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Gift Ideas for Father's Day 2015

Updated on May 7, 2015

The Gift of Life Can NOT be Rewarded

Except for Adam and Jesus we all got the gift of life through our fathers. And mothers too of course. This lens is about fathers though, so ...

This gift of life is the one thing you can not reward no matter what you do to your parents. And for the many fortunate ones they also received the gift of being raised, loved, nurished, and protected by their fathers. Remember when you were learning to ride a bike?

I am holding myself from writing about my father because this lens is about how to pick a gift idea that will please your father. All what I can do for my late old man is to pray for him be in the paradise, may the Lord bless his soul.

Just remember when you're searching for a gift idea for your father that you are trying to express your love and gratitude, but in no way you can reward him for giving you the gift of life.

What NOT to Get your Dad on Father's Day

Now that you're trying to get your father a symbol of love and appreciation on his day there are certain gift ideas that are just plain bad ideas.

For instance, when you are trying to show your gratitude to your father for giving you the gift of life, don't give him a gift that will take from his own life, like smoke and alcohol. No matter how much he loves those harmful things, don't participate in reducing his life span by giving him such gifts.

Another bad idea is to get him something that can be regarded as an insult gift. This category includes perfumes, deodorant or antiperspirants, a nose trimmer, a toothbrush or a mouth wash ... etc. These gifts send a message that your own dad is not clean enough for your taste.

Also avoid things that can be hazardous, like firearms. If something goes wrong in the future and your gift becomes the reason for your father being hurt or, even worse, death you'll never forgive yourself.

Gadgets

One of the best gift ideas for fathers day. A gadget will be perceived by your dad in a way that you really appreciate him as a person, especially if he never had one before. Tablet computers and Kindle fire are at the top of the list. One of the latest smart phones will also make a great fathers day gift. A gift in this department will range from $200 all the way up to $1000.

Below are some of the best selling father's day gadget gifts.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9", HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 32 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 3rd)
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9", HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 32 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 3rd)

An eReader is one of the best gift ideas, especially this one. Your dad can read his favorite books, magazines and news papers without having to worry about recycling, storage, weight of the book (if he's not that young any more).

 

Watches

The best reaction I got from my dad on a gift I offered him was when I got him a watch. It was stolen from his hand on his death bed, but it doesn't matter as long as he enjoyed it in his life.

Below are some of the coolest watches that fit as a nice father's day gift within $200 range. You can go lower than $50 or higher than $1000, but my advice is to stay above $100.

Seiko Men's SKA475P1 Silver Dial Kinetic Stainless Steel Watch
Seiko Men's SKA475P1 Silver Dial Kinetic Stainless Steel Watch

This is the closest to the one I got my late father, with the white dial and silver band. I was amazed of his reaction. Now that he's gone I wish I had done it a million times :'(

 
Seiko Men's SSC079 Adventure-Solar Black Stainless Steel Solar-Power Watch
Seiko Men's SSC079 Adventure-Solar Black Stainless Steel Solar-Power Watch

Another no-battery model that my father used to have before I gave him the one above.

 
Seiko Men's SNE107 Stainless Steel Watch with Link Bracelet
Seiko Men's SNE107 Stainless Steel Watch with Link Bracelet

The advantage of these watches is that they don't run out of battery.

 

Men Loooove to Gril

I personally would be very happy if my kids (when they grow up) give me something I enjoy like grilling tools in fathers day. Grilling is not just a hoby, it's a healthy way to prepare my meals and stay able to swallow it :-).

Unconventional Gift Ideas for Fathers Day

Gadgets, watches, shoes, ties ... etc. are all conventional gifts and they work great. Actually they are the safest choice. But sometimes you want to do something crazy ... not a bad idea if you know your dad will not get offended.

Depending on your dad's style, level of education, interests and hubbies you can go as crazy as he can take it. Let's take the hubbies first, and I'll take fishing as an example. If your dad is really into fishing you can get him a box of assorted baits, all the way up to tickets to his favorite fishing event (including the flights and the hotel).

Another option that's totally unconventional is "dad'sname.com" website. You can build it yourslef with a few mouse clicks and give it to your dad printed on a color card in a nice envelope saying: "This is your new website yourname.com and your email address is yourname@yourname.com. Happy Father's Day". If he's into this kind of surprises this is one nice crazy father's day gift.

One last crazy idea is a dancing class. And it works both with single dads as well as with couples. Dancing classes are fun and if your dad is into dancing you'll get him to love your craziness.

Gift ideas for deceased fathers on fathers day

If you lost your dad like myself there is still something you can do to give him a gift. In the hearafter the only thing that counts is the good deads. You can help increase the good deads of your father by doing something in his name that sends him the reward as long as it is running.

For example if in your fathers name you make a donation to a school, or donate some toys to a daycare, every time a child benefits from the donation it counts as a good dead towards your dad.

If you sponsor an orphan or a poor family with a monthly donation in your fathers name the reward is given to him.

If you can take it further and establish from your own money a non-for-profit organization to help a certain sector in the community and run the organization yourself or hire someone to run it (NFPOs generate revenue to support themselves, so you don't need to worry about the sallaries) everytime someone benefits from this organization a good dead is added to your fathers record.

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