Dads may be awesome at cuddles and fixing bikes but they are a nightmare to buy for. And it’s not like you can ask them what they want either. A Father’s Day present has got to come from you, it has to be thoughtful and it also has to demonstrate how much you know him. Oh dear.
There’s only so many I Love My Dad mugs a man should have in his life so perhaps its time to venture out and buy a gift he will use and appreciate. This means identifying him as one of four major man type personalities.
First, Trendy. Granted, this category is relatively low on numbers but there’s no harm in trying. A watch is a perfect start and a classic rectangular-faced design like this Armani Exchange Gents Black Strap Rectangular Dial Watch can’t fail to impress. Similarly, Ray-Ban Wayfarer Mens Sunglasses never go out of style and thankfully look good on all sized noses. If your dad has to dress smart on occasion then he’ll love this French Connection Mens Skinny Silk Tie and Goodsouls Mens Reversible Belt combo.
The beauty of a Sporty Dad is that he doesn’t have to play sport himself, spending his Saturdays glued to Sky Sports channels is qualification enough. Our job as good daughters and wives is to help him look like a sportsman regardless of skill and fitness.
Start with a casual top and trainers like this adidas Originals Mens Zip Through Hoody and Nike Bruin Low Mens Canvas Trainers which he can wear for energetic activities such as watching the footie down the pub or washing his car.
Sporty dads are no frills, functional men which is why they will love this Casio Mens G-Shock Black and Red Analogue Watch which tells the time in a very masculine way. If your dad is approaching retirement age then perhaps its time to club together and get him into golf. The Nike Golf Slingshot Golf Clubs 2013 Range currently has £70 off.
Techie Dads are bonifide geeks who spend their days poring over Which? magazine and online tech forums. It’s not necessarily about getting the most flashy git device for techies, it’s about getting the most for what you pay for.
If your Techie Dad already has the house wired up like something you’d find in the Minority Report then go for a softer option with this Personalised No.1 Dad iPad Case.
Even if your dad was an A-class Scout in his day, a Tom Tom IQ Routes Edition UK and ROI Satellite Navigation Unit is still a great option and gives him something else to have fun programming.
Groomed Dads like to look and smell good and we are very thankful that they do. This kind of gift might seem a bit mundane but in the same way that us ladies would be delirious if we were given a bottle of St Tropez, Groomed Dads get excited about nose trimmers. Trust us.
A great scent for day or night is Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Mens 50ml EDT.
Good luck finding your dad the perfect gift this Father’s Day.