If you’re out of ideas for making your dad feel special this Father’s Day, you can rejoice — we did our homework. Whether he wants a fancy dinner, a nap, or just a few good reads about fathers, it’s all right here.


Feed the gadget geek’s need for technology with these convenient gifts, ranging  from an iPhone bottle opener to a toy helicopter.  

View Photo Gallery: From the utilitarian to the whimsical, here are some last-minute gift ideas for dads who are gadget geeks.

If your dad enjoys a good backyard grill but could use some help, a book may solve his grilling woes. Jim Shahin has a list of books to help him out whether he likes to grill smoked ribs or tasty veggies, vegan style


Give your dad a day away from the grill and check out our list of African-American owned venues in Washington to show him how special he is.


Beer. That’s all your dad needs to hear if you want to take him to one of these places, which offer varieties such as oak-aged Baton ale or microbrewed beer.


Mitch Rubin: Can a Yankees fan raise a child who’s not?

Petula Dvorak: What dads really want

Michael Ruane: A D.C. father fights his past

The Root D.C.: The power of one

Father’s Day at The White House (photos)

Joel Stein: Should dads teach their kids to fight?

Mark K. Shriver: Lessons of love from my dad

Best and worst presidential fathers (photos)

Chris Anderson: The birth of my son (photos)


Tell us why your dad is special by posting his photo in our Father’s Day gallery.