What do you buy the man who wants for nothing? When it comes to gift ideas, dads are a constant enigma. A thorn in the side of any Christmas or birthday present planning, fathers are known for asking for nothing or saying the classic line: ‘just get me anything.
Whilst noble in intention, this doesn’t help you in trying to find the right gift to show your dad how much you care. With Father’s Day on the horizon (16th June), the spotlight is firmly on the man of the house and you might already be wracking your brains for gift ideas. While the man himself might not be much help, here are five gift ideas that should cover every dad out there.
The Boozy Choice
Dads tend to enjoy simple pleasures in life. Often a gift needn’t be complicated to go down well, and as far as your father is concerned, a tasty beverage will do just the trick.
A Father’s Day classic is a good bottle of whiskey, indeed a nice bottle of the premium spirit of his choosing is always a great show piece gift that feels a bit fancy. Maybe add a couple of quality crystal glasses to add a standout element? Likewise, try a varied ‘fridge filler’ selection of premium ales for a beer connoisseur.
Not feeling too fancy? No problem. A simple crate of lager will do the job.
The Sporty Type
Is your dad a bit of a sports fanatic? What about a piece of memorabilia, old or new, from his favourite team?
Another Father’s Day classic is anything to do with golf. A new club, a swing trainer or a round on a top course all will appeal. If he wouldn’t take it too personally, you can always book a golf lesson in.
Tickets to a match of his choosing for you and him means you can get involved in the fun as well, whilst offering a nice bonding opportunity.
Speaking of match tickets, giving your dad a day to remember with a ‘once in a lifetime’ style experience will show a lot of care and thought. Ideas include a supercar driving experience, a whiskey or wine tasting session or even skydiving.
Whatever his passion, find him an experience which he’ll never forget.
The Refined Option
A subtle but classy everyday item can add that little bit of luxury into your dad’s day to day life. A good pair of cufflinks, a new wallet, a luxury grooming set or a top end new fragrance are just a few ideas that will put a smile on his face.
If you take a moment to think about it, you’ll be able to think of a little something with some panache that will suit your dad through and through.
If all else fails, there’s always the boring stuff. What’s good about boring stuff? Dad’s love it. Their affection for a good pair of socks or a new tie only grows with age, so don’t be afraid to take the plunge on a new pair of slippers.
Again, fathers tend to want for very little. It’s often the most functional, simple items that go down well because they get used the most.
When it comes to buying your Father’s Day gift, one thing to remember is not to worry. You could almost certainly turn up on the day with nothing and your dad will be as happy as ever, a gift is just a bonus.
Still struggling? Try out Card Factory. They do a line of good value gifts ranging from complete novelty to sentimental items. Whatever you decide on in the end, you can be sure your dad will be a happy man.
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