Yes, Father’s Day might just be an off-shoot of Mother’s Day, but it can always turn into a special day for the family. But buying an interesting gift for this special man with a close emotional bonding in your life is almost always a sort of predicament. Here are some ideas you can put to good use for an interesting gift for your dad.

Broadly speaking, men like gifts that are either useful or bring their competitive nature into play. Decorative gifts are not for them. Wallets, briefcases, video games, computer games, ties, shoes, cell phones, etc are what they want.

On the other hand, certain gifts carry about with them the image of the new-age man who is with the times. Shahrukh Khan has popularized the waistcoat (and ponytail) for the urban man, so don’t shy from gifting a dressy one.  They also like to be pampered so a day at the spa is no less inviting for them as it is for women. A great bottle of liqueur — the more unusual the better — is a good choice too. But yes, gifting him bottles of moisturizer is going a little further down the metrosexual road than he probably has.

Men like their stamp on their personal possessions. So go ahead and put your dad’s name or initials everywhere — a briefcase, a wallet, a watch — honestly, he’ll love it. Just get it done at a professional place, artistically. It should look classy and masculine, above all else. You may go for the new-age men’s colors. We’re not talking about pink. Men can go for pink shirts on certain occasions but steer clear of pink accessories like wallets and briefcases.

Get a charcoal black or a deep slate gray instead of a regular black, or a deep chrome blue instead of a navy blue. Bottle green is a great color to, and a deep purple is also a masculine color without walking down the beaten track, even though it comes from the pink family. Textures add a lot of character to any surface. You can achieve a classy sheen or a gravelly, masculine feel to a gift item just through texture.

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