Some dads are notoriously difficult to please when it comes to their birthdays and presents. However, if yours has a sense of humour or is extremely stereotypical, it shouldn’t be hard to make him smile.
Be careful, though, if your father doesn’t understand practical jokes as these gifts are more ironic than practical. They are, however, beautiful. In their own distorted way, at least.
1. “Funny” BBQ Apron
If your dad enjoys BBQs in his backyard or away in nature, a BBQ apron will surely crack him up. Bonus points if you select a particularly cheesy design.
Consider a Batman apron, a Grillfather apron or even the naked apron style. There are hundreds of ridiculous items out there, so there’s no better way to make him doubt whether he raised you well after all.
2. Poker Set
If your old man enjoys gambling from time to time or plays poker online, why not buy him a poker set? These kits are easy to carry around and can prove invaluable in a friendly company of like-minded dads and moms. You can even buy him a gift card for an online pay by phone casino.
You can also learn to play the game yourself and persuade your dad to play for real money. So, you’ll know what to do the next time they refuse to lend you some cash.
3. Back Scratcher
The least practical item on this list, the back scratcher is one of the most infamous gifts for dads and old people in general. Luckily, they come in all sorts of silly designs, so it doesn’t have to be so boring.
They come in the shape of an animal claw, a rake or a Halloween-themed skeletal hand, to name a few examples. This is the stuff that’s guaranteed to create some inside jokes within your family.
4. Set of Colourful Socks
What better way to troll your dad than to give them something practical that they won’t be able to use? Well, not with their formal outfit, anyway.
Colourful socks are a great way to bring some playfulness into your father’s life. However, they will also force the wearer to look silly or hide them in the back of his socks drawer and pretend this never happened.
Luckily, if he chooses the second option, you can pester him about it for months.
5. Shoe Odour Remover Spray
This gift is great because it doesn’t even matter if your father needs it or not. The stereotype is so popular that it makes a shoe odour spray one of the worst gifts possible – which is exactly what we want!
On the other hand, if your parent is a practical man, he will probably accept it gracefully and even be honest when saying “thank you”. If he doesn’t get the joke, the rest of your family will.
So, the next time the occasion arises, we hope you won’t be at a loss as to how to surprise your father this time.
These may not be the best gifts of all time, but they’ll surely give you all a laugh. Isn’t it what giving presents is ultimately about?