Father’s Day is coming right up--Mark your calendar for June 17, 2018! There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday than by spending an evening together around the firepit. If your dad is a fire pit enthusiast, you can also show him how much you care by giving him the gift of a fire pit upgrade for the summer. For any dad on your list this Father’s Day, you can find something for his fire pit that will truly improve his experience.
For the dad who loves to grill: A fire pit grill grate for better meals
If your dad is known for spending summer nights grilling up steaks and burgers over a barbecue, a grill grate for his fire pit can be an excellent upgrade. When it comes to the quality of the food, traditional barbecuing doesn’t hold a candle to grilling over a fire pit. The high burning temperature and unique aroma of firewood for cooking impart delicious flavor to everything from sausage to pizza crust, so your dad will end up with much better results than he gets when you relies on the store-bought coals in his barbecue.
For the dad with young kids: A fire iron or a steel fire pit cover for safety
If the dad in your life is more of a Mr. Mom--always chasing after the kids and making sure everyone is safe around the fire--a fire iron or a steel fire pit cover may be just what he needs this Father’s Day. When kids want to help manage the fire, it’s hard to say no, but your responsible dad is always thinking about their safety. A fire iron offers protection by ensuring that no one ends up managing the fire too closely. There are also safety benefits to a steel fire pit cover: it prevents the fire from rekindling after everyone has gone to bed, and it keeps the little ones away from the ash in the morning.
For the dad who’s a do-it-yourselfer: An ash shovel for easier removal
If your dad is the handy type--always eager and willing to lend a hand--an ash shovel may be the ideal addition to his fire pit. When he wakes up early to shovel ash after another enjoyable evening around the fire pit, an ash shovel will make his job a lot easier--giving him the break he deserves! Also, the curved shape of a high-quality ash shovel can lower the risk that Dad will strain his shoulder or throw out his back while shoveling out the ash, which would render him unable to work on all of the summer projects he’s been looking forward to this year--a true tragedy for a die-hard do-it-yourselfer like your dad.
For the dad who loves s’mores: Roasting forks for better marshmallows
If your dad’s love of his fire pit revolves around his nostalgia for his Boy Scout days, when he spent hours around the campfire making s’mores with his buddies, you can light up his Father’s Day with the gift of a roasting fork. Instead of having to spend half the night searching around the backyard for a suitable stick, your dad can use a roasting fork that will guarantee a perfectly roasted marshmallow every time. Plus, Dad can roast as many as four marshmallows at the same time on his new roasting fork, making it easier for him to make s’mores for everyone around the fire--proving once and for all that s’mores are the summertime treat that simply can’t be beat.
For the sophisticated dad: Cigar matches for style
Maybe your dad is more of a sophisticate--the kind of man who truly appreciates every aspect of the good life, including a relaxing night around the fire pit with good friends and good food. For this hard-to-buy-for father, you may want to consider cigar matches. These matches allow your dad to start a fire or light his cigar in style--with a single match. Not only will a single-match fire impress the guests at his fireside gatherings, but it will also give him ample time to sit back, enjoy his cigar, and make the most of another summer night under the stars.
For the dad who needs a break from work: A fire pit for the first time
You may be a fire pit enthusiast yourself, but if your dad is the workaholic type, he may never have gotten around to getting a fire pit for himself. Father’s Day can be a great time to get him his first fire pit for his backyard or patio, since the start of summer means that the weather will be ideal for him to enjoy it. Plus, even your workaholic dad won’t want to leave a thoughtful gift unused, so he’ll probably end up spending more nights relaxing with family and friends, which is just what he needs to wind down. Finally, you’ll be able to give him the gift he really needs--a break from work!