With Father’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to purchase a gift for the dads in your life if you haven’t already. But what should you get them? This question isn’t easily answered, of course, since no two dads are alike. After all, you might be looking to buy a gift for both your elderly dad and your 20-something-year-old adult son if he’s now a dad. Obviously, the difference in tastes is going to be significant in this type of scenario. However, there are a few gifts that will work in almost any situation. Want to know what some of them are? Here are three Father’s Day gift ideas that pass the universal dad test.
1. A La-Z-Boy Recliner
OK, so what dad doesn’t enjoy sitting back in a comfortable chair and taking a nap or watching a movie or ballgame? It doesn’t matter if they’re old, young or somewhere in between, just the fact that they’re a dad means they’re going to have times when they want to simply kick back and relax. Good luck finding a better way to do this than sitting in a cozy La-Z-Boy recliner. Before you purchase one, it’s a good idea to check out your options, though. From power recliners to high-leg recliners to rocking recliners, there’s a lot to choose from here. The best news is that La-Z-Boy recliners are available at just about any retail outlet that sells furniture. So, you still have time to go to the store and make a purchase before Father’s Day.
2. A New TV
Of what use is the recliner going to be to Dad if his TV is old and outdated? Look, it’s possible that the dads in your life have the most wonderful, high-tech television around. But what dad — even if he just got a new TV in the last few months — isn’t going to be excited about an upgrade? Find out what kind of television the dads in our life have and go buy them one that is bigger and better. It’s all but impossible to go wrong with this as one of your Father’s Day gift ideas.
3. A Money Clip
We saved by far the cheapest option for last. Whether Dad’s hair is brown, gray or white, there’s a good chance he’s prone to overstuffing his wallet on occasion. Maybe it’s with credit cards, debit cards or business cards. Or maybe it’s with cash. Regardless, the great thing about a money clip is it simply doesn’t allow enough room for overstuffing. And, thankfully, it’s just as secure as a wallet. Buy one for the dads in your life and see what they think. They’re likely going to be surprised by how much they enjoy having lighter pockets. Not to mention, it’ll be a lot easier for them to find the card or dollar bill they need, rather than taking 45 seconds to fish around for it.
Here are some additional Father’s Day gift ideas if none of the ones above are quite what you had in mind. Also, don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to Father’s Day shopping. Most dads will appreciate just about anything you get them, even if it’s not their favorite gift ever. The key here is simply just letting them know you care. And that’s something we also try to do with our customers at Fairway of the Carolinas. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, you’re looking to downsize or you’re looking to build, renovate or refi, we’re here for you. Contact us at your leisure, and we’ll work together to figure out the best loan option for your homebuying goals and your financial situation. Let’s talk soon!