Top 5 Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

by Emma W.R. on June 10, 2015

Father’s day is one of those times when you want to give the most important man in your life something special even though he never asks for anything and seems to have it all. I really have to put some serious thought into this holiday every year. Gifts for dad need to be customized to suit the type of man he is and the things he enjoys. I have come up with some great ideas that can be tweaked to suit each dad’s life.

For the Outdoorsy Dad, I suggest a hand tailored selection of items. I purchase him a new sports bag (the one from the previous year usually gets too smelly and dirty for continued use) and fill it with the necessities such as golf tees and balls, sunglasses, a new tennis glove and balls. You can really be flexible depending on your budget.
For the Chef Dad, I find so many choices it’s difficult to choose. My dad loves to grill so I usually get him a new set of grilling utensils. Other good ideas would be unique sauces and marinades, and I love the idea of giving him a cookbook. If your budget allows, the steak of the month clubs are always a big success.

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For the Beer and Wine Enthusiast, there are many options for many different financial resources. You can simply to the local liquor store and pick up a variety of different beers and wines he has never tried in order to spice up his life. Accessories are always good including silly bottle openers, classic corkscrews and/or themed glassware. For the larger budget, there is always spirits of the month or a beer making kit.

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For the Hardworking Dad splurging on himself is out of the question. This may seem crazy but dads love being pampered as much as moms. A spa day for dad will be an unexpected treat. He can get a massage or shave done by a professional. For a lower budget, a bag filled with different toiletries including shaving cream and aftershave can will even be appreciated.
For the Sports Crazed Dad, how about tickets to his favorite sporting team. With baseball in full swing, look into his favorite team. You can usually pick up bleacher seats at a great price or splurge on some better seats with a bigger budget. If all this is still a little too pricey, you can always get him a hat, t-shirt or sweatshirts sporting his favorite team’s logo.

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Remember, dads are easy to please. He will feel special just for the thoughtfulness put in behind the gift. Give from the heart something that shows you really know his style and appreciate all he does for your family!

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Paula July 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

I usually buy my dad a useful gift and then something quirky. He is a funny guy and appreciates my goofball gifts.

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Lisa June 30, 2015 at 9:34 am

My dad loves the Miami Dolphins which makes buying him gifts pretty easy. He always appreciates a new hat or t-shirt to add to his collection.

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Amy June 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Fortunately my husband is a big fan of all sports. Whenever I run out of ideas I just opt for something from one of his favorite teams. He can never seem to have enough hats, shirts, etc!

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Natalie June 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm

These ideas are really good. My Dad is hard to buy for as well and he always said he didn’t need anything. When pushed he always asked for simple things like aftershave or new T-shirts. What he loved the most was all my siblings coming over to his house to celebrate with him. He was not much for driving long distances so we made sure to make his day by letting him relax at home and coming to him. And we all came with food so he didn’t have to grill either!

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Jessica June 18, 2015 at 9:37 am

My dad always tells me he’d much rather just go somewhere to eat and spend time with me as a gift. We pick a good restaurant and enjoy a meal together.

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Angela June 16, 2015 at 10:56 am

the grill set is a cute idea! love how it has the names of the kids on the back of each item. useful AND thoughtful!

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Courtney C June 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Dads are always so hard to buy for and these are some really great suggestions. For my 88 year old Dad, I start taking inventory of his possessions a few months before the gift giving occasion occurs. For my frugal father, I purchase things he would never buy for himself: new cotton handkerchiefs in colorful designer prints, a big can of mixed nuts or tin of popcorn, disposable lighters or book matches for his cigars, etc. If you keep your eyes open in advance it is easy to come up with a bunch of practical gifts for the old timer Dad in your life!

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Marie V. June 10, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to get, these ideas were very helpful. Thanks!

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