The Top 5 Father’s Day Gifts – What Dad REALLY Wants

So back around Mother’s Day, I published the The Top 5 Gifts – What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day. In the spirit of equality as well as peace, it’s probably fair that I write about dear old Dad. 

No, he probably doesn’t want socks or a tie, and very likely could do without yet another golf shirt. He also probably doesn’t want burnt toast in bed or undercooked eggs, but will (hopefully) graciously accept these token gifts of love from his progeny.

No, dad has a whole other set of desired gifts that he wants. Following are some ideas to get that special dad a gift that he will truly thank you for.

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Top 5 Father’s Day Gifts 
1) Time Off – Moms don’t have the market cornered on this coveted present, and it’s likely that Dad would love some uninterrupted time to do whatever he pleases – without the kids or wife (sorry, moms). While he probably loves you all to pieces, he longs for those days where he could do his own thing, whether it’s spending time with friends, watching the game or reading a book. Give him this gift on June 19th and he’ll thank you for it, guaranteed.

2) A Tech Toy – Be creative and choose your poison. Whether it’s an iPad, a new XBox game or the latest smartphone, there are lots of options these days. Some type of electronic, cool, gadgety thing that Dad can play around with for hours will earn you brownie points in his books. It’s fairly safe to say that most men will appreciate something within the technology realm so if you can hook Dad up with this type of gift, he’ll be a happy camper.

3) Cigars and Scotch – Yea, these particular gift suggestions are stereotypically “male” in nature but the fact of the matter is that many men appreciate a really good cigar and rarely do they get the chance to enjoy one. Splurge on dad this Father’s Day and spend a bit of dough on a premium grade cigar, if you can. Ditto for the Scotch; it doesn’t necessarily have to be Scotch per se, any nice liquor will do. Just think of what your man used to order before you guys had kids and were mired in diapers and doo-doo.

4) A Professional Shave – This may sound like a bizarre gift but bear with me here. It’s likely that Dad has rarely if ever gotten a shave from a barber or similar professional. Apparently it’s quite the experience and so much better than the shaves that are done at home. If you can arrange it, set Dad up for a date at the barber or salon and get prepared to see a new man when he returns.

5) Anything From an Outdoor or Sports Store
– Again, even if Dad is not the outdoorsy or sporty type, there are plenty of items that most men will appreciate in these kinds of stores. And let’s not even mention the fact that they can spend hours walking around in the store, just browsing, uninterrupted (see suggestion #1). If you have a good idea of what Dad would like from this type of store, then take the plunge and buy it for him; if not, he’ll likely be very happy with a gift certificate that will allow him to choose the item that he really wants.


Do you have any great gift suggestions for Father’s Day? Please share!


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