Father’s day is around the corner. Unlike in the past where mother’s day used to be celebrated more widely, nowadays the father’s day is of equal importance to families. Children buy gifts for their dad. Mothers do buy gifts on behalf of their little kids as well. They go out they plan for that day ahead.
SB junior is just 3 years old, the gifts I’ve gotten so far were selected and paid for by SMB (wife). I got a shirt and mouse pad with embossed picture of my time together with the junior. I got a bonsai pot on the second father’s day.
I don’t have a wish list for the day. But very much looking forward to the day my son would personally choose something for me. Whatever be it, I’d treasure it for sure.
My ideal father’s day gift would be my son’s time for the entire day. We would spend the day together doing things that we both love. We’d talk, laugh, crack jokes, share things, childhood memories and the dreams for our respective futures.
In the blogging community, I asked fellow financial bloggers, two questions – wat’s the ideal father’s day gift and what was the best gift they’d received so far. Here is the compilation from 18 of them. Enjoy the reading.
Here is the list of ideal father’s day gift as per the survey
Bernz JP from Empower Your Mind to Financial success
Ideal Fathers Day gift – For this year, I’d love to have that Smoke Hollow Charcoal Grill from Costco.
The Best Fathers Day Gift Received – Best Father’s Day gift was a Father’s Day card from my daughter. She actually handwrote it when she was 7 years old. The card says, “You’re the best dad and I would not trade you for anything. I love you very much, Dad”.
Michael from Your Money Geek
Ideal Fathers Day gift – My ideal fathers day gift would be a cookout with the family. Nothing beats grilling up some meats with the family.
The Best Fathers Day Gift Received – My very first fathers day, my wife surprised me with a new grill. It was completely unexpected and a nice surprise.
Max from Tried and True Mom Jobs
Ideal Fathers Day gift – A Nice Pocket Knife. I believe every man should have one but you’d be amazed by how many actually don’t, and that’s why this would make an ideal father’s day gift that can last a lifetime.
Olivia from Happy in the Hollow
Ideal Fathers Day gift – Time. My husband works long hours, and we have two little kids, so at the moment he doesn’t get to spend as much time as he’d like on his non-work passions. He already pays a lot of attention to the children, so an ideal Fathers Day gift for him is some quality time to himself to putter in the garden or do whatever he feels like.
Michael from Money Beagle
Ideal Fathers Day gift – Short-sleeved shirts. Whether polo shirts or t-shirts, I never seem to take the time to buy myself enough shirts that are presentable in public.
The Best Fathers Day Gift Received – A set of wind chimes. At first glance, they are nothing special, but the sound always reminds me that I’m loved.
Andrew from Wealthy Nickel
Ideal Fathers Day gift – Every father is different, and finding a personal gift just for them can be challenging. But I think the one gift that never goes out of style is quality time with them. Especially as I get older and get busier with family life, taking my father out to dinner, or bringing our kids to spend the weekend with him is the best gift I could give.
The Best Fathers Day Gift Received – My kids are very young (1 and 3), so my favorite father’s day gift has been toddler artwork and a special day set aside to spend with the kids!
Tis Leigh from Tis But A Moment
Ideal Fathers Day gift – I like to surprise my dad with a day for us to do something together. Usually, that can be as simple as a hike with all the sisters or, more recently (now that we’re making better money), a surprise day of scuba diving or tickets to one of his favorite Blues shows. Whenever we ask what he wants, he gives a wry smile and says “world peace,” or “an end to world hunger.” Until we figure those out for him, we’ll spend Fathers Day going on small adventures and sharing in the things he loves.
Tom Blake from This Online World
Ideal Fathers Day gift – I like to get my Father something that promotes us spending time together every year. I think it is easy to spend money on gifts that can be enjoyed by a person (i.e. a bottle of Scotch, some new tools, etc) but much harder to find a gift that brings people together. Previously I’ve bought a beer making kit so we could try out hand at brewing, and I have also bought a bread maker before so we could give baking bread a go! Ultimately I really try to find gifts/activities that can be done together rather than gifting random items.
Jarek from Time in the Market
Ideal Fathers Day gift – I like to buy it for life items that I wouldn’t normally buy myself because they’re a bit expensive. One of the best gifts I’ve gotten in recent years is a merino wool blanket and I’d love to give that to my dad if I can find it on sale again. I say on sale because they’re wicked expensive otherwise!
Kevin from Just Start Investing
Ideal Fathers Day gift – I got my father a smoker a few years ago. It’s a cool addition for anyone who is into grilling and can actually be more hands off and let you enjoy more time with friends and family when they are around rather than spending time hunched over a grill.
Mr. The Poor Swiss from The Poor Swiss
Ideal Fathers Day gift – A technology gadget (Google Home, Smart Sensor, USB gadget, etc.)
Nathan from Millionaire Dojo
Ideal Fathers Day gift – I always try to think of my dad and make sure the gift I get him is something that’s associated with one of his interests. He loves antique tools, so I got him a huge book on antique tools that has all kinds of good information in it.
Riley Adams from Young and the Invested
Ideal Fathers Day gift – My father loves tech gifts. He’s an electrical engineer who spends a lot of time perusing Best Buy and other electronics retailers looking for new gadgets to fiddle with and enjoy. Recently, he got a drone he could pilot from an app on his phone and he needed some accessories to go with it. Finding him something to make the experience more special was a great Father’s Day gift.
Marc from Vital Dollar
Ideal Fathers Day gift – My ideal Father’s Day gift is any activity that involves time together as a family. I prefer gifts that are experiences rather than things because I have enough things and don’t want more clutter. Plus, time together is much better!
The Best Fathers Day Gift Received – Typically, we’ll get takeout for dinner as a gift, and that’s perfect for me. I enjoy the time together. We normally don’t eat out all that often, so I like being able to pick the food and have the time together.
Evan Sutherland from Budgeting Couple
Ideal Fathers Day gift – An Yeti coffee mug would be my ideal gift
Millionaire Mob from Millionaire Mob
Ideal Fathers Day gift – You can’t go wrong with a round of golf for you and your dad. It’s a great way to spend time away from the busy world of phones. You don’t even need to be golfers. Go out and give it a shot together if you don’t play all that often.
Enoch from Savvy New Canadians
Ideal Fathers Day gift – A personalized coffee/drink mug.
The Best Fathers Day Gift Received – A “Best Dad Ever” sign from my 5-year old son.
Tom Drake from MapleMoney
Ideal Fathers Day gift – I think there are two ideal Father’s Day gifts, either something they can truly use or something with sentimental value. Whether it’s some gadget or tool they’ve had their eye on or something made by their children, either option beats the unnecessary ties!
The Best Fathers Day Gift Received – The best Father’s Day gifts I ever received are the crafts my kids have made for me. From picture frames to keychains, I use them as decorations for my office.
Now if I ask you the same two questions what’d be your answers? Tell us about your choice of an ideal father’s day gift