Fathers can be the most difficult member of the family to buy gifts for. Some fathers have pricey tastes while others seem to already own everything they could possibly want. Dads also aren’t always vocal about what they want when it comes to gifts. Luckily, there are a few great gift ideas that will always make Dad smile. Here are five of the best:

Themed T-Shirts

On the weekends, every father likes to relax with a favorite T-shirt and a pair of jeans. Pick up a couple shirts that you know he’ll like. Go for shirts that show a bit of personality. For instance, any sports fan will appreciate a T-shirt depicting his favorite sports team. Likewise, a science fiction/fantasy dad will love any shirt that depicts his favorite TV show or movie.

Membership/Gift Cards

Gift cards are always a fantastic gift for fathers. You have a myriad of options here. One idea is to pick up a gift card for his favorite restaurant, book store, movie theater, sporting goods store, or electronic store. Another idea is to purchase a membership card for his favorite sports club/gym. Fathers aren’t always great about spending money on themselves, so sometimes it’s a good idea to pamper them with something you know they’ve always wanted.


What dad doesn’t enjoy movies? Find out his favorite movie genre and browse his movie collection to see what he already has. Pick out some titles that he doesn’t have or that he’s talked about. TV series on DVD/Blu-ray are also a great idea. Every father has a favorite TV show or two they’d love to own.

Office/Room Accessories

Most fathers love collecting accessories and memorabilia depicting their favorite hobbies. If that special father in your life is a hockey fan, for example, you can pick out a hockey jersey wall hanging, a statue of his favorite player, or a desktop photo showcasing the victory of a big game.

Summer Sausage Gift Sets

If there’s one thing that always warms the heart of any dad, it’s food. Food gifts are always a great idea for any man in your life, but one food gift that’s especially perfect is a gift set with beef summer sausages, various types of cheeses, and crackers. Some of these sets include other goodies like candies, pastries, and even homemade mustard sauces. These gift sets are generally fairly inexpensive and are a feast fit for a king.

When coming up with gift ideas for that special father, it’s always smart to think about his favorite hobbies and past times. Choose from the above gift ideas or use them to brainstorm for other ideas of your own. With a little creative thinking you’re guaranteed to pick out something he’ll love.