Christmas presents for dad, just thinking about it probably gets pretty frustrating. Most of us dads never really come right out and tell you what we would like under the tree. To be perfectly honest, we really do like whatever you get us. To us, just the act of getting a present from their children brings us joy.
You want to make this Christmas extra special though. If you start early enough, you won’t need dad to tell you what he wants. All you have to do is watch him and pay attention to the things he is interested in. Every little thing that he does should give you ideas for the perfect Christmas present. When he opens his gift, he will know how much work you put into finding just the right gift. And watching him and paying attention to his interests will bring the two of you closer together. That is a gift that can’t be bought.
As a dad myself, I can offer some ideas and what to look for when you figure out what your dad likes to do. Most dads, myself included, have an interest in at least one of the following areas: electronics and technical gadgets, tools, movies, and the outdoors. Some of us are even interested in all of those things, which should give you lots of ideas for gifts.
For the dads that enjoy electronics and technology, there are gift ideas in a wide range of prices. You can look for things as simple as a video game all the way up to a home theater system. Of course it will be a little hard to fit a home theater system under the tree. Some things that are more practical are: portable hard drives, DVD players, a Kindle, wireless speakers, blue tooth headsets, point and shoot cameras, a vehicle GPS, or mp3 players.
There are even more gift ideas for dads that enjoy the outdoors. You can look for something in the way of fishing, camping or hunting if that is what dad likes to do. New fishing lures, a new fishing pole, a bigger tackle box, a forest service map or even some nice warm socks to keep his feet warm while out hiking. If dad is into golf, you can get him some golf balls, tees, club head covers or a couple of sports towels for his bag.
Does dad like to work on things, then some new tools will surely bring a smile to his face. If you are looking for something inexpensive yet very useful then flashlights, pocket knives or multitools are great ideas. Screwdriver or sockets sets also come in quite handy around the house and are something that will be used all year long.
Again, all you have to do is look to see what dad does throughout the year to find out what Christmas presents us dads really want under the tree.