What does it mean to be a father in today’s world? There used to be a very strict hierarchy in families, where the dads were the tops dogs and the bread winners and the women were very much stay at home carers for their children. However, over the years, dynamics have changed, with men taking on more household responsibilities – not just taking out the bin. A 2014 study reported that there had been a huge rise in stay at home dads. What sort of presents can be bought for 21st century dads? Of course, there are traditional novelty gifts, but what about a gift that they can have proper use out of?
The DIY Dad
What can be brought for a tool obsessed man who already has it all? There are tonnes of gadgets that could be of some use. Ideas include:
The Foodie Dad
There are tonnes of household gadgets available that can help dads around the kitchen – and they don’t have to be the standard boring kitchen gadgets, get creative! For example:
The Tidy Dad
We are seeing a big shift in household responsibilities and who does them. Whilst cleaning may not be every dads cup of tea, there are gift opportunities for those who do have a love for it. Below are only a few gadgets that can help around the house:
The Tech Dad
If your dad doesn’t suffer from the inability to use or learn to use 21st Century technology – Modern gizmos and gadgets always make for great Father’s Day gifts!
The Musical Dad
Recently, there has been a boom in vinyl and record player sales, which means they have become more readily available. Not only are they easier to get, they have evolved. Available to buy, are customisable portable vinyl players, record players which can convert his records to digital audio files and even ones with AM/FM radio functions. Other musical gifts that come to mind are:
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The Snap Happy Dad
Keep camera loving dads happy, and depending on the present budget budget, these nifty gadgets[CF1] could get you in the good books:
Don’t settle for a traditional ‘best dad’ mug, think about what he loves doing, whether it’s cooking or gardening – with these gifts, any 21st century dad will be happy!