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How to Christmas Shop for Your Oh-So-Important Father-in-Law

You just figured out the appropriate moniker to call your father-in-law. While it may not be "daddio", you're jumping in with your place in the family (and figuring out the family dynamics as you go.) Now it's time to find a Christmas gift for the man who sits at the head of the table - your father-in-law. This guide to finding Christmas gift ideas for a father-in-law will help steer your search, so you can be confident in your choice.

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Deliciousness Wins

Good food is sure to delight that father-in-law who loves seconds at the Thanksgiving table. Speaking of Thanksgiving, what dishes does your father-in-law seem most excited about? The savory stuffing or the sweet apple pie? Then choose accordingly on the salty-to-sweet spectrum of artisanal treats.


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Up to Speed

Does your father-in-law like being in-the-know on what’s new in technology? Think about a Christmas present for your father-in-law that brings him up to speed on something he loves. If he’s all in with digital photography, maybe it’s time to introduce him to photography drones.


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Complete Collection

Ask around the family to find out if your father-in-law is really into a specific something — or maybe he’s started a collection that you could help complete. See if there’s a certain film franchise that’s his top favorite, because then you know the whole collection on DVD would really make his day.


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Playing Around

Sometimes the parent crew need gentle reminders on how to have fun. Your father-in-law is no exception. Think about whether he’d rather be in the family room or out in the backyard to find playful Christmas gifts for your father-in-law (darts in the basement or lawn games?).


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Toast to Him

Have you checked the bar cart for what he keeps in stock? Whether he’s a whiskey aficionado or a beer lover through and through, zero in on his drink of choice. You’ll be sure to play up his spirits.


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Special Details

Have you noticed any distinct details in the house? Does your father-in-law jive with nautical style? Or is he true fan of hunting motifs? Look for accessories that feel special because they include a detail that’s all him — like that anchor hook for the father-in-law who’s a sailor at heart.


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Best of the Best

You can’t go wrong when you choose the best, so they say. What are some everyday things your father-in-law uses? Give him an upgrade to turn ordinary into something much better.

 


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