Don’t Forget Dad: Ford Trucks’ Father’s Day Gift Guide
Father’s Day is June 17th, and if you’re like most guys, you haven’t even thought about it. But not to fear! We’ve assembled a great list of gifts for the Blue Oval-loving Dad. From a battery charger to keep his toys ready to rock, to an awesome ECU tuner, to a beyond-serious train horn kit, to a piece of hardware that just might save his life, we’ve got you covered. Check out our picks below!
While the appeal America’s best-selling truck might be timeless, this classy clock is a perfect way to dress up Dad’s office or garage. The neon light and aluminium housing give it a retro vibe, and the modern internals insure accuracy. Unfortunately, it won’t make five o’clock come any faster, but what do you expect? It’s only $50!
It’s popular to bemoan how modern vehicles are becoming giant rolling computers””we do it all the time. But all that hardware can facilitate making changes if you’ve got the right tuner. Superchips’ units allow drivers to get the most out of their vehicles””from power to MPGs to resetting irritating TPMS codes””all at the touch of a button.
Cars are meant to driven, and when they’re driven, there are all kinds of ways the paint can get chipped. But when it does, Genicolor’s touch-up pens make fixing little nicks a snap. The site has a huge index of paint colors, and has instructions on where to find your if you’re unsure. Give him one for the glovebox.
With a dizzying array of available attachments, Inventive Products make the Swiss Army Knifes of hitches””but these super-cool mudflaps jumped out at us. The Quick Mount attachment allows the flaps to be secured with a single pin, and keep road debris from hitting your trailer. Seems like a winner to us!
A good watch is will last the test of time while being an enduring symbol of class and good taste. Meister’s watches are ruggedly constructed with stainless steel bezels and scratch resistant mineral crystal lenses, meaning they’re more likely to leave scuff marks than be scuffed up themselves.
The folks at Optima know batteries better than anyone else, and this charger shows it. An automotive-inspired gauge lets you see exactly where a battery is in the charging cycle, it can serve as a battery tender, and it has a USB port so Dad can charge his iPod when he’s out wrenching.
There’s lots to love about these fiberglass bed covers from Ranch. They give the bed a finished look, and they also keep cargo locked away from prying eyes. One other nice benefit? The aerodynamic qualities increase in MPGs on the freeway, plus they’re available for near every Ford truck.
If your Pop loves going out into the middle of nowhere to hunt or fish, he should already have a Spot Satellite GPS Messenger. If he doesn’t? You should get him one. In the event he’s hurt, disabled, or just wants to check in and let you know he’s A-OK, the peace of mind Spot provides is worth every penny.
If Dad always likes his ride spic and span, this kit will be a great addition to his arsenal of cleaning products. The Wax Attack Polisher from Mothers’ insures that putting on a solid coat of wax won’t take all afternoon, so he can more time enjoying his truck and less time dispensing elbow grease.
There’s something to be said for subtlety””but you can’t hear it over a train horn! The HornBlasters site is loaded with descriptions about how its horns will “wake the dead” and are “completely insane.” Come on, a horn that comes with a “hearing protection required” warning? Awesome.
You know the saying, “tools make the man.” Actually, that’s shoes, but we digress. Every piece””from the microprocessor, to the forged head, to the soft-touch handle””of Brownline Metal Works’ sweet digital torque wrench is built to last, and will insure every bolt Dad cranks down is on spec.
If Dad insists on changing his own oil, this is a perfect gift. Honestly, this is such a simple solution it’s surprising we haven’t seen it before””check out the video on the QwikValve site to see how easy it is to install and use. Every 3000 to 5000 miles your Dad will remember how much you care.
Whether Dad is hauling gravel home from the quarry, or groceries home from the Costco, a quality bedliner is one of the things he’ll appreciate every time he loads up. DuaLliner’s bed protection systems are specifically molded to fit truck beds perfectly, so they’re as good looking as they are functional.