On Father’s Day we honor dad to give his heart a lift; it’s much like Mother’s Day, but he gets and an eclectic gift. Gifts for fathers vary greatly. Some dads want what is practical, while others appreciate something far out.

Fortunately, local businesses offer gifts for every taste. There is no need to drive elsewhere and waste high-priced fuel.

N & S Tractor, 2173 Blossom St., Dos Palos is the first stop for seeking an ideal gift for dad. I asked Adrian Gutierrez to recommend the perfect Father’s Day gift and without hesitation he handed me a box he was holding. “This is it. This is what I want myself.”

My eye caught “Emergency Kit” but did not stop there. This is not the ordinary kit. It is the NEBO Emergency Kit: Solar, Power, Light, Fire with everything needed for a power emergency. During these uncertain times, everyone, particularly responsible dads, should have one.

The 10-watt solar panel with a USB charging port is indispensable for power outages. The high efficiency low-light solar cells are designed to keep the entire kit charged.

The kit features a 10,000 mAh rechargeable power bank with two charging ports. There is a digital display for simultaneous input and output charging.

With a 4x zoom, the 2-in-1 flashlight, task light has four light modes and is dimmable to conserve power. The powerful magnetic base helps to keep the light stable during an emergency or awkward use. It is USB rechargeable using the kit’s power source or another source.

The emergency kit also has an additional Flex Power Flashlight with a 6x zoom. Flex-Power is a type of technology that allows for flexibility in using types of power, li-ion or alkaline batteries.

No fuel is needed for the windproof rechargeable plasma lighter. The stainless-steel devise is flameless and fumeless with a safety lock ignition cap. An LED indicator shows charge status. A 4-way micro charging cable is included.

If Dad is a step ahead of you and has a power emergency kit, add to his collector tractor display with the latest models. The Steiger Guadtrac 1/16 die-cast metal replica is impressive. The 25th anniversary model is available.

If your guy does not collect scale model tractors, model tractors, trucks, and equipment make great gifts for playing with a child or grandchildren. The farm sets are designed for imaginative play.

Adrian’s third gift choice is a high-end gift, a Case IH Safe for guns and documents. I notice that N & S Tractor has increased the number of safes in stock. These are water and fire resistant to protect firearms and other valuables.

There is a safe size for every need. My advice is to size up to be able to protect all valuable items with no regrets. Adrian demonstrates the deluxe model with the inside of door covered in useful fabric pockets. N & S delivers and sets up a new safe locally.

A portable tire and device inflator is an inexpensive yet valuable gift that may even be lifesaving. It will help dad keep tires properly inflated and does double duty for bike tires, balls, and pool toys.

Hernandez Flowers for all occasions, 2358 Blossom Street, Dos Palos, reports that Father’s Day is an active day for flower giving. Many a mom prefers to give flowers to the father of her children. Often the arrangements are in the colors of favorite teams. Locally, blue is popular for both the L.A. Dodgers and the Dos Palos Broncos.

Flower arrangements can be combined with other masculine gifts. Hernandez Flowers specializes in handcrafted wooden gifts. Choose a woodened framed mirror, birdhouse, or wooden clock.

Accompanying banners declare “Best Dad” or can be personalized if ordered early. To order Father’s Day Flowers, call (209) 270-1999.

For more Father’s Day gifts, see the Pioneer Drug Store Gift Department at 1428 Center Avenue, Dos Palos. Put together a picnic/tailgating set to include an insulated bottle and food carrier, cooking utensils, and a multi-purpose picnic blanket. The blanket has a waterproof backing and doubles as a kneeler for gardening.

The local drug store carries décor for a mancave, shop, or office. Find prints to display on the wall in sports, historical, and farming themes.

At Pioneer Drug get Father’s Day cards and manly fragrance sets. Find a mug with a clever Dad or Grandfather saying. For a new father give a matching tie and bowtie set. Browse for the perfect gift.

Happy Father’s Day to dads who do so much to support and encourage their children.