Gift ideas for dad

According to a report done by the National Retail Federation, Dad’s get the short end of the stick when it comes to presents on their special day.

The NRF predicts that this year the average person will spend $113.80 for Father’s Day, compared to the $162.94 predicted average for Mother’s Day.

While the national average spending for Father’s Day is a bit less than for Mother’s Day that doesn’t mean Wapakoneta residents are lacking for places to shop for the perfect gift for their Dad’s this year.

Manager of True Value Mike Meiring said they offer plenty of items that would make great gifts for Father’s Day.

“Power tools always make a good gift for Father’s Day,” he said. “Your basic cordless drills are great.”

In addition to tools, True Value also has equipment for the lawn and garden.

“We carry string trimmers, or any type of lawn and garden equipment always makes a good gift,” Meiring said.

Grills and grilling equipment are also items Dad might prefer to the stereotypical tie or sweater.

“We carry the Weber and Holland grills,” Meiring said. “Grills and tools and anything yard equipment, mowers, trimmers, things like that make great Father’s Day gifts.”

Meiring said a fair amount of people have come into the store to check out gift ideas for Father’s Day.

True Value will be having a Holland Grill demonstration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, where all the grills and power tools will be on sale, Meiring said.

If your dad is more interested in a specific hobby or remote control toys then Dad’s Toy Shop is definitely a place to stop in to find the perfect gift.

Co-owner of Dad’s Toy Shop, J.P. Metz said they have a range of gifts for Dad.

“Well we have airplanes, boats and cars in remote control. We’ve got model railroading, we’ve got plastic models, we’ve got model rockets,” Metz said. “Really everything you can think of a particular Dad and what he wants.”

For the full story, see the Saturday, June 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.