When it comes to choosing gifts for fathers, it is quite impossible to shop. They have many reason to say no.
If your dad, grandfather or father-in-law is the kind of guy who knows a thing or two about personal style, there are luckily plenty of ways you can indulge his interests and spoil him at the same time.Then why not give him something that’s as incredible and reliable as he is
BOOKS: If your dad is someone who loves to read books, Infibeam, Amazon or Flipkart are the best places to hunt for them. These e-commerce websites have a wide collection of books of Indian as well as foreign authors that will be delivered to your doorstep.
MOBILE DEVICES: He may not realise it but your dad would be better connected to you with wearables, tablets and accessories. If you worry about his eye sight, gift him a reading tablet like the Kindle or get the top of the line ones like the Google Nexus 9 or an Apple ipad Air 2.
AFFORDABLE CLOTHING: For dads who are stylish and love to remain updated with ongoing trends, Bhane may be the best choice as it has a huge collection of contemporary clothing for men which is wearable, stylish and affordable.
SHOES: Dads love the classic look and a shoe never gets out of style. Get any high-street men’s custom footwear brand which will make it easy for you to get a closet full of genuine premium leather shoes. Inspired by international designs and global hot favourites, they deliver A-grade leather shoes at attractive prices, right at your doorstep.
RECYCLE HIS WARDROBE: He may not be able to give up on the favourite shirt, the Polo T-shirt he wore to office every Saturday, the pullover he wore to the winter morning walk or the fragrance of the perfume he wore. Memories of each of these accessories stay in our mind much after they have been put out of use. If your father’s wardrobe is full of such things that take you back in memory even if he has stopped using them, it’s time to recycle or repurpose those articles to revive their use in innovative ways. Model an old shirt into a shirt dress to show him how much you appreciate his warmth. An oversized shirt that your father doesn’t wear anymore can easily become a smart shirt dress for you. All you need is a little remodeling of the same. Add two belt loops on the sides of the shirt and procure a narrow cloth belt of a colour matching the shirt. Wear the shirt and strew the belt around your waist to tighten the shirt from the centre. Pair this dress with matching trousers or jeans. To make it more appealing, cut off the sleeves into micro sleeves. You can now completely own your father’s shirt both in kind and spirit. If you do not want your father to throw away an old shirt, grab it and turn it into a pretty little handbag. All you need is to cut the shirt into the shape of a bag, sew a strong cloth lining underneath it, and then sew it all around to complete the bag shape. Attach an old belt to give this bag a handle.
Over the years, a dad’s wardrobe tends to get inundated with neckties. This is another interesting way to utilise and keep close your father’s old and bright ties which he doesn’t use any more. Get hold of as many futile ties as you can and sew them together side by side. This preparation will now need to be sewn on to a cloth lining that will form the interior of the bag. Once done, fold it and conjoin it together from the loose ends. You can use another two neck ties to give this bag a handle.
ACCESSORIES: If you want to shower some extra love on your father, gift him some elaborate gold and precious stone-studded brooches, cufflinks, and buttons from Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas that can also be passed down to the next generation. If he’s not the kind to like jewellery gift him a classic. A watch is an accessory loved by almost all fathers for its utility and ability to liven up an outfit.
PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS: Not all men are hooked on to a skincare regime but if your old man is look-conscious, a bottle of argan oil or moisturiser or a variety of products in a gift box from the Body Shop could be the way to make his day.
Writer: Team Viva
Courtesy: The Pioneer