Father’s Day is just under two weeks from today and the time to act is upon us. Dads mean so much to the world and they don’t always get the credit they deserve. One way to pay some love back is to really nail a Father’s Day gift right on the head. The only problem can be that not all Dads are easy to buy gifts for, and some harder than others. Based off of some of the more popular lists of gift ideas, we have narrowed them down into 7 loose categories. This guide should help you figure out, at least, what type of gift you’d want to get for Dad on his big day.
1. Sports- Although not every Dad is into sports or fitness, it would seem that the majority are. With the summer coming into full bloom, it’s the perfect time to get Dad a gift that will keep him outside, active, and entertained. Sports equipment, sports apparel, tickets to sporting events, or anything else that would help Dad enjoy the summer and the great outdoors is a great idea. The thing he’ll enjoy most though, is if you’ll join him.
2. Home Improvement- Now, Home Improvement is a pretty general category, but that’s a good thing more than a bad one. If you know Dad really enjoys this stuff, or has any specific projects he’s working on, gifts that would help him in Home Improvement can really go over well. Workshop tools, Lawn-care tools, or even tools to help with interior decorating could help keep Dad having fun, while being productive.
3. Music/Movies/Literature- Everybody remembers that one old movie or that classic 70′s song that Dad can’t get enough of, so why not play on that nostalgia on Father’s Day? Get him that one album he lost or is missing! Find that collection of old Westerns he loved so much! Maybe it’s even a book by his favorite author or a biography on his hero! Whatever it is, nostalgia can reign supreme for some Dads, so consider this option.
4. Cooking/Grilling- Again we have a season-specific activity that just makes perfect sense for Father’s Day. Even if you’re not willing to buy a new grill, you can still find awesome utensils, new and interesting spice/sauce packages, and a ton of funny or personal accessories. Grill masters love what they do, so if your Dad is one of them, let him know you appreciate his mastery as well.
5. Technology- No matter what Dad’s interests are, new technology can help him enjoy them even more. Music Players, Home Entertainment, Accessories for gadgets he already has, and whatever else you can think of! There are so many cool, little pieces of technology out there and many too, that aren’t very expensive.
6. Fashion/Style- Never a bad idea to help Dad spiff up a bit. Ties, watches, dress shoes, a nice shirt, as long as you think he’ll really enjoy wearing it–or he really needs it–it’s a good idea. My Dad is a man of style himself, and he loves getting nice, new dress clothes as gifts.
7. Sentimental- The last category we suggest to you is to get him something that will hit him right in the emotions. Maybe you and your father have some outstandingly memorable experiences together that you want to remind him of or perhaps there’s an old photo of you two at the house that you haven’t laughed at in a good while. Pictures, letters, inside jokes, any thing you think would really mean a lot to him is another great idea.
No matter how you address finding the best gift for your Dad this Father’s day, make sure you put some thought into it. And remember, GiftProfesser.com can help you find the absolute best gifts for him based on what YOU tell the Gift Professor. It’s the right time to try out the Gift Professor’s matching services and see if you can’t find the perfect gift for your Dad.
About Spencer Aull
I'm a Senior at Kansas University studying Strategic Communications at the J-School. I like writing, thinking, and playing basketball.