Whether it’s his birthday, Father’s Day, or special occasion, choosing the right gift for your dad is a must. Sure, he would be happy with a cake or a nice thoughtful card, but there are other things you can do for your father on his special day, and here are 6 ideas to get you started:
What about a purchase or gift card from one of his favorite hardware or home improvement stores? It’s something that he probably wouldn’t expect, and could probably use almost any time of the year, but giving it to him will be an extra treat. Could you imagine the look on his face if he could replace his old lawn mower with a new one? You can purchase a gift card at the store, or buy a mower online. For additional information on the mowers, weed eaters, and hedge trimmers that are on the market today, browse his favorite lawn and garden center online.
Electronic gadgets. If your father is the technical type, then something like a GPS, MP3 player, Ereader, or digital photo album may be the way to go. If you haven’t browsed any electronic stores lately, you should, because there are new and fun gadgets coming out every day.
A customized gift. This can be anything from an engraved necklace to a special plaque in memory of a special day or achievement in his life, such as a framed photo or poster of his wedding day, the day you were born, college graduation, homecoming from the service, etc. Smaller items can include T-shirts, mugs, and mouse pads with a picture or phrase.
What about a gift certificate to a specialty store or hobby shop? If it’s collecting coins, or painting, or playing guitar, he will appreciate the sentiment of remembering his passion.
A lot of dads like a fine meal, so think about giving him a gift certificate to his favorite restaurant. This is a gift he can use anytime, or, instead of cooking a special meal for him at home, you can take him out to eat that very day at his favorite place.
Clothes. Fathers sometimes put clothing on the back burner and will wear whatever is in their closet or dresser. It isn’t that they don’t appreciate new clothes, it may be that they don’t have time to shop, don’t like to shop, or have no clue as to what to buy or what looks good on them. You can buy him an outfit, or give him a gift card to a clothing store.
Besides the six ideas mentioned above, there is always the gift that only you can think of, that is the most special of all, because it comes from your heart. Think about your dad and what he likes. Pick the present with him in mind, not yourself, and it will always be right.