Dads are notoriously hard to shop for. While you would rather not give him the same boring tie you did last year, you also can’t be spending a fortune on a golf club set or speedboat. Is there any gift that falls in between these two categories? Fortunately, yes. Here are 10 holiday shopping ideas for Dad:
Leather organizer: If your Dad is a businessman who travels, he will certainly appreciate a well-made leather organizer. Organizers can be small enough for only a notepad, or big enough to accommodate entire spiral-bound notebooks. Prices for leather organizers start below $20 and go to several hundred dollars.
Liquor decanter: A crystal liquor decanter, complete with serving glasses, is a great gift for the Dad who appreciates fine whiskey or Cognac. Pair the decanter with a bottle of his preferred liquor, and you have the perfect holiday gift.
Fishing tackle box: If your Dad goes fishing, he probably uses a fishing tackle box to store all his fishing accessories. There is a good chance that his tackle box has seen better days and could benefit from a replacement. Buying a new tackle box for your Dad would be a wonderful holiday shopping idea.
Barbeque set: Most Dads like to barbeque, and will use any utensil they can find while grilling steaks, corn-on-the-cob, and fish. A well-wrought, stainless steel barbeque tool set will be much appreciated the next time your Dad is looking for something to flip that burger.
Beer-making kit: If your Dad likes beer, he may like making beer as well. A starter beer kit, like the one from Mr. Beer, will get him on the road to making his own beer.
Beer club membership: Maybe your Dad would prefer simply drinking new beers rather than making them. Or, maybe you just want to see him drinking something other than macro-brewed beer. The Beer of the Month Club will send your Dad a selection of specialty beers every month for him to enjoy.
Game day snacks: If your Dad likes watching sports on TV, then he probably could use a few snacks too. A snack sampler tray is a perfect holiday gift idea for the sports fan Dad, especially if he’s watching the game with a few of his buddies.
Wool socks: On those cold winter nights, your Dad will appreciate having warm wool socks to keep his feet warm. Merino wool socks are even better, since they are made of softer and finer wool than other wool socks.
Sheepskin slippers: In addition to the wool socks, you may wish to purchase warm sheepskin slippers for your Dad. Sheepskin slippers are lined with sheep wool and last for years. They also wick away foot moisture better than slippers made of synthetic materials.
Swiss Army knife: Your Dad is bound to appreciate and use the Swiss Army knife. With its many tools and handy gadgets, the Swiss Army knife is one thing no Dad should be without.