Father’s Day Gifts No Matter What Kind of Dad You Have
Father’s day is coming up once again. Many will scramble to find an ugly tie or a last minute card or some other Father’s Day gift. One that will end up buried in a drawer, closet or the bottom of the trash can on trash day.
Perhaps a little legwork and insight will help pick the right gift for the type of father you have.
I have compiled a list of father types and aligned them with perfect gifts to help remove all your angst and anxiety. I mean celebrating someone who no matter your age still intimidates you is bad enough am I right? No sense in making the gift process just as bad.
1.) All business all the time – What better a gift than one that will last him a lifetime. Saddleback Leather Company make the perfect accessory from wallet to briefcase and more that will last for generations to come. Hint: invest wisely as it could become yours one day.
2.) Forgetful father – as our parents age they begin to become more childlike. What better way to stimulate their mind and bring back childhood memories than a coloring book of classic cars or fishing lore created by Spry mind.
3.) Mission Minded – Many fathers are looking for more out of their life. They work hard for their money, but that is not always enough. As leaders of the family, they want to set an example for others to follow. How about a gift that goes further? Whether it be a ministry serving the orphans in Haiti or an orphanage in India. There are plenty of ways to give him a gift that truly does make a difference.
4.) Bookworm father– oh the joys of your favorite book, sitting down and discussing it with your old man over a glass of 18-year-old scotch. Physical books still have the class that an eReader will never capture. For book suggestions check out my reading list on Goodreads for some great ideas.
5.) Everyday carrying– whether it is a handmade hank by AnchorHanks or a custom carry tool. Nothing says “I love you” more than something they will carry every day in their pocket. A good knife, flashlight or bottle opener may just be what he needs to add to his #pocketdump.
6.) Planner and goal setter – remember your pops telling you to dream big, set goals and write everything down. How about returning the favor with a daily planner or calendar. Might be midyear, but there is still six months left or twelve if you get an eighteen-month version. Check out FranklinCovey Organizational Products for a great selection.
7.) Note taking, journal filler– Imagine the legacy left behind in your father’s words. Instead of compiling sticky notes, how about a Moleskine journal that can hold the memories for years to come. As a writer, you rarely will find me without a journal. The great thing about Moleskine is they come in all kinds of colors, sizes, and many creative collections.
8.) Digital note taker– some people prefer digital over paper. Why not get your dad an annual subscription to Evernote to use. Whether they are thoughts, links or novelty ideas of his next invention. Evernote provides a place to store it all and access it from any device whether desktop or mobile. I use Evernote daily to save ideas, recipes, blog posts and more.
9.) Great listener – is your old man on the road or simply have time on his hands? Perhaps his eyesight is failing but his mind is not. What better gift than that of a book of his choosing read to him. Whether an annual or a one book deal. A subscription to Audible would surely be enjoyed Click here and start a free trial.Audible Free Trial [Digital Membership]
10.) Have it all – Lastly; there is the father that is impossible to shop for. No matter what you get it won’t fit or he won’t use or need. Amazon gift cards come in all shapes and sizes. Whether as a bookmark or even just an email. Giving him a gift card where he can buy almost anything he wants would be the best solution for the man who has everything.
There are many more ideas for Father’s Day gifts than these I am sure. Perhaps checking out your dad’s Amazon Wish List when he is not looking might give some ideas. Hopefully, this list has gotten your creative juices flowing, and you will choose something more meaningful this year than a Lowes gift card and a card from Hallmark.
For those that are father’s, I would like personally to wish each of you a happy father’s day. Father’s have such a great role in the shaping of our future’s future. It takes significant commitment and sacrifice to be a father, and it does not go unnoticed.
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About Charles Johnston
Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.