Father's Day is approaching and I have NO idea what to get my husband. Help!
Desperate in Davis
Dear Desperate in Davis,
People who don’t know what to get fathers for Father’s Day don’t know where to buy beer. Seriously, unless your hubby drinks port and plays polo, shopping for your lover shouldn’t be laborious. You ought to know by now that men are easy. We frequently try to pretend to be complex in order to disguise our simplicity. This is both frightening and comforting. It’s frightforting.
The following is a gift basket idea for that special man in your life who’s not like most guys (wink). Don’t over-think this one. If you do, chances are your gift will blow.
Father's Day Basket
Instead of a wicker basket, just put all of the following items into a giant cardboard box. Why a box? Because you can build forts with boxes or drive them down stairwells. Inside the box, include the following:
- Two kinds of bottled beer. One kind should be Dos Equis. If you’re wondering why Dos Equis, don’t. He’ll know. Even if he doesn't drink beer, he'll still appreciate it.
- Video Game. You should get him a game you’d rather he didn’t play. Trust me, he won’t play it around the kids…as long as you’re around.
- Gift certificate to Home Depot. Even if he’s no craftsman, this will boost his male ego that has probably been shattered by years of being forced to watch Oprah. He’ll probably end up buying curtain rods, because he’ll know that’s what you want.
- Sporting event tickets for him and (this is the important thing) one of his buddies. Remember, this is a gift, not a trend setting habit of female exclusion. Male bonding activities are essential and easily forgotten about.
- Magnets. Magnets = rad.
- A note that promises you will take the garbage out.
PS: You're welcome
Tyler is a guest blogger and father to Emi. The Three Bay B Chicks have asked him to shed light on a Dad’s point of view under the stern supervision of his loving wife. If you have a question for Ask A Dad, feel free to submit it in the comments section. The Three Bay B Chicks are not responsible for Tyler's "advice."