If you were thinking of giving your dad a tie, slippers, or a coffee mug for Father’s Day, you should stop reading. This article is not for you. Rather this is a list of incredible Father’s Day gift ideas that will not only wow your dad but also ensure your position as his favorite child.
Assuming that money and time are not an issue. Here are the five things you should get your dad for Father’s Day 2019.
Rivian R1S Electric SUV
This yet-to-be-produced electric SUV goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in three seconds. That makes the R1S faster off of the line than a 2019 Corvette Stingray. The SUV has a 400-mile range (with the large battery), and, with an electric motor at each wheel, it puts out a combined 756 horsepower.
Although the first Rivian SUVs won’t be produced until 2020, you can pre-order one now with a $1,000 deposit. Expect to pay a final price of $72,000 to $90,000 depending on the battery and options you select. Autotrader has a nice “First Look” article about the Rivian R1S if you want more information.
TDA Global Cycling Via Italia Tour
Recently, Henry Gold, the founder of TDA Global Cycling, was a guest on The Electric Bike Podcast from EVELO. In the podcast, we learned how Gold became interested in extreme bicycling touring, and, frankly, listening to it activates your adventure gene.
For Father’s Day 2019, give dad the TDA Global Cycling Via Italia tour. The tour starts on September 14, 2019, and lasts for 39 days and nights. All told, your dad will cycle more than 1,500 miles.
“It has been said that all roads lead to Rome and the Viva Italia cycling tour is simply more proof that this may indeed be the case. Participants will spin out of the Vatican City’s extraordinary St. Peter’s Square only to pedal up to Rome’s fabled Colosseum just over 5 weeks, 2,345 km and 3 islands later. During that time they can enjoy a refreshing aperitivo, perhaps a Campari and Soda in Siena’s magnificent Piazza del Campo. On their rest days in Florence, they can stroll through the priceless collection of Renaissance art in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery and climb the dome of Brunelleschi’s Duomo. They will ride through some of Tuscany and Italy’s greatest vineyards, likely stopping for a glass or two of Chianti or Montepulciano along the way. The Viva Italia cyclists will taste the freshest of seafood in historic Livorno and have a chance to visit the unforgettable Leaning Tower of Pisa.”
Getting dad the tour will cost about $10,700, plus airfare from his place to Rome, Italy. You might want to consider getting a second seat on the tour for yourself or, perhaps, your mom since dad will probably want a travel companion.
2020 Superbowl Tickets
If your dad is an NFL fan, you should get him tickets to the 2020 Superbowl in Miami, Florida. The game will be played on February 2, 2020, but tickets are available now from NFL On Location Experiences.
You can put dad on the 50-yard line in what is called The 72 Club for $22,500 per ticket. You should also factor in airfare, hotel, and dining in Miami, so why not budget $25,000 per person. Send three of his best buddies with him for $100,000.
EVELO Delta X Electric Bike
The EVELO Delta X Electric Bike is the SUV of the ebikes. Thanks to a 750W mid-drive motor and an Enviolo transmission, the Delta X has the raw power you often only find in high-end electric mountain bikes. To this EVELO adds a durable cargo rack, full fenders, lights, and wide Schwalbe 27.5 x 2.80 Super Moto-X tires.
Your dad will feel comfortable taking the Delta X off-roading on local trails or riding it to work as a regular commuter bike. The Delta X is $3,999. To it, you will want to add a top rack pannier bag and a quick lock. Finally, you may want to spring for a second bike for mom or yourself so that dad has a riding partner.
JURA GIGA 5 Automatic Coffee Machine
The Jura Giga 5 is a completely automatic espresso and coffee maker. At the push of a button, this coffee robot makes 17 different specialty coffee drinks, including espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, and macchiatos.
It has two coffee bean hoppers and two ceramic grinders built in. It is very easy to maintain, and as mentioned above it automatically makes amazing coffee beverages.
It is the functional equivalent of hiring a barista to live in your dad’s kitchen. Expect to pay about $5,000 for this Jura.