Why is it that Dad’s are notoriously difficult to buy for? I’m not sure either but they certainly are so this year Samantha and I put our heads together to come up with some great ‘designer’ ideas for dad.
Everyone knows that dads love to grill so how about a fabulous pizza oven? BBQ pizzas are delicious and something new for dad to show off his culinary skills with. I’ve noticed some outstanding ovens available at chain stores this year and one is at the top of my wish list. They are not inexpensive so you may want to team up with mom and your siblings on this one. Remember when you give a gift such as a grill include a basket of ingredients with the oven so dad can get cooking without delay- arrive hungry!
Dad’s love tools and a new cordless drill will never go unused. The new drills are light weight and packed with power. So check dad’s tool room and see what he’s using right now and then go shopping. If he has a big cumbersome drill already get him a tiny light weight one for those quick jobs around the house -he’ll love it.
You know that I am a big book lover and am constantly collecting gorgeous books but dads also love books. He’ll love to sit and flip the papers of a coffee table book on vintage cars, hot rods, motorcycles or even the history of golf or fly fishing. As a bonus it will look great on the coffee table and mom won’t hide it away. Or, how about creating The Book of Dad? It’s fairly straight forward to create fabulous bound book on line today or from your local photo store. Collects pictures of dad from his youth, the teen years, the early mom and dad years and of course include lots of pictures of you and dad. He’ll cherish the book and you’ve just created a true family heirloom. Plan ahead for this one as it can take up to three weeks to arrive.
An iPad may not be on the top of dad’s wish list but once he has one he’ll wonder how he lived without one for so long. I gave my dad one last Christmas and was hesitant to do so but he loves it, now he’s taking iPad classes and can’t function without it- who knew? Well I guess I did even though I did hesitate and second guess my shopping list.
How about a new hammock to go with that iPad- can’t you just imagine dad lounging in the hammock goggling car restorations this summer. There are a lot of fabulous traditional and some exciting new modern designed hammocks available at all our favorite big box stores this year for super reasonable prices.
Of Course you could also giving dad a certificate for a design consultation to design ‘his ultimate dream space’!
There’s no one like dad so show him how much you care this year with a super special gift. Something fabulous that he’ll get countless hours of use and enjoyment from- now that’s fabulous living!
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One of our favorite weekend activities is to scour the neighborhood garage and estate sales in search of fabulous design items; you just never know what you will find. Always think outside the box and keep your creative hat on tight…..remember you can upcycle and remake just about anything using a little creativity, imagination, nails, glue and spray paint.