Gifts are a source of joy not only for the one receiving it but more so for the one giving it. There is nothing greater than the feeling of making someone happy and especially when that someone happens to be your father, it can’t get any better.
Father’s day falls on June 17 every year and is easily the most opportune time to gift the `man in your life’ something memorable. There are many options available so let us examine the top ten.
10 Best Father’s Day Gifts 2012
Men of all size, shape, colour, caste, creed and race are usually fond of gadgets. Fathers are no different. A latest mobile, a tablet or an e-notebook are all winners as gifts.
For the more adventurous an SLR camera or a handy cam, a portable music station, a game station will definitely get a thumbs up.
2. Sports related
Anything to do with sports always tends to bring a smile on a man’s face. An indoor putting set will be a hole in one.
For the cricketing buffs an IPL ticket for 2 could do the trick. Besides, T- shirts with the names of their favorite players, cricketers or footballers is a youthful idea.
Get him a finely crafted suit, a well stitched shirt or a necktie. Even a traditional kurta and churidar/ pathani salwar are ought to make him happy.
For casual wear a selection of colorful T’s and comfortable loafers are a good combination.
A Johnny Walker, Jack Daniels or a Chivas Regal can all do what nothing else can.
A good bottle of scotch or champagne, wine or liqueur will never fail you. When in doubt, short of time or of ideas this is something which will always work. Your fall back option.
5. Car Accessories
Cars are a man’s best friend. A little something for the best friend and you will see a visibly happy owner.
Revamp the interiors of his favorite ride, gift him a good hands free device, a mini car bar, a small 14” car LCD and see the happiness grow.
6. Holiday package
They never really get to go on a holiday. Life has always been too busy.
Sometimes, it was work and at other times family constraints. Gift him a holiday to a place of his choice. A trip to Laddakh or Manali during summers would be god sent.
7. A Dinner with friends
He’s still the very busy father and can’t find time for a holiday.
A dinner with some men friends will help him rewind. Book a table for him and his friends at his favorite restaurant. Over food, drinks and old world gup- shup he will silently bless you.
A good book is again a safe bet. An autobiography,
A book on World History or International Affairs, a best-selling fiction, A classic or even a how to do it or motivational book. Always remember to keep in mind the taste of the reader before gifting.
9. Individual ideas
There are many individual gifts that can’t be clubbed under one head.
For the smoker there is the flavored hookah, for someone who enjoys lazing around there is the sofa-cum bed and the lounge sofa and for the cooking enthusiast a 10 day cookery class. Above all there is the sauna treatment, DVD packs and watches.
But, when none of these seem to click then on this Father’s day gift him some, TIME.
Spend a day with him doing everything he loves. Forgotten hobbies, old numbers, a quiet dinner and finally a heartfelt hug and a deeply meant thank you. No gift will ever surpass this one.