What makes a great gift for dad?
You seem to find yourself in this position a few times a year. It’s time to figure out a gift for dad, the man who has everything and wants nothing. He doesn’t need a new coffee mug and he rarely wears a tie anymore.
What do dads really want? They want what we all desire. Connection, respect, and love. These things don’t come in packages, but the gifts that we give can sometimes show that we feel these things. The very best gifts serve to connect the gift giver and recipient. It’s a way to strengthen the bonds and convey love and respect.
As a man ages, his views can shift towards the generational legacy he leaves. He’s lived through more than a few of what Shakespeare referred to as “the seven ages of man” and has the memories, stories, and wisdom gleaned to prove it. It is enjoyable to be able to share some of these memories and the struggles of youth and how he overcame obstacles and grew into the man he is today.
The legacy of an autobiography
If you’re looking for a meaningful gift for a father consider giving them the gift of writing down and preserving in print, their autobiography. Anyone can write one using the StoryPRO system. It’s as simple as replying to an email. At the end of the process, they will have a beautiful hardcover book of their autobiography to pass down for generations and become a treasured family heirloom.
A wise man is a humble man and often may feel like his life was a normal one. That his childhood wasn’t exceptional in any way, or that he doesn’t have a lot to share. Well, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that to be the actual case. Times change over generations and it is always interesting to hear about how things used to be. Often the things that a man takes for granted are the very things that are most interesting to a younger person to hear about!
So as you search out for a meaningful gift for dad remember, try to find one that shows connection, respect, and love. Connecting the generations and honoring a man’s life and memories with care for preservation in the form of an autobiography, may just be the gift of a lifetime.