Socks, watches, vests, ties — tell me it’s not your fault for wrapping one of those last-minute Father’s Day gifts. Vacation just creeps in, doesn’t it? Your father is very important to you and you want to honor him on his special day. Though you have many options, those options can get overwhelming, and before you know it, you’re buying him another red and blue striped tie. It’s beautiful and he likes it, but it’s not unique. For a more unique gift, why not try buying him a Father’s Day gift basket? Here are some things to consider before and during the gift basket purchase process in order to end up with the perfect gift for dad.
Why a Father’s Day Gift Basket?
Gift baskets are generally a nice gift for everyone. With multiple gifts in one place, they make every holiday and special occasion like Christmas. Gift baskets for men are common. Most, frankly, even when geared towards men, don’t deviate from the “usual” basket of stuffed teddy bears and snack-sized treats. Although some men will love these baskets, others will appreciate a more “manly” gift better. The baskets are decorated with motifs and assembled and packaged in an appealing way. In most cases, you can add a personalized note for the recipient.
Your budget for a Father’s Day gift
Setting a budget for your Father’s Day gift is the most important preparatory step in your gift search. This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to get excited and carried away once you start looking, and before you know it you’re spending a fortune. Your goal is to find something special for your dad, not break your (if you’re like me) already broken bank account. That won’t help anyone. To avoid this, write down a price range that fits your overall budget and stick to that range.
Unique gift baskets can range from $10 to around $200 (with some exceptions). So compared to an iPad or a flat screen TV, this is a much more affordable choice.
Brainstorm for a perfect one-of-a-kind gift basket
You probably know the saying “The thought counts”. It is often used as a consolation for someone who has not chosen the right gift. However, if you give a little thought to the gift before you buy it, you can avoid the dreaded statement altogether.
Take a piece of paper and write down every detail about your father that you can think of in one minute. Use these questions as a guide:
- What’s his job?
- What are his hobbies?
- His likes and dislikes?
- What’s bothering him?
- What is he complaining about?
- How is he relaxing?
- What are his favorite foods and drinks?
Once you drop these items, certain themes jump out at you.
Choosing the right gift
This is where it gets interesting. Men’s gift baskets come in all different themes, including sports (golf, football, baseball, etc.), fishing, games, and tools. General baskets also have specific gourmet themes like coffee, tea, chocolate and cheese – so those are always an option too.
Now it’s all about finding a basket that fits your budget as well as your dad. Places like Amazon have thousands upon thousands of unique gift baskets from hundreds of different retailers. Start shopping early and you should be ready for a Father’s Day gift that Dad will really enjoy.