Raise your hand if you were guilty of giving your dad a spiffy new golf tie every year for Father’s Day? (Raising hand) Or maybe he collected something like elephants, so EVERY elephant knick knack you stumbled across got wrapped up for the occasion. It’s the thought that counts, right? Well…
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While chances are slim that Dad would ever tell you he didn’t appreciate the gesture, chances are he wouldn’t mind seeing the old Father’s Day gift bag of tricks spruced up a bit. Surprise him with something awesome.
The key to a great Father’s Day gift is to put yourself in his shoes. Think of what he does in his time off. And to take it even further, think of what he enjoys doing in his time off. For instance, he may mow the lawn in his time off, but absolutely hate mowing. So unless you’re going to spring for a new John Deere riding mower, don’t think he’s going to like getting a new mower, because it’s not enjoyable to him.
If he geeks out on taking videos on his smart phone of him and his buds riding trails -or whatever, then maybe a Go Pro would be a good idea (there’s a bonus idea for you)! And remember, just because he wears boxers and socks… doesn’t mean he wants more of them as his Father’s Day present.
15 Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Don’t Suck
Okay, I get it. You’re not made of money. But I promise you, these are awesome. They keep food and drinks cold forEVER!
Santa brought some of these to my husband last year for Christmas. At first he wasn’t sure about them, but quickly realized how perfect they are for a glass of whiskey. And now they are well used.
Somewhat personal, so make sure you know his style before going with this one.
Another gift you might want to get the whole family to go in on. But guaranteed he will loooooove it. (Or just get him a package of smoked salmon and say “sorry, some day”!)
HANG ON, don’t skim over this one so quickly. You’d be surprised how many men like having a nice shave cream, face balm, or shower bar.
These things are rad. You can hook it up to your smart phone or tablet and use it to watch a movie in your back yard.
Who wouldn’t want to get their car looking and feeling like new again? I want one. And yes, Amazon will help you find services near you!
Maybe a bit gimmicky, or maybe I just want it for myself. But I will tell you, all the reviews I read about this make it sound amazing. “Fried” foods come out crispy without using hardly any oil at all. Totally my kind of jam, and I bet it would be his as well.
Sure, lots of folks have one of these by now. But maybe he wants an upgrade, or the one with the HR monitor?
Seriously, release his inner kid!
You can’t go wrong with a vessel that holds beer.
We have this model and use it ALL. THE. TIME. It packs a lot of good information into one little monitor.
If he’s anything like my husband, he may keep saying he wants a set but could just make it himself. Save him the energy and just buy him one.
The guy that brings the portable bluetooth speaker is always the cool guy.
So now you have a few more ideas to add to your arsenal. And now it’s time to remove the ties, socks, and knick knacks from the regular rotation.
Have you given (or received) any amazing Father’s Day gifts that you think other fellas would enjoy?