So, you asked your dad what he wanted for his birthday and he said “nothing,” didn’t he? Unfortunately, that seems to be the universal answer for dads, which is exactly what makes it so difficult to shop for them.
On the bright side, dads aren’t particularly picky so you could get them a simple and heartfelt gift like a birthday card or a photo frame, and they’d be happy with it. However, why not try gifting your dad something unique and creative this year?
When it comes to gifts for dads, there are literally numerous options to choose from. Dads will enjoy anything from loafers or hoodies to watches or fanny packs.
To give you some fun ideas, here’s a list of creative gifts that you can give your dad on his birthday. Even if he absolutely insists that he wants nothing!
This one is perfect for the dads who consider themselves to be grill masters and backyard chefs. You could gift your dad a mini charcoal grill that would be ideal for an outdoor party or a picnic in the backyard.
You can also pair this gift with an excellent barbecue tool set that includes tongs, skewers, a fork, a turner, and a basting brush. This is one gift that can be enjoyed by the entire family, especially if your dad is a great cook.
If there’s one thing that goes well with barbecue, it’s beer. This is for the dad who enjoys a cold beer on a hot day. You can give your dad a basket of various delicious beers, including his favourites as well as a few new and unique ones that he likes.
This gift can also be paired with a beer mug as well as a personalised beer mat to make it more meaningful. A beer loving dad would surely be pleased with a beer mat engraved with his name or a special message or design for him.
If your dad is a fan of fancy cocktails, you could encourage him to pursue a fun hobby with this gift. A classy mixology kit would not only make a great gift but also a lovely addition to your home bar.
This gift can also be paired with a cocktail recipe book and possibly an online bartending class to help him learn new bartending tricks. You could also top up this gift with some stylish drinkware.
This one is for the dad with a sweet tooth. A birthday party isn’t complete without a cake, but why get a simple cake when you could get a fun, creatively designed cake. You can give your dad a personalised birthday cake. And, while this may not be uncommon, it certainly makes for a thoughtful gift, and a tasty one too!
You could get a sculpted cake that depicts your dad’s beloved objects, a special moment in his life, or just a meaningful message or image. This cake would make your dad’s birthday truly memorable.
If your dad enjoys his daily grooming routine as much as any other dad, then this gift will definitely be a hit. This gift will also not be difficult to find as there are several great shaving and grooming kits out there.
However, if you can’t find a good kit, you could also compile one by yourself. Most grooming kits involve a razer, a shaving cream, an aftershave, a moisturiser, and sometimes a face wash too.
Another common trait among dads is telling ridiculous but occasionally funny dad jokes. So, of course you should give him a gift that would encourage or at least improve that hobby.
If you’ve noticed that your dad has recently started running out of dad jokes, and you’re beginning to get concerned, this gift would be helpful. A book of dad jokes would be an entertaining gift for your dad and the rest of your family.
Birthdays are just some of the many opportunities to show your dad how much you love him. While there are many ways to do that, one of the best ways would be to simply spend time with him.
That being said, surprising him with one of the mentioned gifts would also be the cherry on top of the cake. These are just a few of the numerous gifts that would get your dad excited for his birthday. Go ahead and pick one that you know your dad would enjoy!
Thanks for reading xxx
Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.
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