Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later... that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love...
...adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life. ~ Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities
Fathers are great! The perception we have about our father at 15 is so much different than what we feel about him at 24. The older he grows, the more we realize, he is the real hero of my life. He has failed many times but then he has succeeded in many other ventures. A protector, a teacher, a friend and of course he has made us learn many things about life.
Christmas Gifts for Fathers
Age, likes and dislikes are the three factors that you must consider while choosing some good gifts. In fact, the age factor can be compromised if your dad is all enthusiastic and still sporty. There are many more Christmas gift ideas for dad, mentioned further, that you can select as a nice gift for dad.
You can start from mobile phones that may include the stylish Blackberry phones to a handset with many applications and features. A home theater system or new LCD screen TV are also great options to gifts to your dad. Netbooks, mini laptops, notebook, kindle are some other interesting options to think about.
Gifting movie DVDs, a DVD player, music CDs are also some interesting options. Think about what he needs the most. These gadgets are expensive and so ensure your budget is well managed.
If your father is fond of camping, fishing, trekking and other outdoor activities, you have plenty of options to gift him. For dads who love to play outdoor games like golf, you can gift them clothing (tees, pants, sport shoes), golf accessories (gloves, towels, golf club covers).
Those interested in camping and hiking can be gifted optics, maps, clothing, sleeping bags, footwear and backpacks. Similarly, there are many options to gift fathers' who play tennis, volleyball and basketball.
Some other homemade gifts for dad are that you can build a fireplace for your dad outside (in the lawn) or inside your home, by learning how to make a fireplace. It is will be regarded as a sweet gesture.