“Holy Mackerel, Batman!” It’s Almost Father’s Day! (What Are You Gifting?)

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With Father’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to think about how to honor the fathers that are near and dear to your heart. Have you decided what you will be gifting this Father’s Day?

If not, buckle your seat belt.  You’re in for the ride of your life.

Make a List

First order of business is to make a list.  Who do you plan to give a gift to this Father’s Day? 

Your dad, husband, son, father-in-law, brother, grandpa – did you leave anyone out?

Choose Gifts

Now that you have a list of people you will be gifting, it’s time to decide what you will give each of them.

First on the list is Dad.

Ugh, let’s see. Ties, gift cards, and underwear have worked well in the past.

I‘m sure he can use another tie.

He said he used the gift card to his favorite store that you gave him at Christmas to buy his new weather radio. 

Can you ever have too many pairs of underwear?

In your heart you know all of these gifts are lame. But, you’re going to give dad one of them anyway. 

Why?  Quite frankly, it’s the easy way out.  After all, he never said he didn’t like them when you gave them to him in the past.

Stop!  Before you make that critical mistake, consider the following…

What can you give dad for Father’s Day that is memorable, thoughtful, and useful? What will he appreciate? 

That’s definitely a tall order to fill.

But, don’t you want to make a lasting impression?

Of course you do.

The same is true for the other father’s in your life.

Remember – memorable, thoughtful, and useful.  Also, it will be appreciated and leave a lasting impression…all of the fathers in your life. 

Got it!

At this point, it’s probably a good idea to research Father’s Day gift options before choosing a gift. 

And, you’re off to research Father’s Day gifts…

Research Gifts

Wait!  Before you run off to research Father’s Day gifts, there is something else you need to think about – how well you know the recipient.

What I am trying to say is that you must consider the recipient’s age, gender, likes, dislikes, and personality when choosing a gift. 

Also, you should consider any needs, desires, or hobbies the recipient may have.  

If you go to websites such as Findgift.com, Gifts.com, and Amazon.com, they will recommend gifts based on these characteristics.

Whew!

I know what you’re thinking.  Choosing the perfect Father’s Day gift is more complicated and time-consuming than you thought.

Yes, it is.  But we’re not done.

Read Reviews and Compare Prices

Once you choose a gift for each of the recipients on your list, you should read reviews and compare prices

Amazon.com, BizRate.com, and Rakuten.com provide customer reviews for products.  You can also purchase your gifts on these sites if you choose to do so.

PriceGrabber.com and Shopping.com provide price comparisons for items.

Finalize Your Choices

After you have completed your research and have read reviews and compared prices,   you should finalize your gift choice for each recipient.

I hope you are thoroughly exhausted by now – because I am.  Choosing Father’s Day gifts shouldn’t be this difficult.  It really shouldn’t.

So, the question we must ask ourselves is – why?  Why did we have to go through this long tedious process to choose Father’s Day Gifts?

What You Should Have Learned

I hope you enjoyed this thought exercise.  The whole point of this activity was to teach you one simple thing.

You need to have a gift-giving system in place.

Having a gift-giving system will take the hassle out of your gift-giving.  You shouldn’t have to go through this crazy process each time you need to give gifts.  It should be as easy as 1-2-3. 

You can create your own system or you can use the same gift-giving system that I use.

Whichever you choose, don’t let another gift-giving occasion go by without having a system in place.

 “Holy Mackerel, Batman!” It’s Almost Father’s Day! What Are You Gifting?

 Tell us in the comments section below. 

These are the gifts that I will be gifting this Father’s Day:

If you have, click here to see what I’m gifting this Father’s Day.

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