Dads are notoriously hard to shop for and if your father is like mine, he isn’t too fussy and never really wants to pin down what he wants. Chances are, Dad already has a million ties and socks from Father’s Days past and you want to get him something that says something more than, “I had no idea what to get you, so here’s another tie.” This gift guide will give you five suggestions on what to get Dad this Father’s Day.
- Experiential gifts: Sharing an experience with Dad can be just as rewarding as purchasing a physical gift. If your father is the outdoorsy type, how about a bicycle tour in Blue Mountain? Or if he’s a foodie, a Food tour in Negril might just do the trick.
- Encourage a new hobby: For older fathers who have retired, a gift that will help them nurture a new hobby can be an option. I got my father a terrarium from Little Oasis-Terrarium Treasures a few months ago and he loved it! Your dad might not have a green thumb, but paying for tennis lessons and buying him some gear can easily do the trick.
- Get him in shape: It seems that everyone is on a health binge lately. From juicing to new diets, we all want to get in shape. A great gift for dad could be a gym membership. Consider taking a class with your father. Many gyms offer different classes that you might enjoy together.
- A great book: Books are good gifts because you can choose something that really speaks to your father’s interests, whether it is a thriller or a how-to guide. You can even buy a copy of the same book for yourself and read it together for some quality Dad time.
- Father’s Day swag: If you must get a ‘traditional’ gift like a button down shirt, invest in something with quality. You can stop by Spokes Apparel or if you aren’t sure what your dad would like, Spokes also has gift cards.
Step outside of the box this Father’s Day. Experiential gifts can go a long way in making this Father’s Day unique, and with a little time and effort, you can really make this year a special experience for you and your dad.
Monique R Kennedy is the co-founder of the lifestyle blog Orange Street. You can follow Orange Street on Twitter @OnOrangeStreet.