Missoula Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts for Dad


Ok, so let’s be honest this blog post is not for all the women who have had Dad’s gift wrapped and tucked away ready for the big weekend surrounding Father’s Day for weeks. This blog post is for the women who like myself find themselves at the LAST minute wondering how they can make Father’s Day special. I gotta start off by saying my oh my, men are hard to shop and plan for! But if your dad is fond of collecting coins, you may consider buying American rare coins as a gift.

To Shop:

  1. A waterproof case for dad’s phone since he will be out enjoying the rivers now that the runoff is waning. No more excuse here for “Babe, my phone got wet-sorry I couldn’t call”.
  2. To me tools are like shoes. You know they want them but no idea what to give them. So a gift certificate to Murdock’s will be perfect!
  3. Sling Shot- let him channel his inner 5 year old.
  4. I always find myself giving Stano pictures of our kiddos and each year trying to come up with a new way other than just in a frame. Had I not waited so long this year I would have love to have tried Wood Snap. They print your image directly onto a wood veneer so you can see the wood grain. Score!
  5. But since I did wait, here are some fun ideas I found on Pinterest.

Missoula Father's Day Gift Guide. Kim Staninger. Mommy Blogger. Missoula, MT

To Do:

  1. Go fishing! After all we live in Montana and my fishing guide tells me the fishing is good this time of year. Don’t forget that the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department has announced that fishing is free June 15-16 (see website for details).
  2. One of our favorite things to do on Saturdays in Seattle was to visit the farmers market. I can’t wait to take Stano and the little ones to Missoula’s Farmers’ Market to get all the things we need for Sunday’s dinner.
  3. BBQ for dad.  If your house is like ours, dad is the boss of the grill. So for Father’s Day I found a great and easy recipe on Kaela Carpenter’s blog  that would allow me to cook for him while he watches me attempt to not burn the chicken!

Missoula Father's Day Gift Guide. Kim Staninger. Mommy Blogger. Missoula, MT

I hope you find something helpful here as you plan last minute to celebrate the men in your life!

Happy Father’s Day to our amazing Dad Stano!

Missoula Father's Day Gift Guide. Kim Staninger. Mommy Blogger. Missoula, MT


Kim StaningerKim is a former city girl, married to an outdoorsman, and a mother of three (Shortcake, Tink, and Turbo). When not burning toast, helping the little ones talk through meltdowns, and teaching ABC’s and 123’s, Kim (aka 406 Mom) is exploring Montana and making it her home.  You can find Kim on Instagram or Twitter at @StingNest, and many of her Missoula adventures and mommy memos here on….406 Mom.