"Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad." ~ Anne Geddes
Every time I have to gift my father something, it's time for confusion and if it's last minute, it's time for some panic and chaos. It takes so much time hunting something down for your father and at such times, all you need are some awesome presents for your dad, isn't it? There are so many gifts for dad that choosing one is really difficult. You also have different occasion to gift your dad something and those have to be kept in mind, right? Sometimes, homemade gifts for dad can work wonders while sometimes, buying something unique that your dad wants, seems a better option.
If It's a Birthday...
A Surprise Party: A surprise birthday party is always one of the best gift ideas for dad's birthday, isn't it? Make this party a gift he'll cherish for life. Call all his friends and colleagues and give him a huge surprise. Take help from your mom to get the necessary contacts and start planning well in advance so you don't miss anyone and give people enough time to plan their days. Make a nice slideshow of all the precious moments in his life and show it at the party. One of the best birthday gifts for dad, I'm sure you will make his day!
A Holiday: Another amazing (and a little expensive) one, is a holiday gift for dad. Send him on a holiday with his friends to some place he always wanted to visit. If you don't know of the place, ask him casually a few days before his birthday. This is surely going to be one of the most unusual birthday gifts for dad and he's going to enjoy it for more days than one. Probably the entire family can accompany him and celebrate his birthday at the selected destination.
If It's an Anniversary....
A Framed Collage: Though most of us look for gift ideas for mom and dad on an anniversary, sometimes giving them separate gifts is also acceptable and easier given the difference in choices. For me, one of the good gift ideas for this occasion can be a framed collage of photographs of the two. Take out the albums and start selecting the photographs as soon as possible. If you want one of the homemade gift ideas for dad, this is it. Make a collage and make it look better using editing software. Gift him all his memories of years in one single frame.
Clothes: Clothes are one of the great gift ideas for dad. They aren't as simple as you think them to be and are good gift ideas for dad and mom both. Men usually don't take the efforts to go shop for themselves and are really happy when someone else does it for them. Go shopping for him one day (take your mom along) and pick up some nice clothes that might give him the change needed this anniversary. Another great idea would be to pick up clothes for them together! You can also buy one expensive tie that will be as good as a lot of clothes.
If It's Father's Day....
A Scrapbook: Finding it difficult to search a gift for dad who has everything? A scrapbook can do what no other gift, however expensive can. It can touch your heart. This father's day, gift him a scrapbook of all the memories you two had together. Photographs, poems, messages, include everything you can. This will also be reviving some long-lost memories. This really is one of the top gifts for dad, isn't it? What can be better than gifting him the bond between you guys inside a scrapbook.
A Day to Remember: According to me this can be one of the best father's day gifts, if you plan it well. Take him out for a movie and a lunch and a dinner and some shopping. Make every minute special for him on this day. Gift him a nice card and make sure, he gets all the attention today. Thank him for all that he has done for you. Make it special by writing all this for him. This is one of those good gift ideas for dad where you dedicate the whole day to him of sorts. This won't only make him very happy but will also show the efforts you are taking to make him feel that way.
If It's a Festival....
A Pen: If it's Christmas or New Years, you can gift a special edition pen to your dad. He is going to require one every single day, isn't it? Every time he uses it, he's going to be reminded of you. Special edition pens are not only unique but are also meant for occasions like these. This is a little different from the usual presents and might cost you a little more, but then these festivals come only once a year and do need that kind of attention, don't they? For me, this stands among the top 5 in the best gifts for dad for any occasion.
A Set of Cds: Festivals like Christmas are times when people spend a lot of time at home with family. At such times, gifting a set of Cds of his favorite movies is really a good idea. Many people consider this option as one of the best Christmas gifts for dad and others too. It might take you some time to make a list of all his favorite movies but then it's well worth it. On the other hand, if you have absolutely no time to plan and decide, you can give him a collection of best movies of all time. He's sure to want to watch all of them.
Now that you know all these good gift ideas for dad, you can make sure that you gift him only the best. Usually we tend to pick up a lot of things for our mothers. These occasions give us opportunities to actually gift our fathers something they like and something that will make them happy. Next time you near any of these days, select one of these good gifts for dad and make his day! He'll be overjoyed receiving any of the above mentioned gifts from you. And that's what we want isn't it?