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How To Pick The Best Father’s Day Gift

Written By Connor Hewson

On 3 Jun, 2023
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How To Pick The Best Father’s Day Gift

Father’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate and honour the dads, grandads, and father figures in our lives. It’s an opportunity to express our gratitude and love for all they’ve done, sacrificed and provided for us over the years. This is what can make choosing the perfect Father’s Day gift exciting but also challenging, as we want to find something that truly reflects our appreciation and strengthens the bond we share with the man who has helped shape our lives.

To help with what can seem like a daunting challenge, we’ve come up with our take on what you can do to make sure that you’re picking the best Father’s Day gift this year. Whether you’re a son, daughter, grandchild or a spouse buying for a dad you share children with – we’re here to help you narrow down the gargantuan amount of options to something that will perfectly suit the Dad being bought for. If you make sure to keep in mind the factors we discuss and consider the person you’re celebrating, you’ll be well on your way to picking a Father’s Day gift that’s sure to delight and create lasting memories. So, let’s get started on our journey to make this Father’s Day one to remember!

Factors To Consider When Picking The Best Father’s Day Gift

Before you can head off to the shops or dive right into the immersive world of online shopping, it’s so important that you first consider the various factors that can help you pick the perfect present for your dad, grandad, or father figure. After all, the ideal gift is one that demonstrates your understanding of their personality, interests, and values. 

So, let’s first set out the different questions we should ask ourselves about the person we’re buying a Father’s Day gift for. These are relatively simple things, but all important nonetheless. From considering the recipient’s age and stage of fatherhood to balancing sentimentality with practicality, if you want to make the best choice for the special man in your life then we’ll need to work out where he fits in terms of the factors below.

 Age & Stage of Fatherhood

First off, you’ll need to keep in mind the stage of fatherhood your dad is in, as it can help you choose a gift that’s relevant and useful. For example, a new dad might appreciate a gift that helps with bonding or provides practical assistance in his newfound role. On the other hand, a seasoned father or grandfather may prefer something that highlights his interests or sparks cherished memories he has with his children or grandchildren.

Their Interests & Hobbies

Every thoughtful gift always has that sentimental touch of personality, which usually stems from making the gift relatable to your dad’s different hobbies and interests. So be sure to think about what Dad enjoys doing in his spare time, and use that knowledge to find a gift that complements his hobbies. If you find your Father has rather stereotypical hobbies and interests, then to save you a little time, we’ve listed 3 of the most common hobbies and interests which men have in the UK.

  1. Sports and outdoor activities: sports memorabilia, fishing gear, or a subscription to a sports magazine.
  2. Technology and gadgets: the latest smart home device, a high-quality pair of headphones, or a nifty gadget for his workspace.
  3. DIY and home improvement: a versatile tool set, a woodworking class, or a home improvement book.

Sentimentality vs. Practicality

Whilst interests and hobbies are vital and can often invoke that feeling of sentimentality for many father’s, other dad’s may prefer or appreciate something which they can use everyday. And, given that so many of our dad’s give up their free time and passions to help their children pursue theirs, giving a gift relating to a hobby, whilst thoughtful, may not be the most practical choice in every instance. So make sure to take a moment to reflect on your dad’s personality and preferences, and choose a gift that aligns with his taste. You can even find a balance by selecting a practical item that also carries sentimental value, like a customised tool with an engraved message, if he is somewhat of a DIY freak.

Budget Considerations

Remember, it’s the thought that counts. You don’t need to break the bank to find a meaningful gift. Many children who have or are becoming adults and buying Father’s Day gifts from their own pockets for the first time need not feel the pressure of needing to spend big money to show Dad how much they care. with a budget range of £0-£100, there are plenty of options available that will suit any wallet. Focus on the meaning behind the gift, and don’t be afraid to get creative with your choices.

Making A Father’s Day Gift More Personal

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All of the factors above give a great place to start in picking a gift that is well suited to your Father’s interest or needs, but what next step can be taken in order to have the gift be more bespoke to the man himself? Well, by incorporating elements that are unique to your dad or your relationship with him, you’ll create a gift that resonates on a deeper level and strengthens the bond between you.

Customisation & Personalisation

Adding a custom element to your gift can make it feel extra special. Consider engraving a piece of jewellery, a watch, or a tool with your dad’s initials or a meaningful message. However, this could be costly and if you’re trying to make sure you show sentimentality without breaking the bank – then instead you could personalise a photo book featuring memories you’ve shared together, or order a custom-made piece of artwork that reflects his interests or personality.

Choosing A Gift That Represents A Shared Experience Or Memory

Following on from that idea of invoking personal memories that you and your dad, grandad, step-dad or other father figure have – why not find a gift that compliments this? Perhaps there is somewhere he took you as a child that you could plan a day trip to, or there’s a specific inside joke which never fails to make the two of you laugh which you can work a gift idea around. When you incorporate these personal touches, you’ll not only create a one-of-a-kind gift but also show your dad that you’ve put thought and care into selecting something that truly reflects your relationship. And that, after all, is the essence of a memorable Father’s Day present.

DIY: How To Make A Father’s Day Gift

There’s something incredibly heartwarming about receiving a handmade gift, especially if it is for a dad on Father’s Day who has taught you all of the DIY skills you’ve needed! Again, this is an emphatically sentimental way to approach Father’s Day gifting – and better still, in many cases you won’t be breaking the bank to give your Dad something truly special.

If you are going to go down the DIY route for a Father’s Day gift then make sure you choose a project that you feel confident about completing and that will still hold that connection to your Dad’s interests. These kinds of handmade Father’s Day gifts could include; a custom photo frame, a handmade card, a trinket for his man cave (if of course he is lucky enough to have one) or something for everyday use like a mug.   

No matter the DIY Father’s Day project you take on, when you pour heart and creativity into crafting a handmade Father’s Day gift, you’re not only fashioning a one-of-a-kind treasure but also adding a piece of yourself to the very substance of the gift. This heartfelt gesture is, without a doubt, an invaluable and timeless gift for your dad.

How Best To Present A Father’s Day Gift?


Now that you’ve hopefully worked out what kind of gift you’re going to be buying, or making, you’ll need to think about the best way to present your gift! How you do so can have a significant impact on how well your Father’s Day gift is received and impact your Dad’s overall experience, transforming a thoughtful gesture into a truly unforgettable moment.

Naturally, the most obvious place to start when it comes to presenting a Father’s Day gift perfectly is how we wrap the gift. To create a truly memorable gift presentation, start by selecting a wrapping paper or gift bag design that mirrors your dad’s personality or interests. Complement the wrapping with coordinating ribbon, twine, or other accessories, which will give a polished finish to the package. Don’t forget to include a handwritten gift tag or note, adding an intimate touch to your carefully chosen present. Lastly, consider incorporating small embellishments like dried flowers, a sprig of greenery, or a sentimental trinket to make the presentation truly unique and tailored to your dad’s taste.

Presenting Father’s Day gifts with so much thought and creativity could be tricky however. So wouldn’t it be nice if there was a place where you can pick up luxurious kraft wrapping paper, ribbons, twines, gift tags and more – all of which was not only guaranteed to put a smile on your Dad’s face, but was also eco-friendly? 

Well, what if we told you that place not only existed, but you’re actually here right now! We know, it’s a little bit of a shameless plug, but why not browse through our range of different gift wrap and accessories for Father’s Day that are sure to cater to any kind of personality. Our range of 100% eco-friendly gift-wrap and wrapping accessories will not only help you cut down carbon emissions, but will (most crucially) elevate your gift presentation and give Dad a Father’s Day experience he’s bound to remember!



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