So you spent the month of April coming up with the perfect gift for Mom and now it’s time to think of the best Fathers Day gift too. Sure you could get another pair of socks or another tie, yeah I know, Dads are hard to buy for. They pretty much have everything they need.
And if there is ever anything they want, Dads are definitely not afraid to go buy it themselves. So you will really have to think outside the box to surprise Dad with something unique. That’s the great thing about shopping vintage for Fathers Day.
Sure you could get him a Teeshirt, Mug or Plaque with a slogan like “World’s Greatest Dad”. But why not come up with something that really lets him know how special he is to you. Something that brings back memories and lets him know you were actually listening all those times he thought you weren’t.
Vintage Decor Fathers Day Gift Ideas
What are some of his favorite stories? You know the ones you heard a thousand times. The ones that ended with him laughing so hard. Every Dad has a couple at least.
Maybe your Dad is a hunter or has memories of a favorite pet. Choosing the right vintage present could bring flashbacks of a special trip and times he had with you as a child. Trust me Dads get nostalgic too.
What are some of the things your Dad taught you to do? Did you two have a secret fishing hole? Or maybe there was that one camping spot you always went.
While you can’t go back and relive those days, you can be sure they are important to your Dad. Because he is the one that looked out for you and taught you to take care of yourself.
While your Mom nurtured you and kept you safe, your Dad was the one who taught you to stand up for yourself. He is the one that would not accept anything but your best and always expected the most out of you.
No one knows better than you what your Dad has meant to you and how he has shaped your life, so what better way to show how much you care by giving a gift of memories.
Below is a slideshow of ten more vintage decor items for Fathers Day Gift Ideas.
Vintage Game and Hobby Fathers Day Gift Ideas
Let’s face it, Dads still love to have fun. They love their fishing trips and their weekly poker games. So why not surprise him with a vintage fishing knife or maybe a classic set of playing cards and poker chips for his night with the guys.
What was your Dad’s game of choice as you were growing up? Did he teach you to shoot pool, or maybe the two of you spent hours playing checkers on the back porch?
Whether it was backgammon or chess, golf or hunting, your Dad most assuredly has his favorite pass time. His own way of relaxing and winding down after a hard day’s work. Vintage or Antique gifts which will remind him of those times you spent together are sure to become his prized possession. Not only will they stir his memories, but they also show you cherish the memories as well.
Another path to the perfect Fathers Day gift is your Dad’s hobbies and work. Sure he already has everything he needs in his woodworking shop and of course, if any new gadget comes along you can be sure your Dad will get it for himself.
But what about the antique tools used in the trade? Is the PBS show “The Woodwright’s Shop” one of your Dad’s favorites? Some of these tools are extremely hard to find, their not something you can buy at Lowes or Homedepot today. Yet master woodworkers have sworn by them for ages.
Or perhaps your Dad is a designer, who spends his day working on a computer. Hand drawings are almost a thing of the past today. Still, there is something timeless about them and the tools used to produce them.
Below is another slideshow of ten more vintage Game and Hobby items for Fathers Day Gift Ideas.
Classic Jewelry Fathers Day Gift Ideas
And then there is the iconic style of vintage jewelry to make your Dad feel special. I’m not talking about a set of cufflinks or a tie clip here, but something he will wear and use on a regular basis. It could be something you know he has admired or possibly a replacement for something he has owned before.
Picking out jewelry for Dad can be a little tricky, but no one knows your Dad better than you, well except maybe your Mom. So just to be safe you can always run things by her.
Vintage analog wrist watches make an excellent Fathers Day gift. A truly timeless accessory, a man’s watch says a lot about him. From his personal style to what’s important in his daily life.
Another classic piece of jewelry for men is the money clip. Vintage money clips are not only stylish but also very practical too. A money clip will let your Dad keep his pockets organized while reducing the chance of being pickpocketed. Also by getting that fat wallet out of his hip pocket, his back will thank you too, trust me.
Then finally there is the vintage men’s ring. Generally, a man’s ring is a status symbol. Whether it has to do with a fraternity, military service, or simply status, a man’s ring says a lot about his style and where he is in life. Just remember there is one thing that is often overlooked or simply misunderstood about statement rings for men. That is a man’s statement ring is meant to be worn on the pinky finger of his preferred hand.
Below is my final slideshow of ten more vintage jewelry items for Fathers Day Gift Ideas.
Wishing you and your Dad a Happy Fathers Day
One thing is for sure your Father will appreciate you for thinking about him no matter what gift you choose. Yet by shopping for a vintage present, you will also be giving memories. Whether it is memories of sporting events you two watched together or the things you learned from your Dad. Those times you spent with your Dad are sure to be some of his happiest days.