What most dads want for Father’s Day is to know that they are loved and appreciated. A homemade card or a gift is a nice touch, too. The trouble is, dads can be hard to buy for. You may run out and purchase an old standard Father’s Day gift—such as a necktie or socks—just so you won’t be empty-handed on Father’s Day, but it’s nice to give something especially meaningful.
If you find yourself at a loss for a winning gift idea, here are a few to get your creative juices flowing:
- Buy him a knife – Most dads can find a use for a new knife. A pocketknife with bells and whistles will come in handy in the great outdoors, such as on camping trips. He can use the knife for opening packages, slicing apples, cutting rope or tape, and other odd-and-end tasks. A knife with a 2 ¼-inch blade is considered legal in many jurisdictions.
- Have his car detailed – Everybody loves a well-maintained vehicle, but most of us don’t have time to clean our car as often as we would like. On Father’s Day, borrow your dad’s car and take it to the detail shop. Your dad will be thrilled with the time and money you have saved him.
- Get him his morning coffee – If your dad needs his caffeine fill after waking up, commit to get him his morning coffee for the next few weeks. If he loves espresso, give him a manual espresso press. It requires no electricity and creates a tasty indulgence.
- Invest in new tools – If your dad enjoys home repair projects or carpentry, give him some useful tools. Check with your local home improvement store for gift ideas.
- Introduce him to Instant Granite – If the countertops in your dad’s house are looking tired or outdated, buy him Instant Granite. You may not be able to afford quartz or granite countertops, but this is the next best thing. The vinyl film can add a touch of class and sophistication to any flat surface.
Think out of the box to show your dad that you have invested time and thought into picking out a memorable Father’s Day gift.