Think about gifts that will appeal to the family man. Whether you’re enjoying a restaurant meal, a day at the park or a family car adventure, it could very well be the simplest of gifts that Dad prefers the most. Finding the right fit for Dad If your father, husband or other special man in your life is like most, he takes on tons of responsibility and doesn’t ask for much in return. That’s why you should use every opportunity to show the men you care for just how much they are appreciated.
Just like women, men deserve their chances to kick back, relax and be pampered. But many men won’t admit to needing some special attention. Take it upon yourself to show the plus side to devoting attention to grooming, body care and more so that your guys can look and feel their best.
Sports tickets: Pampering a sports fan is simple. Tickets to see his favorite team in action could be the ideal gift. Thanks to ticket prices inching closer to the average mortgage payment, most men don’t get the chance to see their team in person as often as they’d like. An afternoon at the ballpark with the kids or an old friend can be just the surprise a guy is hoping for.
The gifts that makes scents: Men often overlook the little things like cologne and body soaps that can be a decadent indulgence, which women are more apt to buy. Every man needs a little quality pampering from time to time, and there are plenty of grooming products that are catered especially to the male consumer.
Massages: Open up your guy’s eyes to relaxing and therapeutic massages. Many towns now boast salons and spas that offer a variety of massage packages. An experienced massage therapist can work out muscle kinks and address any physical complaints he might have. If your man is shy about venturing out for a massage, there are plenty of therapists who will bring their equipment right to the house.
Go for gadgets: Nary a man walking the earth doesn’t seem to love his gadgets. They can provide the ideal distraction to help him unwind. For the always-on-the-go businessman, give a gift that can help make all that time spent traveling a little less stressful. For the dad or husband who spends his time toiling away on his computer, consider upgrading his computer’s entertainment capabilities to make the day go a little more smoothly.
Whatever his hobby or passion, chances are there’s a gadget out there for him that’s the perfect match. Take care of Dad: Once the warmer weather arrives, most men love spending time outdoors, whether they’re doing yardwork, working on the car in the driveway, or sailing the nearby seas in their beloved boat.
Oftentimes, such days spent outdoors in the sun can take their toll on a guy’s skin Cars, cars, cars! Lots of men treat their cars as their pride and joy. Fortunately for women, a host of gift ideas aimed at pampering your man’s car can be the perfect Father’s Day, birthdays and more. Take his car for a wash and detailing job, get his windows tinted or simply give him a gift certificate to the nearby auto parts store. Whichever road you choose, if it’s one that leads to your guy spending more time with his wheels, it’s sure to be the right one.
There’s more to Father’s Day than just ties Somewhere between when Father’s Day was first established in June of 1910 and present day the tie has become synonymous with the holiday. One may never know just who introduced the tie into the picture. It certainly wasn’t the person credited for making Father’s Day a mainstream holiday.
Sonora Dodd, of Washington, came up with the concept for a “father’s day.” She thought of the idea while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909, and realized there should be a similar day set aside to honor fathers, most especially her father, William Smart. Smart was a Civil War veteran and also a widower, who raised his six children all on his own.
When Dodd became an adult, she realized how selfless her father had acted and how difficult it must have been to raise such a large family. In his honor, she held a father’s day in Spokane, Washington on June 10 — her father’s birthday. The idea of the holiday was supported by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924. But it wasn’t until 1966, when President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day, and subsequently when President Richard Nixon signed the law in 1972 that the holiday became permanent. Since then Father’s Day has been celebrated annually worldwide. And, the sale of ties spikes considerably at that time of year. After all, could there possibly be a gift that fits Dad more perfectly than a tie? The answer is a resounding yes.
By now your father may have enough ties to fill his closet. So this year, consider a gift that may be more heartfelt and unique. Here are some ideas:
▪ Music and movies: Research Dad’s favorite musical artists or actors and put together a care package filled with DVDs or CDs. If he’s a high-tech sort of fellow, download MP3 tunes that he can use on his iPod or similar player.
▪ Food: It’s often been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Play upon this notion by cooking Dad his favorite foods or treating him to a night out at a restaurant he’s wild about.
▪ Family portrait: What Dad doesn’t like to brag about his kids? Set up a photo opportunity with a local photographer or enlist another family member to take a picture when the gang is all together. Enlarge the image and frame it for his desk, workshop, or any place Dad loves to hang out.
▪ Detail his car: Give dad a gift certificate to a car wash or auto spa. He’ll leave with his prized set of wheels sparkling clean.
▪ Novelty ties: If giving a tie is a family tradition, try any number of novelty ties that might fit Dad’s personality. Or better yet, purchase a light-colored tie in a solid shade. Design a greeting or picture on your computer and print it out on iron-on transfer paper. Adhere to the tie with a warm iron and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind personalized gift.