It’s a time-old saying that Dads are hard to buy for, but I generally disagree. There are normal socks, novelty socks, house socks– the list is endless. But, apparently we need to be a little more creative with our prezzie ideas. That’s easier said than done and, frankly, we don’t always have time for it. Luckily for you, I’ve come up with some ideas here for every occasion and budget. Whether someone wants to make it rain for a special birthday or keep it simple on Father’s Day, we’ve got every eventuality covered.
If your friends and family happen to be feeling particularly flush, there are a couple of obvious gifts that few dads would turn down.
Noise-cancelling headphones: The idea of being able to switch on your headphones and blissfully tune out all of the distractions in life (read: kids) is a pretty magical one. There are a number of great options on the market, with brands like Bose leading the pack in their mastery of technology and general style.
A fancy watch: Ah, the classic timepiece. It’s a man’s equivalent of wearing a diamond necklace. Although you might think that a Rolex or Bvlgari are completely out of your financial league, just remember there are still great deals to be found using online marketplaces, such as Chrono24. Whether it’s a classic mechanical number or a trendy smartwatch, that exaggerated flick of the wrist as you check the time has never felt so good.
Impressive, but not breaking the bank. These options are the perfect addition to any man’s lifestyle.
A nice grooming kit: We’ve all got to stay trim somehow (on the head, of course – don’t ask about the stomach!). Some guys swear by a wet shave, whilst others opt for the electric razor. There are all the usual brands out there, but for ultimate gift status something like a Parker set would do nicely.
Manly multi-tools: You can never have enough tools in your tool box or gadgets on the shelf, right? Well, combine the two and you’ve really hit the jackpot. A classic Leatherman of any kind is always a winner.
On a Budget
We’re all trying to watch our pennies, so these options are for those who go for sentiment over statement.
Audiobook or subscription: Know a book or TV program that always gets your Dad chuckling? Get him it on audiobook so he can listen to it on-the-go or while doing some housework. Alternatively, a subscription to Spotify or Netflix will keep him busy for a while!
Quality time: It sounds clichéd, but every Dad just wants to spend more time with his family. Of course, if you really feel like you need to go the extra mile then something homemade is almost always welcome.