and 9 a.m. and the race starts a 9:15 a.m. Get info on registration here

Hit the links 

Is your dad an avid golfer? Why not join him on the links. Or maybe try a new spot. Compare golf courses in Maine and find one near you with these reviews from Golf Digest.

Also, a few gift ideas

Maybe you can't spend time with your dad this father's day. Here are a few gift ideas you can probably handle take care of before Sunday:

Dollar Shave Club

Haven't heard of Dollar Shave Club? Whoa! Let me fill you in! You can buy your dad a membership (as low as $1) to receive new razors right to his door every month! How cool is that? Your dad will never forget to pick up razors again and it will be all because of you and your awesome gift! Razors are also usually way more expensive, so sign your dad up to be a member by getting him a gift card

Food & drink

If your dad is especially hard to buy for, always go with something edible. No dad can resist food, am I right? If your dad likes coffee, get him a gift card to his favorite coffee shop or have him download the Dunkin Donuts app and send him a gift card straight to his phone! 

A gift card to your dad's favorite restaurant will also do the trick. And who says boxes of chocolates are just for girls? My dad loves chocolate and loves getting chocolate gifts. He even used to eat my chocolate on Christmas ... but that's another story!

Be well, 

Lauren R.