Given the amount that’s going on at the moment, you could be forgiven for overlooking the fact that Father’s Day is imminent. The day is an opportunity to proclaim our affection for the men to whom we owe so much.
In the current climate, it can be difficult to know exactly what sort of gift to shop for. Father’s Day cards are a must, but what about presents? Here, we’ll run through some of the things you should be considering.
What does your dad do?
How has your dad been occupying himself over the lockdown? Has he been keeping physically active? Is there a new hobby to which he’s taken a liking? The answers to these questions should inform your choice of gift. Fitness might be encouraged through high-tech devices like Fitbits and other high-tech gizmos. but a sturdy pack of sports socks will do the job just as capably.
Now that summer’s arrived, dads across the country will find themselves spending more and more time outdoors, soaking up the good weather and possibly looking after the garden in the process. If this sounds familiar, then buying something that’ll prepare him for the summer might be worthwhile. A fold-out chair, a chimney starter for the barbeque, or a new hedge-trimmer might all make worthwhile gifts.
Over the last few months, we’ve all gotten accustomed to dressing down. After all, when you’re only walking around the house all day, there’s no reason to spend much consideration on your wardrobe. But now that lockdown is being gradually lifted, your dad will have more cause to think about venturing outdoors – and so any gift that’ll encourage him to look his best is sure to be appreciated. Sunglasses, new shirts, and fashionable hats are all sure-fire winners.
Kitchen gadgets make for popular gifts, and for good reason. Just about everyone has a favourite kind of food or drink, and the right gadget makes creating those little treats that much easier. Toastie-makers, bread-makers, coffee-makers and deep-fat-fryers are all candidates. You just need to make sure that your gift isn’t going to end up gathering dust after the novelty has worn off. A safe bet is to opt for something that’s going to make life easier. If he’s a fan of steak, then a cast-iron skillet is an obvious choice. It’ll last for a lifetime, and it never really hurts to have a spare knocking around!
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