Considering everything that they do for us, it’s honestly a little unfair that mothers and fathers each only get one day a year dedicated to us showing our appreciation. They try their hardest to raise us right and make us happy, and we should all try our best to do the same for them on their special day. But with only one day, how can we show them the proper appreciation?
The simple answer is with a killer gift. Gifts are symbols of how much we care for someone, our special relationship with them and the kind of things they like and appreciate. This can get tricky though, because not all of us have the financial means to drop the money on high-priced presents. And the truth is, as an adult your dad probably already has everything he wants or needs.
So, when it comes to shopping for the man who has everything, it’s still possible to find affordable, thoughtful gifts for Father’s Day. Here are 7 of our favorites.
Wallets are the unsung sidekick of every man. It stays on him all day, only leaving his pocket at night or for the occasional purchase. So why not get him a newer, better, and more comfortable place to keep his cash and cards? The variety of wallets that are available is nearly endless, but you should be able to find one for a good price that’ll make dad happy.
Another place where technology may have passed your father by is in the mobile phone accessory market. While he no doubt has a phone, often it’ll be an older model with a battery that has begun to fail. And while buying him an entirely new phone may be beyond your budget, purchasing an external battery pack for him that he can slip in a pocket, briefcase or backpack offers a solution to the problem without breaking the bank.
Unlike a wallet, your dad’s phone probably spends its days stuffed in a pocket, sitting on a table or riding shotgun. Unfortunately, a smartphone is a much more fragile object than a wallet. This is why having a good, drop-proof case is a great low-cost gift to give any dad who doesn’t already protect one of their most expensive and delicate accessories.
For such small objects, tie clips and cufflinks can really pull the look of a suit together. They’re a way for a man to show off in a subtle, understated and classically cool way. Best of all, unlike jewelry for women, a nice pair of cufflinks won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Razors are one of the more counterintuitive inventions if you stop to think about it for a minute. It’s a sharp blade that you skim over the surface of your face for the sake of vanity. By 2018 you’d think we’ve have come up with a better solution, and you’d be right. While your dad probably buys shaving products he considers pretty good, a modern razor with quality blades will help him get a considerably closer, cleaner shave each morning.
Scrubbing a grill is the most unpleasant part of the cookouts that so many of our fathers proudly preside over. To help minimize the time involved in stripping away the caked on grease and grime from his favorite cooking appliance, get your dad a motorized grill brush.
Knowledge is just as powerful a gift as anything you could buy, and teaching your father about using a title pawn could help him out of a future financial jam. After all, a father is really just a man who puts pictures in his wallet where his money used to go. Title pawns are fast and convenient and could put emergency cash back in his pocket in as little as 30 minutes.