In an age of modern families, it’s a wonder that the gift industry hasn’t caught up. Whether you have one gay dad, two gay dads or a dad and a stepdad to buy for, we’ve taken a look at not only some gift ideas which can be found on My Favourite Voucher Codes, but also the gift etiquette surrounding the subject of buying more than one Father’s Day present…
Father’s Day Themed Gifts for Gay Dads
The gift industry is full of ‘dad’ themed accessories and cards centring on the stereotypically male, heterosexual pursuits of the sports, drinking and grilling meats on the barbecue. Yes, they are a huge generalisation when it comes to the father figure in your life, but they can make an easy standby Father’s Day gift if you’re struggling. But that’s not to say gay dads miss out on something equally all-encompassing (although perhaps they do in most mainstream retailers). There are many online gift retailers that have great selections for gay dad including rainbow mugs, T-shirts and cards, and yes, they make be conforming to just a few stereotypes, but sometimes that’s just what you need in a last-minute Father’s Day present, even if it’s just a bit of a joke buy.
Individual or Joint Presents?
How about both? The important thing is to remember not to get ONLY a joint present if you’re buying for a dad couple – heterosexual couples get their individual gifts, and so should they. But if you do want to buy a joint present to compliment those individual gifts, you can’t go wrong with the classic gift experience. No matter what they’re into, there’s such a large selection of days out available now that you’ll be sure to find a gourmet, adventure or cultural experience that will be please them both.
When it comes to individual presents, then this is the perfect opportunity to show how attentive an offspring you are by buying them each an incredibly thoughtful and unique gift (and therefore going completely against the usual Father’s Day generic gift-buying traditions we’ve mentioned above). Obviously, this is much easier said than done but as a starting point, you can go out of your way to source limited editions of items relating to their favourite, music, films or TV shows online, and on this theme, there are endless options when browsing various online marketplaces such as Etsy, Redbubble and Zazzle.
Getting the Balance Right
Buying for a stepfather as well as your dad can be a tricky business. You don’t want to offend one or the other, but at the same time they are completely different people with different interests and tastes (as are your two gay dads). There’s also the issue that you might not know your stepdad as well as your dad (or vice versa) and so don’t feel qualified to buy them a really personal gift. A gift voucher can sometimes feel like a bit of a cop out, the person on the receiving end often see them as a bit of relief, and if you find yourself in these gift-buying circumstances then they might be the best option. Zeek are a great source of savings on a wide choice of gift cards and from this extensive range, we’re sure you can pluck a couple that are suitable for your Dad and Stepdad.
Let’s face it, your Dads are going to love you whatever you buy them, but this is their special occasion, so let’s put in the effort and give them a Father’s Day to remember.
By Anna Scott, 13th June 2017