Stumped? Here’s some dad’s day help

Published 12:01 am Saturday, June 11, 2011

Shannon Glenn and sons Hampton, Tucker and Steadman. | Stephanie Nelson/Star-News

Turn Dad’s frown upside down with these gifts

Shannon Glenn and and his three sons have a Father’s Day tradition – a day at the golf course.

For Glenn, it’s a day to spent watching his family bond and realizing just how fast his kids – Hampton, 14; Steadman, 11, and Tucker, 7 – are growing.

For the boys, the day is an easy Father’s Day gift.

“If I had to buy Dad something, I don’t know what it would be,” Steadman said. “He’s so hard to shop for. He’s a huge Alabama fan, so there’s that. If I could buy him anything, I’d get him a new truck – an F-150. He’s been driving that same one since college.

“But, I guess really, if I really had to buy him something, it would be some new golf clubs,” he said. “Dad sure loves to golf.”

Shannon said he doesn’t expect a gift. The day out with his sons is all he needs.

“Let’s face it, they really don’t play golf,” he said. “They do everything but play off, but we still have a good time.’

Is he in love with his truck?

The relationship between a man and his truck is a unique thing. To help your dad in your family score the best looking ride on the block, the ideas are limitless.

Gift certificates from C-1 Custom Trucks and Car Care can cover everything from washing and waxing to window tint and floor mats.

Owner Carl Norris said when all else fails, one can’t go wrong with a new toolbox, which start at $280 and includes installation.

And the ultimate gift? An 8,000-pound wench, which start at $700.

Got a gadget geek?

If your guy is gaga for gadgets, then there’s a world of options to explore.

The latest and greatest models of cell phones are an easy, sometimes inexpensive, sure to please gift.

For the reader in the family, try out the Amazon Kindle ($119) or other popular electronic readers.

But for the man who needs the world at his fingertips, one can’t go wrong with an Apple iPad ($400).

Does he find the outdoors a-luring?

For the fisherman, gift choices range from an inexpensive: Zebco 33 rod and reel ($25), the moderately priced Skeet Reese rod ($80) or for the big spender, the Skeet Reese reel ($100).

And for the hunter, there’s the Case mini trapper ($50), the Pearson Bows ($500) or the Thompson Center Venture gun with scope ($599).

All are available at Stokes Sporting Goods.

Got a golfer?

Then, the Andalusia Country Club Pro Shop is the place to shop.

Gifts start with an inexpensive Callaway hat ($16) to the moderately priced Titleist Provix ball ($50 a dozen) to something that will definitely put you on top – an Odyssey putter ($129).