Fathers Day Gifts: 10 last minute ideas

Fathers Day Gifts: 10 last minute ideas

The countdown is on. Father’s Day is Sunday. Do you know what you are getting your dad? We’re here to help wtih 10 easy last minute ideas.

Go to bat for dad

1.  Is your dad a baseball fan?  If so, your shopping is easy peasy just get him a pair or more of tickets. Click here for Cubs, or here for the White Sox.

Get dad in the swim

2.  If your dad is more of a water guy, Chicago in the summeer is the perfect destination with a flood of choices. You can rent a kayak on the river (or lake); rent an electric boat from Chicago Electric Boats that seats up to 12; take a water taxi to Chinatown or go on a lunch or dinner cruise from Navy Pier.

Get dad high

3.  There are many places to get high in Chicago with our many skyscrapers. The obvious, Hancock Observatory 360 or Willis Skydeck. If you’ve already been there, done that, how about checking out one of the Chicago Architectural Foundation tours.

Taking a gamble on Father’s DayFather's Day race track

4.  Take Dad to Arlington Park Race Track. Enjoy live racing plus family activities including a petting zoo, pony rides and more. Post time, 1 p.m. 220 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, 847 385 7500.

Build a better relationship with your dad

5. There’s tons of fun for all ages at the Brick by Brick exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. It’s LEGO’s on steroids with some of the most impressive architectural masterpieces and engineering wonders of the world created by LEGO® Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker. Not only can you check out Tucker’s creations but you have  an opportunity to make your own LEGO masterpieces.

Where: Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
When: Now through February 2017
Tickets: The exhibition requires an additional, timed-entry ticket ($9 for adults and $7 for kids ages 3-11) or included in Explorer ticket packages. Click here or call 773-684-1414.

Take Dad for a spinferriswheel3:11:16

6. The new Ferris Wheel is up and running at Navy Pier. The state-of-the-art wheel is bigger and better than the old one plus it’s climate controlled so even if the temperature is in the 90’s, as predicted for Sunday, dad can keep his cool and enjoy the views in air conditioned comfort. Tickets, $15 can be purchased at the Pier or online.

Feed dad

Even if your dad isn’t the brunch type, here are some manly ideas along with a little food for thought for Father’s Day cooking and dining.

7. All dads who dine at any of Shaw’s locations will receive a $25 Shaw’s Crab House gift certificate for future use.

8. Sweeten your dad’s day with Firecakes donuts. On June 18 and 19 Firecakes is offering a special Father’s Day donut double stacked with Valhrona chocolate icing and peppered candied bacon ($15). Or catch the Firecakes truck, or better yet, book the truck for a private celebration. (2453 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657, (773) 666-5277 68 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 329-6500).

9. Cook up the perfect gift for the dad who likes to grill at the Weber Grill. All locations are offering a 2-day Brisket Bootcamp and a Steaks Hands-on Grilling Class in June, perfect for dads who like to grill.

10. Michael Jordan’s Steak House is offering the first 23 dads who order Michael Jordan’s steak of choice, the Prime Delmonico, their own specially engraved steak knife to memorialize their meal. For reservations, call (312) 321 8823

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