Christmas is a time filled with joy and the spirit of giving. However, buying a gift for your beloved father – one that he will truly love – can be a bit of a tall task. If your dad has hobbies or loves gadgets, then the task might be a little easier, but for most of us, we struggle to find that perfect gift for the number one man in our lives.
Here are a few tips to help you give that perfect present to your father this Christmas:
Spend Time with Your Father
A gift doesn’t need to be material. As we grow older, we all get involved in our own lives. Spending time with your father this Christmas may be the best gift you can give him. This time should be quality time – spend time with him doing things he loves.
The idea is to talk, connect and be together.
Fulfil a Dream
Find out a dream you father may have that was never fulfilled. If you can afford to, fulfil that dream. Maybe your dad wanted to go to Egypt to see the pyramids, or had always wanted to see the Formula 1 races.
You can also look at more cost-friendly gifts such as cooking or dancing classes, or even learning to make something.
While this is a very expensive gift, and many of us may not be able to afford it, the joy you will see on your father’s face will be well worth that extra cost.
You can even ask the rest of the family to help with this gift, since it will mean that you will not have to buy individual gifts and it will be easier to save on costs. The most important thing, however, will be that you all make a long-held dream come true for him.
A Gift Hamper with a Difference
There are tons of Christmas gift hampers for fathers available today. However, you can create your own customised hamper that may or may not contain material items. You can put in pictures of your family, tickets for movies you could go to as a family, reservations to his favourite restaurant, a day-at-the-spa gift card, and so on.
A Silly Gift
All gifts don’t have to be emotional. There are times when you can also give your father some fun gifts, such as a mug with a silly message about dads, or t-shirts with customised messages, etc. You can combine this gift with something more serious so that there is a balance between the silly and the loving.
A Gift Card
If you are not sure about what you get your dad, you can get him a gift card. It may not be the most creative of presents, but at least he will be able to get himself something he likes. To make the gift more special, you can go shopping with him and make it an event in itself. Shopping, a meal and time together.
There are a range of really innovative products that are available in the market that are not just fun but practical too. For example, you can buy your father an electric towel warming and drying rack, a beer-making kit or a gin brewing kit, an electric knife, a hand-held heat massager, a white noise machine, a smartphone sanitiser and so on.
The idea is to gift your father something that will make his life easier or at least, more interesting. So go ahead, and explore all the options to buy a gift that will be precious to him.