Many years ago, the go-to option for dads included buying a tie and eating BBQ in the backyard. While any gift should be appreciated, modern dads aren’t the same as dads from the 1950s. A lot of men now work from home and if they do head into the office, they might be sporting some skinny jeans and Adidas sneakers instead of a suit jacket and tie.
This means that it’s time to get more creative when it comes to buying a nice Father’s Day gift. You might be scouring the Home Depot ads already for something he might want to add to the toolshed, but think beyond things that are practical to find a gift that’s enjoyable instead. Just like most women don’t want a new vacuum for Mother’s Day, most men don’t really want a practical gift.
Some modern men enjoy a bit of luxury. They want to own Rolex watches or add scents like Cool Water cologne. They enjoy eating organic foods and shopping at high-end stores. They want to play golf at the country club and spend time drinking craft beers. They don’t want a life of Wal-Mart and the local pub. And that’s okay. They can enjoy their luxury subscription boxes with cigars and high-quality liquor. Luxury goods for Father’s Day can be the perfect way to pamper the dad in your life. Whether it’s the father of your children or your own dad, find a simple luxury item he might love.
You can find subscription boxes for almost anything a man could love. Whether you get one to fuel his obsession with jerky, one that helps him practice a new hobby, or one that sends his favorite snacks to his office each month, you can find a subscription box for any man. Check out what Butcher Box, Stitch Fix, and Cairn have to offer when you’re looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift.
Want a better idea than a new tie? Think about what high-tech gadgets he might enjoy. A new GoPro, a tactical drone, or even a new set of AirPods can make for an enjoyable Father’s Day gift. You might even consider giving a gaming device or a set of neckband speakers. The sky’s the limit when it comes to technology. There are so many fun options that can either make life more enjoyable or do something useful.
Some men love fashion. Whether you pick out something he’s been eyeing, or you take him shopping for something new to add to his closet, give the gift of great fashion. A new outfit for Father’s Day is a wonderful way to show your appreciation. And while it’s practical, it’s also something he’ll enjoy more than a pack of new socks or some underwear. He’ll love strutting around in a new pair of pants, or the latest Gucci shirt. Fashion is all about the aesthetic.
Some men really aren’t into getting gifts. They figure if there is something that they want, they can just buy it for themselves at some point. They do, however, enjoy gifts that feature their kids creating art or even photos to put at their desk. Dad’s love being a dad as much as moms like being moms. Find a way to create something simple and handmade with the kids either for the home office or for his workplace.
Modern men have more tattoos than in generations past. If you want to give a great Father’s Day gift, why not give your tattooed guy some more ink options. A gift card to his favorite tattoo artist can go a long way to making Father’s Day special each year.
Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be challenging. Some dads genuinely don’t want to make too much fuss on the day each year, while others love getting a little something from their wife and kids. You can make Father’s Day more special by finding gifts that he will actually enjoy instead of just looking at what’s expected. Ties are out, but meat boxes, clothes, luxury items, homemade gifts, and even tattoos are in. Bless the modern dad with one of these gifts in 2022.