Yes he is into DIY but this is not the time for practicality!
Fathers have gotten used to the disappointment of receiving ‘boring’ gifts every Father’s Day. Many to the extent they have perfected their fake look of appreciation over the years.
He is secretly relishing to receive something unexpectedly special relating to his interests or that thing he ‘mentioned’ in passing a few weeks back.
It is all too easy to put Pops towards the bottom of the budget spend in the midst of birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and old arch rival, Mothering Sunday.
Let DESIblitz help you make sure your old man is a happy chappy this Father’s Day with these great gift ideas!
Hi-Tech Desi Dad
- DON’T BUY a shaver.
Dad is tech-savvier than you think and will know if you have fobbed him off with a cheap gizmo. Treat him to something that you would use yourself and one that he can proudly show off to colleagues and friends.
- DO BUY a Samsung Tab S 8.4 to keep him occupied whilst that Indian serial drama is on.
DIY Desi Dad
- DON’T BUY him a drill set.
He may enjoy tinkering around the house, but this is not the time for practicality! After all, you didn’t buy mum a new tawa ‘roti pan’ for Mother’s Day, did you?
Instead, help dad update his image so he will look as though he belongs in this century. Look for high-end grooming products. Mum will be happy too.
- DO BUY an Edwin Jagger 3 piece razor grooming set to give him that extra smooth look.
Desi Dad the ‘Drinker’
- DON’T BUY cheap booze.
If dad enjoys a tipple of fine Scotch every now and then, do a bit of research and peek inside his drinks cabinet. Find out if he likes blends or single malts and then surprise him with a quality whisky.
- DO BUY the Johnnie Walker Blue Label gift set to help him wind down after a long hard day at work.
Designer Desi Dad
- DON’T BUY him another pair of socks.
When the bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey burst onto the scene, Desi dads thought it was about their sock collection!
You know the old man has enough already so don’t go there. Ask questions early on to gauge his real fashion interests.
- DO BUY a Rado Sintra black ceramic watch with gold dial to enhance his grandeur.
Motorist Desi Dad
- DON’T BUY a roof rack for his car.
This will not demonstrate to him that you have an appreciation for his love of motor vehicles. The man drove you to and back from school every day for over 10 years! He deserves more and you know it.
- DO BUY a supercar track day experience at Silverstone to give him more fast-paced action than a Salman Khan sequel.
Sporty Desi Dad
- DON’T BUY a month’s subscription to a sporting channel or personalised golf tees.
Dad has been an avid armchair fanatic for years and you know how emotional he can get if his team loses.
Most Desi dads love a bit of cricket and football, but they probably haven’t seen a live match for years because they’ve been busy paying off your university fees.
- DO BUY a day out at Lord’s Cricket Ground, the ‘home of cricket’, and he will talk about it for years to come.
Get creative with your gifts and watch your dad’s eyes well up when you give him a big hug to say ‘thank you’ for all the love he has showered you with.
At the end of the day, Desi dads just want to know they are adored by their children…maybe just a little more than mum!