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Good Gifts for Dad on Father's Day

Updated on October 19, 2015
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Anamika S. Jain has been a social media consultant for six years. She has written more than 200 articles on relationships and dating.

Father's Day Gifts

A father’s role in the life of a son or daughter is no lesser than that of a mother. Still, a Father’s Day does not have the same popularity as a mother’s Day. In fact, the concept of honoring the fathers on Father's Day is very new in India and has been imported from countries like US. However, this trend of celebrating father’s day and buying gifts for father is fast catching on with people even in rural India too. This is an occasion to express gratitude towards your Dad for all his love and support. Father's Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries. Most countries like US, UK, Canada and India celebrate this festival on the third Sunday of June. In Australia and New Zealand, Fathers Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September.

Good Fathers Day Gifts
Good Fathers Day Gifts

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Great Gifts for Dad

With the Fathers Day merely a month away many sons and daughters have already started hunting for a gift to express appreciation to their fathers for all the special things he has done. This day can also be used to honor other fatherly people in your life like grandfather, step father, father in law, uncle or whoever is like a father to you. However, do not buy a gift to your ‘ Sugar daddy’ if you have one because they may take offense.

Jokes apart, what to give a person who has given you everything in life? This seems to be daunting task for many. However, if you consider his personality and interests while picking up the gift then deciding on the right gift would not be a difficult task. Anyways, for a father any gift given by a child would be special no matter how cheap or costly it is. It is the feelings with which you make or present the gift that makes it special. Do not forget to include a Thank you Card if you are not delivering it on your own. Also make sure you talk to him at least for a few minutes on phone. If you are meeting him on person you can give him a warm hug and a kiss on cheek along with your present or presents to show your affection and appreciation to Dad. Don’t tell him in advance that you would be visiting let that be a surprise to him.

Talking of Gifts, Fathers Day Cards and Flowers do not stand much a chance as standalone gifts if you want to make a lasting impression but these can be combined with other gifts. Given are some great Gift Ideas for Father.

Classic Gift Ideas: If your dad who is well dressed and groomed always and likes to make a style statement then gifts like sunglasses, Blazer, Designer Watch, Branded Cologne, Cuff Links, neck ties, Designer Wallet or Card Holder is some of the options you can look into. Even if he may have it already he would welcome another one with a warm smile.

Health Gift Ideas: How about giving the man who took care of you, disciplined you and helped you reach where you are now a gift of good health. Some options to look into can be Health Insurance Policy, Gym Membership, Fitness Equipment's or even an Electronic Cigarette if he has a smoking habit because you genuinely care for your parent and want him to be in good health.In fact the gift of health and fitness is the best gift you can give a loved one because you have your best interest at heart when you gift them a fitness option. Your father would definitely appreciate it.

Gadget Gift Ideas: You would rarely see a man who would not like Gadgets. So Gadget Gifts are a safe bet when it comes to choosing a gift for Dad. Gadgets like Apple iPod's, Apple iPhone, Sony PSP, Garmin Hand held GPS, Blackberry Smart Phone, Canon Digital Camera and Canon Digital Camcorder etc are hot favorites with men. You may also try a brand new video game as gift. A video game may sound silly but men love such things.

Sports Gifts: If your father is into sports, giving gifts like sports equipment's and accessories would be a great idea. If he plays Golf, cricket, tennis or indoor games you can give something which is useful to him while playing. If your father loves watching cricket an LCD TV or Home theater System which can enhance his viewing experience would be a great idea. You can even buy him tickets to watch the game directly.

Unique or Personalized Gifts: Lunar Real Estates now have made it possible to buy land in the moon. Another option available is naming a star after a person. Why not buy your Dad a piece of Moon or name a star after him to show your love and appreciation for him. Options like Digital Photo frame with happy family pictures, personalized jewelry or #1 Dad Trophy would be great choices too.

Miscellaneous Gifts: Options like Books, Movie or Theater Tickets, DVD, Picnics, eating out with Dad at his favorite restaurant also should work well. Use the knowledge you have about your fathers likes and dislikes while you pick the best gifts for him.

So what are you going to gift your Dad this Fathers Day to make his day special?

Father's Day dates for Years 2013 to 2016

U.S.A., Canada, U.K.
Australia & New Zealand
16th June
1st September
15th June
7th September
21st June
6th September
19th June
4th September
Father's Day dates for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for USA, Canada, UK, India, Australia, New Zealand.

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    Sheen 7 years ago

    my dad is an exceptional dad .........

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    jojo 7 years ago

    hey good things for good dads at an acseptible price. :)

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Betty Reid: I am happy if my hub was helpful in picking an ideal gift for Dad.

    quicksand: It is nice to know that you have a wonderful relationship with your father.

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    quicksand 7 years ago

    Oh my Pappa ... to me he was so wonderful ... :)

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    Betty Reid 7 years ago from Texas

    Nice hub. I like how you organized it. Plus I forgot to get my dad a birthday present last week, so I may try one of your ideas.

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for the visit HappyHer and Granny's House. I hope that you would be able to find an unique gift for your Father.

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    Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

    I haven't even thought about Father's day yet. Thank you for the ideas.

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    HappyHer 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

    Great ideas! Thank you. My dad is one of those men who have "everything" so it makes it more and more difficult to pick out unique thoughtful presents for Father's Day. This hub will definitely help.