(ARA) - What do you get the man who's done everything for you - from spending sleepless nights changing dirty diapers to trading in his muscle car for a minivan - but asked nothing in return? This year, start paying dad back for all he's done by making Father's Day the best yet with these surefire gift ideas.
For the dad who likes to snack
They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If that's true, your dad will love you even more after he opens your gift of Jack Link's Beef Jerky. Whether he's at work, in the car, fishing with the guys or watching his favorite ball game, nothing satisfies like a bag of jerky. Jack Link's uses only the finest cuts of 100 percent beef and savory seasonings that dads - men, for that matter - can't seem to get enough of. And with over a dozen flavors available in grocery stores, mass retailers, convenience and drug stores nationwide, there is something for every dad.
Here are a few favorites sure to be a homerun with your dad:
*The Original: Jack Link's Original Beef Jerky
*The Savory: Jack Link's Teriyaki Beef Steak Nuggets
*The Spicy: Jack Link's Cholula Hot Sauce Beef Jerky
For the fishing-focused dad
If striking fear in the hearts of trophy fish is his idea of a relaxing weekend, dad is sure to enjoy the Rapala Rippin' Rap, a highly versatile lure that will provide dad with tons of on-the-water action. Anglers can fish the lure deep or shallow, and on the retrieve, the bait gives off an intense vibrating, fluttering action that all fish can't resist.
To really make dad's Father's Day special, pair this unstoppable lure with Sufix 832 Ghost, the most talked about new fishing line on the market. Virtually undetectable beneath the water's surface, this line is incredibly durable and offers dad the seamless presentation that could mean a successful weekend on the water.
For the constantly connected dad
Does your dad text you from the next room? Check in to Facebook Places when he moves from the couch to the kitchen? Or surf the Web from the bathroom? Make your tech savvy dad's year with Nexia Home Intelligence, a new smart home automation system from two home industry powerhouses - Schlage and Trane. Nexia Home Intelligence will give dad the ability to remotely control and manage his home from any Web-enabled computer or smartphone.
Whether he's at the office or visiting grandma in Florida, Nexia Home Intelligence allows him to kick on the heat before the cold front hits, unlock the front door for the cable guy, raise the blinds in the morning, switch on porch lights at dusk, check on the family pets, or even set up a text alert when his kids get home from school - all from his smartphone.
Visit nexiahome.com for more information on package options and monthly service pricing.
For the baseball-loving dad
Nothing says father-child bonding like throwing around a baseball in the backyard. This Father's Day, celebrate America's pastime with the man who introduced you to the game. Head to the closest major league ballpark, buy two tickets, a hot dog, some delicious Jack Link's Jerky, and spend the day rooting for the home team. Watching the boys of summer hit towering homers, throw blistering fastballs and make acrobatic plays in the field is sure to conjure up dad's memories of teaching you the fundamentals of the game. When you take him out to the ball game, not only will you both enjoy the excitement of live sports, you'll also create fond memories that will last for years to come.
For the household handyman
If your dad is like most, odds are he's spent one too many weekends fixing things up around the house when he'd rather be giving his 9-iron a workout on the golf course. On Father's Day, give your dad some new tools to make his home improvement projects less of a hassle.
The right tool goes a long way and, believe it or not, technology has advanced since the old man bought that socket set he keeps in the garage - the one that looks like it was new when President Eisenhower was in the White House. With a little encouragement, any dad will talk for hours about the cordless drill or new vice grip he's had his eye on. Find out what's missing from his collection and help him create the toolbox of his dreams.