And while it may be a celebratory occasion that will never quite trigger the same shopping frenzy nor presupposed gifting foresight as Mother's Day does, it should nevertheless go without saying that it is just as important to illustrate to your father that you are ever as much eternally grateful for all the guidance and advice in which he has imparted upon you over the years as you have been for all the nurturing and love you mother has given you — that yes, he too matters and his contributions to your character will forevermore be appreciated.
Howbeit, I am well aware that buying a gift for one’s father can be difficult task, one in which I have hastened myself to cutting through the kitschy thick-and-thin in due course of curating (and artistically crafting) before you today a gift guide that is devoid of the type of characterless presents that you would find within the atypical gift guide. Gone are socks and ties and in their place lay fine Scottish whisky, elegant fountain pens and a full platter of other investment worthy keepsakes — gifts he will likely look back fondly upon for years to come.
That having been said, this (of course) is not about attempting to buy his love — that should be unconditional if truth be told — but rather about illustrating in kind that he is deserving of the added effort and means more to you then a kitschy pair of socks could ever fully illustrate.
So, with that in mind here are my top 12 Father’s Day gifts to honour your old man with (or yourself if you are a newfangled dad) that say I love and cherish you without the need to ever verbally let slip the statement from your very lips (although I do strongly advise saying so nonetheless)…
These 12 gifts (i.e. possible keepsakes) aside, and for when all else fails or just does not seem suitably appropriate, simply sitting down and enjoying the day in the company of one another whilst doing whatsoever pleases your father most — be it watching movies, fishing, or heading to his tailor for a fitting — may well prove the best gift he could have ever asked for. The greatest gift in life, after all, is family and being afforded the time and ability to spend as much of it with one another as possible.
And yet if you are the sort who is of the opinion that simply saying ‘I Love You’ is but an expected formality that accompanies the occasion, this guide is sure to please in that it has nearly something for every type of (style conscious) father out there whether you are planning on sparing no expense in spoiling him or are intent upon dialling it back with something more subtle yet profoundly intimate.
Either or, just do remember to let your father know (whether by gift or not) at the end of the day that he will always be a part of you and that you value his efforts, impact and role in your life by simply saying so or rather by illustrating as such in a personal handwritten note.
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Happy Father's Day!