Some Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for, leaving gift buyers frustrated at even the thought of buying Christmas gifts or birthday presents for the father-figures in their lives. Year after year, poor Dad ends up with a mass of gift cards, ugly ties, and gadgets he’ll never use. Don’t waste another dollar on an impractical gift for Dad. With a little creativity, you can score big with a gift that’s sure to make Pops smile.
Here are 5 unique gift ideas for the father-figure in your life:
Orchestrate a Cool Picture
Have the kids lay in the grass, and spell out DAD on the lawn, or have them pose in funny costumes to make dad laugh. Create fun, lasting memories dad can look at again and again. A Nixplay WiFi Digital Photo Frame is a great way to display your creative photographs, while being a great gift in itself.
Take A Journey
Pick a place Dad loves to go, and plan a day or a weekend trip for the two of you. A trip to a local sporting event, a hike at his favorite trail, or a road trip to his favorite amusement park is not only a generous gift, but one that can create a lifetime of happy memories.
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Spend your gift money at the grocery store, and prepare a deluxe home cooked meal. Stick to his absolute favorites, or venture into new recipe territory. Either way, you’re sure to put a smile on his face. Set the table with your finest plates and silverware. You can even get the kids involved by dressing them up as wait staff.
Take Dad right back to his childhood. Do a little research, and find out what was popular when he was growing up. Look through photographs from his younger days, and learn about his favorite things. Then give Dad a box of his favorite candies, and toys from the past. It’ll bring him right back to his boyhood for a little while.
Tickle His Funny Bone
If Dad has a fantastic sense of humor, make him laugh with a collection of gag gifts, joke books, and funny t-shirts. To go along with the material gifts, have the family create a live comedy show to go along with this theme. Make sure to capture the event on video for future viewings, and take a bunch of photos!
Remember, it’s the thought that counts. Do away with the traditional gift ideas, and have more fun celebrating what makes your Dad special. These creative Father’s Day gift ideas are not only fun for fathers, but for the whole family. No matter which experience you choose to share with Dad, don’t forget to capture the memories along the way. Take pictures during the planning stage, and then pass them along to Dad in a cool digital frame. He’ll be thrilled with the keepsake, and proud of everyone’s efforts on his behalf.
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