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I have always had a close connection with the celebration of Father’s Day. One reason is that I share the date with my birthday every six years or so, and my dad and I would always celebrate together. The second reason is perhaps related to a similarity to my dear pops and the close relationship that results. When I used to work down the street from my parent’s home, one of my favorite moments of the week was the hour prior to my workday when dad and I used to stand around the kitchen island sipping coffee and talking about whatever. When I first graduated from dental school, I invited my dad to breakfast at his favorite diner and over eggs and a cup of joe, I asked him for finance advice. And when there is trouble brewing between myself and my mom or my sister, guess who the first person I talk to is. That’s right. Dear old dad.
I know there are different types of dads out there, but mine in particular is the great listener type, and provides good, practical advice. He is my number one sounding board. I’m sure many daughters can relate. Still, there are fathers who fill other roles – the errand running type, the babysitting type, the cook for large gatherings type, the adventurer type, the handyman type, the chillax type … well you get it.
For those wishing to shower their fathers with gifts this year, I put together a collection of ideas which can all be ordered online. Just make sure to account for the extra time it takes to ship during these times.
+ A dutch oven for the dad who loves to cook or bake (or anything else from this list.)
+ The most versatile coffee mug and a coffee subscription to match.
+ A pair of sneakers for the errand-running, dog-walking, on-the-go type of dad.
+ A new tumbler for dads who love a good workout.
+ Packing cubes for the frequent flyer or backpacking adventurer.
+ Blue light blockers for weekdays and sunnies for weekends.
+ New speakers for music and movie loving dads.
+ Organic undies for carefree, lounging dudes.
+ Finally, a good night’s sleep, which every dad deserves.
These are my personal picks that I imagine different types of fathers would enjoy.
I hope you find one that suits you.