3 Simple Father’s Day Gift Ideas

father's day gift ideasI’m sure dad has plenty of ties of every color in the closet that could last him through the next few years. So how about changing things up and give him something that is practical and fun for him. These three Father’s Day gift ideas will indeed give him a big smile on his day.

Manly Gift Basket

Grab together a few of dad’s favorite things and put together a manly gift basket. The basket could include his favorite snacks, mints, gum, money, crosswords, toiletries, cologne and any other items that he enjoys.

Father’s Day Coupons

Most dads do need a break from their daily duties just like moms, so give them a coupon book that they can redeem for certain tasks or freebies. Card stock can be used to make a small booklet of coupons printed or written with anything on them such as a free car wash, breakfast in bed or sleep an extra hour without interruptions.

Does dad have a sweet tooth? These cupcakes may be the best thing he’s every tasted!

Blue Moon Beer Cupcakes


1 1/4 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs and 2 egg yolks
3/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
3/4 cup Blue Moon beer
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1/4 cup whole milk
orange slices for garnishing

Orange Blue Moon Buttercream Frosting

5 cups powdered sugar
2 sticks softened butter
4 tablespoons Blue Moon beer
4 teaspoons fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare muffin tins with paper liners.

Whisk together baking powder, salt and flour. Set aside.

Beat sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

Add the Blue Moon beer, orange zest, vanilla and milk and orange zest. Mix until well combined.

With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry flour mixture, mixing until just combined.

Pour batter into cupcake liners, and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.

For frosting: Mix together half of powdered sugar and butter. Add orange zest, fresh orange juice, Blue Moon beer and remaining powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.

To make the orange garnish, cut ends off of a whole orange and cut into wedges. Place atop finished cupcake.

What will you be getting your dad?


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