Buying for men can be tricky. With Father’s Day right around the corner the pressure is on to find that perfect, thoughtful, gift. Here are the categories I use. Over the years I’ve learned that as long as I stay within these categories I’m usually good.
~ Handmade gifts. When my son was young this was a popular category. Ideas here include artwork, coupon book full of hugs, decorated boxes.
~ Electronic Gifts. Ideas in this category include an iPad, a Kindle, Nook, Powerbeats by Dr. Dre Clip-On Earbud Headphones, bluetooth earphones, or chrome cast type products.
~ Clothes. This is my “go-to” category. You can rarely go wrong here.
~ Fitness gadgets. This includes a bike computer or a GPS watch. This category also includes golf equipment (of course!)
~ Memory-Makers. Items in this category include concert tickets, movie or bowling gift certificates.
~Cologne. I’m not sure how to label this category. You know…cologne, mens facial do-dads like a men’s Clarisonic.
~ Car Gadgets. Sun Visor, license plate holder, weather tech floor mats.
~ Sports Memorabilia. Helmets, Tshirts, yadda, yadda, yadda. The list here goes on and on and on.
~ Weird Stuff. This category includes things he’d never buy himself like a bow tie, a walking stick (a cool one engraved with love), or a plane ticket to see his brother. These things, of course, aren’t “weird” they’re just outside the box. I keep a list on my phone throughout the year of these things as I think of them.
Whether the man you’re shopping for is young or old there’s something in these categories that will make him smile.
Here is a printable Father’s Day picture for your little ones to color:
Father’s Day Bow Tie