Father’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re like many people, you don’t want to give dear old dad a cliche tie or a set of new fishing lures – you’re looking for something unique. This year, why not give him something that he’ll not only love but that he’ll actually use too. You don’t have to be a minimalist for it to be important; the recipient of your gift actually gets some use from it. Buying a gift you know they’ll treasure and utilize shows that you’re putting in the effort to tailor the gift to them and their tastes. Let’s look at some Father’s Day presents that virtually any man will love and use.
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but let’s be honest – everyone loves fine jewelry. Choosing a customized bracelet for your father is a gift he’ll love and wear. You can customize it with his initials, the names of his children, or a date that is important to both of you. You can go the route of cufflinks if your father dresses to the nines often for work or pleasure – a gentleman can’t have too many pairs. Maybe your dad enjoys time in the casinos, and a signet “hit or stay” ring for his pinky is more up his alley. Finding a piece of jewelry that you know suits your dad’s test will be a home run of a gift if you go this route.
Delectable & Edible
If your father has a sweet tooth, consider gifting him something so delicious he’ll never forget it. A luxurious Fathers Day chocolate gift is perfect for sending if your relationship is long-distance. Maybe your dad is a serious carnivore – you can get him a box of the country’s finest steaks delivered right to his door. If you’re a bit of a home chef and local to your father, it’s a sentimental and thoughtful gift to cook him a healthy and delicious home-cooked meal. Invite him over for a menu you’ve curated of all of his favorites, and kick things up by creating a signature drink in his name for the evening. Even if you just show up at dad’s house with his favorite fine dining order “to-go,” the best memories are made over food, so something edible is the perfect go-to gift.
A Vacation For Two
Maybe you and dad haven’t spent as much time together lately as you prefer. Booking a getaway for the two of you to reconnect and make new memories is a Father’s Day gift he’ll never forget. Perhaps the two of you spend plenty of time together, and you know he’d appreciate a vacation with his lovely wife, shower them with the gift of an all-expenses-paid vacation to somewhere of which they’ve been dreaming. Of course, you’ll consider their age and interests when booking instead of your own. If you’re struggling with the perfect destination, maybe go back to a place that holds special memories for you and the family. If your heart is set on somewhere new, using a travel agent to help you build your itinerary is worth it to make this a worry-free gift.
A Rare House Plant
If your dad is an empty nester and was the best at taking care of you and your siblings, give him another little one to love and care for. Houseplants are beneficial to our health and mood, and they’re an excellent and accessible hobby for dad to start if he has a lot of free time on his hands. On top of the above-mentioned reasons that house plants make a great Father’s Day gift, they also bring beauty and life into the homes in which they reside. If your dad has a keen eye and appreciates the finer things in life, going with a rare house plant will be right up his alley. Make sure you find a beautiful pot to deliver the plant in and choose a house plant that reminds you of your dad—adding a personalized note about why you decided on that species for him is an excellent add-on to the gift.
Think outside the box this Father’s Day and give him one of the above-mentioned gift ideas. Not only are they meaningful, but they’re also useful. Remember, the best gift you can provide, though, is your time. Spend time this year with your father when you bring the gift – talk, laugh, and make memories. Happy Father’s Day!