No More Aftershave Please! (Gifts That Dads Genuinely Want)

The staple go-to dad gifts of aftershave and socks that are wheeled out on every birthday, fathers day and at Christmas can get a tad boring after a while! Luckily, there is a whole world of fun and exciting gifts out there that you can get instead! In fact, you can read more about gifts that dads actually want in the post below, which is also conveniently ordered by interest to make your life even easier. Your welcome!

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Messy Dads

Shopping for the perfect gift for a messy dad can be difficult, but pocket key organizers might just be the answer! These pocket-sized tools can help keep your dad’s keys organized; from his car, house and office keys to personal items like fitness trackers and flash drives. Not only does this handy gadget save him time searching for the right key, but also it adds a sense of style and elegance to his pocket. A pocket key organizer is thoughtful, practical and a great way to show your appreciation of those tidying up habits

Biking dads

OK, I’ll admit it, if the dad you are buying for has a specific hobby or interest like biking, it makes things so much easier. In fact, you are almost guaranteed to have some items in mind that they have mentioned or need for their next challenge.

In particular, safety gear is always welcome, and buying it as a gift means you can push the boat out and get a more expensive helmet or jacket than they would splash out on themselves.

Then, there are gifts that relate to the bike itself such as a decent tire pump, repair kit, and even water bottles or bags that fit on the handlebars so they can easily reach the snacks they need to keep fuelled up.

Petrolhead dads

If the dad you are buying for is more onto car engine that bike wheels don’t despair because there are plenty of fun options that will be gladly received here as we. Why not pick some high-end cleaning materials like the one available from Autoglym that will keep their motor shiny and new looking all year round?

gifts that dads actually want

Alternatively, private reg plates and private number plates make a brilliant gift that you can personalise to make it that bit more special. Just think how happy he will be when he opens them to find a number plate with their nickname on?

History buff dadsĀ 

If your dad is a history enthusiast and in need of a walking aid, consider getting himĀ a customized walking stick. Match the design to his favorite culture or historical era, such as an Irish-themed stick for a dad who loves Irish culture and myths. When purchasing a walking stick, opt for one made of high-quality woods like oak or yew, as they are durable and can withstand heavy use.

DIY dads

Then, for those dads that can be found pottering away in the shed, or building something new for the house, or working through their endless to fix list, why not go for a toolbox, toolset, or even a power tool like a drill? The advantage here is that unlike us ladies, men tend to be quite chuffed with a more practical gift!

A well stocked tool kit can make DIY dads smile.

gifts that dads actually want

Gaming dads

Lastly, for the dad that would rather be button mashing and playing on the PS4 than anything else a game always make a great gift. Try and go for one that has just been released like Lords of The Fallen on the PS4 and Pokemon Lets Go! Pikachu on the Nintendo switch to avoid repeats and disappointment.

Alternatively, there are always fun accessories like controllers and gift cards for online access that you can purchase if you don’t want to go the game route. You can even get these in most supermarkets now, so you don’t have to waste time searching online.

Just be sure that you know the system you’re buying for before you part with your money, and then you can be certain you will be getting a gift that a gaming dad will definitely favour over boring old socks and aftershave.

I hope this list has given you some ideas of gifts that dads actually want so that you can treat the Dad in your life.