Need Ideas for Father’s Day Gifts? Try a Pawn Shop!

With Father’s Day only a few months away, now is the time to start thinking about what you want to get your father for this special day. If you are stumped about what to get him, think about the things he likes and enjoys.

Does he like to play video games? Is he a DIY-type person and likes having a wide range of power tools to do projects around the home? Is he into music and likes guitars? Does he like wearing the latest jewelry fashion trends like bracelets or designer watches?

Continue asking yourself questions like this to help come up with a few different ideas for Father’s Day gifts. Once you have a few items in mind, your next step is to explore your options on how to get the best prices on the gifts. It also doesn’t hurt to set a spending limit so you don’t get carried away.

The next thing you need to decide is where to buy the gifts. You could shop online, visit local retailers, or save time by visiting your local pawn shop. Most people are surprised by all the great deals and items they can find for sale at pawn shops.

Some of the more popular items you can find for sale at pawn shops include:

  • Jewelry
  • Watches
  • Electronics
  • Musical Instruments & Guitars
  • Apple Products
  • Sneakers
  • Gift Cards
  • Video Games
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Power Tools
  • Cameras
  • Designer Handbags
  • Pre-Owned Cars

Many of these items make great ideas for Father’s Day gifts! Let’s take a look at some of these in more detail to give you an idea of the quality of items you can find when shopping at your local pawn shop.

Jewelry and Watches

All of the jewelry and watches found at GEM Pawnbrokers are not some cheap knockoffs. We have GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and JA (Jewelers of America) Certified staff. This means we are careful to check out any jewelry and watches sold at our pawn stores to ensure it meets our quality standards.

For instance, if your dad has been wanting men’s Rolex watches and you want an authentic one, you can find a good bargain at one of our NYC area stores. If your dad wants gold or silver men’s bracelets or necklaces instead, we have those, too, with several different options and prices to fit your budget.

Consumer Electronics

If your dad has been wanting to upgrade to a 4K Ultra HD TV or a new surround sound system, you can find electronics like these for sale at pawn shops. While the electronics are used, they are still in decent shape and a fraction of the cost of buying them brand new. In some cases, the discount electronics are in “like-new” condition because the previous owner took great care of them.

Video Games and Video Game Consoles

Has your dad been dying to play “Red Dead Redemption 2” but doesn’t have it or doesn’t have the latest gaming console to play it? You could find this video game, along with a PS4 or Xbox One for sale at a discounted price at our pawn shops. You could pick up the game, and even add a gaming system, and really surprise your dad this Father’s Day!

Power Tools

Is your dad always making improvements around the house? Maybe he likes building things and selling them online for extra money. He could be an independent contractor and need a wide range of tools to complete jobs for his customers.

From power screwdrivers and drills to different types of saws, you can find a variety of power tools for sale at pawn shops. If you are looking for a specific power tool, let us know, and we can keep an eye out for it and let you know if we get one in.

Apple Products

Has your dad been saying he wants to upgrade his iPhone 5 to a 6, 8, or X but has been putting it off? Surprise him with a newer iPhone by stopping by GEM Pawnbrokers and checking out the latest iPhones we have for sale. You may even luck out and find an Xs or Xr at a bargain price!

You can also find different models of iPads if your dad has been wanting a new one. You may even find Apple laptops and computers if he’s been wanting a newer Apple brand computer.

iphone mobile and earpods

Musical Instruments & Guitars

You can find a wide range of musical instruments and guitars for sale at our NYC pawn shops. If your dad is looking for a new stereo mixing console, turntable, guitar, or electronic keyboard for his “garage band” or to show off his DJ skills, you could find exactly what he wants for the perfect Father’s Day gift.

Gift Cards

If you still haven’t come up with some great gift ideas for Father’s Day, you could always get him gifts cards from his favorite restaurants and stores. At GEM Pawnbrokers, you can find a wide selection of gift cards with remaining balances left on them at discounted prices. Gift cards purchased from us allow you to purchase even more since they do not cost full retail price!

How to Get Money to Buy Father’s Day Gifts

Depending on your age, you may even be looking for ways to come up with the cash to buy your father the perfect gift. If you don’t have a part-time job or get an allowance from your parents for helping out around the house, you may want to consider pawning something of value you no longer want or need.

For example, you could pawn sneakers if they are in great shape. Most people have multiple pairs of sneakers lying around. You may no longer even wear some of these. If you have some used Jordans that look almost new and have the original box they came in, you could get some serious cash from your local pawn shop.

Other hot brands of sneakers that you can sell for top dollar include:

  • Kobes by Nike
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Durrants by Nike
  • New Balance
  • Yeezys by Adidas

Keep in mind, these are just a few of the popular sneaker brands. Even if you don’t see your brand of sneakers here, it doesn’t mean it is not worth some cold hard cash from a pawn shop.

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Another way to get the cash you need to buy your dad a great Father’s Day gift is to pawn any of the video games you no longer play or want. You can convert the cash you get paid for the games into a gift for your dad.

Don’t forget, if you have gift cards lying around you aren’t using, you can also sell those to us for quick cash to buy your dad a Father’s Day gift. You could even exchange the gift cards you don’t want for ones to give your dad.

As you can see, there are all sorts of great gift ideas for Father’s Day waiting to be discovered at your nearest GEM Pawnbroker location in NYC. We have 24 convenient locations, all with great items for Father’s Day. Our friendly expert staff is available to help you find the perfect gift.

If you have items you want to sell, we offer the highest prices paid too! We now have two locations open on Sundays, so, if you forget about Father’s Day until the last minute, you can still find a great gift for your dad.

Feel free to stop by today or call us at 718-596-5626 if you have further questions or are looking for a specific item you want to buy your dad for Father’s Day.

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