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How to Select Gifts for an Indian Father?

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India is a diverse country. People here come from different geographical regions. They have different cultures, speak separate languages, and practice many religions. This reflects directly on their attitude and personality. But even with all these differences, there is one thing common across the length and breadth of India - the value of family. Family plays an extremely important role in the lives of most Indians and the man who holds it all together is a father.

Best ways to choose a gift

A father plays an active and anchoring role in our lives. He toils tirelessly to bring a smile to our face. We are extremely special to him but he hardly gets an opportunity to let us know. His day starts early and ends late but he still makes an effort to be a part of the special days of our lives. The best possible way to show our gratitude towards him and his efforts to make us what we are is getting him a nice gift. Here is a detailed guide on what all to consider while selecting a good gift for your daddy dearest.

  1. What occasion is the gift for?

    The first thing that you need to keep in mind is the occasion that you are sending the gift for. Some of the common occasions and some suitable gift ideas for them are listed below.

    • Father’s Day 

      Father’s Day is a wonderful day to express your love and gratitude to your father. There are a number of exclusive gift items available for this day like cakes, greeting cards, mugs, cushions and many more.

    • Birthday 

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      Your dad’s birthday is an amazing opportunity you get to make your dad feel as special as he made you feel as a kid. The mandatory cake, a nice dinner, and quality time with the family are sure to do the trick. Along with these you could get him some lovely presents like a watch, bouquet, cufflink and tie pin set, a mobile phone or even some personalised gifts to India.

    • Anniversary 

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      Even though this day is for both your parents, you could get your dad some special gifts. Couple mugs, a photo frame with a precious snap, dinner vouchers and a soothing bed-side lamp for their bedroom can make impressive gifts for him.

    • Recuperation 

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      Staying away from your parents during their illness can be quite punishing. Help your father recuperate by sending him some fresh flowers to India, fruits, comforting blankets and other such gift items.

    • Retirement 

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      Retirement marks the end of the tireless work that your father submerged himself in to provide for you. It is also the beginning of a time of leisure and relaxation for him. It is a phase when he could get overwhelmed with various emotions. Congratulate your father on starting a new inning in his life with a nice present that he can cherish. Flowers, cakes and enrollment in different activities make for good gifts on this occasion.

  2. What is his Hobby?

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    You could choose a gift related to a hobby your father cultures. Indians are considered to be avid travellers, so if your dad is one of those people who is driven by wanderlust, then book a ticket to a new destination. This is sure to make him happy. Listening to music too is a staple in most Indian households. With genres like Carnatic music, Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal and many more with its origin to India, it is needless to say that Indians love music. If your father is one of those people who keeps humming a tune every now and then, then gift him a nice music player or a good quality speaker. Apart from music, the list of probable hobbies is vast. The most common ones being photography, art, travel, reading, gardening and cooking to name a few.

  3. What are his Necessities?

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    Often the best gifts are the ones that are necessities. General health and transport are the two most common problems that come with age. Right from applying for health insurance for them to appointing a driver, practical aids are an amazing gift for your dad.

  4. Does he have any Hidden Wish?

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    Have you ever caught your dad midway between a nice journey of wishful thoughts? Then this is the best opportunity you have to make his hidden desire come true. Be it a place he always wished to visit, a pet he longed to own or a suit of a particular cut he would he hoped he had in his wardrobe, the possibilities are many. This gift will not only make him feel special but also help develop a deep bond between the two of you.

Pragya Published: Feb 05, 2020 | Last Updated: Apr 22, 2020
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