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3 Simple & Useful Father's Day Gift Ideas

Updated on September 6, 2016

Have no idea what to give your Father for Father's Day?

Are you having a hard time thinking of what kind of gift you should give to your Father for Father's Day? Have you tried wracking your brains for possible gift ideas but, somehow, no matter what, you just can't come up with anything?

Do you worry that the possible gift ideas that you've come up with just don't seem to be enough? Or maybe you think they're just not good enough, not special enough, not expensive enough, not wonderful and great enough?

This one's a great gift idea for dads who love drinking coffee or tea

Best Dad ever coffee mug for Father's Day
Best Dad ever coffee mug for Father's Day

What you need to remember about your dad and Father's Day

For starters, don't fret about not having been able to come up with any gift ideas for Father's Day. In this hub, you'll find three (3) great possible gift ideas that your Father will surely love. These ideas are all simple, practical and useful.

If you already thought of a possible gift idea for your dad, that's perfectly fine and you might be able to find something here that you can add to your gift.

Now, what is important that you need to remember is that you're going to be giving a gift to your Father.

Best Dad Ever 13Oz Coffee Mug Great for Fathers Day or Birthday (1, Blue)
Best Dad Ever 13Oz Coffee Mug Great for Fathers Day or Birthday (1, Blue)

Tell your dad he's the absolute best with this mug. Not only does it get your love and sentiment across, it's also very useful to your father.

He can drink his coffee or tea in this mug and always be reminded that you care about him. You can see more Father's Day gift ideas featured below

 

It's a gift that you've gotten especially for him. He's your daddy and he loves you so he will surely appreciate whatever kind of gift that you give him as long as you're sincere about it and it came from the heart.

You might think that your gift isn't good enough but just the fact that you took the time to get a gift for your Father is already more than enough.

This shows just how much you care about and love your Father.

Furthermore, what is really important on this special holiday (this Father's Day) is just to let our Fathers know that we love them.

Let our Dads know that they haven't been forgotten, that we're thinking of them and we appreciate them and love them with all our hearts. Much more than any material gift, that simple gesture of love is already more than enough. Of course, there's no reason why you can't add to that gift with something material and tangible.

Don't just give your dad a card. Include a short personal note or message for him and tell him you love him

This is how one of Amazon.com's Gift Cards looks like. Don't forget to greet your Father a very happy Father's Day
This is how one of Amazon.com's Gift Cards looks like. Don't forget to greet your Father a very happy Father's Day

Possible gift ideas for Father's Day?

There are a great many possible gifts that you can give to your Father for Father's Day. Your gifts don't have to be expensive if you can't afford it. Give your Father what you think that he would like.

If you know what his hobbies and likes are, then you can easily think of something related to that hobby of his that you can purchase and gift to him. Otherwise, you can also check out these great gift ideas that you can easily acquire from Amazon.com.

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These may seem like simple gifts but that doesn't make them any less great or special. Furthermore, these gift ideas are also all very useful for your Father.

These ideas are practical and would surely be valued by Fathers who have need of these things or could make use of these things for themselves. Take a look at them and see what you think:

1. Wallet

Hugo Boss Men's Bi-Fold Beckley Brown/Black Leather Wallet even comes with a box
Hugo Boss Men's Bi-Fold Beckley Brown/Black Leather Wallet even comes with a box

This item can definitely be considered practical and useful.

Wallets are where we put our money and credit cards and, sometimes, even some pictures of loved ones.

This item helps to keep both cash and credit cards organized so they're not all over the place.

Prevent yourself from losing money by placing it in your chosen wallet. The many men's wallets featured on the right would surely interest your Dad.

If you think your Father's own wallet is old already and in need of replacement, then consider getting any one of these fantastic-looking wallets.

Take a look at the wallets featured on the right from Amazon.com:

Bosca Mens Bi Fold Executive I.D. Wallet Old Leather
Bosca Mens Bi Fold Executive I.D. Wallet Old Leather

This one has an ID or picture window, so you can add a family photo before giving this as a gift to your dad. Now, every time your father looks at his wallet, he can remember his loving family

 

The first wallet is called Hugo Boss Men's Bi-Fold Beckley Brown/Black Leather Wallet.

This wallet may look small but it's more than enough to fit your Father's money and credit cards with its many slots.

Since you can even put a picture in this wallet, you may opt to put one before giving it to your Father.

You can put a picture of your Mother or even a small family picture so your Father can be reminded of his loving family every time he makes use of his new wallet.

The second wallet is Bosca Mens Bi Fold Executive I.D. Wallet Old Leather, which comes in two colors: cognac and dark brown. There's a lot of credit card slots in this wallet. There's also an ID window where your Father can display his ID. But he may also decide to just put a family picture there instead.

Bosca Mens Bi Fold Executive I.D. Wallet Old Leather
Bosca Mens Bi Fold Executive I.D. Wallet Old Leather
Tommy Hilfiger Cambridge Brown Leather Slim Billfold Wallet
Tommy Hilfiger Cambridge Brown Leather Slim Billfold Wallet

This one also comes in a box to make your Father's Day gift look even more special. Don't forget to wrap your present. Remember that you can also include a card with a short, loving message for your dad.

 

The third item is Tommy Hilfiger Cambridge Brown Leather Slim Billfold Wallet. This one comes in a box.

It has fewer card slots than the other wallets but it still has a slot where you can display a photo. It has a different design from the other wallets but this doesn't make it look any less nicer.

Men's Leather Wallet Euro Traveler style with Center Flip ID Window - Black is the fourth item on the list and its name seems to be as long as its features are aplenty. It actually has 16 card slots along with one ID window.

There are two separate compartments for money. It is of high quality and it looks well-made with superb craftsmanship. Amazon.com's product page for this item even says that it is "handmade and well-constructed". This is also a highly-rated product by Amazon.com customers with it receiving a 4.4 out of 5 stars (as of this writing).

2. Fountain Pen

What do you think of this Sheaffer Prelude Signature 22K Gold Plate with Engraved Diamond Square Trim Fountain Pen?
What do you think of this Sheaffer Prelude Signature 22K Gold Plate with Engraved Diamond Square Trim Fountain Pen?

The ballpoint pen that can pass itself off as a fountain pen

MontBlanc Meisterstuck Platinum Line Classique Ballpoint Pen - Black
MontBlanc Meisterstuck Platinum Line Classique Ballpoint Pen - Black

Special note: this is NOT a fountain pen. This is a ballpoint pen but it's earned its place in this list.

 

Does your Father like writing? Does he have a business or other types of work that require him to write and sign documents?

Does he have his own special pen that he always uses? Is he interested in fountain pens?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you definitely want to consider giving your dad any one of these fountain pens featured to the right.

Giving a fountain pen as a gift is actually helpful and practical especially if you're giving it to someone who has need of it or who would greatly benefit from having a fountain pen.

MontBlanc Meisterstuck Platinum Line Classique Ballpoint Pen - Black
MontBlanc Meisterstuck Platinum Line Classique Ballpoint Pen - Black
Sheaffer Prelude Signature 22K Gold Plate with Engraved Diamond Square Trim Fountain Pen (9172-0)
Sheaffer Prelude Signature 22K Gold Plate with Engraved Diamond Square Trim Fountain Pen (9172-0)

You can see an image of this fountain pen above. It come in with its own box and it really looks very classy and special.

This fountain pen is of high quality with an aesthetically pleasing design. Your Papa is sure to have fun writing with this fountain pen. After all, writing doesn't have to be a tedious task.

 

Moreover, there's just something special about fountain pens that you wouldn't say about ordinary pens.

Fountain pens also have their own charm and beauty to them with their different elegant designs. Your Dad will surely love these fountain pens.

Let's take a closer look at the fountain pens featured on the right:

The first pen is called MontBlanc Meisterstuck Platinum Line Classique Ballpoint Pen - Black. Okay, this isn't actually a fountain pen.

As you can see from the name, it's a ballpoint pen. So why is it here? For one, in case your daddy would prefer another type of pen, you can select this ballpoint pen instead. For another, just take a look at the image of this ballpoint pen.

Don't you think it looks very classy? It certainly seems like it can hold its own against all the other fountain pens out there. It might almost be mistaken for a fountain pen with how it looks.

Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pens, 9 Pen Assortment in Mesh Pencil Cup
Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pens, 9 Pen Assortment in Mesh Pencil Cup

Your Father will have several pens with different colors to choose from if you decide to give him this item.

 

The second item is definitely a fountain pen and it's called Sheaffer Prelude Signature 22K Gold Plate with Engraved Diamond Square Trim Fountain Pen (9172-0).

Looking at the image of this fountain pen (which you can see above), it doesn't make you wonder how it can be so expensive.

Even the image makes the pen look to be of high quality.

And the name itself even mentions the gold plate and the diamond square on the pen.

All these certainly add more artistry to this marvelous pen, which your Father will surely love.

Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pens, 9 Pen Assortment in Mesh Pencil Cup
Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pens, 9 Pen Assortment in Mesh Pencil Cup

The fourth item is the Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pens, 9 Pen Assortment in Mesh Pencil Cup. For the three previous pens, you'll get a box where you can place the pen in.

For this item, you'll be getting several pens in a mesh pencil cup. These pens are disposable and they're certainly cheaper than the other pens above but this doesn't make them any less worthy.

Reviewers from Amazon.com have rated this item highly as it got 4.8 out of 5 stars (as of this writing). You also get several different colors for these pens including black, blue, pink, purple and red.

3. Gift Card

A Gift Card from Amazon.com. Use the white spaces to write heartfelt notes to your Dad.
A Gift Card from Amazon.com. Use the white spaces to write heartfelt notes to your Dad. | Source
This Amazon.com Gift Card even comes with its own box, making it look like a gift-wrapped present especially for your Father.
This Amazon.com Gift Card even comes with its own box, making it look like a gift-wrapped present especially for your Father. | Source

Are you still unable to come up with any possible Father's Day gift ideas? Are you still at a loss and completely stumped as to what kind of gift to give?

This can be because you're not sure what your Dad would like and you don't want to make a mistake.

Perhaps you could actually think up of many ideas or you think all the ideas here are good but you just can't decide exactly which gift you should get for your Father. Are you overwhelmed with too many choices? Or do you think there aren't enough choices at all?

Amazon.com $50 Gift Card in a Black Gift Box (Classic Black Card Design)
Amazon.com $50 Gift Card in a Black Gift Box (Classic Black Card Design)

Can't think of anything you want to give to your dad? Not sure what he likes? Don't want to make a mistake?

Want to make sure that you give him a present that he'll really like and love?

If you said yes to some or all of the above, then consider giving your father a gift card.

With this, you can make sure that he'll definitely be able to get what he wants for Father's Day, so you don't have to worry about accidentally messing up.

 

Either way, one of your best bets is to go with an Amazon.com gift card to give to your dad for the holiday in question. Why?

The reason for this is because giving a gift card for Father's Day effectively solves your gift dilemma.

Since you can't come up with any possible gifts to give to your Dad for whatever reason, why don't you just let your Father decide for himself?

By giving him the gift card, your Father can choose exactly what kind of item he'd like for himself so you won't run the risk of disappointing him by getting him something he doesn't actually like or want.

You also avoid getting your Father the wrong sizes or the wrong types of items that he wants.

For instance, you want to get your Father a pair of shoes because you know he's looking to get one but you don't know his shoe size or you don't know what exactly he'd like or you'd forgotten what brand he preferred. In this case, asking him might certainly spoil the surprise of your gift. With the gift card from Amazon.com, you simply let your Father be the one to choose for himself what he'd like.

An Amazon.com gift card with a Father's Day theme; a perfect way to show your dad you think he's the best and that he's number 1
An Amazon.com gift card with a Father's Day theme; a perfect way to show your dad you think he's the best and that he's number 1

Furthermore, the major features of these gift cards is the fact that there is no expiration on any of them and you can use them to purchase any of the millions of different kinds of products from Amazon.com.

Let's take a closer look at each of the Amazon Gift Cards featured on the right:

The first one is called Amazon.com Black Gift Card Box - $50, Classic Black Card. This one comes in a gift box. The highest denomination for this gift card is $500 while the lowest is $50.

The second item is labeled as Amazon.com $50 Gift Card in a Greeting Card. Know that there are various designs that this greeting card has to offer, including a few Father's Day ones, which you can see above.

Amazon eGift Card - Happy Father's Day (Bicycling)
Amazon eGift Card - Happy Father's Day (Bicycling)

Send your dad an email message along with a gift card so he can choose his own present

 

Aside from the many different designs that you can choose from, you can also choose from a variety of denominations for this gift card, the highest of which is $2,000 while the lowest is $10.

The third item is called Amazon Gift Card - E-mail - Happy Father's Day (Bicycling). This item can actually be sent to the recipient in the form of an e-mail.

There are a lot of deigns that you can choose from like the design you see here (relating to Father's Day) and you can even add a photo if you like. You can also send a message along with this card so you can write a note to your Father to go along with his gift. For the denomination of this card, you can actually set the amount that you'd like but there are also set amounts starting from $25-$500.

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Conclusion

Any one of these items can be great choices for a Father's Day gift, which your Father will surely cherish and enjoy. Best of all, these products, whichever one you might choose, are all useful and practical for your Father.

He can make use of the wallet to store his money and credit cards. The fountain pens would be of much help in signing documents and writing memos.

The gift cards will give your Father the opportunity to be able to choose and buy exactly what he wants. Who wouldn't enjoy shopping around Amazon.com and looking at all the products that interest you, knowing that you can actually buy these products? Regardless of the kind of gift that you would eventually decide to give to your Father, don't forget to tell him that you love him. If you're able to, spend the day with him.

Pic credits: The images are enlarged pics of the products from Amazon.com

© 2013 Ceres Schwarz

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      you have suggested some good goods but i can't afford the brands that you had mentioned. I will buy one of the gifts from cheap brands, local brand. Alphine, Boss cost a bomb for me. Anyway, nice hub and thanks for sharing yr ideas

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      Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

      @peachpurple - thanks for the comment. I guess some of these items might be too expensive for others but there are also cheaper alternatives to these items. I am also thinking of writing a Father's Day hub featuring cheaper products.

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