Father’s Day will be here before we know it and the frenzy to find gifts for dad has begun.
Just like the realization that I am terrible at giving gifts to my husband has.
I reach this point every year where I just begin to panic because I am too close to the date to come up with anything extravagant or wow-worthy, and too broke to make it happen anyway.
And, I know, it’s not about that.
It’s the thought that counts. And the kids should be involved (they are and they totally just want to give him a video game). And I have already given him the best gift any man could ask for (our family).
But just once I would like him to open a present from me and be really, truly happy, and maybe even surprised, by a thing I have given him.
Because usually he’s more like…
It’s not for lack of effort. I often start weeks in advance trying to find the perfect gifts for dad.
I ask friends. I ask family members. I freaking Google it.
And, it’s not like I don’t know him. When it comes to people who have never lived inside of my womb, I’d say I know him better than pretty much everyone (maybe tied with BFF).
I know what he likes (books, video games, the SF Giants, the Golden State Warriors, and working out) and I know what he needs (new slacks for work and basically nothing else), and I know what he doesn’t like (cheesy ties or shirts with his family members’ faces on them), and none of that seems right.
We can’t just go see the Giants or the Warriors play a game, we live in Maryland, it happens like once a year that they are out here and, EXPENSIVE.
And I can’t just get him a gift card to Amazon every year, I mean I could, but…
I hate gifting people stuff that they are actually going to buy anyone because they have to have it. It’s kinda like getting a prescription filled for a gift. He doesn’t want the stupid work pants, in fact he doesn’t even like wearing slacks. He want to wear basketball shorts every day of life.
And the DIY thing is SO not happening.
For starters, no one enjoys DIY in this house -not me when I’m trying to come up with something, not the kids who have to help, not even the ultimate recipient.
It’s just a waste of time and effort because it winds up in a drawer until I find it years later when we are trying to move.
ASK ME HOW I KNOW THIS.
This year we are probably going to do lunch and a movie and a gift card (you guessed it, to Amazon) because my ability to be creative (not to mention my cash flow) are wrapped up in the building of our dream house.
But don’t be like me!
You can be better.
There are countless gifts for dad lists out there to consult, I would argue this one is the best.
20 Winning Father’s Day Gifts for Dad
Looking for some gifts for dad that won’t wind up in a drawer somewhere?
Here are some that fit the bill.
It helps you get the best sleep of your life, basically.
For Dudes who like looking good without the extra effort.
A bunch of meat…
Get the bacon. Bacon always wins.
A mini espresso maker…
It’s cool because it’s man powered so he can fuel up anywhere.
So he can keep up with your honey do list more easily.
Because hot dogs at your finger tips is insanely awesome.
So he can watch all the cool stuff he has on his phone without having to get all squinty on the screen.
The wood makes it look classy.
A new wood watch…
Remember what I said about the wood before? Same.
So he can use his phone to get places and never have to stop to ask for directions again. Not that he was ever going to.
For the weekend away you have planned. Hint. Hint.
Keeps them off the floor and available for hours of fun!
So he can make (you) tasty drinks.
So he can care for his hairy face.
The Classic Nintendo NES…
For old school gamers.
For commuting ease.
In case he secretly wants to live that Bear Grylls life.
For the few humans on the planet who still don’t have one.
Because it is life changing and amazing.
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