If you still haven’t bought something for Father’s Day, you’ve got about 48 hours left. But I found a list on Complex.com of lame presents to avoid. It has obvious stuff no one would ever buy their dad, like scented candles and man-purses.
Plus these seven things you should probably avoid. If you DID buy something on this list, don’t panic. You just might want to think about a back-up gift.
#7 — Any T-Shirt with the Word “Dad” on It. He might wear it, even though it’s lame. But he’d almost definitely prefer a T-shirt with NOTHING on it.
#6 — A “Hot Sauce of the Month Club” Membership. Complex.com says ANY monthly membership like that is lame, because it SEEMS thoughtful, but isn’t. (With that said, I tend to think anything food-related is a safe bet.)
#5 — Dad Jeans. If you’re giving him jeans, they say to upgrade his style a bit. But the thing is, he probably likes his dad jeans because they’re COMFORTABLE, not because they LOOK good. So jeans in general are a risky Father’s Day present.
#4 — Underwear. If you gave him a three-pack of boxer shorts on any other day, I guarantee he’d appreciate it. But on Father’s Day, it just says you put in zero effort.
#3 — Hair Products. This one’s probably the worst thing on the list. Unless it’s a gag gift or something, let HIM worry about his hair. He knows how much he’s got left.
#2 — A Novelty Tie. He might wear it once or twice, but if you really want to do the Father’s Day tie thing, get him a NICE tie. And get him something else to go with it.
#1 — A Coffee Mug. If it says something like “World’s Greatest Dad” on it, maybe. It just can’t be the ONLY gift you give him.