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15 Jun

7 Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, don’t let your superhero’s love and efforts go unrecognised. Warm his heart with a gift that expresses your appreciation and gratitude

To Dad, With Love

From buying you your first cycle to surprising you with keys to a car, our fathers have always ensured we get the best of everything. Warm-hearted and trustworthy, reliable and caring—they do everything in their power to make us feel protected. Truly, a child’s first superhero is, in fact, their dad. Although no gift could ever equal the love you feel for your father, it’s time to do a little something to bring a smile to his face. Here are the different ways in which you can thank him for always being there to save the day.

Knows It All

The mind of a father can be compared to a treasure chest filled with jewels of wisdom. If your father struggles with gadgets but displays a keenness to learn, now is the perfect time to gift him an e-reader or a tablet. Use the occasion to patiently teach him how to operate it. This way, he can spend his time exploring and discovering exactly what he likes.

The Parent Planner

For those fathers who feature on two extreme ends of the spectrum—the one who keeps forgetting even the simplest of tasks and the other who loves to plan; this one is for them. Buy your father a brown, leather-bound diary, journal or planner to help him keep track of stuff. Go one step further, and write him an appreciative note or poem that he can reflect on whenever he opens it. It’s these little things that will make your Father’s Day truly special.

Suit Up, Dad

Remember all the times when you pleaded with your father to buy you new clothes or shoes? And how he instantly gave in? Well, it’s time to return the favour. Take your dad shopping and help him choose some trendy and comfortable new garments. If you’d prefer to surprise him, go out and get him a t-shirt or kurta in his favourite colour.

On His Playlist

If you’ve grown up hearing your dad hum his favourite tunes, consider getting him a portable music player. Load it with his favourite songs so that he can listen to them whenever he pleases. If he already has one, you could get him speakers or headphones.

Take It Easy

After a long, tiring day at work, your father deserves some rest and relaxation. Help him unwind by surprising him with a Barcalounger. Watch as his shoulders relax and that frown turns into an expression of content.

The Gift of Time

Always a classic, a watch is a gift that never disappoints and is ideal for fathers of any age. Choose from an array of options—automatic or mechanical; metal bracelet or leather strap. You could even customise the timepiece by inscribing a message on the caseback.

Big Little Things

The nature of a father is such that he seldom asks for something in return. And so, you needn’t focus on buying something extravagant or expensive. Whether it’s a picture of the two of you, a mug that says ‘World’s Best Dad’ or even a personalised pen—a small token of nostalgia and gratitude will do the trick.

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Prapti Ajmera
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