birth­day gifts

What to give father-in-law for his birthday?

Fam­i­ly hol­i­days require spe­cial atten­tion, and some­times wit in the choice of gifts. I want to please my loved ones, sur­prise and please not only “for show”. What gift can you give your wife’s father? Of course, there are uni­ver­sal options, but there are orig­i­nal ones — each is wor­thy of con­sid­er­a­tion.

Practical gifts

The best gift is the one that will def­i­nite­ly come in handy for the birth­day per­son. If you notice that your father-in-law’s tool kit hasn’t looked like new for a long time, some­thing has been lost, some­thing has lost its per­fect work­ing con­di­tion, you can update the kit. If the father-in-law is a tin­ker­er, it is quite pos­si­ble to please him:

  • cord­less screw­driv­er;
  • con­ve­nient tool­box;
  • drill;
  • elec­tric screw­driv­er;
  • roulette, equipped with addi­tion­al func­tions;
  • a set of tools resem­bling a diary.

Of course, “intel­li­gence” will not hurt: it’s good if you know exact­ly what the father-in-law’s stu­dio lacks. If there is no such con­fi­dence, give a cer­tifi­cate to the tool store. Sure­ly the birth­day boy will be delight­ed with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to choose a prac­ti­cal gift for him­self.

But you should not reduce every­thing to the idea of ​​a work­shop. Even those who like to spend time there some­times do not mind tak­ing a break from busi­ness and relax­ing with health ben­e­fits.

Today, there are many real­ly use­ful mas­sagers rec­om­mend­ed by doc­tors, which improve blood cir­cu­la­tion and the gen­er­al con­di­tion of the body. Con­sult with a health work­er, know­ing about the health char­ac­ter­is­tics of the father-in-law, you can choose real­ly use­ful devices for him. Often, old­er peo­ple spare mon­ey for this, they can­not part with a seri­ous amount, but this does not mean that they would not like to have a use­ful med­ical gad­get at home.

Hobby Gifts

Giv­ing your father-in-law some­thing relat­ed to his hob­bies for his birth­day is the most obvi­ous option. For exam­ple, if your rel­a­tive is an avid fish­er­man, he may not mind replen­ish­ing his col­lec­tion of spin­ning rods and fish­ing tack­le. If you are sure that in the assort­ment of the­mat­ic goods you will choose a good gift, pur­chase it! There is no such con­fi­dence, again, refer to the cer­tifi­cates — this is con­ve­nient, you cer­tain­ly won’t go wrong here.

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Hob­bies can be very dif­fer­ent: col­lect­ing, wood­carv­ing, sports, moun­taineer­ing. If you know, for exam­ple, that your father-in-law is an ardent foot­ball fan, on spe­cial sites you can order things for him with the sym­bols of your favorite club. As an option — to find some icon­ic ball or pen­nant, there are entire forums ded­i­cat­ed to the sale of such things.

If the father-in-law has a hob­by in which he only tries him­self, the under­tak­ing needs help. As peo­ple get old­er, they often try to draw. Check out the art sup­ply store for a wide range of tools to help the aspir­ing artist.

Original presents

It also hap­pens like this: a rel­a­tive has an anniver­sary, and what to give is com­plete­ly incom­pre­hen­si­ble (it seems that the father-in-law has every­thing). It is nec­es­sary in such cas­es to turn to rare gifts. They can hard­ly be called prac­ti­cal, but they can impress and delight.

  • Wine glass­es in the form of chess pieces. A con­nois­seur of such a present will rejoice — yes, for the most part, they don’t drink from them, they serve as a decor. But what pleas­es our eyes also deserves a place in our lives.
  • Pho­to on can­vas. Today, such gifts can no longer be called a rar­i­ty, but still they can be attrib­uted to the orig­i­nal. All you need is to find a pho­to of your father-in-law (in high qual­i­ty), give it to the mas­ters, and in a few days you will receive a pho­to of any size on a real can­vas. This is a mod­ern ana­logue of a por­trait, it looks impres­sive in the inte­ri­or. Anniver­sary is a great present!
  • Rock­ing chair. The orig­i­nal­i­ty of this gift is that, despite all its stereo­types, they do not buy it so often. There is a sta­ble asso­ci­a­tion: a mature man with a book (a glass, a pipe) in a rock­ing chair is the head of the fam­i­ly, a sybarite. Do you think your birth­day boy will refuse such a sta­tus item? Prob­a­bly not. In a rock­ing chair it is con­ve­nient to relax after a hard day, think about your own, relax. And if the father-in-law lives in a pri­vate house, and there is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to use the chair in the fresh air, the gift is dou­bly inter­est­ing.
  • Engraved cig­a­rette case. Such a gift, of course, is addressed to those who smoke. The thing is sta­tus, not the most prac­ti­cal. But if the birth­day boy real­ly has every­thing, you can please him with a skill­ful­ly made nom­i­nal thing.
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Final­ly, there is anoth­er, almost win-win option. To imple­ment it, you need to know what a child­hood dream of a father-in-law remained unful­filled. Per­haps this is not a secret, and fam­i­ly mem­bers know about it.

For exam­ple, a birth­day boy dreamed of a per­son­al cam­era in child­hood: you can work hard and find exact­ly the same cam­era, of the same mod­el (prefer­ably in work­ing con­di­tion). But you can also offer a mod­ern pro­fes­sion­al or semi-pro­fes­sion­al device.

Or anoth­er option — father-in-law dreamed of a gui­tar in his child­hood, but nev­er acquired a per­son­al one. Think it’s too late? It’s nev­er too late to learn! And atten­tion, care, respect for the inter­ests of a loved one are nev­er for­got­ten.

Do you give flors?

The ques­tion often aris­es, do men give flors, is this nor­mal? Sure­ly at offi­cial recep­tions you have seen that bou­quets are also pre­sent­ed to men. They are giv­en to artists, ath­letes, pre­sen­ters, etc. On an anniver­sary, giv­ing a man flors is quite nor­mal, there is no pathos in this. More­over, florists can com­pose a strict com­po­si­tion in a mas­cu­line style. A man’s bou­quet requires restraint, con­cise­ness, it is a pri­ori not sen­ti­men­tal, although are talk­ing about flors.

If you are going to con­grat­u­late a rel­a­tive in the pres­ence of col­leagues or sub­or­di­nates, flors are a must.

What can be done with your own hands?

If you know that the birth­day per­son is a per­son who appre­ci­ates man­u­al labor, cre­ativ­i­ty, and a non-stan­dard approach, you should think about hand-made presents. Those who knit ll can knit a fash­ion­able sater or vest for a birth­day man — this is a clas­sic gift, and if it is made with high qual­i­ty, it will not become out­dat­ed.

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If your rel­a­tive dreams of a coun­try house or cot­tage (or he is already under con­struc­tion), using a spe­cial pro­gram, you can make a paper mod­el of the house. In the small­est details, with decor and scal­ing — many men appre­ci­ate such things. Oth­er home­made gifts include:

  • out­door fur­ni­ture (in the coun­try, in a coun­try house) or a gaze­bo;
  • a pic­ture with the image of a birth­day man;
  • ceram­ic dish­es made by hand using a spe­cial tech­nol­o­gy;
  • pic­tures on a wood­en cut on a free theme.

Cre­ative con­grat­u­la­tions are not a mate­r­i­al, but a spir­i­tu­al gift. If you your­self, with the whole fam­i­ly, write a con­grat­u­la­to­ry verse, this, of course, will touch the hero of the day. You can come up with new words for your favorite birth­day song and at the right time sing a song togeth­er at a fam­i­ly hol­i­day.

You can mount a video film with chil­dren’s (and not only) pho­tos of the father-in-law, the film can be accom­pa­nied by music or the author’s speech will be in it. It’s great if for the film you find your father-in-law’s youth and child­hood friends on the Inter­net, ask them to record a cou­ple of greet­ing words on video and insert all this into the film. Such things are always touch­ing, the rel­a­tive will cer­tain­ly appre­ci­ate the work done.

Final­ly, a fre­quent gift today is mon­ey. And if you have agreed that you will give them exact­ly, accom­pa­ny the cash gift with some­thing cre­ative, not so banal.

You can come to the hol­i­day with bal­loons with inter­est­ing inscrip­tions (the best grand­fa­ther, you are our super­man, etc.). The more sur­prise, fun, lack of rig­or in your con­grat­u­la­tions, the less the reminder of the birth­day man about his age. Most peo­ple do not want to remem­ber at all that the time for reck­less, cheer­ful, loud con­grat­u­la­tions is gone. Prove to your­self that this is not so, that being young at heart is the most impor­tant thing!

You can learn about oth­er gift options for father-in-law in the fol­low­ing video.