With June approaching, it’s time to start thinking about those Father’s Day gifts. Some Dads can be so hard to shop for, and you can’t resort to flowers, at least in most cases. On the other hand, Dads don’t usually expect too much so even a phone call on Father’s Day can make their day happy.
Father’s Day gift giving becomes decidedly easier when there are small children in the house. Crafts, paintings and the timeless handprint art are easy to create, inexpensive and the kind of gifts that hold their value through the years. Have you ever pulled out a handprint of your child from years ago? It can bring a tear no matter how long ago it was made.
If you are an adult and struggle to find a memorable gift for your Dad, just think about the things that interest him and go from there. If he has a hobby, of course, it is easier, but if not think about the type of TV he watches or the magazines he reads.
This Father’s Day, whether you want to go the store-bought route or the home-made route, here are a few ideas to get started.
1. A Breakfast to Remember – For a breakfast to remember, you need to be sure you pull out all of the stops. Make Dad’s absolute favorite breakfast and make plenty of it. Then, serve it to him in his favorite chair, in bed or on the patio; wherever he wants. Be sure to add a special touch of a card, note or flower to present the meal, and of course, enjoy it with him. Just make sure the TV is off so that you can enjoy the time together.
2. Free Car Wash – Most Dads, like to have their car clean and looking good. However, sometimes there is just not enough time in the week to get it done. A helpful and thoughtful Father’s Day gift is to wash your Dad’s car for him. This includes vacuuming the inside and washing the windows inside and out. He will appreciate your efforts to make it look awesome for your awesome Dad!
3. The Right Gift Card – If your Dad is into a hobby or has an interest that you just don’t know a lot about, it might be best to get him a gift certificate so that he can choose his own gift. With most Dads, you can never go wrong with a gift card to an electronics store or a home improvement store.
4. Family Picture – It’s always nice to give a family photo on a special day. These days you can have a photo imprinted on just about anything including shirts, canvas, mugs and key chains. Use a photo from last year’s summer vacation or a photo of all the kids together so he can brag at work. If you are ordering online, be sure to plan ahead to allow time for shipping. Check out these personalized photo deals.
5. Poem – Even if you are not a poet, you could take some time to sit down and write a few thoughts about your Dad. Perhaps you could say things you don’t say very often or thank him for all the things he does for you that seem to go unnoticed. Small children can come up with heartbreakingly beautiful, yet simple thoughts about their Dad when asked to create a poem or note for him. A simple poem can be a very memorable gift for the man who has everything.
6. A Book on His Favorite Interest – A book is always a welcome gift, especially if it is a book on Dad’s favorite topic. There are some beautiful keepsake books on cars, sports or any other topic your Dad is in to. To make is special, be sure to write a little message on the inside cover of the book, so he always remembers you gave it to him for Father’s Day.
7. Shaving Supplies – This is a fun gift that will keep on giving all year for Dad. Basically, the company is a subscription shaving supplies company. Men spend a lot of money on shaving supplies, and the site dollarshaveclub.com is trying to change that. It’s a fun site with an irreverent attitude that Dad may appreciate.
8. Dad’s Day Out – Wives, how often does your husband get to take a day to do what he loves? If it not very frequent, why not give him the freedom to take the day to do anything he wants? If he enjoys golfing, buy him a gift certificate for the course he talks about and makes him a tee time. Just thinking…
9. Personalize Something – There are so many options when it comes to giving Dad a personalized item. You could create a grilling apron with his name on it, a t-shirt with his favorite slogan or a mug with the names of the whole family on it. There are many online sites that will do the personalizing for you. Also, the mall usually has specialty stores for engraving and embroidering.
10. Bake His Favorite – Sometimes the rest of the family’s wants come before Dad’s when it comes to the daily meals. On Father’s Day, Dad should be able to pick his favorite meal or dessert even if no one else likes it.
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th this year, so there is no time to waste, especially if you are going to be making a homemade gift for Dad or ordering online. If you are going to be shopping, there are great deals to be found for Dad’s special day both in stores and online.
If you are shopping online, be sure to take advantage of coupons, so you don’t pay full price. Dealvario.com has coupons for many gifts your Dad will love including automotive-related gear, sports equipment, gift baskets and clothing stores such as Affliction, Ties.com, and Joseph A. Banks.
Above all, enjoy the day and let your Dad know how important he is to you.