You want to buy gifts for your Dad that show how special you think he his. After all the great things, he's done for you. Only Dad's are always pretty evasive when we ask them what they want for their special day. Usually we get the answer 'nothing'. Of course getting them nothing just won’t do, so we need to turn detective!
I always found asking 'Mum' what Dad would want fairly successful, Although the answer would normally be pretty practical. Socks or new ink cartridges for the printer. Useful but not particularly cool gifts for Dad!
Is your Dad an up to date dude on Facebook? If so, have a look and see if that gives you any clues, nope? Mmm.... Have a dig through his music collection, what does he like? Are any of them touring in the near future, could you get him tickets to see them? Or is your Dad's music collection so old it's still on vinyl? In which case you could buy him one of those gismo's that you plug into the pc and transports his dusty old collection into the digital age.
What about his hobbies, does Dad love golf, fishing, bikes (motorized or otherwise?), does he play a musical instrument?
Ok, if analyzing his life doesn't give you any ideas for gifts for your Dad, how about my top 5 great gifts for Dad?
The gift of time is very precious. What Dad could appreciate anything more than his son or daughter arranging a day out with him? Arrange a day that you know your Dad would enjoy. If he like cars or motor bikes, find out if there is a show on near you. Fishing or golfing. Even if he isn't into these types of activities, it's never to late to start! If all else fails a pie and a pint at the local won't!
4. Best Dad T-Shirt
This might sound a bit cheesy, but I can't think of any Dad who would, even maybe secretly, love this gift. Find an old picture of you both or a photo of the whole family and have it made into a T-shirt. Along with a caption such as 'I love my Dad', or 'Best Dad in the World'
3. Brew Your Own Beer Kit
These had gone out of fashion. A couple of decades ago brewing your own murky concoction in the garage was all the rage. Thanks to the recent recession the idea of brewing your own pint is making a bit of a come back. Thankfully, modern technology has improved the process of brewing your own, the gift with a refreshing drink at the end, great gifts for Dad!
2. Avoiding DIY disaster
Most Dad's like to think of themselves as a bit of a dab hand at DIY. If yours is one of them then buy him a DIY encyclopedia. From fixing tiles to a spot of rewiring. There's nothing like a spot of property maintenance to make Dad feel great.
At number 1 in my gifts for your Dad list is the gift of your memories. One of the best things about this gift is that it's virtually free, and Dad will certainly appreciate the time, effort and sentiment that went into it. Using a photo album or scrapbook collect old photos and mementos of your family life. Create a book of memories, by writing down your memories amongst the photos. You can end the book with a list of 'Ten Things I Love About my Dad'.
These gifts for your Dad ideas are based primarily on the thought that has gone into the gift, making his day extra special.
About The Author
Sophie Hogg is 40something and lives in the Highlands of Scotland with her husband and 2 children. Making happy birthdays is her passion and hobby. She's always loved making her friends and family's birthdays' special. Now she's decided to share this with the world!