Even on a tight budget, it’s easy to buy a gift for a father. If you are brainstorming, simply think of appropriate gift categories for your Dad. You can get Dad a practical gift, a gift that supports his interests and hobbies, or a traditional gift for a man. Don’t worry! It’s easy to buy a gift for a Dad.
If your Dad is a practical person, you can look for a gift that he will use every day. You can start with simply hygiene products like electric razors. Even a basic electric shaver like the Remington DA-307 Electric Shaver or a Norelco Micro Action Plus Rotary Shaver will last a long time and serve your Dad well for under $50. If hygiene gadgets won’t work as a gift for your Dad, you might move from the bathroom to the kitchen. Every Dad likes to eat, drink, or snack. If you are shopping for a father’s day gift, summer is right around the corner and an iced tea machine like the Mr. Coffee TM1 Iced Tea Machine is always practical. If your Dad likes to watch movies or needs a healthier snack alternative, you might also try a Popcorn Machine. An Air Popper like the Presto Poplite Hot Air Popper could wean your Dad off of the microwaveable popcorn forever. If your Dad likes to cook, you might go for an infomercial favorite like the Big City Slider Station. Tools are another practical gift for a Dad. You could check out the latest in laser levels or hand tools. But, if a new tool doesn’t spring to mind, you could also look a tools that are packaged conveniently. A convenient self-contained tool kit like the Ikea Fixa Tool kit is great for little jobs around the house or for tucking away on Dad’s boat or RV.
Of course, if your Dad already has a lot of practical gadgets already, you might look at a gift that supports his hobbies. For example, if your Dad is a sports fan, you could get him a sports team wristwatch like the GameTime Agent-series Team Watch. If your Dad likes is a birdwatcher or likes to watch sporting events live, a pair of compact binoculars might be the perfect gift. If you are on a very tight budget, you might get Tasco Essentials 8×21 binoculars, but if you want to buy a truly nice pair of binoculars you might check out Steiner Safari 8×22 binoculars. The only drawback to shopping for a hobbyist is that you have to read up and do your homework about your dad’s hobbies. For example, if your Dad is into astronomy, you might want to read some rules for telescope buying before you buy him a telescope. If your dad is a shooter, you may want to read up on things that prove useful at the shooting range. If your Dad likes high tech gear, you could get him a digital camera or a digital camcorder. For example, the RCA Small Wonder is a tremendously convenient digital camcorder that fits in a shirt pocket.
Of course, if you are still stumped, you can always find refuge in traditional gifts for Dad. You generally can’t go wrong with wristwatches, pocket knives, or multi-tools. If you are looking for a nice modestly priced line of interesting watches, you might check out the Relic brand of watches sold at retailers like JC Penney and Kohls. The Relic “Wet” Multi Function watches or Relic LCD watches are great choices. If your Dad is getting older, he might appreciate a watch with a large digital display like the Armitron All-Sport Digital Watch or he might appreciate the ease of a watch with a velcro strap like the basic Timex Expedition Analog watch or even the comfortable, but inexpensive, Walmart MZ Berger analog/digital watch.
If a wristwatch wouldn’t appeal to your father, you might look for a nice pocket knife. Plenty of quality knives are still made in the United States. For example, the WR Case Company makes knives in the U.S.A. with sturdy stainless steel blades and materials like bone and antler in the handles. Even a simple working pocket knife with a synthetic handle like the WR Case Sod Buster Jr is a mighty comfortable pocket knife. Of course, if you looking for a multi-tool, you might check out the Gerber Suspension Multi-Tool. It’s a nifty gadget with very useable pliers built in.
Finally, if your Dad has any medical conditions, you might want to buy products that will help him address those issues. If he is a diabetic, you might want to buy appropriate snacks for a diabetic. If he has feet problems, you might want to buy your Dad some good shoes. If he has ugly feet, you might want to buy him Heel-tastic!
If you are persistent, you’ll be able to find your dad the perfect gift for Father’s Day, your Dad’s birthday, or Christmas. Good luck and happy hunting!