The Dad Dilemma
If the dad on your list is anything like my husband - good luck with that. I am talking about Father's Day gift giving, of course. Is it me or are dudes just THE WORST at gift leads?
I have high expectations (and give very clear direction) when it comes to gift getting but I admit, when it comes to my husband, I kinda suck at gift giving. It's not for lack of trying. I ask and ask and ask and - nothing. Until we had a breakthrough last week when he barked "BELT! Just get me a belt!"
And really, it's not a bad idea. The belt is the ultimate dude accessory. No matter his style or vocation, whether he pickles beets or litigates for a living, all dads wear belts. Throw in a little something extra to complement his personal style and voila! Father's Day gift giving sorted.
Behold the ultimate Father's Day gift guide perfect for any dad, no matter his groove.
The Good Ole Dad
Does the dad in your life wear his sunglasses on a lanyard around his neck? Does he sport Sperry Top Siders and no socks? Travel miles in any direction to cheer on an ACC football team? Golf? Prefer to drink a cold can beer wrapped in a commemorative koozie? Think embroidered critter belt and a gingham button down. The brighter the better.
Admit it -- your children's father dresses better than you do. He maintains a Pinterest board dedicated to London Men's Fashion Week. He knows who Tom Ford is - and bought you a coffee table book illustrating how his vision transformed Gucci. He has a "guy" at Saks and wouldn't think of purchasing a suit coat off the rack. Pair his status belt buckle with a prestige 30+ SPF face cream. He has a look -- and a face -- to maintain.
Reliable and regulated, you know exactly what to expect out of this dad. He secured a 529 College Savings plan the day you started trying to conceive and you've never stayed up at night worrying if the interest rate on your 30 year fixed is competitive. Celebrate his conservative style with a high quality, classical leather belt and encourage a tiny boundary breakthrough with a pair of cheerful striped dress socks.
This guy shreds the dad mold like it's his job. And it very well may be his only job. He was stoked to memorialize the birthdates of each of your children in ink on his forearms. While you finished the nursery, he installed a backyard Ramptech mini box for his mini grom. A gnarly belt and throwback street kicks give a nod to his young heart and adventurous spirit.
Good luck gift giving and send my love to the dads in your life!
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