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(Non-Traditional) Gifts for Dads.

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I've always been a bit mystified by Father's Day gift guides. Not that there aren't some truly great ones out there - there most certainly are. It's just that my dad doesn't quite fit the traditional dad bill. I'd never buy him a tie or a razor or any sort of rugged leather accessory. My dad's an artist, a writer, a free-spirited hippie - I can't remember the last time I saw him in a suit. I don't think I've ever seen him man a barbecue (after all, he's a vegetarian).

So in his honor, I decided to create a slightly unconventional Father's Day gift guide. The items I've chosen are inspired by him (socks because he's always cold, a tea cup for his daily dose of Earl Grey, a bracelet to add to his already-crowded wrists, chopsticks because you'll almost never see him using a fork). For those of you out there with dads who have no use for a baseball bat, a cigar, or a slab of artisanal bacon, I hope this helps!


15 comments:

  1. The bell jar lamps looks totally awesome!

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  2. What a great guide! My dad is totally unconventional too, so I love these ideas.

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  3. Gotta love stripy socks!
    Ronnie xo

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  4. Love this! Just sent my dad 4 pints of Jeni's ice cream. Thanks for the tip!

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  5. Once again, Shoko, I am going with a gift that you have so cleverly picked out. My father is going to love the ice cream.

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  6. I love them all. Thank you in advance for being so thoughtful. Proud to be your Pa, PA! xxoo

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  7. Once again you read my mind! My dad is a coffee addict so a nice big mug is always a great gift, and one year I got him Beatles socks...

    xoxo,
    mon amy

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  8. jeni's ice cream is the bomb dot com.

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  9. These are great ideas! I need to get going on the gift shopping, this is giving me some inspiration!

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  10. Stevie P and Dana, aw, so happy to hear that! They will love it!

    Amy, Beatles socks sound amazing! My dad would probably love those, too.

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  11. This is terrific! My dad doesn't fit the bill you described either but in very different ways than your dad, but it is still amusing to see that not every pop goes for barbecue accoutrements, golf balls and ha! Artisinal bacon.
    I for one want to read food rules.
    Well done!
    -Deirdre

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  12. These selections look wonderful to me! I'd take one of each for myself...hah!

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  13. absolutely, perfectly, fantabulous.

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  14. These are some fantastic picks! I LOVED reading Food Rules by Michael Pollan. It's one of those books you can't read often enough!

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  15. I want to meet your dad!! Love this roundup. :)

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