Why Father's Day Gift Giving Is So Darn Hard

Posted by Editor 06/08/2019 0 Comment(s) Gift Ideas,

Father's Day Gift Ideas!

It is scientifically proven that the primary reason for procrastination is very simple and obvious - not knowing what to do. So, that is why, a day before the Father’s day, you find yourself wandering in the liquor store or your local small department, looking to buy a crappy gift for your father. We have all done it before, most of us more than once.

 

Even worse, probably 99% of us have given their father… you know what you are about to read… an aftershave and a tie. Even if they do not wear ties, we say to ourselves: “He will definitely need it!”. And of course, he will need a razor and an aftershave! He might change his mind and shave off the beard he has had as long as you remember, right?

 

The truth is, we love our fathers and we deeply appreciate the bond we have with them, and we want to buy them a cool, fun and useful gift, but we have no idea what they like, and they are not really helpful in that area.

 

 

 

Does this conversation sound familiar to you?

Father's Day Gifts

 

“Hey, Dad, what do you want for Father’s day?”

-“I do not care. Nothing.”

 

Or, have you maybe heard this gem?

 

“Hey, dad, do you have any special wishes for your Father’s Day present?”

 

-“I would want one million dollars, please. Make it two if you are feeling quirky.”

 

Or this one, the sweetest one of them all.

 

“Dad, what would you like to get for Father’s day?”

 

-“Nothing. I just want my kids to be happy and healthy, that is the present in itself.”

 

Oh, dads and their sweet souls. But the truth is, those answers, even though they are well-intentioned, they just make our job of picking your father’s present even harder!

 

So, is there an ultimate solution?

 

All of the dads have one thing in common- they are dads. But, when it comes down to just that, they are all different people. Someone’s dad loves Harley-Davidson motorcycles, shirts, boots, jackets and vests, and some love golf, tea and sailing. And everything in between those two “polar opposites”.

 

So, is there a solution to unite all the interests into one collective gift category?

 

Here a simple solution. Magazine subscriptions.

 

 Does your dad like hunting? Here are magazines you can get him:

  • FIELD & STREAM
  • OUTDOOR LIFE
  • FLORIDA SPORTSMAN
  • DEER & DEER HUNTING
  • NORTH AMERICAN WHITETAIL

Does your dad like outdoor activities? Here are magazines you can get him:

  • OUTSIDE MAGAZINE
  • BACKPACKER
  • NATIONAL PARKS
  • CLIMBING
  • TREK & MOUNTAIN

Does your dad like golf? Here are magazines you can get him:

  • GOLF MAGAZINE
  • GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTURE
  • GOLFWEEK MAGAZINE

Does your dad like cooking? Here are magazines you can get him:

  • MARTHA STEWART LIVING
  • TASTE OF HOME
  • FOOD & WINE
  • EATING WELL

Maybe he likes to be up to date with what is going on in the political climate? Here are magazines you can get him:

  • NATIONAL REVIEW MAGAZINE
  • REASON MAGAZINE
  • THE NATION MAGAZINE
  • THE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE
  • NEW STATESMAN MAGAZINE

Is your dad super into boating? Here are magazines you can get him:

  • BOAT TRADER
  • BOAT INTERNATIONAL
  • BOATING
  • CRUISING WORLD
  • WOODEN BOAT
  • YACHTING

Maybe he is into stocks and financial investments? Here are magazines you can get him:

  • The Economist
  • Kiplinger’s
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Forbes
  • Money

And there you have it! You know your father better than anyone else and you know his interests. So, pick one and go with it.

 

Most of those magazines have yearly subscriptions and some of them can be found online (which is eco-friendly and maybe your father tries to get into the world of computers more and more).

 

And pretty much, your job is done. Your father will be enjoying his magazine every month and he will think about you every time he gets it. Win-win!

 

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