gifts.com makes finding the perfect father's day gift simple
gifts.com men's editor, dan tower, offers top tips for finding the best gifts for dad without reinventing the wheel.
New York, NY – May 28, 2008. Father's Day is June 15, and it's time to honor Dad with a winning gift. Gifts.com, the leading gift recommendation and advice site, shares top tips for getting Dad's gift just right. "There's really no need to think outside the box for Dad," explains Gifts.com men's editor, Dan Tower. "He likes his box...just make it a little nicer on Father's Day." Tower offers the following do's and don'ts for giving the best Father's Day gifts.
Do: Shop by Dad's interests
This might sound like "Gifting 101", but when looking for a Father's Day gift, start by making a list of his interests. Is he a sports nut? Grill master? Technophile? Get Dad a new gadget, book or accessory that supports his hobbies. On the flip side, it's best to steer clear of gifts involving activities you'd like him to be interested in.
Do: Treat Dad to his ideal Sunday
Take your cues from what Dad likes to do on the other 51 Sundays of the year and then give it the super-size treatment. For example, if he likes to check out the game on TV most Sundays, consider taking him out to a real ballgame instead. If Dad loves to grill, throw him a change-up, swapping those hot dogs and burgers for a Porterhouse or swordfish steak.
Do: Keep in mind stage of fatherhood
For his first Father's Day, go cute. A framed picture of Dad and the little one is almost mandatory and let him know that when it comes to being a dad, he's a natural! When the grade school art class projects stop rolling in it's time to collaborate with the kids on creative ways to celebrate their dad, like making a funny family movie in his honor. And when the kids are grown up (or old enough to know better), consider chipping in on one big gift for dear old Dad. By combining resources, the kids can afford to treat him to something really special without breaking the bank.
Don't: Take Dad outside of his comfort zone
Dad has taken his sweet old time to develop his tastes and preferences. No need to try and change him, especially not on his day. So if he'd rather watch the grass grow than check out fine works of art, pass on the family trip to the museum. If he's worn vertical striped buttoned down short-sleeve shirts his whole life, think twice about getting him the horizontal stripes because you think he'd look good in them.
Don't: Get Dad something that he'd prefer buying himself
When it comes to Father's Day gifts, sometimes the devil is in the details. For example, you've peeked at his scorecard, so you know he's been losing plenty of golf balls in the water. But do you know what ball he plays or what ball he'd like to try out? Nailing personal preference can be really tough when it comes to equipment or electronics so give him a gift card to his favorite store instead. While gift cards may seem a tad impersonal, they give Dad the opportunity to go out and get exactly what he wants, which is a gift he'll totally appreciate.
Don't: Worry too much about the amount you spend
Bottom line is you're lucky that dad is such a great sport (and he's lucky to have such a terrific family!). Making his Father's Day great has nothing to do with how much you plunk down for a gift. He doesn't ask for much so just let him know how much you love and appreciate him, and he'll have a smile on his face all day.
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