I am more than sure that each and every year you are facing the same question. “Which gift should I buy for my dad?” To find the answer sometimes is not easy because usually, they have everything. On our question: ”What do you want or need” they will give you the simple answer: “Nothing”. In this situation, it’s tricky to choose a suitable birthday gift for a dad. Moreover, if he has not many interests or hobbies it can be a good nutshell.
In this little article, we provide you with some good tips, which will help you to choose a great birthday gift for a dad.
What about fashion?
Fathers usually do not like to change their dressing habits and can rarely go shopping to buy something fashionable. But be sure when they get it as a gift they will use it. If your dad is from an older generation, with fashion it will be even more complicated. By purchasing, for example, a good quality leather purse, scarf or leather gloves can portray some charm of the modern age look.
I know personally many people who are avoiding buying clothes for their fathers, and I think its wrong. Buying a nice wool sweater, shirt or some nice leather belt can be good gift ideas for any men. In case you are not sure about the size, you can ask your mom or just keep the bill for exchanging.
New technologies as a birthday gift?
Sound a bit scary and it is because that is something that usually our parents avoid. Instead of buying and learning new technologies they prefer to use old ones. So actually it’s us who are usually helping and navigating them. Can it be a good birthday gift for a dad? Yes, perhaps useful technological gift will please your dad.
Tablets can be a good helper to watch or read the latest news or just for Internet browsing in his bed.
Smart Watches with all its features (pedometer, alarm clock, calories counter atc.) can be a good friend as well. Nowadays you can choose a high tech watch according to your budget from the cheapest one ranging from 29 dollars to the most expensive and advanced up to two or tree a thousand dollars.
One great tech trending these days are Smart Light Bulbs. It’s a great tech tool bringing in advantages of adjusting the light from anywhere from home with the help of speed Wi-Fi. More features like out of home controls add additional security, while your dad in travel can control the light setting at his home.
Working dad vs Retired dad Gift Ideas
In case your dad is a daily goer you have a wider scope of choosing a gift for him.
For dads in a daily driving routine, you can buy special car seat support cushion. Currently, on the market, you can find hundreds of different products from simple decorative cushions to healthy cushions, which helps to reduce stiffness, back or legs pain.
For office dads, an original handmade personalized desk organizer, a personalized coffee cup or kinetic solar system with stress-free effects can be very practical. Another elegant birthday gift for your dad is customized cufflinks, write your message and let him read it anytime he wears them. Surely he will be very proud of wearing them.
Some of the retired dads still can be active but most of them like their own peace of mind. If your dad loves to read you can annually subscribe to his favourite magazine or newspaper. Buy a book from his famous author, a digital picture frame with family photos or a customized t-shirt with your message.
If you want to please your dad with something really useful, buy some gifts related with his physical health, in this way you can motivate your dad to start a new activity which ultimately contributes to his health. It can be a pack of multivitamins, ultra slim fitness shoes or bionase medical device for hay fever.
Is your dad a big fan of football, baseball, ice hockey, golf or any other sport? You can find hundreds of creative gifts related to his hobby. Starting from mugs and ending with personalized wall arts.
Family oriented vs Independent dad
Family oriented dads are the one who loves to spend his time with family and children. From your childhood, he was with you as a second mother, because he is the holder of the maternal love coefficient. It’s a dad who always helps and who loves to give his time for the kids like playing games, riding bikes or reading books to them. Such a dad will surely enjoy something like a dedicated gift made by yourself or something that reminds him of being a good dad. He can be pleased with some gift like a Stay Voucher to the places he always wanted to revisit or some kind of experiential gifts.
Independent dads also love his family, children but as well as his own peace. He likes reading newspapers, watching his favourite TV shows and at that time you better don’t disturb him. Those type of dads is good teachers and mentors for their children. People around usual honour, admire, listen to him and occasionally asking questions which he likes to respond. Which birthday gift to choose? It can be one of IQ games, for example, a metal puzzle – difficult range. Luxury bookmark for his book. Ticket for the theatre or his favourite museum.
While choosing a birthday gift for my dad first of all I always think how much I want to thank him for being there for me and for his never-ending understanding and support. On the one hand, it’s hard to choose a good birthday gift for a dad but on the other hand, you are the only one who knows him the best. Keep this in your mind.
So, even after reading this article, you still don’t know which birthday gift for a dad you have to buy? Above all we have 3 more solutions:
– Ask your mom for a suggestion – she can surely help you
– Buy an expensive bottle of his favourite drink – probably you will please him.
– Give him a voucher for a great restaurant – men love to enjoy good food.