The Worst Father’s Day Gifts of All Time
Father’s day comes once a year, and not every dad is getting what they hoped for. Gifts are supposed to celebrate dad and the work he puts in for the family. Ideally, they should be personalized and show that we know dad intimately. Not every gift meets this criterion, and we’ve compiled some of the biggest Father’s day fails to prove it. Have been told you’re a bad gift giver? Check out our list to avoid these Father’s Day pitfalls. If you’re short on inspiration, try taking a peek at our Best Father’s Day Gifts blog post to get those ideas flowing.
A Construction Project
Getting your dad furniture or a new speaker system is great, as long as you put it together before giving it to him. No dad wants to spend all day working on what was supposed to be a gift. If you can’t build it yourself, see if you can pay extra to have the store put it together.
World’s Best Dad Items
World’s best dad, world’s greatest dad, best dad ever, and the list goes on. If your gift has these words printed on them, its making our fails list. It’s not that your dad didn’t want a new Yeti mug, he just wanted you to think about which one to get for more than two seconds. Try getting him some merchandise from his favorite sports team or clothing brand next time.
Personal Hygiene Products
Razors, aftershave, toothpaste, shampoo, if you can pick it up at Walgreens, don’t get it for Father’s Day. Your dad wants something fun and thoughtful. These gifts only save him a couple of dollars the next time he’s at the store. If you’re looking to go that route, we suggest buying him a nice cologne he hasn’t tried out. Get something that he wants but wouldn’t buy for himself.
You probably didn’t buy your dad tickets to the ballet; we just mean tickets to any event that your dad is not that into. This includes boy band concerts and monster truck rallies, etc. If you’re looking to take dad out for the night, think about what he’d love most. What is his favorite sports team? Is one of his favorite bands coming to town soon? Do a little research before snagging those tickets, and you’ll give dad a night he remembers for years to come.
A Parenting Book
Father’s Day is not the time to remind dad of his shortcomings, and nothing does that quite like a book on parenting. Father’s Day is for celebrating the work dad puts in for the family. Let Aunt Diane handle the passive aggressive gifts during Christmas. If your dad is a bookworm, try getting him something from his favorite author. Get a copy for yourself so you can read it with him. This is a great bonding opportunity.
An Engraved Paperweight
Here’s the thing, anything heavier than paper is a paperweight. Save yourself some money, save dad space on his desk, and skip the paperweight. If you want to get a picture of you and dad for his office, make sure you get a frame.
Good luck out there. Try not to disappoint your dads this time!