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What Dad Bloggers Really Want For Fathers Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner and it’s never easy to pick the perfect gift for Dad, but some of our favorite dad bloggers shared what they really want. Some of their responses might surprise you, or at the very least, inspire you. My husband is not a dad blogger, but he does travel quite a lot. Maybe for Father’s Day I’ll follow Lamar Tyler’s advice, although I have a feeling he might be in total agreement with Jim Lin on the perfect antidote to our over-scheduled lives.

Forget a new grill, an iPad, books or a new aftershave. Here’s what real men want for Father’s Day, as shared by dads that are truly fun to follow on social media, travel all over the country for conferences and never forget their families are what really drives them.

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  • Gifts for Dads 1 of 6
    Gifts for Dads
    Whether the dad in your life is a blogger or not, check out what real men want for Father's Day.
  • For overscheduled dads: Nothing 2 of 6
    For overscheduled dads: Nothing
    "What I would love most for Father's Day would be nothing. Our days are always filled with somethings: appointments, schedules, meetings, errands, chores and other things you have to write down and cross off. The best day in the world would be one with no agenda, where I could roll with the day and simply enjoy it. Enjoy laughing with the kids, fishing, dozing off, watching TV, cooking, eating and having fun being a dad without the grown up part. A homemade card stuck onto a big box full of nothing. That is the perfect Father's Day present."
    Jim Lin
    The Busy Dad Blog
  • For dads on the road: Quality time…and a few more options 3 of 6
    For dads on the road: Quality time...and a few more options
    "Honestly, I've been on the road so much lately that I'd love nothing more than some quality time alone with my wife. But, since that doesn't fall into the traditional gift giving guide I'd suggest that anything from Best Made Company, Huckberry or GORUCK would make a man happy."
    C.C. Chapman
    CC- Chapman and author of Amazing Things Will Happen
  • For the entrepreneur: a family dinner 4 of 6
    For the entrepreneur: a family dinner
    "Since I started my company in 2013, my family and I have had to make a few financial adjustments. Whereas we used to eat out at a restaurant 2-3 times a week, we've probably gone out to eat 2-3 times this year. For Father's Day, I would like to go to my favorite restaurant with my family and enjoy a meal together. I'm looking forward to having a nice rib-eye steak. The other thing I'm looking forward to is seeing my kids' drawing of me. Each year they draw a portrait of me. It's always funny to see how they perceive me."
    Fred Goodall
    Mocha Dad
  • For exhausted multitaskers: Foot massage 5 of 6
    For exhausted multitaskers: Foot massage
    "In terms of Father's Day, all I want is a foot massage and the opportunity to lie on the couch ALL DAY with my wife and kids to watch our family movies and photos."
    Manny Ruiz
    Papi Blogger
  • For frequent fliers: New luggage 6 of 6
    For frequent fliers: New luggage
    "For Father's Day I would love to get a Skyroll on Wheels luggage bag. The crazy part is that I already have one but I love it so much I'd like to have two just in case something happened to the first one, LOL. I was always the guy who traveled frequently with the bag that was too big for most overheads, but tried to sneak it onboard anyway. Now I can get the same amount of clothes into a much smaller bag. My only worry is that if something happens to my bag I won't be able to find another."
    Lamar Tyler
    Black And Married With Kids

PS.- In case you were wondering, Father’s Day this year is June 16 in the US.

Read more of Jeannette´s writing here or check out her blog in Spanish.

And reach out to her on Twitter and Facebook. She loves it!


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