So it’s Father’s Day morning and I’m staying in bed. Yes, really. I’m not running around trying to get everyone dressed and out the door to make it to Father’s Day brunch at some fancy restaurant. And while I might just pour myself a mimosa in a little bit, at the moment, I’m enjoying the silence of an empty home. Like most husbands, and probably like yours, mine is incredibly hard to buy for. Almost impossible. He has everything and whatever he doesn’t have, he just goes out and buys it on his own.
For the the first time (maybe ever) I actually thought about a Father’s Day gift in advance this year and it was seriously like one of those Oprah ah-ha! type moments. I should buy him tickets to a baseball game. I thought. And then, a second thought- Wait….I should buy him tickets to a Yankees game (his favorite team) I wonder if they are playing on Father’s Day? That could be very cool. Sure enough, bam! The Yankees were playing a series in Minnesota vs. the Twins Father’s Day weekend. Perfect! I decided to make it a surprise. A Father/Son Baseball weekend getaway, for just my son and my husband.
My husband’s a sports guy. He watches every sport out there, but he loves baseball. So I knew this would be a Grand Slam gift. I’ve also thought it would be incredibly cool if he and my son could someday see all 30 Major League baseball parks. Kinda like a father/son thing that they could do together.
I had discovered the MLB Ballpark Pass-Port Book. The book is made for baseball fanatics that have that same goal, to visit all the baseball stadiums. The book contains pages dedicated to every stadium, with maps and facts and space to write in the stats of the game. One of the coolest parts about it, though, is that it has a little space where you can have the page actually stamped with the date of your visit, just like a passport. You have to find the stamping station, but every park is on board and they will stamp your book. I also paid a little more for stickers of the stadium that my son could add to the pages.
Next, the tickets. Amazing seats, 2nd row, behind the dugout. Don’t ask what those cost, but amazing. I booked the flights, and the hotel- perfectly situated walking distance to the stadium.
Finally, I found a Father’s Day Special Collection Yankees hat on the MLBshop.com website and ordered that. (If your guy has a team that he just is crazy about, he probably already has a team or hat, but that’s what’s great about checking out the MLB website, they’re always coming out with limited collections (Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Home Run Derby, All-Star Game) that he won’t have. Another idea would be to get a throwback jersey of his favorite retired player.)
I put everything together with printouts of the tickets, flight and hotel reservations and some Grand Slam popcorn and ended up with the picture you see above. He absolutely loved it. LOVED.
And that, my friends is why Mommy is still in bed this gorgeous Father’s Day Sunday. Yawwwwn. Home Run for Mommy!
Awesome Baseball Dad gift ideas he will love
Classic Baseball books
His own personally engraved baseball bat
Personalized team glassware for the bar (PotteryBarn.com)
Personalized photo baseball- isn’t this awesome?
A Yankees / Star Wars throw blanket? Oh yes!
Father’s Day, Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas or just because- these baseball Dad gift ideas are winners! Which one do you think would be his favorite?
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