With Father's Day coming up, I've been on the hunt for the perfect gift to give my dad. Luckily, my dad is the easiest person in my family to shop for. Unlike my mother and sister, my dad will tell you exactly what he wants; all you have to do is listen to him or walk around the Bass Pro Shop with him. He will practically put his gift in the buggy for you. He also has pretty inexpensive taste, which helps me stay on budget. My dad also hates to throw things away. He wears everything he has slap out, which, luckily for me, means I can just replace his old item with the newest addition, and he's tickled pink.
If your dad is a little harder to shop for than mine, don't worry! Here are some tips that you can use to find the perfect gift for your dad this Father's Day:
Buy Him Something Y'all Can Do Together
Is your dad a golfer? Or maybe a fisherman. Does he like football? Or maybe he's into music. Either way, he's got to have a hobby of some sort. So use his interest to get him the perfect gift, and if possible, join him for the activity. Whether it's a round of golf at your local course or tickets to his favorite show, your dad will love knowing that you put thought into his gift and want to spend time with him.
Buy Him Something He Can Wear
Jerry Seinfield once said, "You can tell what was the best year of your father's life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out."
Whether your dad keeps up with trends or has been rocking the classic dad new balances since they came out, you can always spice up his wardrobe. If your dad is trendy, buy him something that will stand out and get him lots of compliments; dads love an ego boost. If your dad could use a bit of help in the fashion department, be the one to help him. Find him something a little more modern than his current look that he will still feel comfortable in.
Buy Him Something That He Needs
Like I said before, my dad wears everything out until there is absolutely no life left in it. Whether its clothes, tools, or things around the house, he will use it until he absolutely can't anymore. On the other hand, I prefer to replace items once they start showing a little wear and tear. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about refurbishing, but rust is not in my color wheel. So, I always end up scouring my parents' house for something that needs to be replaced and turning it into a fabulous gift idea.
This year for father's day, I'm getting my dad a new beach umbrella. He has been using the same umbrella forever (maybe not forever, but honestly, it's been like twenty years). The last time we all went to the beach, he had to hold the umbrella down with his hand the entire time. You'd think that would be frustrating enough to put him on the search for a new umbrella. But, since his rusty trusty umbrella is made of metal instead of plastic, he refuses to get rid of it. Even though it's time for that thing to go, he's kind of got a point about only wanting metal since the old one has made it this long. So, I went online and searched and searched until I found another metal one to replace it.
Buy Him Something Sentimental
I may be biased, but I think my dad is the sweetest man in the world. I most definitely got my sentimental side from him, which is why I like to give him gifts that he can keep. If your dad is sentimental like mine, here's a list of gifts that will surely tug at his heartstrings. If you see a gift idea from the list you like, I encourage you to find someone local to recreate it. That way, you'll be involved in the creation process and help out a local business owner.
No matter what gift you decide on for father's day, it's the time you spend together and gratitude you show him that he'll remember most.