Give him one of these fantastic father-in-law gifts and he'll be telling you to call him 'dad' before you know where you are.
You've found the woman of your dreams. She's seen you dancing on the street after a few too many and has accepted that you can't grow a beard. Naturally, the next step is to meet her father. For a meeting that will initiate a lifetime of earning and maintaining approval, a fantastic father-in-law gift is a necessity. Get it right and not only will he love you for it, so will his daughter.
Father-in-law Gifts - Educate yourself.
On your hunt to find a father-in-law gift that screams “I'm responsible and deserve your approval', ensure you educate yourself about his likes and dislikes. Buying him a bottle of whiskey if he's a recovering alcoholic could lead to more than just an awkward silence. So save yourself the trauma, find out if he's a golf man, a music mogul or a foodie, and arrive prepared with a father-in-law gift to impress.
Father-in-law Gifts - Think outside the box.
After this successful initiation, it is important that your father-in-law remains a priority on your gift list. Do refrain from presenting him with the same father-in-law gift year in, year out. In other words, if he loves football, that's great, but there's no need to shower him with tacky footie merchandise at every opportunity. It also goes without saying that the less socks involved in a father-in-law's gift, the better! Think of something original. A gift experience is a great choice in this respect - like a chance to drive his dream car or a crash course in wildlife photography. Forget the other half, he may just adopt you!
Father-in-law Gifts - Don't put him over the hill!
Remember to keep your father-in-law gifts age appropriate. No good will come from putting years on him. He may enjoy the odd game of bingo, but that's no excuse to wheel out the pipe and slippers prematurely. You maybe counting the days until he's a grandfather, but trust us no man likes to think of himself as old!