I really hate to be the bearer of bad news… not that Fathers are BAD… but… well, Father’s Day is only two weeks away! Whenever I think about Father’s Day I start to get this uneasy feeling because I NEVER KNOW WHAT TO GET MY DAD (or my kids’ Dad) FOR FATHER’S DAY! It’s just so much easier buying something for a member of the same sex as me, or my kids, either sex. But for my husband or my Dad… sheesh… it shouldn’t be this hard!
Well, this year I have an ace in the hole that I think is really going to help a LOT! It’s a little bit like blackmail… but in a GOOD way! :-)
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Here’s how it works! Head on over to the JCPenney Father’s Day page and create your Dad a really hideous tie with their Tacky Tie Generator (it’s really fun!) and then SHARE it with them with the “subtle threat” that this will be their gift if they don’t tell you what they want for Father’s Day!
I’m thinking something like this lovely TOILET tie!
That should get Dad’s attention, don’t you think? :-) Of course, this is all in fun… sort of.
All we really want is just a little guidance with regards to what would make them happy on THEIR day!
After sending my husband his “tacky tie” (still working on my Dad’s,) he finally managed to at least steer me in the right direction. He said he could use some new summer “stuff.” OK, still not terribly helpful, but at least it got the gift-giving juices flowing and I came up with my “Everything Dad Needs For A Relaxing Summer Day At Home” gift idea!
A quick trip to my local JCPenney and I literally found everything I had in mind, and then some, within half an hour. I honestly thought I would need an hour or two, but not only did I find plenty of options to choose from, but a lot of SIZES in those options, which is important to me!
I started out with shoes… a comfy pair of slip-ons… no tying or buckling required. I immediately made a beeline for these Arizona Malibu Slip-Ons. They were exactly what I’d had in my “mind’s eye.”
Next, shorts. Now I don’t have anything against cargo shorts… because I know guys LOVE them… but since I was doing the shopping… I decided it was my prerogative to buy Dave a pair of flat front shorts and see if I couldn’t convince him of their awesomeness. :-) This pair of St. John’s Bay® Flat-Front Shorts with the 10″ inseam are the perfect length and color!
Now, a shirt. This was a tough one. I didn’t want it too “dressed-up” and he’s not really the graphic t-shirt kinda guy… so I aimed in the middle for a casual polo. No golf shirts allowed. (I’ve bought him so many golf shirts over the years that have just gathered dust in his closet.) I thought this IZOD® Short-Sleeve Rugby-Striped Polo Shirt was the perfect compromise! LOVE the color.
Finally, a new pair of Dockers® Polarized Sunglasses (he’ll ONLY wear polarized lenses) and Dad’s relaxing day at home ensemble was complete!
Throw in time for him to relax in the hammock in our backyard, a new fishing magazine, his favorite snacks, and an ice cold beverage and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be his best Father’s Day ever. ;-)
And just because Dave is one of those dads who actually DOES love getting ties for Father’s Day, I found a couple on sale at JCPenney that I know he’s going to love. :-)
Got all my bases covered! Thanks JCPenney!
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