It might not feel like it just yet, but Christmas is rapidly approaching. It won’t be long before the big day arrives, and this year should be the year where you finally get more organised.
One of the main tasks throughout your preparations is buying presents for your friends and family. While giving is easily better than receiving, the pressure of finding the right gifts is a burden that no modern man wants. And your old man is easily the hardest person to buy for.
Forget the socks. This year is when you will finally get something to truly put a smile on his face. Here are four fantastic options.
Most men love sports. In fact, there’s a good chance that your father passed on his love of a team down to you. Therefore, it’s the perfect foundation for getting the perfect present.
Much like the relationship between father and son, there is a sacred bond between a man and his favourite sports team. Buying tickets for an upcoming match is a great way for your Dad to enjoy two of his favourite things.
You can take the present to the next level by sourcing signed sports memorabilia from his favourite player too.
Celebrate His Hobbies
By definition, your father enjoys spending time completing his leisurely hobbies. Once again, this is a great way for you to find a present that’s personal and will enhance his experience.
Most people collect something. Embracing this will not only add to the collection, but it will also serve as a constant reminder of your love as father and son. Better still, you could source a unique item that celebrates his past. A fairground model could serve as a reminder to his youth, as well as being a way to improve his hobby.
The best thing about this type of present is that it comes straight from the heart. He’ll appreciate that more than any monetary value.
Appearances are important to any man. Rather than investing in some expensive novelty socks, you could make a far greater impact on his life by enhancing his daily rituals.
Facial hair plays a vital role in a man’s look and style. Therefore, you won’t go far wrong with a quality beard trimmer. Combine this with beard oils or other beard care products to take his grooming to the next level.
There’s a good chance that he’s become stuck in his old ways. Introducing modern grooming to his life is one of the greatest gifts you could give.
Without wanting to make stereotypes, a lot of older gentlemen can’t be dealing with laptop computers in their lives. However, there is no doubt that they could benefit from the simple pleasures of having access to the family. Buying him an iPad or tablet could be the answer.
Help him to set up Facebook and FaceTime and he’ll have instant access to family and long lost friends. The easy to use interface should make it a lot easier. Besides, if it’s only being used for recreational use, the tablet is easily capable of fulfilling those needs.
It’s nearly 2016. Now is the time for your old man to be dragged into the digital age. He’ll thank you in the long run.