No More Ties, Wallets, and Cologne
If you are one of the many people who are starting to think about what to get your dad for Father’s Day, why not surprise him this year with something he will love and not see coming. Sure, you could get him another watch, tie, wallet, or some other typical father’s day item, but there are plenty of things that will bring a bit more excitement than those regulars.
- Sporting Event
If they are a fan of a particular sport or team, then you can get them tickets to a game. You can also turn it into a family event by surprising the father with tickets for the whole family if your budget allows it. This can be a great chance for a father to pass on of their lifelong passions with their children. Perhaps it will remind them of going to a game with their fathers, or maybe they can have the joy of starting a new tradition with their family.
- New Grill
Most men have a fantasy that they are some master griller, this gift plays on that and can end up benefiting the whole family. Your biggest decision will be weather to go charcoal or gas, and while expensive gas grills with all the bells and whistles can look appealing, most serious cooks know that charcoal is hands down better for the flavor you get. This will benefit those buying the gift as a good solid charcoal grill will generally cost much less than a gas grill.
- Something For The Man Cave
If the father or father’s in your life have a man cave, then a great option for a gift is something to add to it. There are endless options for this and can be catered to their interests. A neon sign would look great in any man cave. You could also go for a nice chair, something for the entertainment system, a live sports streaming subscription, or anything else you can think of. If you have some handy people willing to help, you could even shock them with a well planned indoor putting green which can be made fairly cheaply.
- Hobby-Based Gift
One of the easiest ways to get a successful gift is to customize it to their hobbies and passions. If they are a history buff, then some kind of (budget friendly) historical artifact would be a great surprise, or perhaps an accessory for their favorite instrument. When shopping for gifts relating to their passions, remember that unless you share the passion, they will likely have a greater understanding of the products and you wouldn’t want to waste money on something they don’t really want or need. Common examples of this are when people give fishing poles or a golf club as a gift without putting thought or research into the selection. In these cases you can always use gift cards or ask one of their friends who shares the hobby for input.