Buying a gift for your Dad, or for your other half from the kids, can be an absolute pain in the neck. Men are notoriously hard to buy for in comparison to women. Women love flowers, smellies, chocolates, vouchers and spa days – the list is truly endless – but what do you buy for the man in your life? What about your own Dad on his birthday? We’re going to run down for you eight of the top gift ideas for the difficult Dad!
Every man loves tools. Even if he never uses them, a bag full of DIY goodies in the shed all shiny and new is enough to make any man weak at the knees. A shiny new electric drill, anyone?
Signed Sports Gear
Paying for the latest kit from their favourite sports team is a great gift idea for the fussy fella. If you can find a way to have their favourite player sign their top, then all the better!
Men are like magpies; they love shiny things. iPad accessories of the quirky variety, new camera lenses, the latest sat nav etc. All these are fab ideas for the gadget lovers out there. You can find some exciting accessories to jazz up even the basic of i-Tech.
Smellies For Men
Your Dad is likely not a bath bomb kind of man, but is most likely interested in vintage shaving brushes or beard oils. Have the kids get their Dad bath bombs in the shape of grenades and you’ll be far more likely to make a fan of him yet!
Does your husband love whisky? Would he be tickled by glasses that lean sideways, or a beer glass that yells for more beer? There’s plenty of unique gift ideas online, it’s just a matter of hunting them down.
Gifts that are more personal are always well received, no matter who they’re for. Invest in a hip flask you can engrave or go for a set of custom bobbleheads for his desk at work. Gifts that are personalised are not only often amusing, but you’ll know they’ll have nothing else like it!
Men love their toys and cars tend to be one of them. Put some money into an experience day either driving a fast car or piloting a plane. While on the expensive side, these gifts often have more of a memory made as it’s not likely your Dad or husband will ever forget the time they screamed around in a Ferrari.
Every birthday, Christmas, Father’s Day and Anniversary should always have socks! Men and socks are like peas and carrots. Well, not really, but that’s why they’re so hard to buy for – socks always seem ideal!
Buying gifts for men is no easy feat but if you make it fun, personal and something that doesn’t resemble a box of Lynx toiletries, you really can’t go wrong with your choices. Get the kids involved and you’ll be able to blame them if they’re disappointed: it’s win-win!