Dad appreciates any and all gifts from his family but what he secretly wants to do is PLAY! Nurture Dad’s inner child with any or all of these great gifts. The best part? He can play with these with you and the kids – the BEST way to spend Father’s Day.
I can’t tell you how many men’s jaws drop when they come into our warehouse store and see our rocket collection. We carry a full line of Estes Rockets – individual rockets and kits. My husband wrote in an earlier blog post about our model rocket collection. He profiled an all-in-one model rocket, the Estes 1491 Taser Launch Set. The launch sets include the rocket kit, launch pad and launch controller and offer great savings over buying those items separately.
Who wouldn’t want their own go-kart? We carry the Berg Go-Kart line of pedal carts for both kids and adults. Indulge Dad with his own Exclusive Ferrari FXX Pedal Kart or maybe Dad would prefer a Berg Jeep Wrangler off-road pedal kart or something more modest like the Berg Basic AF Pedal Go Kart. These go-karts are for kids and adults.
You’re probably detecting a theme – flying toys for dads. We have a great selection of ready-to-fly balsa gliders from the most basic balsa gliders that Dad flew as a child to more complex balsa airplanes that require some assembly such as the G-76 Sky Launcher that has a 17″ wingspan and a mechanism that releases a parachute or small “rocket” at peak of flight. Requires careful assembly & following directions, some experimenting and fine tuning.
I’m partial to our ornithopter, the Tim Bird because of it’s colors and how “life-like” the wings are when they flap.
Dad might have built model airplane kits with his dad when he was young. What a great way for him to reconnect with his childhood and pass along a love of the hobby to your kids now. We carry a variety of kits – from historical planes such as the Balsa Spitfire model, the most recognizable WWII British fighter plane to the Avion de Penaud inspired by Alphonse Penaud’s “Planophore”, the first rubber band powered miniature aircraft. Penaud was an aviation pioneer whose work was years ahead of its time. Among his other inventions is the Wright Bat, a toy helicopter that taught Orville and Wilbur Wright basic aerodynamic principles.
Who doesn’t love paper airplanes? Maybe Dad can fly these at work and astound his co-workers. The Power-Up is a great invention – clip on the power-module and your plane will fly for up to 30 seconds. Of course, you need to make a good paper airplane first. Get fancy with our Whitewings Hotshots Paper Plane templates. For more information about these, check out my post on Flying Toys for Kids – Paper Airplanes.
Wait – I know I said “Five Great Gifts for Dad” but here’s another:
Great Gifts for Dad #6: Hobby Supplies!
Turner Toys also carries a complete line of hobby tools and supplies for any of Dad’s projects. We have a variety of glues including hard to find Ambroid Cement, hobby tools and paints from Floquil, Polly S and Testors Model Masters.