Both of our dads are really hardworking fellows. One dad comes to visit us for three months at a time and helps Mr D renovate the house. Almost every room in our house that we’ve spent significant time renovating, he has had his finger in the pie somehow. My dad (semi-retired as he likes to call himself) listens to my incessant chatter at least once every two days and gives me great advice. It is a joy to watch him interact with my children and I swear after each of his visits, my parenting star just rises a wee bit more.
Gifts for Dad is almost as challenging as gifts for mom. I was talking to my sister on the phone this week and she informed me that at Dad’s last birthday, he took all his presents back. Silence. “Just like Mom?”, I asked. Apparently so!
I have separated these into golf gifts, geek gifts, food gifts, tool gifts and monthly gifts for dad, each category also includes a budget friendly gift (under $25). I hope these ideas inspire you to get dad an amazing gift.
Gifts for Dad: Golf Lover Gifts
- Budget Friendly: Subscription to Golf Digest – $6 for 6 months
- Swim Time Aqua Golf Game – $71.99
- Executive Golf Mug – $20.18
- Rosewood Collector’s Cabinet – $24.95
- Star Wars Darth Vader Golf Club Cover – $55.09
- Sony SmartWatch – $102.05
- Budget Friendly: Batman: Killing Joke – $14.39
- NES Controller Case for iPhone 5 – $34.99
- Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special – $26.99
- The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season – $53.96
Gifts for Dad: Food Treats
- Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter – $36.99
- Budget Friendly: Bacon Candy Sampler Gift Pack – $20
- The Man Cave Cookbook: MoreThan 150 Fast and Easy Recipes for Dining In The Man Cave (The Man Cave Cookbook Series) – $4.71
- Mill Street’s Seasonal Sampler – Check your local liquor store
- Spider-Man Character Apron – $23.95
- Budget Friendly: All Steel Carpenter’s Chisel (20mm) – $15.90
- DeWALT Radio Charger – $139.00
- Stud Finder – $51.99
- RONA Gift Card – You choose the denomination
- Rubbermaid Starter Kit for Garage – $42.99
Gifts for Dad: Monthly Gifts
Manpacks: Gifts that every man needs (underwear, socks, razors, condoms, etc).
Socking Behaviour: A great pick to expand your sock drawer every month
Beer of the Month Club: 12 full-sized bottles of hard-to-find, specialty microbrews from award-winning Canadian and international breweries
Nerdblock: epic geek gear delivered to you monthly.
Bread & Butter Skincare: Manly, all-natural skincare in eco-friendly packaging.
Got any plans on what you are going to get Dad this holiday season?
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.