A Father's Day Gift Guide
Friday, June 13, 2014
Because dads are the only people I know who actually use and seem to prefer wire hangers. My mom on the other hand? Well I'm pretty sure Mommy Dearest was written after her. NO MORE WIRE HANGERS on her side of the closet.
Dads just can't have enough socks. Especially numerous pairs of socks that look almost exactly the same. Let's just say 50 Shades of Grey could have been a novel written about my dad's sock drawer. So could have 50 shades of navy and black and tan and opaque.
A new hair brush.
My dad has had the same black hair brush for as long as I've known him (and we go way back.) If you hold the thing up to your ear you can actually hear the 1970s die.
A locked safe for a nail clipper kit.
A dad's most prize procession might be his nail clipper kit. If anyone touches it, or moves it, or God forbid uses one of the two nail clippers inside the little black leather pouch the outcome will not be good. That's why it only makes sense to get dad a safe to keep his most important things, like nail clippers.
This can include but is not limited to a watering pot, outdoor scissors (not to be confused with indoor scissors) and miniature shovels for digging soil. All of which you should probably get his initials engraved on just to ensure there's no confusion about who's tools they actually are.
Go to Costco and ask the manager for the biggest box of lint rollers they have. Then demand to see something bigger. And when you do, buy ten of those boxes and give them to dad on Sunday. He will lose his shit. Dads love lint rollers.
Chords and old chargers.
If there's one thing dads love, it's collecting chords and old battery chargers in their chord and old battery charger drawer. If you don't know what the chord or charger belongs to that's even better! Old phone chargers, camera chargers, computer chargers, car chargers, it's all a part of the mystery and fun!
Forget fancy bath gels and lotions, dads love bar soap. The cheaper and less luxurious it is the better. Watch his eyes light up as he stacks a new one right on top of the small sliver of the old one that he still keeps in the shower "just in case."
To keep in the car in case the other seven he keeps in the car don't work. Always better to be safe than sorry.
A passcode for the thermostat that only he knows.
Because a house temp should always stay at 74 degrees, why does no one else understand this? WHY?
Wishing a very happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!