Tuesday, June 12, 2012

(Non-Traditional) Gifts for Dads.

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:

trishie said...

The bell jar lamps looks totally awesome!

the southern hostess said...

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

Pink Ronnie said...

Gotta love stripy socks!
Ronnie xo

as bright as day said...

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

Stevie P said...

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.

Pa said...

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

Amy Turman said...

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

ever ours said...

jeni's ice cream is the bomb dot com.

angela said...

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

Shoko said...

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.

Ladies Holiday said...

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

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

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

max said...

absolutely, perfectly, fantabulous.

Lisa said...

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!

Jennifer Young said...

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

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