Father’s Day is around the corner, and your Dad is just the greatest.
You are planning to go all out this year with a gift. Something that is meaningful, useful and that he will love.
So, why haven’t you bought that perfect present yet?
Probably the same reason all other children are procrastinating! Dad’s are notoriously hard to buy presents for. Whether it is because you don’t have the same definition of “cool,” or because it is daunting to buy a gift for someone who gave you the gift of life, dad gifts are tough. If these struggles sound familiar, you have stumbled on the right article. I am here to give you 6 things to consider when buying your pop that perfect present.
1) Think outside the box
If you have procrastinated AND you still want to score a meaningful, unique gift, then you are in luck. There are online shopping stores that specialize in helping people just like you. My personal favorite, Yellow Octopus. This website is overflowing with great gift ideas that any Dad would love. And guess what, they have super speedy shipping, even an option for a gift to be delivered within 3 hours! Whoa, now that is service.
2) Seeking silly
Your Dad may seem like an uptight old man, but there was a time when he was young, fun and hip. Why not try buying a gift that taps into his younger side, or silly side. A gift that will make him laugh when he opens it and maybe even sway the topic of conversation away from politics or real estate prices!
3) Customize it
A great way to make an extra gift special is to customise something simple.
You can customise anything these days! How about a set of golf balls with your Dad’s name on them, or beer holders with his favorite dorky dad jokes on them. You can vary from silly to sentimental with this one, so there is a range of options for that perfect gift.
Remember that online shopping site I mentioned earlier?
A great thing about these stores is the ability to give you unique gift giving ideas that you would never have thought of on your own. I got my Dad a contraption that makes perfectly round ice cubes to put in Scotch, and he thinks he is a movie star every time he makes them for his friends. I thought it was a gag gift, and he thinks it is a miracle.
5) Photo Creations
When in doubt, go for photos of the two of you doing cool things together.
Ranging from when you were a kid to that great dinner you had together last week, photos of the two of you made into a calendar, or a set of coasters or coffee mugs will be a constant reminder that his kid loves spending time with him.
6) Hobbies and Interests
A gift that shows your Dad you pay attention is a great one.
A gift certificate to a restaurant he mentioned months ago, a bottle of wine he said was his favorite, or tickets to a concert of a band he loves, are all ideas of gifts to show you listen and you care. If you play your cards right, you may be to share the love on these great gifts!
The term “Dad Joke” exists for a reason.
No matter how cool a Dad thinks, he is, most likely his kids are rolling their eyes or finding it impossible to imagine their Dad was hip and popular back in the day. Dads are awesome and dorky, and all of them are so hard to buy gifts for!
Hopefully, these 6 simple tips give you some inspiration to buy a gift to make your Dad smile this Father’s Day. If you need more time to think about it, try at least to make the decision within three hours of party time and take advantage of that three-hour shipping!