Father’s Day Gifts That Will Help Bridge the (Social) Distance

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This year, Father’s Day is going to look a little different for many, particularly for folks who are sheltering in place — or who don’t live near — their families. But just because you might be running up against issues of distance, that doesn’t mean you can’t help your dad, or whoever you’re showing some extra appreciation, celebrate in style.

I live thousands of miles away from my parents, and while I won’t be with them in person on June 21, I’ve put some thought into how I can make that day a bit more special. Given that we just don’t know what the COVID-19-concious landscape will look like in a month, I’ve also put some thought into the kinds of gadgets dads and parents can use while staying close to home — just in case. It’s a complicated time, but if Mamma Mia’s Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) can navigate a three-dad wedding, those of us who celebrate Father’s Day can find ways to do so that are both fun and safe, despite the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.