Dads tend to get overlooked slightly on the gift front, being viewed as a little more difficult to buy for than other members of the family. Whilst mums get a wide array of thoughtful gifts every year, dad often gets left with a pair of socks and pens for his special occasions! So this year for Fathers Day, why not ring the changes and let dad know how special he is with a bit of thought and preparation around his present!
Firstly, the big date is in June, so this gives us plenty of time to prepare. Don't leave it until the last minute and be forced to do a garage dash for a four pack of beer and a cheap card - start preparing now. Think about what your dad likes, what is meaningful to him and your relationship. Gifts that last the test of time are a fantastic choice in this cost-conscious and 'green' climate, so why not pick him something that will last?
Personalised gifts are a good choice for this - there's a huge range of presents to choose from, everything from mugs to calendars, to business card holders, key chains and photo frames, all with space to engrave your personal message. These gifts can also be given for hobbies - for example, the personalised Antique Apple Crate Planter is a beautiful gift in its own right for any garden fan, but this one lets you choose a name or message to be printed on the front. It's a smart planter in a traditional style - supplied empty and ideal for planting with cheerful summer blooms. Each is crafted from pine and is a generous size - also good for storing fruit if dad is lucky enough to grow his own, or use as a quirky hamper. These kinds of Fathers Day gift ideas
are ideal because they show thought and planning and yet don't cost a fortune! You can make it even more special by offering to help dad fill it and spending some time with him, helping in his garden - often the best presents of all are the ones that involve giving time.
Alternatively for slightly wilder Fathers Day gift ideas
, why not pick an experience for dad to enjoy? A great idea is a Gyrocopter Flying Lesson - particularly if he's a fan of flying or adventure sports. The Gyrocopter is a helicopter and airplane hybrid, rotor driven using aerodynamics rather than engine-powered. Considered by many to be the safest plane available to pilot and extremely fun too - it has very nimble controls and fantastic manoeuvrability. Flying it is slow and it provides amazing views - a perfect experience for a daring dad! The experience is a good afternoon's worth too and includes all the flying kit and instruction - the flight itself is around 40 minutes and during this time dad will be able to take the controls himself if he wishes, or just sit back and enjoy the view. Why not go along and take photos of the flight as the experience happens - these would be lovely presented later on in a photo album, as a memory of the special day! These are just a couple of Fathers Day gift ideas
to get started with. There's a huge range of gifts and ideas online, which is often a good place to start for a more unusual or thoughtful Fathers Day present. Online shopping also allows you a far easier experience, particularly if you are time-strapped - you will see the latest gifts and trends on offer and be able to purchase and organise delivery without actually needing to leave the sofa if you so wish - nothing nicer than leaving the experts to do the work, whilst you sit back and plan a nice activity to share with dad on the big day.
Why not take him out on an afternoon lunch, or even for a drink to catch up on news and talk about plans. With time so stretched nowadays, dads really appreciate an opportunity to catch up with their families without being rushed and sometimes it's the little things like this that can have the biggest impact of all. Present your carefully-chosen Fathers Day gift in person - don't just send it, make sure you can spend the day with dad if possible and accompany it with a nice card - something that suits your dad's personality and is meaningful, whether that's through humour or a caring message.
With planning, creative thinking and a little time devoted to dad, your Fathers Day gift ideas
will go down a treat and help ensure he gets the day he deserves and will remember forever.
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