When it comes to birthdays and special occasion gifts for parents, dads always seem to wind up with the short end of the stick.
While moms often have lists of easy-to-buy, inexpensive ideas, birthday gifts for Dad can present more of a challenge when it comes to finding the perfect gift. Below are some thoughtful and unique birthday gifts that Dad is sure to appreciate and enjoy:
Whether your dad is a weekend warrior, an armchair quarterback, or a racing fan, he's sure to appreciate a sports-themed gift. Rather than buying a team jersey or hat, why not treat him to passes to his favorite NFL team's training camp, a few laps around the track at a NASCAR driving school, or another favorite sports experience?
If Dad's a foodie, a gourmet gift basket is sure to hit the mark. To make a custom food gift basket, fill a tackle or tool box with gourmet cheeses, coffee beans, pastries, and cookies. If Dad is a hands-on cook, cater to his every whim with a gift basket of specialty spices, kitchen gadgets, or a gift certificate to his favorite gourmet grocer.
Transform old wallets into personalized birthday gifts for Dad when you present them outfitted with family photos, or gift cards tailored to his hobbies and interests. Other sentimental birthday ideas include MP3 players pre-loaded with his favorite, most meaningful tunes or photo DVDs containing family snapshots.
Birthday gifts for Dad don't have to be an afterthought. With a little creativity, you'll find an endless array of possibilities to suit any budget. This year, enjoy shopping for the very first man in your life.