How is this father’s day going to work? asked my five year old son a couple mornings ago while I was sipping my breakfast tea. See for the first time in a long while, we are spending Father’s day with my dad (and mom) and my husband is not joining us until later in the month. I’ve talked about our Sunday brunch tradition before. ( A tradition that has actually started with my parents when I was little.) Days like Father’s Day are also a valued tradition to celebrate together in our family, and the kids and I really wish my hubby was with us on the 15th.
This is bittersweet; I am really excited to be with my own dad for a change. I am planning him a nice walk down the memory lane. It’ll come complete with a brunch reservation at our favorite place from my childhood, a collage canvas of pics of me as a little girl with him ( I think this will be the real hit of the day, thinking of it makes me get so emotional), and a perfume set that I hope he’ll like. ( psttt it’s a surprise but I’ll share with you, #2 from the second gift guide)
The kids are busy getting ready for the day. With the guidance of our resident artist, my nine yr old daughter, they are making their artwork &Father’s Day cards for both my husband and my dad; decorating with colors, and sparkles,and stickers.
MY HUSBAND’S LIST
2. Herschel Supply Co “Novel” Duffel Bag $80
3. 1901 Stripe Webbing Belt $39
4. Patagonia Wavefarer Board Shorts $65
5. Boss Orange Round Nylon Strap Watch $175
6. Cotton Linen Tee in Blue whale stripe $49
7. Fitbit Flex Wireless Wristband $97
8. Kiehls since 1851 Men’s Starter Set $42
9. Cotton Repp Tie in Navy Stripe $69
10. Bose IE2 Audio Headphones $99
11. Tech I Glaze iphone 5 case $40
12. Henley Brand Craftsman Tool Set $50
Most dads I know would be super happy with the sentimental father’s day gifts. For instance, when the tables are turned and it’s Mother’s Day, for me, a handwritten card, or a handmade kids artwork is the real treasure. Having said that, I think it is amazing to pamper the men we love with something they would love to use; whatever the budget.
I decided to do something fun for this particular special day guide, and actually gave my husband and dad assignments to help me put the lists together. From the store options I gave them, they chose their favorite items. Isn’t that fun? ( Is it cheating? Now I just choose from their lists, yayyyyy 🙂 ) The first list is my hubby’s and the second is my dads. I was so pleasantly surprised, don’t they have great taste? Also some surprising items in there; a guitar spatula dad? – too cool! <3
MY DAD’S LIST
2. Burberry Brit Rhythm Set $88
3. Cathy’s Concepts Personalized Golf Set $85
4. Gamago Guitar Stainless Steel BBQ Spatula $20
5. Lacoste Hoodie $85
6. Ted Baker London Claudis Wallet $85
7. Crosley Radio Executive USB Turntable $100
8. Nikon COOLPIX L830 Digital Camera $209
9. Michael Kors Leather Strap Watch $195
Do you have Father’s Day plans? What are some of your traditions for the day? Which dad’s board above do you like better? 🙂
I hope we gave you some inspiration on gift ideas. So happy I got mine. A big early Happy Father’s Day to my husband & dad, and to all the dads/father figures in your lives!
Can’t wait to hear what you think, which gifts you like best, and your plans! You know it makes my day to hear from you, so please keep the notes, comments, e-mails, messages coming. I am getting more excited each day to get to know you better.
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