The 21st of June is Father’s Day and trying to find gifts is a nightmare. What do you get a man who has everything and responds to ‘what do you want for Father’s Day?’ with ‘I don’t know’. As I’ve gotten older, I like to buy gifts that people will remember but sometimes budget and time get in the way and I like to save the better gifts for Christmas and Birthdays. So, what do you get someone who wants nothing and seemingly has everything?
A great gift to get anyone on any occasion is a hamper. You can buy hampers containing literally anything you want and so this makes it a perfect gift for Father’s Day. Most gift websites do a wide selection of hampers and they also come at a range of different prices so buying this gift wont break your bank. If you want something a little more personal, make your own hamper. You can use a box or large bowl if you don’t have a basket, add a selection of items and then if you want to, wrap it.
A good gift for Dads that are handy is always tools. I don’t know about anyone else but my Dad constantly has a new tool on his wish list. Even if they don’t do much handy work it might encourage them to and this will probably make Mum happy. You can buy them the tools they need for a project they always talk about doing because then they wouldn’t have an excuse not to do it.
I feel like a stereotypical gift on Father’s/Mother’s Day is to buy things like mugs and other items that say best Dad/Mum ever, instead of this you can personalise them with your parent’s name. You can buy many different items with their name like cheese boards, pocket knives, watches, pocket watches, lighters, mugs, glasses and literally anything else you can think of.
I don’t know about yours, but my Dad likes a drink. If your Dad doesn’t mind a drink of two Alcohol is always a good gift. If your dad if a fan of Whiskey for instance then you can buy them a selection of Whiskey from around the world, make a hamper of their favourite or even buy them one to try that cost a little more than his regular.
The main thing I like to do when buying a gift is make sure it is memorable, so I started buying experiences for my family. I have given them cinema trips, tickets to shows like rock of ages, monsters of rock and Jimmy Carr and I am taking my sister to Comic Con Scotland. The best gifts I’ve ever gotten are tickets to concerts and my sister gave me a Bungee Jumping experience. An experience gift is something they will always remember and is much better than something they will use up and forget or just end up throwing away.
My Dad loves to cook and try new recipes and I know a lot of other Dads who claim they are ‘BBQ Kings’ or like to try and eat the spiciest food so why not get them food for Father’s Day. You can buy hampers or selections of unique food, foods from around the world or foods they are a fan of. I once bought a friend a Reese’s pieces selection box for her birthday.
I know buying people gifts can sometimes be hard and it sees especially harder on Father’s Day, hopefully these suggestions help you when gift shopping. I hope everyone has a great Father’s Day even though we can’t celebrate out the house.
‘I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much’ ~ Hedy Lamarr
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