I'm Lauren Gores for About.com, and today, we're breaking down the best gifts for dad.First and foremost, dad wants more time with his kids. And if he can't be there, why not let him take some of his kids with him. Think personalized gifts, artwork, a card, a homemade coffee cup, anything like that will let dad know you love him, even if he's not at home. And when he is at home, how about giving your dad the gift he can never get enough of: the gift of your time. Helping dad with chores around the house is a huge help because there's always something to do. Or suggest a game you know dad loves. Even watching his favorite team, TV show, or movie with him shows you want to put in the time. He'll appreciate the offer.An old stand-by is something for the grill or yard. Some good mesquite wood, a grill tong and spatula set, or even a birdhouse are all little things that make dad's life richer around the house. If dad has a favorite hobby, say fishing, how about a lure to help catch that fish. Helping dad enjoy his leisure time is a sure-fire way to say, hey, I appreciate you. Plus, you can join in the leisure activities with your dad.If he already has everything, and wants for nothing, how about a gift to charity in dad's name. Charities appreciate the goodness you give, and your dad will appreciate that he raised you right! These are just a few quick gift ideas for your dad. Get creative, stay personal and your dad is guaranteed to like what you get him. For more information, be sure to check out About.com.