Alright ladies. Can we all agree that men are the hardest people to shop for? Good. Ok so there’s men…And then there’s my Dad.
He is by far THE worst person to shop for. And we tell him this every year. For my brother, I can usually get away with buying him a new button-up from J. Crew or some accessory for his computer. But my Dad? Anything he wants, he goes out and buys it. It doesn’t matter if his birthday or Father’s Day is just a few days away, he pays no attention. It drives me and my family nuts! Does anyone else have this problem with dear ol’ dad?
So after hours upon hours of Pinterest research, I’ve created an ongoing board of out-of-the-box ideas for Dad. And let me tell you, these have been huge hits! If your Dad is anything like mine, I highly recommend you give some of these gifts a try for Father’s Day. I think your old man will be both impressed with your creativity and pleasantly surprised at how much he loves something he never knew he wanted. A man can only receive so many cuff links *gag*
1. Baseball Bottle Opener – Is your dad a big baseball fan? But he has every kind of merchandise for his favorite team already, right? Let me introduce you to this bottle opener. It’s made from an actual game-used bat from his favorite baseball team. Now that’s a unique gift. My dad went ape sh** over this!
2. Man Crate – Man crates are great because they cater to every manly interest possible. Sports team? Sure. Meat/Jerky? Sure. Zombies? Sure! And the gifts come loaded in a wooden crate that he has to pry open. This is all-around “Dad”.
3. Craft-a-Brew Beer Brewing Kit – My dad loves beer, but it wasn’t until I bought him his all-in-one beer brewing kit that he learned just how much he loves to brew his own beer. The kit comes included with everything you need to brew a gallon of beer. All you have to do is select the recipe that speaks to your dad’s tastes – Stout, Chipotle Amber, West Coast IPA – they have it all!
4. Framed Picture – The picture above is a photo I snapped of my mom and dad on film. I had it blown up and framed and it literally brought my dad to tears (sorry to let the cat out of the bag, Pops). I have never given a gift that has elicited such a reaction. Just goes to show that the best gifts really do come from the heart. Pick your favorite picture with your dad, frame it, and brace for waterworks.
5. DIY Garden Markers – This was my father’s day gift last year and it was a major hit! He has a garden with about 5 different varieties of tomatoes and peppers, so some plant markers were desperately needed. I sliced some wine corks in half (putting those 5 million corks to use again!), labeled with his plant names, twisted some wire and stuck it into the cork (pre-drilling little holes helps). Easy peasy. For some extra pop, I sprayed the wire with gold spray paint.
I hope at least one of these gifts speak to your dad’s interests! I know dads are hard, but at the end of the day, they are simply happy to be surrounded by their loving family. Make sure to let your dad know just how much you love him!