Dads might have been teased a lot for their dad jokes or their dad bod, or for the way they generally live their lives. However, there is one thing we’ve always wanted to be teased about (in a good way), and that is the gifts we give our children. Gifts are one way we can tell our kid that we love them, even if tend to say it to them a lot already. However, it’s not right to give our kid an expensive car or the latest gaming console. Aside from these things being crazy expensive, these are milestone gifts that they should achieve in their lives. They should also learn to work for these gifts as they grow up.
Expensive gifts are not the way to go if you want your child to experience growth in their life if you want them to become ever more mature. The gifts you should give them should be remarkable and holds great sentimental value. Additionally, these gifts should remind them of the experiences you have together. Lastly, these gifts should be awesome! Here are some awesome gifts that only awesome dads would know.
You might be asking yourself right now, why an ant farm? You might be worrying, my kid might get bitten by one of those things, and that would lead to trouble. Ant farms aren’t the most common gifts given around by dads. They’re also gifts that many children want but do not care for later down the line. However, ant farms represent an exciting lesson to children and teenagers alike: there are much smaller beings than us.
This valuable lesson can mean many things to many people, and it can mean something unique to your son or daughter. It’s this open interpretation that makes ant farms so exciting. If your kid can’t seem to conjure something to learn from the gift, they can always enjoy spectating tiny little ants living their lives the best way they can. It’s also a good way to get your kid interested in nature.
We are aware that many children in the US are allergic to insect bites. If your kid has this kind of allergy, please take caution in giving this particular gift. Avoid it entirely if you can’t monitor your child and the ant farm.
Dog tags are a meaningful gift between father and son. There is nothing else in the world that would speak volumes when it comes to the struggles you have gone through together. It is one way to tell your son that he has grown up and become your equal, brothers-in-arms forged by hardships and sacrifices in life. You can find a dog tag for your son in many online gift stores. You can give it as a gift on his birthday or maybe when he’s about to leave for college. It will remind him of you and how awesome you are! It will also remind him of your experiences and hardships together. It will certainly be one of his most prized possessions as he grows up.
A Board Game
If you’re a millennial dad, you might have noticed the board game hype. You might have even experienced it during your childhood years. Board games are an exciting gift to any kid interested in the hobby. It’s also a pretty awesome gift for those who aren’t much into board games. The main reason for this is that it’s a game that can help develop your interpersonal relationship with other people.
There are a variety of board games out there that can get your kid interested. Some entry-level board games are Monopoly, Scrabble, and Catan. You can find these board games almost anywhere. They are simple to understand but hard to master kind of games. After three or four rounds of these games, you and your kid should be able to understand how it plays. After then, you’ll have many more hours playing each one of them. Later down the line, you can introduce them to much-complicated board games such as Table-top RPGs. These games are interesting and have an endless amount of game time. The most common are Dungeons and Dragons and Descent.
The best thing that board games will teach your kid is how to solve problems creatively. Board games have a way of creating organic puzzles that help your children think outside the box. This happens more often in competitive board games. Another thing that it will teach your kid is how awesome you are in these kinds of games. That makes you an awesome dad!
These three gifts are some of the best gifts you can give to your kid. They teach them a valuable lesson while also entertaining them for years to come. Once they see these gifts again once they’ve grown up, they will surely remember you as the person who gave them to them.