Father’s Day is only a couple of days away, and your gift might not be in the bag just yet. In fact, it’s highly likely that you have no idea what to get the main man (sorry babe) in your life! Dads are notoriously hard to buy for and don’t get easier with age. If anything, they get harder. Thankfully, it doesn’t matter what type of man your dad is because they all share a few traits. If you stick to the following, your present is bound to be a big hit.
Involve The Grandkids
Although it’s a little hurtful at times, it is sweet how much dads love their grandchildren. All they need to do is spot them across the room and their faces light up, the parents not the kids. There is no doubt that anything grandkids do in front of their grandparents is always a hit, which is why they need incorporating into your gift. It can be as simple as making a homemade card and handing it to them the first thing in the morning. Or, a collage of all of the sweetest photos of all of them together will melt their heart. When in doubt, don’t hesitate to let the kids bear the brunt of the pressure. Don’t worry – they never fail!
Dads are terrible to buy presents for because they have few hobbies. However, the ones they do have they invest in one-hundred percent. It sounds like an easy fix, but it is always a good idea to go with a generic, hobby-based gift. For one thing, the odds of them liking it are higher than trying something new. Let’s face it – they are creatures of habit. Plus, there is usually enough variety for someone like you to spice things up a bit. Is your father a fisherman? Instead of a new rod or tackle box, try waders to enhance the experience. Does your dad like sports? Opt for a year long cable package so he can sit at home and enjoy his favorites from his armchair.
Comfort Is King
There is no doubt that dads like to settle in for the night and relax. They work too hard and have done for the past couple of decades to care about being productive. Yes sir, they just want to sit and let the time pass them by. Kids like to change this habit for a number of reasons, yet you should promote their dad logic. To do that, find the comfiest casual clothes and accessories and wrap them with up with a cute little bow. All you have to do is find the best slippers and dressing gowns on the market and you’re golden. Oh, and don’t forget sweatpants while you are at it because they are essential!
Finally, don’t fret over something that is out of your control. Most dads do enjoy the thought, and that’s what counts. If they don’t, they should be tactile enough to pretend for their kid’s sake.