Make it something unique, delicious, and memorable! Whether it is your Dad’s birthday coming up or Father’s day is nearing, choosing the perfect Dad birthday gifts is not always obvious.
Sports and Adventure Dad Birthday Gifts
Whitewater rafting is a possibility. If you are able to afford an expensive gift, try an experience gift. This sort of gift involves purchasing an experience that is not your ordinary activity. Think racing a car on a racetrack, skydiving from a plane, going for a balloon ride, taking a fighter pilot flight, doing a bungee jump, etc. You know your Dad best, so you will know what experience he would find simply awesome and breathtaking. While it is costly, it will be a gift he is never going to forget!
You will rarely go wrong with sports. Tickets to a ball game are great, but if he likes the links, think about getting him a round of golf for two (or more) and one of the better courses in your area.
Other more hands-on experience gifts include cooking classes, ice climbing, wilderness/outdoors first aid classes, learning to make things classes, etc.
Free Father Birthday Presents Ideas
– Spend time with him. Time is definitely the greatest gift of all and something we each have the power to bestow. Spend time with him doing things you know he will appreciate, such as going for a walk, climb, or hike together; going fishing, cycling, or sailing together; watching a movie together; visiting an art gallery or museum; attending a sports match. Choose whatever you are sure he will enjoy and make sure there is time to just chill and talk together.
– Write him a letter of thanks and appreciation. While this is not something that costs money, it is priceless and he will love it. Thank him for the things he has done for you and be sure to specify precise things that have happened in the past year in which you felt he has supported you, cared for you, and made you feel special. Tell him that you are proud of him and that you are incredibly happy to have him as your Dad. This is the sort of gift that will make his day. Enclose this letter inside a homemade card.
– Give him some homemade coupons, redeemable for: lawn mowing, picture hanging or a night of babysitting, so that he can get out of the house.
– Do something he has been asking you to do but you have not yet done. Clean out the pool or gutters, sweep the yard, put away your junk, bring him the quotes or information he has been asking for, show him your trip photos, etc. Whatever it is that you have been putting off doing at his request, do it!
Office Personalization Dad Birthday Gifts
Consider something for his office. Most dads work hard to bring home the bacon, but being stuck at the office all day can be boring. Try a small punching bag or desk sandbox to help relieve frustration and relax. Handheld electronic games, that feature poker or blackjack, are great for breaks. And if his job requires a long commute or a lot of travel, consider an MP3 player or books on CD.
Be creative and make your dad something if you cannot afford an extravagant gift. A wall calendar or photo album filled with pictures of the family are easy and personal gift options that are sure to make him feel good.
Men love tools and gadgets. Is he in the middle of any home-based projects? A new cordless power drill would be perfect. Is he a tech geek? Maybe a wireless mouse or a flat screen LCD monitor would do the trick.