Where would we be without dear old Dad? All those years of being there when we need a shoulder to cry on, a taxi service, a short term loan, an ally when Mum's on the warpath... no wonder some bright spark invented Father's Day gifts to celebrate the wonderful man that is Dad.
Buying Father's Day gifts is a bit of an adventure. You might set off with a head full of ideas for Father's Day gifts, and as you travel from store to store, collect a few more. Before long, you've got a herd of Father's Day gift ideas following you around and confusing you, until you feel like you're the Pied Piper of Father's Day gifts.
The problem with being the Pied Piper of Father's Day gifts is that the best ideas can be lost in the noise. If you don't organise your Father's Day gift ideas properly, you'll end up panicking, and buying a Father's Day gift that you're not really satisfied with. So it pays to put a bit of thought into choosing Father's Day gifts that Dad will really love, and being a bit methodical about it.
Now, choosing Father's Day gifts isn't quite the same as choosing gifts for Mother's Day. For a start, an emergency bunch of flowers from the petrol station won't cut the mustard as a Father's Day gift. And he's probably still got all the novelty socks you've ever given him as Christmas, birthday and Father's Day gifts, tucked away in a drawer gathering dust.
Luckily, dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so choosing a suitable Father's Day gift shouldn't be too difficult. And even luckier, you can buy Father's Day gifts for all sorts of dads at ShinyShack.
Choosing a Father's Day gift at ShinyShack is deliciously simple. First, think of Dad's interests. Then, type a keyword or two into the search box. And then check out the weird and wonderful products in the results, and buy whichever ones you think would make the best Father's Day gifts for your lovely dad.
Of course, different dads have different interests, so choose your Father's Day gifts carefully. If your dad is a gardening fan, then our garden stuff and things to grow categories will be excellent sources of Father's Day gifts. Or, if he's got a sweet tooth and a long memory, there are loads of ideal Father's Day gifts in the retro sweets section of our sweet shop. Perhaps as a small boy he watched the moon landing and decided to be an astronaut when he grew up; in which case, a brilliant Father's Day gift would be a few packs of astronaut food.
If your dad fancies himself as a bit of a James Bond (and we bet there are hundreds of dads who do, on the sly), there are loads of fantastic potential Father's Day gifts in our gadgets and gizmos category that he'd love. Or maybe he's mad about cars, in which case you'll find some great Father's Day gift ideas in our car gadgets department.
Perhaps your dad is a keen traveller. Our travel gadgets section is stuffed full of gizmos that would make perfect Father's Day gifts for a dad who likes his holidays. Or perhaps he's the rugged, outdoors type, and would love to receive Father's Day gifts from our outdoor stuff category. Like camping gear, perhaps; you could even take him on a camping trip, as an extra special Father's Day gift.
Some dads are real tricky tricksters. They pull coins out of ears at the drop of a hat, convincing us even into adulthood that it's actual magic. But perhaps his repertoire is a little stale, in which case a trip to our magic tricks department will give you plenty of Father's Day gift inspiration. Or maybe he's a bit of a joker, so a few Father's Day gifts from our practical jokes category would keep him entertained until the next Father's Day.
If your dad is a high-flying executive - or even a filing clerk; it doesn't really matter - then it's definitely worth checking the Father's Day gift potential of the products in our executive toys category. Here you'll find all sorts of things that Executive Dad would love to receive as Father's Day gifts. Like desk toys, USB gadgets and the weird and wonderful selection of flying things in our indoor flight section. What Executive Dad wouldn't be delighted with a Father's Day gift that he can fly around his office?
Last but not least, there's Science Dad. He's the sort of dad that always helped you with your homework, and always seemed to know the answers to all the universe's most puzzling mysteries. If your dad is Science Dad, he'll be overjoyed with a Father's Day gift from our science toys category. And then he'll spend five hours explaining exactly how his Father's Day gift works, how it was manufactured and who developed the technology. And probably throw in a potted history of the tradition of giving Father's Day gifts.
You could, of course, ask your dad what he'd like you to buy him as a Father's Day gift. But you know what dads are like; he'll just say "oh, don't bother buying me a Father's Day gift - I don't need anything". And you'll know that he'll think he means it, but come the big day, if there are no Father's Day gifts waiting for him, deep down he'll be a tad disappointed.
So do the right thing this Father's Day: buy your dad a thoughtful Father's Day gift from ShinyShack. In fact, don't just buy him a Father's Day gift... buy him the daddy of all Father's Day gifts!