What kind of Dad do you have? My Dad is the ‘Old Fashioned Dad’ type. He is a creature of habit. He likes what he likes and no one can tell him any different. Hence buying my Dad a gift is a blessing and a curse. I want him to discover the brave new world and he wants to sit at home and drink tea. You see where I’m going with this? What do you buy a guy who has everything he wants/needs for Father’s Day. Buying him a funky gadget will not cut the mustard as he’s stuck in his ways. So what do I do? I update the traditional stuff he likes or buy him a gorgeous jumper from ….. insert Dad’s favourite shop here.
Anyway, Father’s Day is just around the corner and I thought I’d provide awesomely fantastic gift ideas for my readers, whilst catering to your Dad ‘type’.
So you’re going to get a list of Dad types and you can pick the one that most resembles your Dad. Once you know your Dad type, take a look at the stupendously brilliant gift examples and find your lovely Dada the perfect gift.
Let’s get cracking!
The Technology Obsessed Dad
The dad who likes the latest and most up to date gadgets. This Dad is the Alexa owning, FitBit wearing, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus using type of man. The type who keeps up with changes in technology and can talk for hours about the specifications of his newly released laptop. Do you recognise this Dad? Is he your Dad? Here are some ideas on what to buy Gadget loving Dad.
The Dapper Dad
He’s a follower of Fashion, oh yes he is. This dad is fashion obsessed and always on trend. He is quintessentially a ‘cool dad’ and one you can easily hang out with. He has an eye for style and keeps up with the changing fashion trends. You’re gonna have to research the latest trends to get him something good. May I suggest:
The Protective Dad
This Dad is the one who stays awake until you’re home. The one who tells you to be safe and come back home at a decent hour. The Dad that picks you up from your night out. The one that makes you comfort food when you’re in a mood; basically, the one who just protects you as much as he possibly can. Get this special guy something good. My suggestions:
1. A nice watch
The Workaholic Dad
This Dad type sees his role as the Provider. He’s the one who works extremely long hours so his children can have everything they ever need. He loves you to bits and expresses this by working hard and making sure you don’t go without. Spend lots of time with this Dad this Father’s Day. My suggestions are:
2. Engraved Pen
The DIY Dad
When there’s a cupboard hinge that is broken and needs fixing, who ya gonna call? DIY Dad of course. This Dad has a man cave filled with all sorts of DIY drill bits and tools. He’s all about making and mending things. Give him a gift that will fix his Father’s Day. My suggestions:
1. Tool Chest
The Warrior Dad
The one who single handedly is trying to save the planet and simultaneously being the best Dad ever. This Dad feels strongly about climate change and his whole lifestyle revolves around doing his bit to improve the state of the World. This dad is important to the world and he is your world. Gift suggestions:
So which is your Dad? Is he a combination of a few Dad types? Im interested, so talk to me. Leave comments and let me know. Also what are you getting your Dad for Father’s Day? Share your ideas with me. I’m getting my husband a little something from the kids. June is a very expensive month in our household so will have to budget on the Father’s Day gift.
If you want more ideas on what to buy Dad, take a look at my other gift guides. There is a Vegan gift guide, a retro gaming gift guide and if you’re a little stuck on the money side, there is a top 10 budget gift guide too.
Finally a big fat Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there.
Until we meet again. Gift Goonie is over and out.
Disclaimer: I have previously been gifted an item from Watson and Wolfe for a post I wrote in the past.