He could be hard to buy for, he could be easy to buy simple gifts for, but what about when it comes to buying something nice, big, memorable. It’s tough isn’t it?
It’s easy to pick up the simple stuff, when it comes to buying the important stuff it becomes harder. You need to be savvy, clever. When you ask him what he wants and he replies “nothing, I don’t need anything,” or worse, “whatever, I don’t really mind.” You need to control your temper. You can win through if you put your mind to it.
There are dozens of things dads like, dad needs, and dads want. This article can help you through it. You may already have a few ideas, but read on and see if anything else stands out for you.
In the first instance you should look for one or two items that can be personalised, items that can bring laughter and cheer. Get a mug and get it personalised, or with a funny tagline that your dad often says. You could also go for something more out there like a photo collage blanket, or any other kind of thing that can in some way be made unique or personalised for a joke and giggle.
If you wanted to get something more practical, then look for the hobbies and pastimes. If he spends most of his time out in the garden then get him something related. It could be something that sounds utterly boring to you, but to him it could be something that is great and means a lot.
Look at the hobbies and pastimes and you can come to a conclusion. Consider things like books on the subject he enjoys. Check out the ones he already has and upgrade it. He will appreciate it.
Men don’t like paying for things they need for the most part, so you could address this by purchasing what they won’t. It could be a new winter coat, something for their wardrobe. New jeans, a new shirt, the possibilities are endless here. Check the wardrobe out for further information and guidance. If they like a particular brand then you know what kind of things they like.
Doing your research means he will get a much better gift than if not, it shows you have put the effort in and have a better chance of getting something pertinent and memorable. It may be time consuming on your part, but certainly worth while.
If they enjoy technology then you have a great in. A new game for their games console could be a good hit, or perhaps something to do with their phone like a case or accessories. Your budget dictates what you can get here because most tech is expensive, but if you are open to purchasing a decent present, turning to technology can provide you with an interesting solution.
Again, before any expensive outgoings you may want to speak to him to check it is what he wants or need, better that than waste the money.
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