For years, dads have been getting the short end of the stick on Father’s Day. I don’t care how hard your husband or dad smiles or how much he thanks you, he does not want a necktie on Father’s Day. He might even be into bowties such as myself, but trust me; he does not want a tie. It is the equivalent of a man getting a vacuum cleaner for his wife on Mother’s Day.
Ladies, many dads may say they do not want anything for Father’s day, but don’t believe them. What we are really saying is we do not want a Greatest Dad tee shirt. On Father’s Day, you are going to see many unhappy dads that have been forced into wearing these hideous tee shirts proclaiming they are the best dad ever. Translation: this is the worst gift ever. Therefore, women determine what kind of man you have, establish a budget, skip the neckties and the corny tee shirts and get dad something he will actually want.
There are plenty of smart watches like the Apple Watch Series 3 (which was my early Father's Day gift), Samsung Gear S3 and the Fitbit Versa that will satisfy any tech savvy dad. If your husband wants the appearance of a more traditional looking watch, there are plenty of options like the Fossil Q Men’s Grant Brown Leather Strap Hybrid Smart Watch or the Michael Kors Hybrid Smartwatch.
From the newbie to the casual rider to the mountain trail blazer to the performance driven cyclist, there are plenty of bike options at various price points to get your dad off the sofa. In addition, for the dads who are already cyclist, there are plenty of item to help him accessorize his bike and/or his cycling wardrobe.
For the super cool and suave dad, a new pair of sunglasses would be great for Father’s Day and last all summer long. Instead of choosing them and surprising him, take him to a place like Sunglass Hut so he can try them on to ensure they fit properly.
If your dad loves sports, then why not get him tickets to a sporting event. Whether it’s collegiate or professional I guarantee you he will love you for it. Just don’t get him a “World’s Greatest Dad” tee shirt of his favorite team to go with the tickets.
Think long term and not just the weekend. Get him something that will last such as a 12-month subscription to wine, craft beer, coffee or other interests.
For the dad who likes to grill, hook him with some grilling tools that will elevate his outdoor cooking skills and take his food to the next level. Brookstone has a slew of gift ideas that will keep your dad grilling all summer long.