Thursday, June 9, 2016

Father's Day Do's and Don'ts

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When it comes to getting Dad a gift it can be hard. Whether he’s your best friend or just someone you look up to, make this the one day of the year where it’s just about him. Some of his favorite presents from you were probably before you even had a bank account and were made of macaroni. The reason parents like these gifts is because they come from the heart, not the wallet. But if you’re going to get your dad an expensive gift this year, make it one that is practical, one that he can use more than once. To give you a better idea of the things he will and won’t like, we’ve put together a list of ideas for you. And you can trust us on this one, as all of the research was done from hands on experience and fatherly disappointment.


Tie - Unless your dad is a CEO of a fortune 500 company, he most likely doesn’t wear ties unless it’s to a funeral. Ties have become a thing of the past, like corded phones and Walkmans.

Collared Shirt - Although you may know your dad’s shirt size, that doesn’t mean you should go shopping for him. Plus if he has a job, then it’s more than likely he already has enough shirts or he would have been fired by now.

Classic CD - His favorite band’s best-selling CD may sound like a great idea, but it’s 2016 and the only people who buy CDs are those who actually work in the music industry. If you want to get him the gift of music, buy him a subscription to one of the major streaming services for 6 months or a year.

BBQ items - Because it’s June and the weather warms up, you’ve probably celebrated the holiday before by having a cookout. But if you’re heading back to your parent's house to celebrate this way again, avoid any played out aprons or cheap BBQ equipment. (Chances are he already has a nice set of utensils if he’s inviting you over to eat!)


Tickets - If your dad is a big baseball fan than this is a no brainer. Plus you can get a ticket for yourself, and give you and him another special day. If he doesn’t like baseball try another sport, most teams will sell tickets for games months in advance.

Recliner - Does your dad have a mancave? Update his seating with a new comfy recliner. Even if he doesn’t, we’re sure he’d love a new place to watch his favorite TV shows and sporting events. Although expensive, this is one gift dad will always remember you got him.

Tech Help - As bad as it sounds there’s probably something that your dad owns that he doesn’t know how to use, or use to its fullest potential. Helping the older generations with technology may be stressful, but once they understand it they’ll stop bothering you about it.

Alcohol - When it comes to a great tasting, smooth alcohol, your dad probably only gets it for special occasions. So make his day special and get his favorite drink along with some ice and mixers if applicable. If you don’t know what he likes then ask your mom or his friends. (We’re sure you could easily find one of his friends on Facebook!)

If you’re a dad reading this let us know in the comments below what your favorite gift you’ve received for Father’s day. And if you’re not a dad, happy shopping! Happy Father’s Day from all of at Home Decor Outlets!


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