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Without a doubt, Father’s Day gifts are some of the hardest gifts to shop for. Most men don’t give a lot of hints about what they want. Just like children, their tastes may also change in short periods of time. Men tend to buy what they are interested in and not give anyone a chance to do something nice for them.
You can start off by sending one of the Fathers Day ecards here, in addition to giving one of these practical, but sure to surprise gifts to that husband, daddy or friend on their special day.
These have become the all-around easiest way to shop for someone. Men love them as much as getting cash in an envelope. Get dad a gift card to his really favorite men’s clothing store or online retailer. It could be a card for iTunes or GameStop, or just about anything you can think of. If you are don’t know his favorite store then maybe get him a prepaid VISA, MC or AMEX card that is good to spend any place.
Live Concert Tickets
For the father who works hard all year, getting out for a night is a treasured thing. Almost any man will love a night of loud rocking music and good times at a live concert. This is something you can plan ahead for and be ready with because most men let you know when a favorite band is coming to town. An even better gift can be tickets for two so that it can be a husband and wife night on the town. Men love live concert tickets, and today they can be ordered online easily!
MP3 / Music Players
Father’s on the go, will love having a portable music device to carry with them at work. It could be an iPod or something less expensive since all MP3 music players can be loaded with tons of tunes for the road. This is the perfect gift for dads who go to the gym, engage in outdoor activities, or just to have sitting by the poolside on a Summer’s day.
Sporting Event Tickets
Just like live concerts, the only thing men like better are tickets to local sporting events. Unlike live concert tickets, this gift might be better attended by father’s and their male comrades. It might be cool to consider buying a group of seats so that he can invite others. What happens at the game, stays at the game, but it doesn’t matter. Not when you see the look on his face when you get him tickets to his favorite team for one night of partying with his friends.
Today there are subscription services that will send men a shaving kit and special extras every month at low cost. This kind of gift is useful for men who are busy. If you are unsure of what to get your father or husband at home, this is an excellent alternative gift choice. If he is a hairy guy, he will appreciate not having to go shopping for shaving kits and refill supplies.
Men love things with their name on them, so engraved gifts are always a great choice. Engrave a loving keepsake like his favorite mug. Engraving is great when put into gold or silver, but it can be done with less extravagant items or metals as well. Engraving lasts forever, so make sure to find the right item and say something worth engraving.
Small simple gifts are often the best for Father’s Day, and money clips fall perfectly into this category. A very good choice for kids to give, because it will remind dad of them at work, on the road, or anywhere he may roam. Money clips are practical, but also usually are made of silver or gold, so they have tangible value. They are a sweet reminder of why a father or husband works hard all day. They can also be engraved!
Streaming Video Devices
Men love to watch movies and television in their man cave. Today it is possible to do these things and save the cost of cable bills. So buy your man a great new streaming video device like a ROKU, Amazon Fire, Apple TV or Google Chromecast. Anyone of these will give them access to lots of free and paid video streaming channels. Plus they can cut out the high cost of cable TV starting this year!
Online Video Subscriptions
Once dad has a streaming video device, the next logical step is to set him up with one or more online video subscription services. These are relatively inexpensive and filled with great movies and TV shows. Some of the more popular online subscription services include Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. All are compatible with most streaming devices and offer a wide variety of updated video content that any father will appreciate the whole year round. This is the perfect gift for a few dollars a month.
Last but not least, keychains are the ultimate Father’s Day gift. They are simple and practical, plus they are something he can carry with him every day no matter what the activity. Most men need a new key ring set every so often, so why not give them one on their special day. A keychain is also a perfect gift coming from a son or daughter, and it is easy to wrap. It makes men think of you, every time they start their car or unlock the door to come home.
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.