It’s Father’s Day this Sunday and you know what that means? Most of us need a little help in picking out a present for dear old Dad. Mother’s Day is easy – flowers, maybe some clothes that you wouldn’t mind borrowing from your Mom sometime, but Father’s Day is tough. Especially when it seems like middle aged men really don’t want gifts. It’s not that they don’t want stuff, but when they do have things I want, they just go and buy it themselves. No fuss. Basically Dads LOVE Amazon.com. But let’s say you’re a good daughter (or son) and don’t want to settle for a gift card, here are some safe ideas for Daddy’s Day.
Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller, 2-Pack – Men love beer. Especially in summer, but it’s Father’s Day and the fridge is packed with food, how is your Dad gonna chill that Blue Moon fresh from the grocery store? Chillsner, that’s how. Freeze these icicle shaped beer chillers, insert and voila, cold beer.
VIZIO S5430W-C2 54-Inch 3.0 Soundbar – According to my boyfriend Dan the days of 17 speaker surround sound systems is over. This speaker apparently does the work of all that hardware by itself. Space saving and TV-enhancing – Dad will happy to plug this baby in, even if he’ll be a little sad retiring that crazy surround system he bought in 1998.
Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband – The older you get the more conscious you’re supposed to be about your health. The Fitbit is an easy way for us less mindful people to keep track of our bodies. It would take some nagging to get my Dad to put this thing on, but once he did he’d be nerding out on his stats every day. In other words this might be an easy way to trick your Dad into paying more attention to himself.
Clarks Clutch Gear Driving Moccasin – Clarks are everywhere. They’re popular for guys of all ages because they’re comfortable and affordable (but this doesn’t mean if you’re in your 20s and 30s that you should wear them). Plus the older you get the more likely you are to want slip-ons that still look kinda dressy.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS Leather Bag – Classy leather pieces are kind of the ultimate sign of maturity. And I’ve said it before, but I am flat out jealous of the bag selection for men. I do like me some girly purses, but if I’m going to be staying somewhere overnight I’d rather my bag be functional than pink. This bag does the trick.
Tommy Bahama ‘New Linen on the Beach’ Pants – And finally we have some Tommy Bahama linen pants. What is Father’s Day, a holiday where we celebrate middle aged men, without some Tommy, because let’s be real Tommy Bahama is like crack to any male older than 50. Loose-fitting, comfortable and just dressy enough that you can wear it in most restaurants.