Father’s Day is during the summer, which means it’s time to show the men in our lives how much we love and appreciate them. It also means you need a gift both for your own father and your kids’ dad too. Because, let’s face it, it’s up to you to make sure he gets a gift he can use, as well as what the children make him. Looking for Father’s Day gift ideas is easy if he’s a typical “man of the house”, who enjoys DIY and drinking beer. But we all know that men are often more complicated than that, and they have all sorts of interests. Here are some great ideas to get the men in your life something they’ll love, no matter what their personality is.
For the Geek
Everyone knows a man who has his pop-culture obsessions, whether it’s Doctor Who, Star Trek or James Bond. If you know a father like this, you can’t go wrong with a gift related to his favourite book, TV show or film. How about a mug shaped like the TARDIS or a sonic screwdriver remote control for lovers of Doctor Who? A DVD or Bluray box set will go down well too, even if it’s a special edition of something they already own. Just think of their favourite thing to watch, read or play and put it into Google. You’ll find lots of fun and unique gifts.
For the Drinks Connoisseur
If your man likes a drink (in a classy way), there are lots of gifts you could bestow upon him. Wine lovers will enjoy a special bottle, perhaps personalised with their name, or a bottle holder, opener or stopper. For beer and ale drinkers, you could buy them a special glass, some imported beer or even some fancy new coasters. If he prefers the harder stuff, a bottle of his favourite tipple is a good idea. But you could also get him a hip flask like the ones available from http://www.giftsfromhandpicked.co.uk/. He’ll love something that makes his drink more portable whether he takes it to the shed or out on a walk.
For the Sports Obsessed
If it’s sports and fitness he loves, it can sometimes be a struggle to buy something. But there are lots of options. You could buy him a biography of one of his sporting heroes, or a book about keeping fit. Fitness tracking gadgets are all the rage at the moment, so buy him a Fitbit or similar device to help him with his workouts.
For the Technology Lover
Any man who’s gadget obsessed will appreciate a new toy to play with. If you’ve seen him eyeing up the latest release, it makes it much easier to buy him something he’ll like. Otherwise, take note of whether he’s loyal to any particular brand to help you pick something. For example, if he only ever buys Apple products, it might be best to steer away from a Samsung smart watch. You could get him something for everyday use, like a tablet or phone, or get him a toy like a drone to play with.
It’s not difficult to buy your dad or your children’s dad a present once you start thinking about what he likes. Use your imagination and shop around, and you’ll find the perfect gift.