Father’s Day is fast approaching and the last-minute scramble for the perfect wallet or necktie is now in full swing. BUT if you’re looking for a unique gift that dad is sure to enjoy all year round, look no further! We’ve put together a list of 10 gifts that dad would LOVE for the garage.
1. Add a Great Audio System
Let’s face it… Music can change your mood in a second. So why not get dad a nice audio system for the garage so he can relax, work on projects, hang out with his friends, or work out with the perfect song playing in the background. If you’re looking for some highly reviewed speakers, 10 Car Automotive Guides and Reviews list these five as your best choices: Polk Audio Atrium 5 Speakers, Klipsch AW-650 Speakers, Yamaha NS-AW350B Speakers, Dual Electronics LU43PB, and Patio Speaker PSP-B1.
2. Upgrade the Garage Lighting
All lighting is not created equal. New lighting can be inexpensive and relatively easy to do yourself. The difference can be night and day! Need For Home rates these 6 lights as their favorites: Tanbaby LED Garage Lights E27-TGD01-PT, Hocinderal Deformable LED Garage Lights, Olafus 100W E26 LED Garage Lights, Intpro LED Garage Light, Philips Fluorescent T2 Twister Household Light Bulb, and Philips Daylight Deluxe Linear Fluorescent T12 Light Bulb 387522.
3. Install Climate Control Systems
Not everyone is lucky enough to have perfect weather all year round. If you live in a place where temperatures fluctuate, you might want to consider getting dad a climate control system for the garage to keep him comfortable. According to HGTV, here are a few options that won’t break the bank: Amana AE093E35AX Air Conditioning and Heat Window Unit, Idylis 0530393 Portable Air Conditioner and Heater, Aeon Air WDH-945EL Dehumidifier, and even ductless heating and cooling system options.
4. Update Garage Decor
Why not make the garage a place for dad to show off his passions? Is he a big football fan? Does he love fishing, golfing, collecting cars? Why not make the garage a place that reflects his interests. Brighten it up with a neon sign, sports team memorabilia, license plates or street signs. Buy some cool old-fashioned lockers for storage or paint a wall. You can completely customize the area with any budget. The possibilities are endless on this one!
5. Upgrade the Garage Floor
Ok, hear us out on this one. This can range in price, from inexpensive to pricey… But it’s SO COOL! There are quite a few ways to upgrade the garage floor. Bob Villa gives 8 great ideas for improving your garage floor, including heavy-duty vinyl or rubber interlocking tiles, roll-out vinyl flooring, peel-and-stick tiles, paint, TuffCarpet, epoxy, concrete sealer, or concrete stain. Upgrading the garage floor makes any garage look more high-end and truly a unique space that dad is sure to love.
6. Install a TV
Putting a TV in the garage takes it to the next level. Now dad will be able to watch his favorite TV shows, movies, sports games, and even video games in the privacy of the garage. There are many options when it comes to TVs for the garage. Mechanical Caveman lists a few options, including the Tyler 7″ Portable TV, the TCL 32 Inch or 40 inch Roku TV, and the Samsung 55 Inch 4k TV. Remember that there is no right or wrong option. It really just depends on what dad will be using it for. One thing is for sure though… He’ll love it!
7. Add a New Tool Chest or Cabinet
People underestimate the power of a good tool chest. Not only does it keep everything organized so dad can find the tools immediately, but these days tool chests can also add some visual appeal to a garage. Garage Tool Advisor lists their best tool chests and cabinets for the money, which includes the Husky H52CH6TR9HD, the US General 64281, the Milwaukee 48-22-8510-8520, and the Thor Kitchen HTC7215W just to name a few. When choosing which one to buy, think about what dad will use it for. The size, shape and color of the chest or cabinet should fit well and be visually appealing in the space.
8. Expand Storage Options Along Walls
There are quite a few options when looking for something that will help dad organize so that the garage is in the best shape possible. Garage Master Blog lists some of their favorites as the Edsal TRK-602478W5 Heavy Duty Steel Shelving, the Seville Classics Commercial 7-Tier NSF 16 Bin Racks, the FLEXIMOUNTS 2-Pack 24×72-inch Wall Shelf, and the FLEXIMOUNTS 4ft-by-8ft Overhead Storage Rack. One additional idea that is always visually appealing is slatwall, which allows things that may be leaned up against a wall to be hung neatly. Again, think about what would be best for your particular situation when choosing storage options.
9. Boost Your Garage WiFi Reception
This may sound simple, but the importance of it should not be overlooked. Without a good WiFi signal, most smart devices won’t work. Imagine dad’s relief when he finds out that he no longer has to be frustrated when trying to find a WiFi signal in the garage. According to Garage Living, three potential solutions to look into are a WiFi extender, a powerline adapter, or adding a mesh network. Something as small as the speed of the internet could really make dad’s day!
10. Add a Beverage Bar or Fridge
Do you ever struggle to find room in your refrigerator for both groceries and beverages? Having a refrigerator or bar area in your garage could be a good way to help with storage issues, as well as give dad a place to keep his special beverages. Man Cave Kings breaks their favorite refrigerators into 3 categories: 1. Larger free-standing fridges – their top pick is hOmeLabs Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler, which holds 120 cans or 60 bottles, 2. Built-in beer fridges – their pick is the Avallon 86 Can 15″ Built-In Beverage Cooler, which holds 86 cans, and 3. Portable mini fridges – their top choice is the Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer, which holds 6 cans. When choosing a fridge, you should pick one to suit dad’s specific garage space. Trust us… Dad will love this gift!
Hopefully our garage-inspired gift list sparked some cool ideas for your dad. We do know one thing for sure… At the end of the day, the best Father’s Day gift will always be telling your dad how much he means to you!