If you are looking for a great gift for a hard-working dad, I would suggest something that will make his work day more productive and more comfortable. Recreational gifts are a lot of fun, but when one works very hard for most hours in the week, anything to make that less toiling is a huge asset.
My husband happens to be that kind of dad. He works in recycling meaning he drives the commercial trucks(they drive STANDING UP, ALL DAY), and he has to get in and out of the truck at every house on his route while also lifting and sorting the heavy recycling bins.
He does this tedious work 5 days a week(about 10 hours a day) rain or shine, which is hard on his body, especially his feet since he is on them all day long. Proper footwear is essential to good productivity and to keeping his body in working order.
It is not easy to find a boot that fits his needs. He needs something rugged and durable since he will certainly put them to (hard) work, they need to be strong(steel toed) in case he drops something on his foot. They need great traction since he works when it's raining(which happens a lot in Florida) and driveways get slippery.
Speaking of the rain, he also needs something waterproof since if his boots get wet, not only will his feet be wet all day(even if the rain stops), which is incredibly uncomfortable and can cause real problems for his feet, but it is bad for regular boots as well and causes them to be unwearable much sooner than they would otherwise be.
Of course they need to be comfortable on the inside as well. A boot can be bulletproof but if wearing it hurts, it would be useless. And while not vital, it would be nice if they looked nice too since he often has to stop places straight form work.
All those requirements lead to a very high standard, one that seemed almost impossible. In fact for awhile I thought it was impossible to find EVERYTHING I wanted in a pair of boots for him. That is until I discovered Rocky Forge Steel Toe Waterproof Work Boots.
I cannot believe I had wasted so much time and money on other brands of boots. I can say with certainty now that I will not go back to any other brand for my husband. As a boot lover myself I know that my next personal boot purchase will be from Rocky as well. I know the best when I see it, and Rocky is the best I've ever seen.
If you want to help the hard-working dad in your life work a bit less hard, a premium pair of work boots from Rocky would make an excellent gift that he is sure to use often and appreciate endlessly.
*Although I received these at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*