Spicing up the Backyard: Guide for the Outdoor Entertaining Father Figure

Jodi Peterman Fresh Finds, Holidays, New Ideas

With Father’s Day right around the corner, what better way than to find some awesome ideas for the father figure in your life, especially for the ones who love to entertain in the backyard! We hear it is going to be a gorgeous day out on Sunday, so we’re here to provide some great ideas on where to purchase the items we will be talking about.


Kan Jam – $37.99 from WalMart

Kan Jam can be found at WalMart for $37.99.

Outdoor game sets have come to be a very popular form of entertainment in recent years. There’s bean bag toss, bocce ball, croquet, badminton…the list could go on forever and ever. We found this awesome game at WalMart, called Kan Jam! The rules seem simple enough. There’s two teams of 2. Each member is placed on the other end of the game set, 50 feet apart. When the frisbee is tossed, the team member of the thrower tries to deflect the frisbee into the Kan to earn points. The first team to earn 21 points wins! This is the perfect gift for the outdoor-game-loving dad and gets everyone involved, too!

UE – BOOM 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Yeti – at Best Buy for $129.99


Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – $129.99 from Best Buy

Has the father figure in your life been wanting an outdoor speaker system, but hasn’t had the time to schedule someone to come to the home and install speakers? If this sounds familiar, why not get him an awesome weather resistant bluetooth speaker to bring outside or wherever he wants? Bluetooth speakers have definitely improved over the years. Most now-a-days will charge your device that you’re playing from, have an aux cord to connect to most types of devices, and they produce amazing quality sound. The one pictured here is from Best Buy and comes in multiple colors to suit any personality!



Gas Grill – $519 from Lowe’s

Weber Spirit E-310 Black Porcelain Enamel 3-Burner Natural Gas Grill at Lowe’s for $519

Now that Dad has a super awesome game to play and great music to play to, the next thing on the list is a gas grill for his inner calling to be the best “Master Grill Chef” of the neighborhood. Gas grilling is such an easy way to grill for everyone at that BBQ party Dad has been talking about having for a while now. Make sure you also get him the right-sized propane tank to go with the grill, and maybe even some hamburgers, hotdogs, or brats, so he can start it up as soon as he sees this gift!






Belham Living Denton 84 in. Fire Patio Dining Table – $1399.98 Hayneedle.com

Fire Pit Dining Table – $1399.98 from Hayneedle.com

Every great Master Grill Chef needs a space to serve food, right? So why not get Dad an amazing patio dining table? The one we found from the Hayneedle.com has an amazing fire pit in the center, which will be the talk of the block for the next 5 years. Dad will definitely be proud to showcase this item in the backyard when he’s entertaining, no doubt about that!




Hammock – $69.95 from L.L.Bean 

ENO DoubleNest Hammock from L.L.Bean for $69.95

The final gift idea for the father figure in your life is a hammock. What better way to relax after grilling out and playing games with the neighbors all afternoon? Hammocks come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors that there are so many to choose from! The one we found pictured here is from L.L.Bean. Can’t you just picture him lounging after a long day?



And there you have it! Five new ideas for the father figure in your life who enjoys being outdoors! Hopefully you’re able to narrow it down to what you can get your dad last minute. If you don’t have time to purchase any big items, maybe a card will be just perfect, too! Happy Father’s Day!