Are you out of ideas about what to get your dad this Father’s Day? Are you on a strict budget but still want to buy a thoughtful gift? We’ve got you covered. As providers of student accommodation in Lancaster, we have a deep knowledge of the area – and plenty of ideas to inspire you – so we can help you find the perfect gift.
Gift Subscription Boxes
If you’re looking for an affordable but fun gift, why not try a subscription box? Nowadays, there are boxes for all interests, so we’re sure you’ll find something that your dad will like.
For example, if he’s green-fingered and loves to garden, Bloombox Club might be exactly what he needs in his life, especially because it delivers new plants, flowers and guides. If he’s a baker, he might appreciate a Baker Boxx subscription full of recipes and ingredients. Or, if he’s techy, you may want to look into subscription services like Gadget Discovery Club, which will send the latest gadgets to his door every month.
The options are endless, so you’ll have plenty to choose from!
If you’re unsure what to get your dad, a good place to start is to think about his interests and hobbies. Does he need a new helmet for cycling? Is he missing a cooler bag for his beer or lunch for when he goes out fishing? Has his camping hammock seen better days? Or is he in desperate need of a tool organiser?
Whether something functional that your dad can use or a fun decorative object (for instance, an engraved plaque or flowerpot), you’re sure to find an item that says ‘I appreciate you’ and which can be easily delivered if you’re unable to gift it in person.
You can’t go wrong with a gift custom-made for your dad. Even a humble mug or keyring will be elevated when personalised, showing your dad you’ve put thought behind the gift.
There are many things that can be personalised, such as notebooks, mugs, cuff links, phone cases, cutting boards, cushions, wall art, and so much more. One of the great things about personalised gifts is that they are unique, so no one else will have the same item.
Opt for Handmade
But if you want to go for a truly one-of-a-kind gift, then nothing beats handmade. Be it a baked good, an art piece or a knitted gift, there are countless possibilities to muse over. And, because this is such a unique present, your dad will surely treasure it forever!
A Lancastrian Gift
As Lancaster is your home base while studying and living in the city, you might want to look at things that showcase it or the whole of Lancashire. For instance, if your dad is a foodie, he’ll certainly appreciate a nice selection of local cheeses or butter pie (which you can make yourself for that perfect homemade touch or buy from one of the many shops in the area if your culinary skills are not there yet.
From books that detail the local wildlife or geography to prints of the beautiful landscapes found in this part of the country (which he can hang on the wall), we’re confident you’ll find something here!
Is Your Dad a Fan of BBQ?
If the answer’s yes, then you’re in luck. He’ll love to receive a collection of sauces that lets him try out different recipes – and make him feel like the Gordon Ramsay of BBQ. If he likes to smoke the food, then you have plenty of smoking wood chip options to choose from as well.
From spices and personalised aprons to BBQ utensils and lighters, you’re sure to find something right on time for Father’s Day and for summer – and you’ll be able to benefit from the gift whenever you visit too…
Ideas for Gifts Your Dad Won’t Buy Himself
We know how hard it can be to buy a present for someone else. Some people love the whole process, but others struggle a bit, so we thought of putting some ideas together to help you brainstorm the perfect gift. What’s more, these gifts can be bought on a budget, so you don’t have to worry about running low on cash after June 20th!
- – A food or drinks hamper
- – A new wallet
- – A reusable water bottle
- – A movie/TV series shirt
- – A razor subscription
- – A laser distance meter
- – A neck massager
- – A beard kit
- – A moisturiser
- – A cardholder
- – A bike stand
- – A subscription to Audible
- – A pair of novelty socks
- – A cocktail shaker
- – A multitool device
- – A bottle of perfume or eau de toilette
- – A book of dad jokes
Even if you’re on a budget, you can find something thoughtful and nice to gift, so we hope this list inspires you and helps you on your quest. There are a million and one gifts you could get him this 20th June, but the most important thing is to not stress it, as your dad will love anything you give him!