Tips For Buying A Present For Dad

Christmas is over, and perhaps this was just another one of those years that buying a present for your husband proved a terrible challenge.  Maybe wandering through an electronics store proved overwhelming.  Or worse, talking with the hardware store associate seemed to get you nowhere while your kids raced up and down shouting, “Mommy, let’s get Daddy this chainsaw!”

If these scenes feel familiar, then you aren’t alone. Shopping for husbands, dads, brothers, uncles and the other men in your life can often place you smack dab in completely uncharted territory like the power tools isle at Home Depot.

If the world of guy stuff is a foreign place for you, here is a guide to buying the next present for your husband, whether it is his birthday, Father’s Day or you are ready to get started on the puzzle next Christmas.


The Gifts of Thought and Time

For the dad who either has everything or seems not to want anything, there is always the great option of homemade gifts. When it comes to hand making presents, the thought really does count. And there is an unlimited list of creative ways to show your man that you and the kids care.

Some classic ideas include:

•A personalized calendar of family photos

•Office supply holders

•Decorated picture frames

•A hand painted barbeque apron

Another fantastic gift comprised of quality time is to create a coupon book. The book can have coupons for date nights, golfing or fishing days, weekend camping trips, his favorite meals or deserts and, of course, lots of hugs and kisses.

Unusual Places to Shop

Sometimes, finding that one of a kind present comes down to looking in unusual places.  Perhaps it is an antique store or a surf shop.  One unique but effective place to shop is at guy stores like Groovy Groomsmen Gifts.  Though groomsmen present retailers for wedding parties, these shops provide a good selection of personalized, unusual and cool gifts like belt buckles, cigar cases, glasses, kegs and other manly items.

Are Gift Cards Really Bad?

If all else fails and you can’t find something that really jumps out at you, it is really not so bad to wind up in the gift card isle.  Lots of men are pretty practical, so a gift card might be just what he wanted—permission to spend as he pleases.

Some people complain that the guys in their life are difficult to shop for because they go out and buy whatever they may want or need. If this is the case in your relationship, a gift card can be the perfect way to beat him to the purchase by paying for whatever it is next before he even finds it.

With this list of solutions, you will hopefully be prepared to shop for Dad or any other confusing male enigma on your list.

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