by Catalogs.com Info Guru Angela K. Van Winkle
What to get dad, from you – his daughter – that says exactly how much you love him?
We have a treasure trove of great Father’s Day gifts, with a nod to every kind of dad out there.
10. Graphic T-Shirt
Okay, I know what you’re saying, another plain old t-shirt, but hear me out! This is no typical shirt to be thrown in the bottom drawer and forgotten. This is a t-shirt chosen with care, a shirt with eye popping graphics that shows your dad you know what moves him. This is apparel he’ll be proud to wear, to show how much his daughter loves him.
9. Wood Valet
Your father is a sophisticated guy, and nothing says “sophistication” like a wood pants valet. This is a great catch-all for your pop to drop his things into after a long day. But, instead of an ugly mess, this will look classy right out in the open.
8. Flexible Light
If you’re one of those girls shopping for the man who has everything, consider this handy little helper. A flexible super light is great for working in the garage, camping, or precision hobbies.
7. Keepsake box
The bond between a father and daughter is one of the strongest bonds known to man, and memories he has of time spent with his cherished girl are so very precious. This keepsake box, is worthy of a place on his office desk. Fill it with knick-knacks, movie tickets, and mementos that remind you of you and your father is one that is almost guaranteed to elicit a few tears. But remember, pumpkin, those are tears of joy, pride, and gratitude.
6. Personal cufflinks
Cufflinks do not have to be boring, or even old fashioned. In fact, with all the fun options there are now, it appears they’re making a comeback. With everything from cufflinks for golfers to cufflinks for the most avid of Star Wars fans, you’re bound to find a pair to perfectly suit your one of a kind progenitor. Besides, you always suspected your dad was a Jedi.
5. Photo collage mug
For the coffee or hot tea loving men out there, this is a way to give him something both practical and sentimental at the same time. Make it artsy, fill it with picks of his baby girl and time spent together. Or, if your dad is also now a grandfather, include picks of past and present by throwing in images of the whole brood! A photo collage mug is bound to bring a smile to his face every morning.
4. Hi-Def Reader Sunglasses
Does your old man have a knack for catching everything you do? You could swear he wasn’t around when you broke mom’s flower vase, and yet he knew… To help him preserve that laser vision, get him a pair of high definition sunglasses – these are readers! – that will ensure he can see through walls for many years to come. Ok, maybe not through walls, but these babies were developed by NASA to not only block harmful UV rays, but also actually sharpen your vision when you wear them. Old Eagle Eyes never had it so good.
3. Engraved pen
Some fathers are doers: the fishers, golfers, tinker-with-engine types. Some are thinkers: philosophers, scholars, and wise counselors. And some are a little of both. For the paternal thinker in your life, give him something both thoughtful and beautiful—an engraved pen with which to write down all those deep thoughts. If you live far away, this is a great incentive for him to pen a few letters to you. This would also be the perfect way to encourage him to write his memoirs for all posterity.
2. Man’s Best Friend
You know your dad thinks of you as his best friend, and yet, he has a soft spot for that four legged best buddy too. A quirky desk accessory that has gone to the dogs is a great idea, and acknowledges that his heart has room for everyone in the family.
A sturdy old-world compass is a fantastic gift for hunters, campers, and dads with itchy feet. This way, your beloved father will have a heartfelt keepsake which will ensure that, no matter where he roams, he will always find his way back home.