What do I get for Dad?

Val Watson
Authored by Val Watson
Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 7:59am

Dads can be hard to buy Christmas presents for, often it’s not quite as simple as a spa day and a bottle of wine. And there are only so many times that you can get something that’s branded with his favourite football team logo.

Obviously, everyone’s dad is different so that may not be the case for you, but generally, it can be hard to figure out a thoughtful Christmas present.

There’s also that problem of ‘what do you get for the man who has everything?’, especially when all the unique gift ideas are selling out at an alarming rate.

It’s not impossible though. You can still make your Christmas present thoughtful, memorable, and most importantly NOT that bottle of deodorant that we all know too well.

So, here are 5 ideas for presents that you could get a dad for their Christmas that they’ll no doubt love and remember.


Everyone loves a bit of history, and you can not only get your dad a gift that offers insight into local history, but it’s a gift that you can take part in yourself.

From tours that explore cities’ industrial past to spooky tours in allegedly haunted places, you can tailor it to individual tastes and interests.

Experiences are great as they are a one-off present and won’t be left to the side to waste as mugs and socks may be.


Along similar lines but slightly different, there are fantastic courses that can prove to be exciting Christmas presents.

Again this can be tailored to individual interests, but one that always goes down well is a short blacksmithing course. There's something special about making something from steel and then bringing it home.

With that being said, from DIY to bicycle mechanics to music production, you can get your dad a fun present that translates to a new skill


If your dad is a reader, now is a great time to get them a book box. A book box is a subscription that will send through multiple books a month.

It can be tailored to the genre and the subscription can last anywhere between a month and a year.

Every month they’ll come in a mystery box, offering a Christmas present that outlasts the day itself.


Everyone loves music, so sometimes it’s as simple as scoping out your dad’s albums and getting him on that he doesn’t yet have.

If you know what he likes you could even get him a concert ticket, or a couple if you would like to go alongside him.

Or you could catapult your dad into the 21st century with a subscription to Spotify and show him how he could access all of his music at the touch of a screen.


And of course, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of beer. But it’s Christmas, so his regular go-to brand just won’t do.

Get something special. Beer companies like Innis & Gunn offer special gift beer that gets you that great taste with a little extra festive cheer.

If none of these present ideas is quite right for your dad, hopefully, this article is the right jumping-off point that has helped you think outside the box.

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