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What Your Dad REALLY Wants for Father’s Day

Susan J

I don’t know about you, but this time of year I go into ‘panic mode’ trying to think of something really great to get my dad for Father’s Day. I mean, the guy has been on this Earth a pretty good while and, well, he pretty much has one of everything. He doesn’t wear ties—suit wearing ended when he retired. He loves to “tinker” on things and owns every size and style of screwdriver, wrench, and socket ever made. Basically, if he needs something, he buys it, so figuring out what your dad really wants for Father’s Day this year can be a chore.

One thing he does enjoy is RVing. He doesn’t go to fish or sightsee. He just goes to relax. Maybe it’s the allure of napping in different surroundings that he finds exciting.

I’m sure we are not the only family that goes through this. Oh, if he would only make a ‘wish list’ like kids do at Christmas! Since that is not the case, we’ve come up with some pretty good ideas that you may have not considered.

Make Him Comfortable

If your dad’s number one hobby is catching some Z’s, a relaxing resting place is a must. A few to look at are the zero gravity recliners, lightweight, packable hammocks, and travel loungers. This is the gift that can benefit everyone! (IF you can lure dad away from it long enough, that is!) Whether napping or reading or sitting by the campfire, a comfortable chair is essential.

Once in a Lifetime

Maybe your dad is a little more adventurous than mine. RVing is a way to see new places and try new things. This year, while he is visiting new places why not skip traditional gifts and opt for an experiential gift. Tangible things are fine, but giving the gift of experience is even better. So often those we love don’t take the time to actually do something fun just for themselves. Check out websites like or for awesome experience packages. This type of giving doesn’t have to break the bank. Something as simple as concert tickets to see his favorite band or a day at a theme park for your rollercoaster-loving dad can mean just as much.

Frequent Visitor

Does your dad have a favorite camping spot? How about a weekend of pre-paid camping or a gift card to a local restaurant? Everybody loves “free”! It always comes in the right size and is exactly the right color.

These few suggestions are great ideas, but do you know what dad REALLY wants? He wants to spend time doing these things with you. Sit with him by the campfire, roast marshmallows, and talk. Experiential gifts are very special but they are even more special when you two can share the memories made. Plan a weekend together and pick up the tab. There is nothing better than quality bonding time between a daddy and his children, no matter how old they are.

Looking for something more practical for your dad for Father’s Day? How about a new cover for his RV or some tyre gards to protect the wheels? What about a spare tire cover or seat gloves for the seats of his RV? Give RV Covers Direct® a call at 1-800-925-8602 or visit for more information about these products or help with product selection. We have many items in stock and ready to ship, just in time for Father’s Day!

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