When it comes to buying a gift for the father of the family, it is so easy to play it safe. We tend to go for deodorant, or at the very least, something related to beer. And this is incredibly stereotypical but we’ve all been there! Whether your father figure is the outdoorsy type or quiet and contemplating, let’s show you some thoughtful gifts for the dad in your life.
The Gift of Time
Anybody can check the time on their phone these days, but getting the father of the family one of these pre-owned military watches isn’t just stylish, but it is a little piece of manliness on his wrist. Watches can be fantastic fashion choices because they go with pretty much anything, and if the father of the family is an old soul, this is the ideal gift choice.
The Gift of Self-Development
Many dads in the modern day are not just people that go to work and come home, but they are people who are driven, determined and need to better themselves at every turn. For any dad who is looking to improve themselves and their lives, whether they are someone who tries to learn new things or take on new habits, the options are endless. This list of essential self-development books is the perfect place to begin. Be careful when buying self-development books because you don’t want him to get the wrong impression. Have a think about what they have wanted to do for a while, and give them a gift that gently points in that direction. If they want to learn a new language, you can very easily give them a phrasebook.
The Gift of Video Games
Not every dad wants to spend their downtime reading about the inner works of Freud, but they just want to kick back and have a couple of beers or lose themselves in a game. For the dads that are of a certain age, you cannot go wrong with one of the many retro consoles out there. Giving him the opportunity to relive his childhood by playing games from the early 90s is ideal. And even if they’re not the retro type, a Nintendo Switch is a simple option that provides hours of fun!
The Gift of Exercise
No doubt during lockdown, the father of the family has thought about losing a bit of weight or making some gains! And as the gyms are shut, it’s more important than ever to give them the right equipment. Rather than going for traditional dumbbells or barbells, you can try something like the X3 Bar. It’s a purpose-built resistance band workout station that has a lot going for it. And if you have a space in the home, you can easily purchase a cheap pull-up bar.
So next time you think that your dad could do with another tin of deodorant, maybe you should try one of these four options. At least this way, it’s not a gift telling them that they stink!