Even on Father’s Day, most of us would admit we rarely get sentimental with our dads. As the rock of the family, he’s always with us through thick and thin, playing his role as provider and keeping family life on an even keel, seldom showing his weaknesses, and letting his fatherly strength lead the way. If you count the ways your dad has helped you along, getting you through your driving test and teaching you to organise your finances are sure to figure highly on the list. Yet what are the chances he’s still giving you lifts and you’re still spending his money!
Thankfully, Fathers Day presents provide us with an opportunity to give dad something back for all the sacrifices he’s made. But it’s important when choosing a gift to decide exactly what sort of message we really want it to convey. When we choose a bouquet of flowers for our mum, by the very nature of the flowers it’s obvious that we’re expressing our love and thanks. With Father’s Day presents it’s never that easy, as we’re always focussed on more masculine gifts that satisfy our dads need for practical and useful solutions. So when Father’s Day is heading our way, it’s always worth investing some time in finding some unique gifts that communicate our love and thanks. After all he’s done for us, most of us would agree it’s high time we got sentimental with our Father’s Day presents.
Expressing Your Feelings
If you’re really looking for extra special Fathers Day presents that will bring feelings to the forefront, the ‘From you to me – Dear Dad’ journal is something that says it all. Winner of ‘gift of the year 2008′, it’s a unique journal with pointers designed to help your dad create his own little mementos, anecdotes and memories of you, his children.
If he takes the time to fill it, this is a gift that will take him on a journey down memory lane and he’ll end up with a precious story book which will last for generations. If you prefer Father’s Day presents that give out your messages of love in a simple and minimalistic way, the range of luxury polished glass paperweights, engraved with a selection of messages such as ‘Dad you’re a star’ and ‘I love you daddy’, make stunning ornaments for his desk or bedside table, and are an everlasting reminder of how much he means to you.
Saying Thank You
If you’ve never really had the courage to say thank you to your dad for all the love he’s given you over the years, Father’s Day presents give you the opportunity to do just that. The specially compiled ‘Thank you’ music CD is a soothing collection of easy-listening jazz tracks for dad to relax to after his chores. Saying thanks with music is an emotional message and one that never goes out of fashion.
If you prefer to present him with something he can look at again and again, why not consider the gorgeous glass paperweight engraved with those words ‘Thanks for being a great dad’. Its stunning black and white stripes make it a centrepiece in any setting with just the right masculine tone. Of course, you can choose your own words of thanks if you opt instead for an engraved silver star. Timeless and original, this tactile piece can be engraved with your most heartfelt words of thanks, and is sure to make your dad feel like the star he is.
Buying a bottle of whisky or a box of chocolates as Fathers Day presents can often seem like a bit of a cop-out and lacking in sentiment. When you’re trying to find inspiration for Father’s Day presents, it’s always a good idea to think ahead at what your dad plans to be doing in the coming months, as a gift related to his plans will show just how much thought you’ve put into the occasion. If your dad is coming up to retirement, the book ’101 things to do in a shed’ is packed full of all those little project ideas that he hasn’t had time to put his mind to until now, and will keep him amused for months and years to come.
If he’s planning a special trip abroad, why not buy him the classic leather travel journal, and give him the ideal opportunity to record the special moments from his journey and store all his keepsakes? And how about a specially engraved travel clock to accompany him on his trip? These are gifts which are both practical and sentimental at the same time, and any gift that is personalised with an engraved message will always remind him of you.