Dads, and men of that age, are the hardest to shop for. Why? I don’t really know. I would say that grandfathers are the most difficult to shop for, but you know they love anything you get them and most of the time you don’t live with them so you don’t have to see if they actually never use your gift. My grandpas would both be equally happy if I gave them a new car or I still made macaroni necklaces for them.
With my 18 years of gift buying experience for my own dad and, more recently, my step-dad, I find that men, much like women, like nice things. If they do enjoy being the handy-man in the house, they like nice tools. If they are hard workers, they like nice things for the office or their work attire. I think you get my point. While men don’t fawn over items like women do, there is a reason why they can stand for 20 minutes straight trying to decide which shovel is best. They want fancy things too, but mostly fancy things that work.