Though it might be a bit of a stereotype at this point, dads famously get the bad end of the deal when it comes to getting gifts. The culture around buying gifts for mothers and children is very prevalent, while dads get lumped with socks and underwear most of the time.
Just like anyone else, though, your dad is his own person and has interests and passions that you could use to your advantage when buying him a gift. Here are just a few examples of what you can buy him, depending on what he likes.
A new video game
Despite often being seen as a hobby for younger men and teens, gaming appeals to men of all ages, and many of them actually don’t pick it up until later in life.
Whether your dad is a hardcore gamer or you think he’d enjoy picking up this new pastime, a new game can really be the way to go. There are so many different games available out there, so you’re bound to find something that will pique your interest.
A hamper can be a really special gift, as you are showing that person that you know what they live and that you’ve gone that extra step into making that gift special.
You can either make your own hamper, with lots of different things that you know he will like, or you can buy them already done. The latter saves you time and energy but means you also don’t have to settle for something less.
As the world of video games, there are so many hampers out there that you can buy someone for almost any interest of theirs. A Jack Daniels gift hamper can be the perfect gift for your bourbon-loving dad, and you don’t have to run around to different shops to bring a good one together.
While it may be another cliché, dads often talk to their kids about all the things they’d like to do and experience. From car-head dads that want to drive a certain car, they love to your travel-lover of a father who wants to visit a certain country.
When you buy an experience, you give them the opportunity to tick one of these experiences off their list. Whether it’s one they’ve been speaking about for a while or an experience you just think they’d like either way, it’s a great way to show them how much you care and know about them.
Experience-based gifts are getting more popular, as people want to buy fewer physical things and can cater to so many different people.
Dads are often put on the backburner when it comes to buying gifts. Too often are they seen as the gift buyer rather than the gift receiver. Showing your dad that you don’t see him this way with a great gift can be a lovely thing to do whether it’s his birthday, Christmas, or just because you really wanted to.