Are you stuck for ideas for Christmas presents for Dad, Grandad, Uncle, Nephew and Brother? Fed up buying ties and socks? We asked Mykidstime parents to recommend their best ideas for things to give to the men in our lives. Here are 20 ideas for christmas presents for Dad (or the other Men in your Family) as suggested by Mykidstime Parents.
#1. A pizza stone and Italian cookbook
Unleash the inner Italian in Dad with the gift of a pizza stone and Italian cookbook.
It’s also a great excuse for dad to involve the kids in making pizzas, children love rolling out the dough and putting the toppings on.
#2. A set of cookery lessons or apron
There are lots of cookery schools that offer regular cookery lessons, which would perfect for the man who enjoys cooking.
Or you could give them a personalised apron – this Personalised “Don’t Mess with the Chef” apron is fun and great value too.
Recommended Read: 10 Homemade Food Gifts That Kids Can Do
#3. Sporty Gear or Tickets
If they enjoy golf, football or rugby what about either buying some new sports gear or tickets to a match, a season ticket or golf club membership?
Or how about some tickets to dog, horse racing or motor racing for a change?
#4. The much coveted “Christmas jumper”!
Every year, they seem to make a come back so why not join the come back and gift the man in your life with a Christmas jumper. (Just don’t be surprised if it is not worn after Dec 25th!)
#5. A voucher for the barber’s
Try your local barber’s for a voucher to treat themselves to a hot shave. This makes a great Christmas present for Dad or teens or Uncles or boyfriends…..
#6. “A Present for My Dad” Book
How cute is this?! “A Present for My Dad” is a gift book that’s given from a child to an adult. It tells the story of the journey the child makes while deciding on a present for their Dad. In the end they decide to get Dad a pair of colourful socks instead.
Each book is wrapped, has a gift tag, is a children’s story and comes with a gorgeous pair of socks. Free Worldwide Delivery
#6. A petrol or diesel voucher
Not very exciting we know, but this is sure to go down well as both petrol and diesel prices seem to be always on the rise.
Or what about a full valet service for the car for a complete “makeover” for their set of wheels?
Or if funds are short, you could always roll your sleeves up….
#7. A Kindle
A Kindle or an e-reader makes a great Christmas present for Dad. And if you are lucky he may let you use it too!
Or if they already have a Kindle, what about a voucher for some guilt-free book buying or a new cover? I Just Love It sell Personalised e-reader case holders that fit Kindle and other e-readers.
#8. Subscription to Netflix
A pressie that will last the entire year around! Netflix movies and tv programmes at their fingertips with a Netflix subscription. You can buy 3 month, 6 month and 12 month subscriptions.
#9. Funky gadgets
#10. Funky Clothes
Ok so you got him the Christmas jumper but that has a limited shelf life so how about splashing out on the latest fashion for him? Most men, in my experience, hate shopping but they do like to look good, so a voucher or a personal shopper experience could go down well.
#11. The Handmade Soap Company Shaving Kit
More and more men are realising the benefits of traditional wet shaving. The Handmade Soap Company Shaving Kit contains the bestselling “Shaving Soap for Him”, a specially designed ceramic shaving bowl, soothing aftershave cream, and a handmade bristle brush, wonderfully embossed with The Handmade Soap Company logo.
#12. Music or singing lessons
Singing opera in the shower? Plucking a few guitar strings at parties? Why not book them into a few music or singing lessons to improve their voice or musical skills? Last year, we gave Dad some guitar lessons, something which he had always wanted to learn, and it’s great to hear him strumming away with confidence.
#13. Wine or Beer Hamper
Create a special wine or beer hamper (over 18s) with a selection of their favourite ales or wines. You could get the kids to help decorate the box or basket to make it look extra Christmassy!
Or check out whiskey hampers from The Irish Store
#14. Winter Cycling Gloves
If Dad likes to cycle, then a pair of winter cycling gloves from Evans Cycles, would make the perfect present.
Many come with silicon finger end grips and are water repellent.
#15. Foodie Feast
Make up a hamper with nice cheeses, meat, biscuits, pickles & relishes etc.
Check out the hampers from The Irish Store.
#16. Art & Craft Fun
For younger nephews how about a hamper full of craft supplies to help amuse them on rainy days? E.g. coloured paper, plain paper, glue, glitter (even boys like glitter!), stickers, pens, crayons, poster paints, tracing paper, googly eyes.
#17. Personalise some Music
Why not make up a playlist of their favourite music for them that they can download onto their iPod or mp3 player (remember the days of mix tapes!) (or failing that an iTunes voucher!).
#18. Wine Course or Experience
Or if wine is not his thing, how about a different experience like flying lessons, a balloon ride, laps around a race track or golf lessons!
#19. Personalised Poem
Print out a favourite poem of theirs and have your child(ren) put their handprints next to it (dip hands into poster paints) then put it into a frame.
Recommended Read: Cute Homemade Gifts Kids can Make
#20. Reindeer Poop
Finally, we really loved this one from Sabrina who suggested making Reindeer Poop!!!!
Over to you now, any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.