5 Gifts You Should Avoid For Father’s Day

June 13, 2014 Updated: June 13, 2014

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th, and for some that includes giving dad a gift. Well, there are some gifts you should steer clear of. Here are the top 5 according to Lucky Magazine.

5. Bacon Cologne

Fargginay bacon cologne.

Bacon may be dad’s favorite food, but do you really want him to smell like it? If you want to give him a scent, try something subtle and not over-powering.

4. Anything Related to Darth Vader


Unless he’s a die-hard Star Wars fan, a Darth Vader mug probably isn’t the way to go. If you want to go with a movie-themed gift, try a box set of his favourite movies or a TV-show.

3. A Paper Weight


Unless you’re 10 and made the paper weight in art class, this gift just doesn’t work anymore. Maybe try something fancier or more functional for his desk.

2. Best. Dad. Ever. Mug.


Stop it! This gift will make you look like you’re rushing to get him something at the last minute. If he loves coffee, get him a coffee machine or a new coffee flavour that you think he’ll love.

1. A Tie


No matter how nice the tie is, this is the most typical gift for father’s day. And it’s not going to work unless he wears ties to work. Instead, get him something like a fancy bag for traveling.

Or get him a giftcard and he can get whatever he wants. “But a lot of people think that’s really impersonal if I get him a giftcard. You don’t care? You’d rather have a giftcard?” asks one of the hosts.

“Oh yeah. Then you can go online, do some shopping online for something you’d like to get,” replied the other. So go ahead and get a giftcard. Just not another tie.