Father’s Day is a special time to show just how much a father is appreciated. Sometimes picking that perfect gift for dad can be difficult and exhausting. Here are five great gifts most fathers are sure to love on their special day and all year round. When you give your special dad these gifts, it’s also a good idea to have great presentation. After each gift listed below, there will also be a presentation idea.
Gift Idea #1:
Some men are kids at heart and still love the sweet and frozen icy-cold taste of a good snow cone. Snowcone machines are usually sold in the children’s toy department at retailers like Wal-Mart and Target. The price range is generally around $20.00 or less. There may be fancier machines out there, but the ones in the children’s department are easier and much more fun to use. This is a gift a father can enjoy for more than just one day.
When presenting the snowcone machine, a fun way of giving the gift could be to make a snowcone and give it to your father. Then, ask him, “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could have snowcones any time you wanted?” Then, after he answers yes, you could say “Well, now you can” and hand him the snowcone machine with a bow around it. Remember to wipe off any residue you may have caused while making his snowcone. You wouldn’t want to hand him a dripping mess.
Gift Idea #2:
Let’s face it. Even newer cars are not 100% reliable. If your dad’s battery falls dead, you don’t want him getting stranded in the middle of nowhere. There are many different types of battery starters. Some models are larger and can be kept in the garage. Many people prefer the smaller, less bulky ones because they can be stored in the trunk of the car where they will actually be needed without taking too much space. At Wal-Mart.com, the prices for these range from about $35.00 to about $50.00.
Presentation of the battery starter could be real fun. One way to present this gift is to place it in your father’s trunk. So, how do you get it in there? Well, just pretend you left something in his car the next time you ride with him. Then, ask for the keys and put it in there. If that’s not going to work for you, ask him for a ride to the store. Tell him you’re going to be real quick, so there’s no need for him to come in. Then, when you come out of the store with the package, ask him to pop the trunk so you can put it in. Be sure the sales clerk gives you a bag or box big enough to disguise what you have. Also, bring along or purchase a Sharpie marker so you can quickly write “Dad” on the bag or box. A great store to go to for this is Wal-Mart because they sell everything, so he’ll never guess what you’re getting is for him. When you get back from the store (either your house or his), ask him if he can get your item out for you because it’s heavy and you’re tired. When he opens the trunk, he’ll see the large letters that say “Dad” and he is sure to be surprised.
Gift Idea #3:
MP3 Player or iPod
If your father is like many other people, changing Cd’s while jogging or otherwise listening to music can get quite irritating. To cut down on your father getting annoyed, you could get him an MP3 Player or iPod. There are many different models out there. Some are just for personal use and others can hook up to a docking system which enables them to play from speakers. Still, there are others that can stream music through any radio. Which one is best for your dad? That depends on where you feel he will use his MP3 Player or iPod the most. Read the specifications of each one and decide which is best for your father. The prices generally range from $30.00 up to over $300.00 and more.
A fun way to present this gift to your dad is to download a selection of his favorite songs onto the MP3 Player or iPod before you give it to him. You can even get him a personalized case to carry it in.
Gift Idea #4:
Foot Spa or Foot Bath
Many fathers work hard all day. Their feet get sore and callused. Foot baths or foot spas would be a wonderful gift for a man like this. Each day when your tired dad comes home from work, he can soak his aching feet in a relaxing foot spa. Some are just for soaking. Others have massaging settings and jet streams. Some even come with different types of accessories, such as foot brushes and massage rollers. The prices generally range from $20.00 to around $50.00.
This gift is fun to present when your father gets off work. When he comes in tired from a busy day, fill it on up and bring it to him to place his feet in it. Be sure to let him know that it’s his to keep. He will appreciate it most this way.
Gift Idea #5:
Hot Dog Griller and Roller
Many dads like gadgets, especially ones they will use often. A Hot Dog Roller is one of those gizmos. It’s small enough to have on the counter and dad can use it an time he feels the need to have a link without all the fuss of having to start up the charcoal or gas grill for that perfect wiener.
Presentation is almost common sense with this one. Just whip it on out and roast him some weiners. He will love the hot dogs, but when he finds out that he gets to keep the gadget, he will appreciate it even more.