Thinking of giving your dad something he can easily appreciate even while on his own? Why not just go straight for the jugular and give him a manly, gentleman’s present with his interests in mind.
Here are but a few useful options.
An Adventurous Vacation –You may be hesitant to offer spelunking, rock climbing or surf boarding and that's understandable at his age. However, boating, kayaking and fishing are great suggestions for seniors to connect with nature and adventure again. Sign him up for a tour of Alaska along with beginner kayaking lessons to start him up. He can go into more advanced expedition trips another time.
A Wonderful Meal – Is he a big foodie? Does he love a particular restaurant or pub? Give him the chance to enjoy himself in the comfort of his own home by ordering a full meal from his beloved eatery and have it sent to his house for dinner. If he's going out to eat, call the restaurant to send you the bill or get him a gift certificate from his favorite eating place.
A Great Show – If your dad is a fan of certain genres or actors, they’ll go crazy for free tickets to a favorite Broadway play or an all season’s pass to their team’s games. Maybe even that reunion concert of their beloved band. After months of working, they’d sure love to just relax and enjoy a few hours just watching a show or game.
A Weekend of Pampering – Try something out-of-the-ordinary by giving him a spa or salon day. Choose one that caters to gentlemen of all ages to make him feel at ease with the services. Or go all the way and send him to a tailor or designer house for men and have him measured for a few suits or a whole wardrobe.
Dads are relatively easy to please. A loving family, good friends, and a day they can be with themselves. With these options, you can truly please them because you took the time to put their interests in mind first when choosing their gifts.