Total father’s day gift ideas

We enjoyed a beautiful day on mother’s day, and wish the same for father’s day!  In addition, we put together a few fathers day gift ideas for dad. Whether he’s the handyman type or an introvert who talks to himself, we got you covered. Maybe your family is not into gift giving, so here’s a few sites to consider cards from or 

1. Bradley Smoker® 625W Electric Food Smoker (The cooking dad)

One of the best aspects of warm weather = grilling time! Once this Midwest weather makes up its mind, you can spend time with pops smoking  meat! This featured smoker has over 500 sq. inches for smoking a rack of ribs and vegetables! This is the perfect partner to any gas/charcoal set-up, but even more so with its electric start capabilities. This gift will be the one that keeps giving for years to come!


Company back story: Grilling and cooking is a common thing at the TRC headquarters whether it’s ball game company tailgate, safety day breakfast, and this Friday (May 22nd) our staff will be smoking some Wall-eye from a recent company fishing trip to Ohio!

Company Fishing Trip

Wall-eye fishing on Lake Erie

($219.00 at Menards)

2. Xtend & Climb 785P Aluminum Telescoping Ladder Type I Professional Series, 15.5-Foot $$$ (The handyman type dad)

THE PERFECT tool for any handyman. This ladder can be stowed away in a small closet and without sacrificing storage space. This model allows you to reach 15.5 foot (1 story home, garage storage, light bulbs, and more) and it weighs less than 25 lbs! This might be the perfect addition to leave at your lake house or if dad’s short. Save him the trip from struggling with his 8′ aluminum folding ladder the next time he clean’s the gutters!

Xtend and Climib.jpg

($229.00 on Amazon)

3. 1 Gallon 18 V CORDLESS Air Compressor by RIGID  $$$ (The beach type dad)

They say battery technology is making everyone a big SOFTEE! However, I guarantee the baby-boomers prefer these battery attached devices rather than rummaging for that “one extension cord they seen earlier”! A lot of our installers utilize the new equipment whether its their circuit saws, weed trimmers, leaf blowers, and currently air compressor’s.  The device is practical and easy to transport, also helps save dad from buying a tool he might not personally. Allow him to maintenance his own car tires (save him $2.00 from BP 😉 or bring it on his next trip/beach trip with the kids!

Ridid Air Compressor 2

($189.00 at Home Depot)

4. Google Home  $$$ (The techy dad)

This device almost missed the cut, however it’s a great tool for anyone’s garage or man cave. This device will allow you to play music on command, ask questions about cars, and tell dirty jokes.. The only requirement is a solid WiFi connection. To be honest, the capabilities are endless with this voice in the box as AI gears up.  Don’t allow dad to be alone when you cannot help, allow him to have GOOGLE there. We use ourselves everyday at the office for weather forecasts throughout the Chicago-land and Northwest Indiana areas!

Google Home($129.00 online)

5. Gift Card’s (Home Depot, Menards, Lowes, or the local ACE Hardware) $ to $$$$$ (The dad “that’s tough to shop for dad”)

The obvious go-to. We understand sometimes it’s a lot easier to let pop’s grab the items he needs.

And just remember quality time with your dad will trump any of these presents. However, asking Google Home about recipes as you smoke some ribs is enjoyable too!

Additional Tips:

  1. Great Local Meat Shop for smoking: Rob’s Meat Deli 2123 Northwinds Dr, Dyer, IN 46311
  2. Great gift card shop: CARDPOOL.COM This website is gift card broker, which means you often can get 4 to 10% more in value if you purchase the giftcard on their website.

(BONUS with item 3 every air compressor should come with a pool inflatable)


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