Father’s Day is falling on June 17th, bringing with it a big boom in commercial spending. We’ll all be lining the shops and looking for the best presents to buy, all with the hope of showing our thankfulness and appreciation for the role our dad has played in our life. Some of us may have forgotten the last one, but this time we’ll get it right for sure! June 17th!
The best kind of gift comes with knowing the person you’re buying for. Hopefully by now we should know our father’s well enough to be certain of what they’ll like. Still, if you’re gunning for a surprise and too stubborn to ask your old man what he wants, then you should be on the lookout for the following gifts.
With the soaring popularity of smartphones and computer’s in the last few years, watches might seem relatively old fashioned. Of course, you couldn’t be more wrong, and they’re some of the best gifts out there to impress a more mature recipient. Additionally, if your dads of an older generation, then he might appreciate telling the time in the old school fashion (and probably doesn’t know how to effectively work his phone anyway), making this gift a belter.
If you’re going to buy a watch, you may as well snag one from one of the best ranges on the market. Stellar companies such as Henry London provide a widescale selection of quality watches, truly not strapped for fashionable designs or flexible price ranges. Frankly, the sensible among you will end your search here and secure one. If your old man’s a busy chap, then a swanky watch is a great get, and no doubt he’ll appreciate the stylish, yet practical, gift.
A stylish watch may tell the time, but it can’t turn it back. We’re following a theme here, which is practical gifts that lend some swagger in the descent to old age. As your dad gets older, the nose hairs will be sprouting, and grey hairs will be sprinkled in among his natural shade. In the end, he may start to resemble a dropped lasagne as the years roll by.
Nevertheless, you can help him out with a grooming kit. Whether it’s aftershave, moisturiser (which men are increasingly using) or even some tweezers to pluck out those unfortunate grey hairs, you can help him fight for his youth with some pride and dignity. There’s nothing wrong with a little grooming maintenance, especially when there’s an overgrown snot forest growing in one nostril. Ew!
A Family Collage
It costs nothing but a dollop of effort and a dose of creativity, but a family collage is a way to turn up the emotional resonance of the day. After all, there’s a lot of life that has been lived in your old man’s gaze, and its days like Father’s Day when you can remind him of the role he has played in your life. If you’re sentimental, by all means show it.
Indeed, killer watches can’t turn back time, but a family collage book can open a brief but beautiful window into the old days. Perhaps it could contain pictures of the first time he held you? Maybe you could feature images of his wedding day, or other major milestones of his life to illustrate how far he’s come and how much he’s achieved …
… or you can just have a lie in and purchase a groovy watch the day before instead.
Do you have any other gift ideas for Fathers Day this year?
Why not let me know in the comments below.