Father’s Day is a time of year where you can really show your Dad how much you care. It’s just one day out of a year when you can put thought into giving your Dad something really special. While there is also his birthday and Christmas, too, Father’s Day is more about celebrating your special bond. But what should you give to your Dad to show that you really care?
Sometimes, a card is enough. However, for memories that last, you should think about buying your Dad something he’s going to treasure for years to come. Not all Dads are the same, no matter what certain gift guides will tell you! Not all fathers like going fishing, or watching the football, or having a few pints. Sometimes, you’re going to need to think a little bit outside of the box!
Why not think about getting your Dad a unique, hand-stamped gift? Personalised with his name and yours, as well as a message of your choice, you could create a wonderful memory for the two of you to cherish for years and years to come. This is especially going to be worthwhile if you personalise something he is likely to want to use on a regular basis!
Here’s a quick look at some brilliant Father’s Day ideas you might want to consider. Stuck what to choose for your Dad this year? Don’t worry – help is at hand!
Keyrings and Fobs
Yes – keyrings aren’t always that exciting, but when they carry a special message, or are cut to a certain shape, they take on new meaning. You could stamp a personal message on a key fob or chain that your Dad is likely to take with him wherever he goes. This could be a great idea if he loves his car and driving in general!
What’s more, a personalised key charm is one which your Dad will be able to look at day in, day out. He’ll always know how much you love and care for him. What’s more, he’ll be able to take this love with him wherever he goes.
Toys and Gadgets
Guys love their gadgets – it’s something many people never grow out of! Chances are, there will be some gizmo or gadget your Dad will have his eye on. Even the most techno-shy of fathers like having a new toy to play with. If there’s something that can distract him from the toils of daily life, chances are, he’s going to want it.
Gadgets and gizmos come in all shapes and sizes, and you don’t even need to spend a lot of money! Think about what your Dad uses or shows interest in on a regular basis. The internet is full of weird and wacky ideas – and chances are, you’ll be able to pick up a cool little novelty for a handful of change.
Mums and Dads everywhere love their coffee. So much so that coffee drinking has become something of a culture in and of itself! People everywhere are using personalised mugs, flasks, coasters – and are even wearing shirts and other apparel to show how much they love the odd brew.
If your Dad is really into his coffee, you might want to think about getting him a personalised flask to help keep his brews warm while out and about. Alternatively, you could write your own message on a mug, or get a hand-stamped coaster. Again, it’s all about creating a memory, and sharing how you feel about your Dad in a way that he’s never going to forget.
Tools and Accessories
Not all Dads are DIY heroes, but those who are love to have a tinker around. What’s more, they love having access to their own tools and accessories. From drills to screwdrivers and tidy cases to store everything in, if your Dad is mad on fixing up the house, you might want to take a look at some time-saving tools and accessory kits.
You could even personalise some tools and items so that they stay firmly within his possession! There’s nothing more infuriating to a DIY enthusiast than losing access to their toolkit. Not all fathers may appreciate this sort of gift, though if you know your Dad is the sort of person who prefers to fix things than to let them fall to pieces, heading to the DIY section of a store should be the first thing you do.
Socks and Ties
Yes, we’ve heard it all before. Socks as gifts can be extremely boring when you’re little. Ties seem like something you’re bought when you have to go to a function you’d rather avoid! As you get older, however, things change. There are millions of Dads out there who are in dire need of good socks. What’s more, the wackier and fun-filled they are, the better.
The same goes for ties and accessories, too. Think about what your Dad loves and choose designs you think will appeal to his sillier side! Again, you could opt for personalised items for that added special touch. It is entirely up to you! When you become a Dad, you start to appreciate simple things in life like a fresh pair of socks, or a nice tie! It’s a daft little way to show some personality through what they wear, too!
Straps, Charms and Bracelets
Bracelets are no longer seen as feminine accessories. Men and women alike wear wristbands and charms for many different reasons! A Dad may want to wear a lucky bracelet or charm if it has a special message engraved or stamped on the side, for example. He may want to wear accessories if they are to mark a special occasion, or if they are from a particularly special loved one (like a son or a daughter).
These types of gift are very popular right now, especially online. There is a huge market in personalised gifts, simply because they are completely unique! You can have a message or sentiment of your choice stamped and engraved and ready to ship whenever you need it. Your Dad may even appreciate a special dog tag or similar necklace that he can wear to remind him of you when he’s away. Choosing these types of gifts are recommended if you are keen to show your Dad that you’d love for him to take a piece of you wherever he may go.
Rings and Watch Straps
Dads everywhere have rings and watches on their person at all times. They’re not just a fashion statement – as rings symbolise important, life-changing events, and watches, of course, can be used for obvious purposes. Therefore, it might be a good idea to personalise jewellery for your Dad if he is likely to wear it on a regular basis.
Tie pins and clips, too, can also make for extra special gifts. If your Dad wears ties a lot, this may be a simple and subtle way to carry a personal message with him at important events. Again, not all fathers will be into tie pins or clips. However, if your Dad is likely to get use out of them, it is well worth thinking about personalising a special gift for him.
Watches, over time, will need new straps. This can be difficult to arrange – however, if you know your Dad’s measurements, you will be able to easily order a unique strap with a message of your choosing online. What’s more, you may wish to order a unique ring with a message or sentiment of your choice stamped across the edge. What better way for your Dad to remember that there is always someone who cares?
Why Buy Personalised Gifts?
Father’s Day comes once a year. It’s your best chance to show your Dad how you really feel about him! While plenty of fathers will be happy with a simple card, a few beers or other token gifts, he may be touched by the offer of a special, personalised gift made just for him. Your time together is always going to be precious. Make every moment last by creating some wonderful memories.
You’ll likely already know what your Dad likes in terms of gifts and trinkets. There’s a good chance you will be able to personalise something for him that he can use and enjoy again and again. The added benefit, of course, lies in the fact that you have made it special with a unique message. Personal gifts last a lifetime and will be kept and cherished for years to come. Why buy disposable gifts when you could offer your Dad something he’ll want to look after and take care of?
If you’re struggling to find something truly unique for Father’s Day and want to show your Dad how much you care, why not personalise a tag, a keyring, a wallet or a tie clip? Little things mean a lot. Do take a look at our amazing gift offerings online and see what takes your fancy!