The month of October ushers in one of the major reasons for celebration in our family, my father’s birthday. Maa makes sure to celebrate it pompously with all the food preparation and baking for that one special birthday dinner. She believes birthdays remind you how special their existence is in your life. A year of togetherness completed and a new year to unfurl with the same vigour.
Life isn't about your age. Life is about living. So when your birthday comes, be thankful for the year that has just passed and anticipate with a happy heart what the coming year will bring. ~Catherine Pulsifer
The most exciting part of the planning is the gift; something I’m always in charge of. My plans had to be set to motion almost a month before the D-Day. My dad is not into complex tech, but his eyes shine when he looks at new gadgets like a baby who discovered chicks. I had to find something apt to satiate his inquisitiveness this upcoming year. Hence, in the words of Spiderman, “With great power, comes great responsibility!”
A gift is an expression; a statement asserting our adoration. Dads have always been the pillar of support for their daughters through thick and thin. What better way to express our love for our No. 1 guy, but through a special gift meant for him on his birthday?
Here are my top six suggestions for a birthday gift for your father; for a perfect gift does exist. The perfect gift; something your father’s pragmatic daughter gets him; useful and worth the money. Though your beautiful handmade cards and bouquets work like charms, in case you want to get Daddy dearest something long-lasting.
Your dad is an avid reader; books bring him the utmost satisfaction; then an E-reader such as the Amazon Kindle (I could swear by it; has done wonders for keeping my intense book fetishes in check.) will serve as the flawless gift this birthday. This is one of the best gifts in the long run and he would ultimately save loads he usually spends on buying paperbacks. Besides, there is a massive collection of books to choose from.
A very thoughtful and useful addition to your must gift list if your father has this enormous bunch of keys he keeps misplacing. A tracker once adorned by his keys or his wallet would make his morning ordeal significantly easier and spare everyone from the usual morning routine of 'hunt the keys'.
A movie or series marathon with popcorn, chips, nachos and chilled beer. Your father’s ideal siesta mode is switched on. Pappy needs rest. Help him relax with his favourite pastime. Gift him a TV Stick with subscriptions to his favourite shows and movies and set the mood for quality father-daughter bonding time.
A fan of Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey or The Beatles and Bon Jovi. Your father is a man of varied taste but exotic and classy. If you have grown up listening to him hum in his deep baritone voice, ‘Zindagi kaisi hai paheli haye’ or jamming in the car, ‘Livin on A Prayer’, you would be aware that he is a huge music buff. Get him a Bluetooth speaker this birthday and let him be a teenager again.
A nicely trimmed beard is always well-appreciated. This year gift your father the secret of personal care. He is after all your first love and you know that no other man can sport a good beard as he can.
Fitness and health data tracking wearables have become increasingly popular; helping boost physical activity. A fitness tracker on your father’s wrist would ensure that he gets all the activity to keep up his good health and watch his progress along the way. A morale boost with enhanced confidence and self-esteem.
In case your Dad’s birthday is just around the corner and you have nothing planned, give this list a thought. A useful gift that is budget-friendly is always a big win; hence you could always avail extra discount coupons through extensions such as Shopper.com (be it you're shopping from Amazon, Flipkart or Myntra) and trust to not burn your pockets completely with the lavish birthday plans.
The aim is to honour the smile that gives us the courage to move on, the hug that boosts our confidence and makes our demons cower in terror. Fathers are the real heroes of their princesses, and all they ask for is love in exchange. So don’t forget to express, word out your respect and love for him this birthday.
When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.
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