Buying Your Son a Father's Day Gift

When your son was small, Father’s Day involved your wife picking out something cute and meaningful and then signing your son’s name to it. It wasn’t until he got older that the gifts actually came from him--first in the form of a crumpled, hand-drawn card from school, and then later in the form of actual gifts that he put thought into.

Now, things have changed again. Your son, who just yesterday was small enough to hold in the palm of your hand, has announced that he’s going to be a father himself. Maybe he and his wife are expecting their first child, or maybe that first child is here and this is his first official Father’s Day. Either way, the tables have turned, and now you find yourself thinking not of receiving a Father’s Day gift from your son, but as giving one to him. There are a lot of emotions involved with buying your son’s first Father’s Day gift, pride and joy among them. But after the emotions have cleared, you may find yourself at a loss for what to get.

Try Pampering Your Son

Pampering isn’t just for your wife. Your son is now a father, which means sleepless nights and big adjustments. If you think back to your first months with a new baby, you’ll remember how stressful that time can be. That’s why it can be nice to give your son a gift set, letting him know that it’s okay for him to take a few minutes off throughout the course of the day to take care of his personal needs.

Give Something Meaningful

If your son’s first Father’s Day is a time when he is expecting his first child, rather than holding it in his arms, it may be that he doesn’t need pampering as much as he needs something to remember the occasion by. A nice, engraved leather item with the baby’s due date on it or even just the word “Dad” and the year can help him mark the occasion and can act as a really nice memento for the years to come.

With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s important to think of the perfect gift for your son now so that you can celebrate in style. With any luck, he’ll return the favor in September on Grandparents’ Day.