Don’t @ me but, men are the hardest to buy gifts for, and father in law gifts are the absolute trickiest to pick out presents for. I may be generalizing based on the men in my life, but men have a habit of buying what they need or want, especially as they get older. And if they’re like the men in my family, they insist they don’t want or need anything when their birthdays or the holidays roll around. Or they ask for something like socks, which no one wants to get them. So I always procrastinate whenever it’s time to look for father in law gifts. I swear that throughout the year I’ll look for things that my father in law might like and stock up on them ahead of time, but of course, I never end up doing that and then when his birthday or the holidays roll around, I’m left scrambling to research the coolest father in law gifts. This year, I’m trying to get a head start on my holiday shopping. I am not going to procrastinate and add to the stress of finding gifts, so I started looking for cool father in law gifts this week and wanted to share what I found. (Here are also more great gifts for guys.)
Now, I always like to think of cool experiences to get my in-laws: a massage, a fun ski experience or golf outing, etc. But sometimes, a physical gift just works better. I like to go with a personalized gift whenever possible because it just makes the gift that much extra special, so you’ll see a lot of those in this roundup. I love to give practical gifts that tap into my father in law’s passion. I think that makes the receiver feel loved and understood and also ensures they’ll actually use the gift. Here are my favorite father in law gifts for birthday or holidays.