Gifts Dad Will Actually Use

 I could buy my mom gifts all day long. She’s just easy to shop for … maybe because we like many of the same things. But my dad and Dominic, they’re a bit more particular. So, when holidays come around I’m always a little stumped as to what they’ll like AND USE most. Yes, believe it or not, but neither of them want another shirt or tie. Crazy, I know! When it comes to Father’s Day I just don’t know what cool new tool to buy or the exact sports memorabilia to bid on. I end up wandering through the store, or more dangerous, eBay, and buying the wrong thing :/

The last few years, in an effort to save my shopping stress and prevent inevitable returns, I’ve opted for more practical gifts. Here’s a few gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to your dad or husband’s face this Father’s Day!

PRACTICAL GIFTS FOR DADA Practical Father’s Day by thatmamag featuring colorful socks

Pin this gift guide so you’re ready for Father’s Day, birthdays and Christmas!


Wouldn’t you agree that the best gifts are the ones that are used frequently, even daily? Oral-B at Target totally has that covered! Plus, it’s a gift that invests in dad’s health which is a total win. It’s the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide and the ProfessionalCare 1000 removes up to 5x more plaque along the gumline vs. a regular manual toothbrush. Practical? Awesome? I think so!

Oral-B also has a super fab and easy giveaway to join in on — it’s called the Power Dad’s Smile Everyday Sweepstakes and there are over $1,000 in prizes starting June 2! To enter, just share a photo of you and your Dad on Twitter or Instagram using #oralbsweeps between June 2 and June 15. You could win the Father’s Day Power Bundle which includes the Oral-B Black ProfessionalCare 1000 Rechargeable Toothbrush, the Braun Series 7 760 shaver and a $250 Target GiftCard!

I hope your Father’s Day is a smile-worthy celebration! Share your practical gift ideas in the comments — I’m always tucking away gift options for upcoming holidays!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. says

    Driving range gift certificate! I did that for Matt's birthday and he was thrilled! He bought himself new gloves and took Liam out to practice. So for us, it's the perfect gift right now!