Always a tricky one, this. I mean, you’ve got to let Dad know just how much you appreciate the taxi service he once provided, all the pocket money he dished out, etc. The list is too long to contemplate. Basically, if Dad invoiced you for every meal provided, every pair of school shoes, every new bicycle, every games console, haircut, pair of trainers, school trip abroad, well, he’d be invoicing you for well in excess of £100 000. Probably.
So, why is it tricky, buying a Father’s day present? Well, I think it’s because a lot of what goes on sale for this occasion is generally a bit of an afterthought. Will dad really appreciate that CD compilation of generic 70s “Dad music” snagged for £7 from the supermarket’s entertainment aisle? Will he relish a jokey karaoke beer glass with “World’s Best dad” printed on it?
Well, my guess is no. Far better to get him something that will see a bit of use – and what better than some clothing. The best of it is that you can buy a pretty much perfect dad’s Day gift for not a lot of cash.
Socks (take note: socks aren’t a boring present, as long as they’re good quality. Those nylon Elvis ones you see at Xmas look great, but aren’t too comfy on the feet!)
Even a tie could do the trick – if dad’s a tie kind of a guy.
Hope this helps in your Dad’s Day pressie quest.