The $60 Father’s Day Gift I’m Giving This Year

updated May 1, 2019
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I really don’t want to spoil the surprise for my husband, my step-dad, my father-in-law, or my brother who just became a dad, but I’ve landed on what I think is the perfect Father’s Day gift for all the dads in my life and I think you need to know about it, too.

This single gift is perfect for food-loving fathers and dads who like tools, beer, or practical gifts like tires, glasses, and golf balls. It’s easy to mail and will be a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. This gift is also one that will help dads do what they do best: take care of other people.

Give the Gift of a Costco Membership

Ringing in at $60, a Costco Gold Star membership isn’t the thriftiest Father’s Day gift you can give, but I’ve decided it’s really the best option out there. Here’s why.

Buy: Costco Gold Star, $60 at Costco

Costco sells way more than toilet paper and bulk foods. My husband loves the electronics selection (we’ve purchased two TVs from Costco!) and their return policy and warranty services are legendary. My step-dad, like many dads, loves a good deal and Costco is full of good deals. He’ll use his annual membership for his eye exam and glasses, plus maybe a new set of tires for my college-bound step-brother and maybe a massage chair for his office.

My father-in-law gets a Costco membership for buying golf balls and his annual supply of razors, shaving cream, deodorant, and body wash (seriously, he stocks up for the year in one trip). He wouldn’t get the membership for himself, but with a gift membership he won’t have to wait for one of us to take him (he notoriously hates waiting).

But its my grilling-obsessed, camping-loving, meat-smoking brother who will really get the most out of his Costco membership! Sure, he can stock up on diaper and wipes — his son will go through a ton of them this first year — but he can also stock up on beer and wine for cookouts, and he’s already eying both a smoker and the big cuts of beef that Costco sells in store.

A Costco membership is purely practical and also not something they’d really think to buy for themselves, which is why I really think most dads will love the gift.

What do you think? Would you give a Costco membership for Father’s Day?