“Dad: a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love.”
Dads occupy a special place in our hearts. They taught us great lessons (or still do) and supported us throughout our lives. Many of us would be lucky to be the quality of person they are, and Father’s Day, coming up this weekend, is all about celebrating the greatness of our dads.
However, fathers can be hard to shop for, as it can be difficult to get answers to what it is they really would enjoy receiving. They may also be very particular, especially if they have a certain hobby or passion.
To help you get started with your Father’s Day shopping, here are a few ideas.
- For the gamer dad, think about some gadgets that he has been eyeing or has never heard of before. You can also teleport him back to his childhood with old games like Pac Man or vintage board games.
- Is your dad an outdoorsman? There are many cool gadgets out there for the grill master or nature lover. For the grill master: he loves trying new things, so why not new seasonings blend for his famous burgers or some new utensils? For the nature lover, a pack of wilderness essentials would be a nice surprise.
- We all have a sports fanatic in our lives and if it is Dad, Father’s Day is the perfect time to get him some fan gear or tickets. Whether he loves college football, hockey, basketball or the NFL, tickets for Father’s Day are usually unexpected and you will have some bonding time to look forward to.
- Experiences are always a good idea. Maybe your dad has always wanted to the see the Red Sox play, but has never been able to go. Think about something he has always wanted to do and get creative to see how you two or your family can do it together.
Most importantly, think about what your dad truly loves doing, something he has wanted to do or an experience you can have together. Big ticket items are great if you can afford them, but nothing shows your dad you truly care more than fueling his passion.
Good luck to you as you find that perfect gift for dad, and have a great Father’s Day this coming weekend.
Putnam Bank, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC