Ask a D.C. Expert: Best Gifts for Father’s Day

June 7, 2016 8:00 AM

Are you wondering about what to get dad this Father’s Day? There are plenty of gifts to consider, such as tools and accessories for around-the-house projects, innovative technological gadgets and the latest styles in clothing. Experts around D.C. offer advice on this year’s hottest gift ideas for dad. Here are a couple ideas he’s sure to love.
Frank Guidry
Lowe’s
2438 Market St., N.E.
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 378-2500
www.lowes.com

Frank Guidy has been with Lowe’s in D.C. for ten years. More than just a home improvement store, Lowe’s has a commitment in assisting D.C. residents by offering practical advice, tips, ideas and solutions for utilizing indoor and outdoor spaces and tackling other projects. As the store’s manager and a father himself, Guidy brings his knowledge and experience to the forefront in the hottest gift recommendations for dad this year.

Liquid Propane Gas Grill
Weber Spirit E-310 Black Porcelain Enamel 3-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Consider updating dad’s current grill with a new compact gas grill that provides a lot of space, heat and versatility for all his grilling needs. The Weber Spirit can do all this and more. The grill even comes with front-mounted control knobs to give you precise heat control. Additionally, there is also a fuel gauge to help monitor the fuel level, allowing dad to be more precise with his grilling.

Electric Push Lawn Mower
Kobalt 80-Volt Lithium Ion 21-In Deck Width Cordless Electric Push Lawn Mower

Power meets convenience. This Kobalt product is a great cordless, high-powered electric mower that is low maintenance with no mixing of oil and gas. Each 80-volt 2.0 amp-hour battery charges in 30 minutes or less with the included charger. Plus, the three-in-one feature offers mulching, rear bagging or side discharge capabilities.

Smart Speaker
Amazon Echo

Dad will love this powerful speaker, which plays music and supports voice control. It can read books, stream Pandora radio, order pizzas, check sports scores and even tell you jokes. Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information instantly. You can also control lights and switches with compatible smart home devices.

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Thomas Stevens
The Home Depot
901 Rhode Island Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 526-8760
www.homedepot.com

Thomas Stevens has been with the Home Depot in Washington, D.C. for nearly five years. Currently serving as the store’s department supervisor, Stevens knows a lot about the hottest gadgets in high-demand for Father’s Day this year. He offers his suggestions on many of the latest tools and technical products on the market.

Combo Tool Kit
Ryobi Ultimate Kit

This six-tool combo kit is the perfect gift for dads who like to handle projects themselves. The kit features a variety of tools, drills and saws to enable dad to take on multiple different tasks and projects. The multitude of different tools in the set all use Ryobi’s ONE+ lithium ion batteries, so you can use the same batteries for these tools. These batteries can also be used for over 50 other tools in Ryobi’s line.

Wendy Ezrailson
REDDz Trading
1413 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington DC, 20007
(202) 506-2789
www.reddztrading.com

Wendy Ezrailson is the founder and owner of REDDz Trading, an eco-friendly re-sale clothing store with two locations in the greater D.C. area. With 25 years of experience in the fashion industry, she brings her seasoned knowledge about clothing and fashion into perspective when considering the hottest trends for Father’s Day this year. Dads like nice wardrobe items too, especially for such occasions as work, leisure and everyday comfort. Here are a few trendy ideas to bring the latest styles to dad.

A New Wardrobe

Help dad update his wardrobe with woven collared shirts, which are very popular this season and look great when paired with flat-front chino pants. Most dads love casual wear, especially for the warmer months. One recommendation for Father’s Day is finding a knit polo shirt to pair with shorts and sneakers. Skinny jeans are also in and look great on dad when paired with a lightweight jacket.

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Laura Catherine Hermoza has a lifelong love for writing. In addition to serving as a contributor to various media publications, she is also a published novelist of several books and works as a proofreader/editor. LC resides in Baltimore County.