Now if you are like most, this week you will try to find something perfect for that dad in your life be it your own dad or the father of your children in a goal to give that perfect Father’s Day Gift. And while there are oodles of appropriate things to buy him that would fit into his interests, hobbies or lifestyle, there are only certain things you shouldn’t buy him (or any dad for that matter).
Here are five gifts NOT to get that dad for Father’s Day:1) A Tie
Do not – and I repeat – do not get Dad a tie. It’s like saying, “i do not know you. I may be related to or married to you but I can not fathom a single thing to give you.” It really goes down as the most unoriginal gift there is. But there are exception, if dad happens to be a tie collector for instance. Or there is some tie signed by Mickey Mantle, or perhaps the tie is made of solid gold, those are exceptions.
2) A Lawnmower, vacuum cleaner or other honey-do tool
Unless Dad REALLY wants some kind of home maintenance tool do not become tempted to get him one. Especially do not get him -say- a lawnmower if you are always nagging him about mowing the lawn. This is just more nagging in the form of a present.
3) A Coupon
Yes, the first time you get a book of home made coupons from your kid, it’s pretty cute. But the second or third time? Not so cute. Especially if they’re coupons that are never redeemed, there are surely countless “Good for One Hug” coupons gathering dust in drawers across the land.
4) Third Greatest Dad t-shirt
There is a whole lot of competition for the ‘world’s greatest dad,’ and do you really truly think that your dad in question is the absolute greatest? If so, that you can boldly go with the coffee mug that says ‘World’s Greatest Dad.’ Those who are a bit more realistic? They can opt for the ‘Third Greatest Dad’ but then that will always remind him that he lost out to number one and number two, don’t risk hurting his feeling.
5) A fathering book.
Unless this book is for a brand new father (like one who became a dad in the last week or so), a book like Fathering for Dumbies or An Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fatherhood may just send the wrong message. Sure he may need some help every now and then, as a father’s day gift, well that’s just mean.