Your dad is special and he probably does all sorts of nice little things for you. From giving you money even when you don’t ask, to bringing you souvenirs whenever he travels, and so much more.
And of course, when it comes to gift-giving, he almost always goes out of his way to make sure it’s something you really want or need.
When it comes to reciprocating, unlike the general ease of finding memorable gifts for a significant other, sometimes it can be a little tricky to find the right one for dad. Every dad has different tastes of course, but whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, a birthday, Father’s Day, or you just want to surprise him, he’s almost assured to love one of the practical gifts below.
1. A Comb
The Model No. 1 Carbon Fiber comb from Chicago Comb Company is likely the last one he will ever need. This medium-fine toothed model is convenient to travel with as it’s only 5.5” long, but it’s also easy to hold and store thanks to the patented loop on one end.
Whether he is outside enjoying some fall activities in the wind or just needs a quick spruce-up after a shower, this is a practical gift he will use every day.
2. An Addition to His Cash
If your dad always likes to carry a little cash or he travels overseas a lot, a money clip is a great gift. If he carries his bills in a wallet, the clip will keep them folded and all together, or he’ll have the option to carry cash neatly in a coat or front pocket.
No, not a pack of those white tube socks your grandma always gets him. Over at The Buffalo Wool Company, they have a wide variety of great options such as the American Field Bison Boot Socks. This pair of socks will not only last him longer than grandma’s present, they’ll keep him a lot warmer, too.
4. A Tool Set
Even if he isn’t into DIY home improvement upgrades, every dad uses tools at one time or another. Take a look around and see what he could use. Various sizes of screwdrivers and wrenches always come in handy and a good hammer will last him for years.
5. Let There Be Light
Whether the power went out unexpectedly or you’re working on something under the sink or elsewhere, there always comes a time when everyone needs a little extra light. Dad will definitely appreciate a good flashlight and these days there are some really nice personal headlamps that enable him to work completely hands-free.
6. For Grooming
If he has a mustache, goatee, or beard, a good trimmer from The Beard Company is a great idea. If he is clean-shaven, The Art of Shaving has a Gifted Groomer Kit. Or, if he likes things a little old school, they have a really nice collection of straight razor products.
7. For Cooking
If your dad likes whipping up a meal in the kitchen or he’s a grill master, there are a couple of practical gifts that could be perfect. A good cast-iron skillet or a quality set of knives are useful for either method of cooking. If he likes both and you want to really surprise him, a combination propane/charcoal grill will give him the best of both worlds.
These types of gifts aren’t only practical, they’re ones that he will appreciate and get plenty of use out of. If none of the suggestions today quite grab your attention, take a look around the linked sites, as the majority of them have other really great products available.