Life Holidays Father's
for the Perfect Gift for Dad?
most of us, shopping for the perfect Father’s Day Gift can be
a difficult, if not impossible task. Father’s Day initiates the
annual conundrum of what to buy the man who already has everything
As a gift professional, I can assure you the last thing Dad wants
or needs is another tie to hang in the closet; and while the matching
“World’s Greatest Dad” t-shirt and coffee mug was a thoughtful
gift, it doesn’t stick out in his mind for the right reasons.
Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift requires a little bit of
effort and maybe a little bit of homework, but the smile on Dad’s
face when he opens the perfect gift is truly priceless.
Looking for the Perfect Gift for Dad? Think Backwards.
The perfect gift requires “reverse engineering.” In the gift business
this means starting with the recipients’ tastes, preferences and
hobbies and working backwards towards the perfect gift. Instead
of finding the perfect gift and then trying to match it to the
recipient, we start with the recipient and work in reverse. Understanding
this simple principal will instantaneously make you a better gift
buyer for any occasion.
"A good gift is something that Dad sincerely appreciates..."
When a regular client calls in frantically and says, “I need
a gift for my Dad,” my first question is always, “What can you
tell me about him?” What kind of food does your father like? Is
he big on barbeque?
Does he love chocolate?
Does he drink coffee?
Does he love Italian food?
Does he play golf? Is he a
‘Snack-a-holic?’ All these defining characteristics of Dad are
paramount when selecting the perfect gift. The more questions
you can answer the better off you’ll be in making your selection.
When you get a gift that matches his preferences, your chances
of him burying your gift in the closet are significantly reduced.
A Good Father’s Day Gift vs the Perfect Father’s Day Gift
The difference between a “good gift” and the “perfect gift” is
determined by how accurately you can pinpoint Dad’s tastes, preferences
and hobbies and then work backwards towards a gift that best fits
him. There really is no such thing as a bad gift. I believe all
gifts are good at heart; but there is a severe epidemic of giving
Dad the wrong gift. And giving the wrong gift is exactly how a
gift goes bad!
A good gift is something that Dad sincerely appreciates. The
perfect gift will stand out in his mind for years!
Finding the perfect Father’s Day Gift might require you to talk
to people around your Dad. Inquire about any new hobbies or interests
he has been pursuing and be sure to ask about things he’s thought
about, but hasn’t yet pursued. Whatever you decide to get Dad
this year just follow our simple rules and your gift will be a
The Best Father’s Day Gifts are Properly Wrapped
Whether it is a power
tool, a watch or a piece of fine jewelry, the perfect gift must be properly
gift-wrapped. In fact, I’ve seen a “good gift” transformed into
a “perfect gift” with the proper presentation. (The bag you get
from the cashier does not count as gift-wrapping!) Personalized gift baskets for Father’s Day are often a great choice because they are based
on the recipient’s preferences, and are impeccably packaged.
When it Comes to Gift Giving, Stick to Quality over Quantity
The perfect gift doesn’t have to be expensive, but it must fall
within his realm of interests and it should be of good quality.
Successful gift givers always stick to the principal of “less
is more.” Get him what he would want even it means giving him
less of it! For example, a chocolate lover might politely accept
a large box of chocolates from a grocery store, but one perfectly
crafted with gourmet chocolate would have a greater effect at
a potentially equal cost.
It’s The Thought That Counts
When you take the extra time to “reverse engineer” the perfect
gift, it clearly demonstrates to Dad that you put time, effort
and energy into your selection. It shows him that you really thought
about him, which is ultimately the true essence of gift giving.
Ryan Abood - GourmetGiftBaskets.com