Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love

While not all dads expect a gift on Father’s Day, even a little bit of effort to show your thought can go a long way. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for Dad, don’t leave it til the last minute – instead, consider these gift ideas. You won’t find all the answers here, but they’ll get you going in the right direction.

Accessories That Keep on Giving

It’s become a bit of a cliche to give the man of the hour a tie or golf club on Father’s Day. However, cliches usually exist because they’re at least partially true. The real mistake comes when you figure something that’s stereo-typically “dad” will be the right gift for your guy. Instead, really put some thought into what he uses on a daily basis, what he needs replaced, and what he needs more of. Is he an office worker? He might appreciate a new briefcase or carrying bag. Does he commute to work every day? If so, a mix CD of his favorite tunes might be a suitable gift. The most effort you need to put in is figuring out what he needs most.

Something Self-Made, Something Personal

Rather than buy something from the store, consider making something yourself and with the kids. This shows not only thought but also effort, even if it isn’t the best put-together gift. Better yet, wait until Father’s Day and use the holiday as an opportunity to build something together. You might think that asking Dad to work on his own gift seems a bit cruel, but it’s actually a great excuse for the whole family to work on something productive together.

Tickets to a Dad-Worthy Event

Are there any bands that he’s into that are playing in the next few months? Or are there festivals going on in your area? Rather than spending money on a physical gift, consider putting that money toward an experience that will create fun memories for the whole family. Remember that you don’t necessarily need to go out on Father’s Day, as the tickets alone will keep him excited as the day of the event draws near.

An Awesome Meal

Dad or not, who can refuse the joys of a great meal? Whether your dad is a breakfast nut or secretly harbors a love for brunch, taking him out for his favorite meal will keep him happy and keep him full. While a fast food meal probably isn’t the most appropriate gift for Dad’s Day, you don’t necessarily need to go to a five-star restaurant to keep him pleased. Just don’t get the waiters to sing him a Father’s Day song – unless he enjoys that, too.

As you can see, the best Father’s Day gifts aren’t necessarily the gifts themselves, but the way the gifts show how you care and love the father of the house. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make him happy; you just need to spend a little thought and effort. After all, it’s true what they say: it’s the thought that counts.

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