No more ties: 5 Father’s Day gift ideas


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Dad won't be crabby on Father's Day if you forgo a boring present and choose a fun way - like a Maryland Crab feast - to celebrate him next weekend. (Photo: Captain White's Seafood City) Dad won’t be crabby on Father’s Day if you forgo a boring present and choose a fun way – like a Maryland Crab feast – to celebrate him next weekend. (Photo: Captain White’s Seafood City)

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Dad takes out the trash. He mows the lawn. He walks the dog in the rain.

This Father’s Day, don’t give the dads in your life another tie — give them a break with gifts that say, “Relax, indulge…and thank you!”

Here are five gift ideas to celebrate the men in your life on June 15:

1. Mobile car detailing service

Your dad has been cleaning up your messes for years; it’s your turn to return the favor. Shine up his ride with the gift of a mobile detailing service like Empire Auto Dealers, which serves the entire D.C. metro area. Schedule a car wash and/or a full interior restoration to happen at your dad’s home or office.

2. Lawn service

Let dad leave the lawn mower in the garage. Hire someone else, like the experts at Lawn Essentials, to cut the grass this weekend.

3. Crab feast

Love your dad a bushel and a pack? A bushel of Maryland Blue Crabs and a six pack, that is…

Dads spend all summer manning the grill. so, on Father’s Day weekend, head to Maine Avenue Fish Market (Captain White’s is offering pre-orders for the holiday) to splurge on local seafood. Thrown down some newspaper on a picnic table, pop open your dad’s favorite brew and spend the afternoon picking back fin.

4. Professional shave

Men like a little pampering every now and then, and Father’s Day gives dads the perfect excuse to relax with a hot towel, while enjoying some expert grooming. Book a professional shave for the razor-sharp man in your life. The Art of Shaving offers spa services at its Washington Square and Union Station locations.

5.  Golf Buddy

You always thought you were your father’s best golf buddy. But if the dads in your life like to hit the links, this Golf Buddy will serve as a pocket caddie at every tee, providing GPS for courses around the world. Short of private lessons, this gadget is the best way to help Dad’s game.

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