Shopping for Dad: Why is it so Hard?

For the most part, guessing what your family and friends would like to receive around the holidays is fun and exciting. Maybe you peek at your sister’s Pinterest board to find her most recent likes or sneakily have your mother admit what she wants through innocent conversation. However, dads are an entirely different story. Getting dad to tell you what he’d like this year is like pulling teeth. They either respond with a hilarious dad joke or tell you they don’t want anything but quality time with you. So to help you out, we’ve narrowed down a few different types of dads out there and provided gift ideas that they’ll love opening up.

 

The techie

This dad appreciates the newest and most innovative gadgets. He was one of the first to tout a smartwatch and prides himself on his knowledge of technology. If your dad is a bit of a technology buff, we recommend the following:

3Doodler 3D Printing Pen 2.0 http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1927/

Rotating floor stand for iPadhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B005LLE47S/?tag=coopeosho-20

Apple TVhttp://www.apple.com/shop/buy-tv/apple-tv/apple-tv-32gb

 

The gamer

This dad is young at heart. He loves a competitive edge and surprising teenagers with his video game skills. If you think your dad falls into this category, we recommend the following:

Video gaming chairhttp://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/video-gaming-chair

Gamer’s lap deskhttp://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/ultimate-gamers-lap-desk

Mobile gaming systemhttp://goo.gl/duzHjs

 

The outdoorsman

This dad loves anything he can do outside. Be it hiking, hunting, camping, or boating, this tough guy enjoys being out in nature and isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. If this sounds a lot like your dad, we recommend the following:

Biolite Kettle Pothttp://www.biolitestove.com/products/biolite-kettlepot

Easy Camp Tipi Tenthttp://goo.gl/x0ELSq

Binocularshttp://goo.gl/cNrNIu

 

The sports lover

This dad roots for his favorite team so loud you can hear him from miles away. He watches enjoys watching high school, college, and professional leagues and teams. If you consider your dad to be a hardcore sports fanatic, we recommend the following:

Tailgate Backpack Cooler Chairhttp://goo.gl/i4M5HX

Team Travel Tumblerhttp://goo.gl/zmXtbF

Ballpark blueprints – http://goo.gl/UeXr9F

 

The book worm

This dad is a bit on the quiet and thoughtful side. He appreciates calm days on the couch with a good book or reading off his Kindle during his lunch hour. If your dad loves a good book, we recommend the following:

City on Firehttp://goo.gl/Lm2QXE

Seveneveshttp://goo.gl/tfQhsU

Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 – http://goo.gl/XsTsXS

 

What are you getting your dad this year? Share your ideas with us in the comment section.