How to Choose the Best Gifts for Your Dad

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How to Choose the Best Gifts for Your Dad

When it comes to giving your dad a gift, you want it to be special. It might be his birthday, Father’s Day, or because you want to show him how much he means to you. He could be about to retire, it might be his fiftieth wedding anniversary, or you might be reunited after a long spell apart. Whatever the reason, finding the perfect gift isn’t always easy. There are plenty of old favorites such as a tie, cufflinks, baseball cap or a pair of socks. There are also a lot more interesting things you could buy your dear old dad.

Here are a few ideas to get you going.

  • Spend Time with Him

Time is a great gift to give to your dad, especially if you’ve got other commitments and responsibilities that always seem to get in the way of spending quality time with him. Do something you know he’ll appreciate such as a walk on the beach, watching a movie together, visiting a museum or art gallery.

  • Tick Something Off His Bucket List

If your budget can stretch a little further, then try an experience gift. Is there something you know he’s been longing to do for years? Would he like to learn how to fly a plane, drive a racing car, do a bungee jump or go for a balloon ride, for example? You know your dad well enough to be able to pick an experience that’s truly memorable.

  • A Gift That Sparks a New Hobby or Business Venture

When your dad’s reaching the age of retirement or you know he’s looking to explore a new direction in his life find a gift that sparks a new hobby or introduces him to a new business idea. There are Peterbilt trucks for sale at Charter Trucks, for example, that might give him new purpose.

  • Organize a Reunion

Does your dad have an old buddy he’s not been in contact with for ages? It’ll make his day if you organize a reunion. It’s possible to use Facebook or friend reunion services if you want to look for someone in particular. Organize their travel, accommodation and things your dad and his friend can do together for the day.

  • A Gift That Keeps on Giving

Choose to sign your dad up for a subscription service and he’ll be able to enjoy his gift over and over again. You can get a wide range of goodies sent to your dad’s door on a monthly basis. It might be gourmet chocolates, bottles of wine, books, magazines, cookies or pies. Another great idea is to book him a table at a new restaurant every month and you can cover the cost.

  • There’s Still a Place for Corny Gifts

Every once in a while, it’s good to give your dad a cringe-worthy gift just for the fun of it. It might be a mug, a t-shirt or some other trinket that sends your dad a message about how great you think he is. 

  • Help Him Travel

One last suggestion is to send him away on a vacation. If you’ve heard him say time and time again that he’s going to travel but never gets around to it, you can give him a little nudge and help him see places in the world he’s only ever dreamed of.

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!

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