As a father myself, Father’s Day is just another normal day for me. I don’t wake up like a child during Christmas, ready to open up present after present. Don’t get me wrong, I love receiving gifts. I just don’t feel that it is a necessity, in my opinion, to receive gifts on Father’s Day. That being said, I think it is still commonplace to give your father a gift on Father’s Day.
Here are my “Top Five Father’s Day Gift Choices.”
5. For The Outdoorsman: A New Tent
Tents are a camping resource that I seem to need to update often. I always run into problems with the fabric ripping, zippers breaking, or water leaking. Even when I went out and bought an expensive tent from Cabelas, I ran into the same problems. In my case, it seems like a tent needs to be replaced every three years. If your father has had his tent for a while, he will surely be appreciative of a new one.
Picking The Right Tent
When your father camps, does he go alone? Does the whole family go with? Answer this question before you make your purchase because you will need to decide on a tent size. A high quality and structurally sound tent is the Coleman Montana 8 Tent. The price on this tent is unbeatable at $119.99 compared to other tents of this size.
4. For The Man That Has Everything: Amazon Gift Card
If you go to amazon.com, you can order just a simple gift card that can be used for anything on Amazon. Although you can buy some gift cards to restaurants and department stores, I think your father would appreciate the gift card more if it were be able to be used anywhere on Amazon. They even have the option for you to buy a “Father’s Day” gift card that will be shipped to you in a gift box for free within one business day. If you are crammed for time, you can also print off a gift card or even send one by e-mail. This is a great way to make sure your father gets what he wants.
3. For The Man That Just “Sips” Whiskey: Sipping Stones
A man that sips whiskey is a true man. Not only does he like the flavor of a strong sipper, but he also has the courage to do it without a mixer. This kind of man deserves a pure whiskey. This man also deserves a chilled whiskey. In order to assure that his whiskey is both pure and chilled, this man NEEDS a pack of sipping stones. Sipping stones are stones that are usually made from soapstone and they lower the temperature of your whiskey. Simply put them in the freezer to chill. Once chilled, they go directly into your glass of whiskey to keep it chilled. You can find them on amazon.com for $10.00-$20.00.
2. For The Man That Doesn’t Want A Father’s Day Present: A Personalized Coupon Book
In my opinion, this will be most men. What do you get a person who doesn’t want a present you may ask? (Wait for it…….) A Present! When I was a child, I remember one year that my father persisted that should refrain from getting him a gift. Instead of getting him a gift, I made him a gift. I made a coupon book full of odd jobs that I would do for him at his request. He simply needed to give me the coupon and I would take care of the task that was specified on the card. Now, I don’t have a link to give you in order to purchase a “coupon book”, so be creative in designing one that will both give your father some help around the help and help him crack a smile. The tasks can be anything from “One Free Backrub” to “Cleaning Up The Dog’s Poop For One Week”. Be creative, but most of all, be thoughtful. Your father will appreciate the fact that you went out of your way to create him a personalized gift.
1. For The Man That Is Your Father: Your Unconditional Love
I’m not one to get all emotional about the topic of Father’s Day, but a simple card, telephone call, or an “I love you” goes a long way. You may not be able to afford any of the aforementioned gifts. You may not have the time or you may live too far away to give a personalized gift card book. Just simply picking up the telephone and wishing him a “Happy Father’s Day”; letting him know that you love him just as much as/or more than you did 20 years ago will make him feel special.
After all, the father of the family is referred to as the provider. He doesn’t expect anything tangible in return for all those years of physical, emotional, and financial support. The only thing that he expects is your unconditional love.