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Father’s Day 2012 Gifts Dads Really Want

by Daddy.com
​Instead of scrambling around to find a suitable gift for dad on Father’s Day this year, one way you can be sure he will get exactly what he wants is to simply let him buy his own gift.


Many families have to do a bit of scrambling around when Father’s Day time approaches each year.  Wives and children are often challenged when attempting to find a suitable gift for Dad on Father’s Day. Finding something suitable that is personal, useful, not too expensive, not too inexpensive and of course, something Dad will actually like and enjoy can be a difficult task. And when a Father’s Day gift turns out to be a flop, it can disappoint the whole family and not just Dad alone.

There are several ways to get around the problem of course, one being simply asking Dad what it is he might want this year, but that approach takes some of the fun out of the equation because there is no surprise element involved. One option that might be better is to check out some of the many different gift suggestions provided by the retailers, as many services and stores have “Father’s Day Specials” where they will present a list of the most appropriate dad-suitable gifts in their inventories. This approach can work well because the retailer’s gift lists are usually well-thought out and will contain some good stuff that any Dad would probably like. Many good Father’s Day gift suggestion lists can also be found online at various media sites for newspapers, magazines and clubs. The New York Times will always have a few good suggestions, as will more specific sites that focus on men’s activities like magazines that have a focus on men’s lifestyles.

A good list of gift suggestions can be a big help for last minute shoppers who are scrambling to get ready for Father’s Day, and the top suggestions often include items like cameras, gaming systems, video games, golf equipment, BBQs and utensils and summer clothes. The gift lists are often oriented around a man’s specific interests and lifestyle and it is not uncommon to find them in handy categories like “sports fan dad” or “body conscious dad,” and the ever-present “luxury loving dad.”

This year, the retail giant Wal-Mart has come up with a unique approach to the problem, but it is not exactly a list of suggested gifts that the family can buy for dad. Instead, Wal-Mart conducted its own customer research on the topic of suitable Father’s Day gifts and came up with the conclusion that today, many dads get exactly they want for Father’s Day because they will simply go out and make their own gift purchases. According to Wal-mart’s recent research, it won’t matter whether dad is a sportsman, a handyman or a doctor, aspiring chef. Because all dads make such big contributions to the lives of their families, and because Father’s Day is the time of year everyone has the chance to say thank you to dad, Wal-Mart says it would be far simpler to just let dad buy what he wants for himself in the first place, instead of playing risky guessing games. That conclusion has resulted in yet another Father’s Day list of great gift suggestions, however, this time the list if strictly for Dads.  

Top Ten Gifts for Dad to buy Himself on Father's Day:

1.    Telus INQ Cloud Touch Phone $98.83

2.    Acer Iconia A200 Tablet $288

3.    Samsung 1000-Watt DVD Home Theatre--$178.00

4.    Tom Tom Start 55 GPS -- $119

5.    Terratek 18 Volt Drill with Accessories -- $29.98

6.    Ultimate-X 1,500-PSI Power Washer--$58.00

7.    Value Bag of 60 recycled golf balls--$18.00

8.    Men's Dr. Scholl's Golf Shoes--$39.00

9.    Brinkmann Glennwood Propane Barbecue--$248.00

10.    Deluxe Zero Gravity Reclining Chair--$46.00

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