Guide to the Perfect Father’s Day Gift…
Father's Day is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about how to show your dad how much you appreciate him…he deserves it, right? Did you know that mums got their own day long before the dads did, which means we've got a lot of lost time to make up for? They are pretty awesome, so let’s show them they aren’t just a taxi or ‘bank-of-dad’ (although that part’s always appreciated!) …they matter.
Most Fathers - not forgetting the stepdads and fathers-in-law - do a pretty good job of making us feel loved, so let’s give a little back. Finding the perfect gift can be daunting, but with a little thought and planning, I guarantee you will find something he will love. In this blog, I will discuss the different options to help you find the perfect gift for your dad. Let’s get started…
Tech gadgets are always a good place to start and are an excellent choice for tech-savvy dads. From smart home devices to wearable technology, there are many options to choose from; it’s a minefield of information, though, and often impossible to navigate what's what. My head is blown at the thought of it. Some popular tech gadgets that are popular at this time of year include:
Smart speakers (such as Amazon Echo or Google Home) are perfect for dads who love to listen to music or podcasts. These speakers can also control smart home devices, set reminders, and provide news updates…so they have no excuse for forgetting to put the bins out or missing an anniversary. This is definitely a gift worthy of a few brownie points.
Wireless headphones such as (Apple AirPods or Bose QuietComfort) are a great bit of tech for dads who enjoy listening to music or taking phone calls on the go. Many headphones offer noise-cancellation features that make them great for travel or that long work commute; they are every gadget lover's dream. I need a pair myself, so I will start dropping some hints.
Fitness trackers such as (Fitbit or Apple Watch) are aimed at those who love their fitness or want to make lifestyle changes but need something to keep them accountable. These devices track steps, heart rate, and other health metrics to help keep you healthy and active. If your dad has been looking to turn back the clock for a while now (aren’t we all), then maybe this could be the ideal starting point…as long as he doesn’t take it personally. I will leave that decision to you.
If your dad is a bookworm, then books are a great option. I love receiving books, so they are always on my list of gift ideas; plus, so much choice is available. Whether he enjoys reading fiction or non-fiction, I promise there is something to suit everyone. Biographies of famous people are an excellent read for dads who enjoy history or learning about successful people. Maybe he strives to be the next Indiana Jones and prefers an action or adventure novel…each to their own! Alternatively, self-help books are a great gift for dads looking to improve their personal or professional lives. This is the chance to bring some personalisation to your gesture; show him you have thought about the little gift of love you have picked. And the best bit? The cost of a book won’t break the bank!
Grooming products are a great gift option (yes, I’ve said that about all of them, but it’s true!) for dads who like to care for themselves. From skincare to shaving products, the shelves are stacked with choices.
But maybe men’s grooming products aren’t your area of expertise, so how do you know where to start? Well, that’s what I am here for.
Beard oil is a top pick for dads with a beard – obviously! Beard oil helps to moisturise and soften the hair, making it easier to maintain. If their facial hair is starting to look like an overgrown hedge, this could be the ideal gift. Skincare and shaving products like face wash, moisturisers, and anti-ageing creams are all excellent for dads who want to care for their skin. Maybe purchase a skin mask…no they aren’t just for the mums.
Nowadays, skincare is a massive thing for guys too, and more and more of them are jumping into a hot bubble bath with a clay mask and a good book. They deserve a little pamper occasionally.
Tips for Finding the Perfect Gift
Now that we have covered different gift categories, let’s talk about choosing the right one for your dad or partner (from the kids)…or both! It honestly doesn’t have to be complicated; just ask yourself a few simple questions:
Consider his interests: Consider what your dad likes to do in his free time. Does he enjoy reading, playing sports, or listening to music? This can give you an idea of what type of gift he would want. Father’s Day is an opportunity to show your dad that you have thought about what he would like…no pressure!
Consider his needs: Does your dad need a new pair of shoes, a watch, or a new phone? Consider what he needs and try to find a gift that will be useful to him. A novelty gift can be fun, but will it get used? Think practical without being boring…no one likes boring.
Personalise the gift: Adding a personal touch can make a gift even more special. Maybe add a custom engraving; alternatively, personalise the present with a message.
Set a budget: It's essential to set a budget before shopping. This will help you narrow down your options and ensure you find a gift that fits your budget. Remember, it’s not about being extravagant, so don’t spend over your means.
Have you seen my Father’s Day gift options? Of course, you have! I am proud of my selection and want to show them off at any opportunity. If you lack inspiration, I would suggest the Father’s Day Pamper Box; it is full of variety and has something for every taste. And if there is an item in there that you like, then sharing is caring, right? If your father has a more specific interest, check out my other gift boxes. If he’s into puzzle books, I’ve got you covered. If he’s into chocolate, then again, box ticked. Head over to the shop now to have a nose Father’s Day Gifts
In conclusion, finding the perfect Father's Day gift can be daunting, but with some thought and planning, you can find something your dad will love. Whether you choose a tech gadget, book, sports gear, or grooming product, consider his interests, needs, and personality. Remember, Father’s Day is much more about thought and personalisation than the amount of money spent. If you have a
massive budget and want to go crazy, then great, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, but remember that something small and sentimental is much more likely to bring a tear to your father's eye. It’s as simple as showing how much he means to you. Nothing else matters.