Father's Day is an internationally-celebrated holiday created to honor all fathers. The first Father's Day in the United States was held in 1908, but it wasn't until the Johnson administration that it became an official holiday. Today, it's the day that Dad is celebrated with a steak dinner, a golf outing or whatever activity he likes most.
Dad loves gifts from the heart and it doesn't matter if it's homemade or purchased at a store. Many Dads love to grill, read, play golf or attend sporting events. Here are a few unique gift ideas because Dad probably doesn't want socks and underwear.
Dad doesn't need to be a PGA pro to enjoy TopGolf. And it's much more than just a driving range with miniature golf. TopGolf features computerized microchips in every golf ball that track your shots accuracy and distance while awarding points by hitting targets ranging from 20 to 250 yards away.
TopGolf also has a great selection of food like pizzas, burgers, sand "wedges", nachos, wings, salads, quesadillas and adult beverages. Kids menu too.
Special Father's Day gift cards available.
TopGolf, 8787 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75231. 214-341-9600
TopGolf Allen, 1500 Andrews Parkway, Allen, TX. 469-675-9730
Take dear ole Dad out for a hearty weekend brunch. Here are some of our favorite places for a hearty brunch.
A Pair of Cowboy Boots
Does Dad love boots? They're a special gift that you just don't run out and purchase for yourself every day. Boots are tough and rugged, kinda like Dad. Hand-crafted leather with exotic skins (like ostrich or alligator) can be dressed up or casual. Check out great western wear stores like Shepler's, Pink's or Cavender's.
Do you ever wonder what goes on at night after everyone leaves the Dallas Zoo? Find out for yourself when you sign up for a special Father's Day Lights Out! adventure. The kids and Dad will enjoy a special, after-hours tour of ZooNorth, a live animal encounter, a craft followed by a ride on our Monorail Safari. The overnight event includes an evening snack and a continental breakfast in the morning.
Overnights begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10:30 a.m. the following day.
Dates: June 16, 2012
Cost: $45 per person
650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203
*The 2012 date has been canceled.
If Dad's an outdoorsman, he will love a gift or gift card from Bass Pro Shop. They have everything Dad needs for:
- Freshwater fishing
- Fly fishing
- Saltwater fishing
- and more
If Dad's never been camping before, there are free workshops to teach the basics. Learn archery, hiking basics, bird watching and how to make S'Mores.
Bass Pro Shop
2501 Bass Pro Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
5001 Bass Pro Drive
Garland, TX 75043
Dads love to fire up the grill! Omaha Steaks has a special Father's Day package called The Dad Pack. It comes with four 7-oz. Top Sirloins, six 4-oz steak burgers and six stuffed potatoes on sale for $49.99. Shop at several DFW locations and deliver to Dad or let Omaha Steaks ship via a reusable, insulated cooler full of dry ice. Express delivery and overnight available.
Omaha Steaks Dallas
Preston Royal Center
10854 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
Omaha Steaks Plano
2208 Dallas Parkway
Plano, TX 75093