My relations stopped buying gifts for “everyone over 18” some years ago. I’m guessing I was outvoted. So because my birthday is within weeks of Xmas, I haven’t received a gift from anyone in about 15-20 years. Now I buy gifts for my boys. So my lounge room is cluttered with both franchised and educational toys.
Oh, I ain’t whinging; I am just creating a segue to my point:
Here are the nominations for the best gifts for Dads/Men in 2017, at least for me. This envelope is full, let’s hope I can say the same for my Xmas stocking or Birthday present:
My tastes have changed. Shorts and short-sleeved shirt are going to be my main attire when we move to Kangaroo Island next month. So I won’t wear a watch much – yet I like the feeling of something on my arm. So a classy leather bracelet would suffice.
I really don’t need anything here, but I wouldn’t be opposed to receiving kitchen related gear. I am getting older and coughmaturecough now, so I don’t care for geekery or nerdism stuff anymore. Unless you got me a table top mini arcade . My 4yo would love it too. Just saying.
I managed to find a few things that would look good in my office. A melting clock would allow me to smile about something other than my children. An inflatable pelican would amuse the kids all day long. A scratchable world map would enable my boys and I to see if we are meeting our bucket-list. [ Which means I would need GoodBeerClub subscription ]
Yeah, the title sounds weird. But it looks cool. Yeah, I would need a PhD in Molecular Engineering to read the manual. But it looks cool.
Of all the sites I found, this one displays the most amazing things that I could seriously enjoy having. Yes, yes, I know I said I don’t like clutter. Yet who in the world would dare say no to these??
- A map of the world where beer caps are inserted into holes over each country – Aha, you read right.
- A lap top laptop work station. Perfect for late nights on the lounge redesigning my website !
- A laundry bag that can be punched for exercise. I think every man has dreamt of this but never dreamed it was possible!
- A toddler bum holder that goes over my shoulders. Oh yeah, I am a Dad.
- A CIA Raid jacket that is literally a baby carrier. Again, the Dad in me sees the value of this.
- Please please please. Gotta have. A Jedi bath robe I have waited my whole life for this!
But since we will be living on Kangaroo Island, this would be my highest preference:
~ A 2 hour scenic flight in a single-wing aircraft.
I have to buy stuff for myself these days. Since I am currently ‘between day-jobs‘, this is not often. My last gift to myself was a box-load of 50 DVD‘s, thankfully most of which I have never seen, for $20 thanks to a Facebook group. Actually, I think my wife paid for that. So, yeah, that was a gift. Thanks Sarah!
Well, thanks for reading, I doubt I will get anything this year. But each time someone asks what I would like, I will send them a direct link to this article. Now, I gotta find the off-switch for the violins …