Love, Family & All That Jazz


Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 19th!) and I’m here again to give you some great ideas for how to shop for that special man in your life. Whether it’s your dad, brother, or father of your children; I’m going to get you right.

Time Alone

I don’t know about you, but I loved watching “Everybody Hates Chris”. It was chock full of wisdom that could be applied to real life. On their Father’s Day special, Terry Crews’ father figure character requested to spend the day alone. As odd as it sounded to me, I asked a bunch of dads and they agreed. They would like to be left alone on that special day. This isn’t to say don’t give them a gift. However, give it to them and let them be.

Pay a Bill

I know I said this in the Mother’s Day suggestions, but it holds true for your dad as well. There’s no way that you can pay your father back all he has given you over the course of your lifetime. Yet, paying a bill is a small way of showing your appreciation and will also show that he’s raised a responsible adult.

Stay Away from Ties, Socks, Tools, Grills, Etc.

Unless your dad, husband, child/ren’s father has expressed explicitly that he would like any of these things, please stay away from these cliche gifts. A grill seems like a good gift for a guy that likes to grill, but then he usually ends up having to slave over the grill on his day. Same with tools. There are so many different types of tools, how do you know what he has or what he actually needs? These gifts aren’t totally wrong. Like I said, if he has expressed desire for these things or you know that he needs a new one, go for it. But most of the time, it’s so cliche and tired.


It’s summer time so you know what that means: CONCERTS. It seems like Summer 16′ is setting up to be one of the most epic concert seasons to date. If you got it, get the father in your life tickets to see his favorite artists. Or if he’s into baseball, ’tis the season for that as well. He’ll appreciate getting to go to an event he loves without having to pay for it himself.


Does the special father in your life collect anything valuable? Comics? Baseball cards? Jordans? Is there a rare collectible that he wants and hasn’t been able to get his hands on? Get on EBAY or Amazon and find it for him. I’ve done this and let me tell you how excited they get when they find out that you took the time to show interest in something that he’s interested in. It’s little things like that show that you pay attention and care to what he likes.

These are just a few ideas to get your juices going. There’s so many more ways to show the fathers in your life how much you appreciate them being a dad. Make sure to share with me what ideas you have tried in the past that were successful in the comments. Help each other out!