10 Father's Day gifts: Do's and Dont's for the modern Dad - Movement Mortgage Blog

Father’s Day doth approach.

So what do you get the man who’s embarrassed you in front of all your friends, naps after a big meal and tries to change your oil even though he’s more of an AAA guy than a mechanic?

Well first, you don’t get him the same old gifts you’ve been giving him since you were on training wheels.

And while there’s something to be said for consistency, originality doesn’t hurt, either.

If you’re looking for something a little more modern — and a little less hokey — here’s a guide to the biggest no-no’s this Father’s Day, and our suggestions for Dad gifts that will make you the bomb dot com.

Don’t get Dad these gifts:

Ties: As boring as they sound


Mugs: Like there aren’t a million of those everywhere


Cologne/Aftershave: What are you trying to cover up?


PJ set: The “play-it-safe” gift.


Swiss Army knives: Let’s cut to the chase; they’re overrated

Here are some fresh alternatives for Dad’s big day:

For the “why pay for an expensive beer when I can make it myself” dad:

Mr Beer Craft Brews Collection Complete Home Brewing Kit (Amazon $52.99)

For the fit as a fiddle — or trying to be — dad

Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband  (Amazon $127.99)

For the dad who’d rather have it delivered:

Trunk Club (clothing delivered to your front door — prices vary) and Dollar Shave Club ($1, $6 or $9 a month, depending on which blade you select).

For the dad who likes to rock out when no one else is looking:

Beats Solo2 Wired On-Ear Headphones (Amazon $119)

For the dad who’s too cool to drink from any old tumbler:

Thirty-ounce stainless steel Yeti Rambler Tumbler (Amazon $47.49)


About the Author:

Adam O'Daniel

Adam O'Daniel is Movement's Communications Director. He leads corporate communication and public relations efforts across the organization. Email him at adam.odaniel@movement.com.