8 Gifts to Impress Your Father-In-Law


No matter what the occasion, the perfect gift for your father in law is always important, especially if you’re out to impress. As the father of his grandchildren and husband to his little girl, it’s quite likely he’s always got a close eye on you. So, how do you cut through that ice-cold exterior? Try one of these amazing gifts when the occasion calls for it.

A Driving Experience

Every man has an ideal car. Most men don’t get to own those cars in a lifetime, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get to drive them. So, if your father-in-law has an obsession with Lamborghini or Ferrari, why not organise a driving experience. Let him race round a track, with the help of an instructor, and spend some quality time with his dream car. He may not be able to take it home, but at least you’ll have given him a taste of something he loves and a day to remember.

Golf Day

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as golf. The outdoors, the peace and quiet and a bit of healthy competition. Why not take your father-in-law on one of your local golf courses (and let him win)? It’s a great way to bond with each other, since you’re stuck with one another for 9 to 18 holes. It may be your idea of hell at first, but you’ll surprised how you’ll come away with a fresh understanding of each other.

Make Your Own Whiskey

If your father-in-law is more of the tinker alone in peace type, a whiskey making kit could be the ideal gift. What man wouldn’t enjoy creating their own tipple, specifically to their own tastes and enjoying the fruits of their labour? It’s a great excuse to spend some time in the man cave and a compliment on a job well done will go down a treat!

Football Experience

If your father-in-law is a football fan, he’s probably used to getting football themed gifts. When you really want to impress, why not go the extra mile and treat him to a hospitality package? The best seats at game with his favourite team, a meal in the stadium beforehand and the possibility of meeting past players while enjoying a drink at half-time. It’s a luxurious experience that any football fan would be grateful for and it’s a sure-fire way to get in his good books.

Watch Making Kit

Some men just like to tinker. Make stuff, break stuff, pull it apart and put it back together. It’s a great way to just forget about the world and be totally engrossed in something relaxing. A watch making kit is great gift for anyone with an appreciation of old manual watches, instead of the digital all-singing, all-dancing ones we have now. If nothing else, it’ll take his focus off you for a while.


Amazon’s Alexa is ideal for anyone who needs an extra helping hand. Whether it’s a grocery list, a reminder to do something or playing a favourite song, Alexa can do it. For the older generation, Alexa isn’t just something to make life a bit more convenient, it’s more life in the home. Even if you walk in to find your father-in-law in an argument with Alexa, you can bet he’ll be enjoying it. Alexa has been known to have some bugs, including owners making purchases they weren’t aware of just by having conversations in the home. But Amazon is aware of this and intends on correcting it on the newest Alexa design.

A Three Course Meal


They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why should your father-in-law be any different? Taking him and the family out for a scrumptious meal as a treat will certainly impress. Find out what his favourite cuisine or restaurant is and book in advance. He’ll be easier to get on the right side of when he has a full stomach and a drink in his hand.

Shooting Range

If you’ve done something wrong, it’s probably best not to put a gun in your father-in-laws hands, but if you’re just treating him to a gift, heading to a shooting range will put a smile on his face. Whether it’s to test out some different guns or you’re having a go at clay pigeon shooting, it’s certainly a fun few hours out. It’s something neither of you will forget in a hurry.

It’s always the thought that counts, unless the gift is for your father-in-law.