Choosing The Right Father’s Day Gift

Choosing The Right Father’s Day Gift

Tired of sorting through boring ties when looking for a Father’s Day gift? Why not get something truly unique for that special man in your life this year. Even though it can be hard to shop for men, a little forethought and creative thinking can lead you to the right gift for the dad you’re shopping for. Is he a tech junkie? Or perhaps more of an outdoorsman? By considering his interests, it will be easier to make smart buying decisions. It’s all about matching the right gift to the right dad. {{more}}* Techie Dads: If your dad is always the first to try out new gadgets, he falls into this category. Luckily, he shouldn’t be hard to shop for. If he doesn’t already have an iPad, your search is over. Or consider a gaming system if he’s young at heart. If your budget is lower, try a subscription to Lynda.com, where he can learn virtually any software program he wants to for $25 a month. * Outdoorsy Dads: You don’t have to go big to satisfy the outdoorsman in your life. Some simple accessories for existing equipment can make his life a lot easier. For example, people who occasionally use a chainsaw to trim trees or hedges often have trouble sharpening the blade when it dulls. But a chainsaw sharpening system like Powersharp from Oregon brand outdoor products, sharpens chain on the saw, on the job, in seconds — showing him just how much you care. Learn more at www.powersharp.com. * Chef Dads: If he can’t be pried from the kitchen, he’s definitely a chef dad. If you have a large budget, consider a new grill, complete with add-ons like a smoker or rotisserie. If you’ve got less to spend, try a new espresso machine or countertop portable grill. Or even a great cookbook with health-conscious recipes may be appreciated for the foodie trying to eat healthy. * New Dads: A digital camera or camcorder will help the new father capture precious first moments. Remember to purchase a memory card with capacity to save all those new memories. You can also go practical with bassinets, strollers or car seats. Or save him the embarrassment of toting girly pink or yellow diaper bags. Baby stores now stock plenty of navy, green, and black bags. Diaper bags come in different styles, too — look for diaper backpacks, fanny packs, and sporty duffle bags. Remember, it’s the thought — not the price tag — that counts. Spend more time thinking than shopping, and you’ll be sure to get him a gift he loves!