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A vacuum, a sponge, and anti-aging wrinkle cream: The 8 gifts every dad wants.

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Let's be honest. Dads are incredibly hard to buy for. 

Whether it's Father's Day, Christmas, or his birthday, it can be difficult to nail down the perfect gift.

But luckily for you, we've compiled a list of the gifts that every dad wants. 

From a decorative ironing board cover to a vacuum, here's our complete list:

Anti-aging wrinkle cream. 

Have you recently noticed your dad's dark under-eye bags, or his forehead wrinkles? Why not point them out?

You don't have to point them out openly, of course. Just say it passively aggressively with a gift.

An anti-aging wrinkle cream or serum is sure to hit the spot.

A sponge.

You know what every dad wishes for when those special days come around? Cleaning products.

Not only is cleaning objectively enjoyable, it's also deeply personal.

As a dad, there's nothing more touching than receiving a fresh sponge for cleaning the house. Happy scrubbing!

A vacuum. 

If you're looking for something a little more bougie, a household cleaning appliance will make your dad's day. 

So, if you really want to show your dad how much you love him on his special day, buy him a vacuum. He'll be endlessly grateful.

See! Look how happy he looks! Image: Getty. 

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A gift certificate for laser hair removal.

Looking for a more personal gift for your dad? Why not go with an unwanted gift certificate? Even better, make it a gift certificate for an unwanted/mildly offensive beauty treatment!

A diet shake subscription. 

Is your dad struggling to bounce back after welcoming a baby? Why not buy him a diet shake subscription for that next special occasion?

After all, who doesn't love being told that they need to lose a few kilos?

A decorative ironing board cover.

Ironing is already one of the most relaxing chores that a man can do. But there's an easy way to boost your dad's ironing game.

If you're looking for ironing-related gift ideas, a decorative ironing board cover will definitely brighten your dad's day. Plus, he'll think of you when he's slaving over the ironing board late at night.

Why not pick a decorative pattern? Image: Getty. 

 A discount chocolate bar.

Nothing says 'I love you' more than a discount chocolate bar that you definitely picked up from the petrol station at the last minute.

Want to make your gift even more special? Why don't you grab a cheap, manky bunch of petrol station flowers too? What more could you want?

Feature Image: Getty/Mamamia.