Presents for Dad


"None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of such a Father who has not his equal in this world - so great, so good, so faultless.
Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be.
Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal."

- Queen Victoria of England

Gift ideas

Time: Dad's Day

Treat your Dad to a well-deserved day off. Offer to do his usual household chores for him and let him enjoy some free time. Give him a magazine he likes (think about his hobbies) and let him put his feet up for once. If he likes his sports, why don't you order in dinner, get him a few beers and let him enjoy his favorite game on TV? If he is not that much into sports, rent a movie he will enjoy.

Watch: Its about time

A watch or a clock make a great just because gift or thank you present. Your message could read "It's about time I told you that I appreciate you in a great way!" or "It's about time I told you how much you mean to me!".

Pillow: "You can lean on me"

A pillow with a beautiful, comfy pillow case makes an excellent present for anyone in a difficult situation. Whether confinement to bed due to illness, requiring back support for the elderly or "a shoulder to cry on" for someone going through a rough patch - this is a fantastic and personal gift providing comfort, both physically and mentally.

Gifts that moved people

"Photography day"

John, 60 got this from his daughter and said:

I'm very passionate about photography and always take my camera with me wherever I go. My daughter shares this interest and had just bought herself a high-quality camera too. For Christmas, she gave me a voucher for a "photography day", inviting me to spend a day with her taking landscape photographs. The card read that instead of just buying something for me, she wanted to give me the most valuable thing she had to offer: her time. I was truly touched by it and we had a great time together!


Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.

Anne Geddes

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

Sigmund Freud

I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.

Mario Cuomo

For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time, each eager to help the other to his side, but neither quite able to desert the loyalties of his contemporaries. The relationship is always changing and hence always fragile; nothing endures except the sense of difference.

Alan Valentine

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain in "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874