Father’s Day: Honoring Fatherhood and Paternal Bonds

What to Whom? Ideal Gifts for Different Types of Dads

What makes your dad the best? Well, he’s your dad, and that all by itself is pretty special. The day celebrates father figures, among them biological fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers. It is a time set aside to value a father’s role in one’s life and to reflect upon paternal bonding. Although the holiday honours all father figures, the day is known by its singular possessive, that is, Father’s Day. There are no official ways to celebrate Father’s Day, but different families celebrate it in different ways. You probably know at least a few you’d like to recognise with a card and some heartfelt words on that special day. These are the men we look up to who set solid examples for us and guide us throughout our lives.

In recognition of the particular time, we wanted to do our part to help those in our lives recognise the great dads in their lives. Since Father’s Day is just around the corner, we pay tribute to the dads in our lives with a list of our favourite types of fathers, as well as ideal Father’s Day gifts for each of them.

The Workaholic

This dad is attached to his work phone; his face buried in emails. He won’t look up to say hello unless he detects a networking opportunity, almost job-related. He may not be the best expert to talk to about work/life balance, but he knows how to advance a career while still being a dad.

Swearing Punch Ball

Is he stressed and frustrated due to work? Get him this miniature-sized speedball to smack and relieve stress and frustration for his utmost satisfaction!

FRED Mr Tea Leaves Strainer Infuser

Add some enter-tea-ment to the tea break! Just fill his pants with your favourite loose leaf tea and slide him into your teacup filled with hot water.  If you’re looking for a gift idea for the men in your life – Mr Tea is the answer!

The Techy and Trendy

This dad has a great sense of style and can hold a conversation with youths on the latest trends, be it cars, gadgets, celebrities or viral topics.

HandsFree FM Bluetooth Kit w/ USB Charger

Nothing but the latest! Go hands-free with the mobile phone for talking, music & GPS. Accept or reject calls with the push of a button – no additional parts or wiring required!

The Floating Mug

Drift away on a magical tea break! This quality mug might not give you magical powers, but it should put a spring in your step – especially after a caffeine fix!

The Master Chef

This dad is the one who dishes out fantastic food for the family. Many modern dads are whipping up a storm in the kitchen; sometimes even putting the ladies to shame!

Custom BBQ Branding Iron

Just when you thought the barbeque revolution had reached its pinnacle, the Custom BBQ Branding Iron allows you to offer personalised porterhouse, signature snags and monogrammed shashliks! Let your food do the talking!

Coyote Chick ‘n’ Brew Twin BBQ Roaster

Cook tender, succulent chicken on the BBQ with this twin roaster from Coyote. Don’t let your father be the only barbequer on the block without one – purchase the Coyote Chick ‘n Brew Twin BBQ Roaster for finger-lickin’ barbequed chicken.

The Handyman

This dad adopts a Do-It-Yourself approach and able to fix everything! This Daddy Fix-It knows how to solve any problem with a wrench or a hammer. He can build almost anything! 

Gentlemen’s Hardware Axe Multi-Tool

Trusty all in one multi-tool with a beechwood handle and ten tools. Includes kindling axe, penknife, two saws, knife, two bottle openers, mini mallet, can opener, flathead and crosshead screwdrivers and file.

Gentlemen’s Hardware Plier Multi-Tool (Acacia Wood/Titanium)

A plier with so much purpose! The Gentlemen’s Hardware Plier Multi-Tool features 12 functions including regular & needle nose pliers, wire cutters, screwdrivers, file, bottle opener, serrated knife and knife.

The Active and Sporty

This dad loves sport, be it basketball, tennis, or anything that keeps him active and fit. He even dressed in his favourite Football team shirt or basketball sneakers while jogging around the premises.

Podium Flow Belt 0.6L Hydration Pack

Perfect for a quick ride or running laps at the local bike park. The Podium Flow Belt carries up to 2-litres of cargo in addition to a 600ml Podium Dirt Series bottle. The bottle is secured and easily accessed using an elastic sleeve and utilizes our Mud Cap to keep dirt and dust out of your hydration. If your rides require more than just a bottle, this is the solution for you

530mL S/Steel Vacuum Insulated Hydration Bottle

This hydration bottle keeps beverages cold for up to 20 hours. Features an easy-to-use, push-button flip lid with hygienic cover and locking latch for easy, one-handed operation.

The Cave Man

This dad loves to be at home. You barely see them outside the house. He is usually at a  specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, basement, or treehouse to relax, to be alone, to indulge in hobbies or to hang out with male friends.

Sofa Couch Armrest Organiser

This handy armrest organiser is the only companion you need for that movie marathon. Includes 5 pockets, one magazine slot and a fixed tray. Universal design suitable for almost any sofa or chair.

Magnetic Roll-up Dartboard and Bulls Eye

Too lazy to go out and play? Get the Magnetic Roll-up Dartboard. One side is a dartboard, the other side is a bullseye. Comes with 6 magnetic darts.

The “Outsider”

This dad is not the usual “outsider” but rather the one who loves to be outside; those who love nature, travelling, camping and other activities related to the outside world.

Mini Car Stove

It’s great on picnics, handy on road trips and perfect for camping! With a Mini Car Stove, everything’s “to go”!

Collapsible Boot Organiser w/ Cooler

This is the perfect travel companion for the man who never takes directions. Buy him the Collapsible Boot Organiser With Cooler and he can store all his maps in the special compartments. No more excuses now for getting lost!

Regardless of what type of father you have, remember that he may seem remote but likely is more close to you than you realize. Fathers don’t always enjoy the glow of intimacy and admiration we give our mothers. They have the cultural image of a breadwinner, disciplinarian, authority figure. He may be the definition of “tough love,” but it is love. 

We only look up to our fathers for so long. At some point, we begin to see things a little differently. But that’s not when we stop looking up to them. It’s at that point, we turn and look forward together.

We, from LatestBuy, are here to greet a Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers and father-figures who have continuously been there, taking on roles for their family and children. Thank you for being you!

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