A Father’s Day gift can be more than just a tie or greeting card. To give the perfect gift, it must first come from the heart, and that means knowing what your dad likes and is interested in. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but you should put a little thought into it. Otherwise, it will just seem like a random gift, like a tie. Not that there is anything wrong with a tie, but couldn’t you get him something else to go with the tie?
If your dad is hard to buy for, then perhaps a little brainstorming is in order. If you don’t see your dad a lot or have lost touch with him, find out what he’s been doing lately, from a friend or relative, or just visit him and scope out his house for ideas:
–If you find he’s into photography, then a new camera, digital photo album, or editing software could be the perfect gift idea.
But don’t duplicate something he already has. This is why it’s important to do a little investigating before you buy. It could save you a lot of money if you’re going for an expensive gift.
–If he’s into gadgets, then you can browse the internet in search of something new or different that he would like, like a robotic vacuum cleaner, or an electronic key finder, or, if he’s been trying to cut back on smoking, an electronic cigarette.
–He may be into cars, but that is such a broad category that you should make a point to narrow it down to something more specific.
Is he into building and collecting model cars? Does he like antique license plates? Does he like to go to classic car shows? What about a gift certificate so that he can get his car detailed? Or how about a gift basket full of car goodies, from a tire pressure gauge to new rims? Once you find your dad’s passion, the gift becomes easier to find.
–If your dad is into music, you could take him to a concert, get him tickets to a concert, buy him an instrument, or a CD or a new MP3 player. As with any music gift, playback quality is of great importance, and it can be difficult to settle on just one brand, so visiting review sites is important when choosing speakers, headphones, or earbuds.
When next Father’s Day approaches, doing your homework can help selecting the perfect gift a little easier. But what will help most of all is giving the gift from the heart.