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(The Consumerist)   Father's Day is approaching. Forget the ties and paperweights. Here's how not to suck at picking a great gift   (consumerist.com ) divider line 20
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2014-06-02 08:36:50 AM  
Obviously not written by a dad.   I'm not sure how you would put a bow on it, but all he wants involves alone time with mom...
 
2014-06-02 11:28:32 AM  
No cards. Seriously, they're a waste of money and I am throwing them away at the end of the day no matter how much emotional blackmail you try to hang on a piece of cardboard.
 
2014-06-02 11:56:42 AM  

R.A.Danny: No cards. Seriously, they're a waste of money and I am throwing them away at the end of the day no matter how much emotional blackmail you try to hang on a piece of cardboard.


I save cards... It's fun years later to go back and look at them, and they don't take up that much space. It's always good when there's a story behind them, or someone who isn't around anymore. I mean,, they're buried deep in boxes I hardly ever go through, but 10 years down the road makes it cool.

As for Father's Day, I got mine early. Best thing to do is get your Dad something he asks for, or let him pick it out himself.

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2014-06-02 11:59:30 AM  
How To Not Suck At Picking A Father's Day Gift

Step 1: Don't visit The Consumerist for Father's Day tips.
Step 2: As long as step 1 is followed, you can do whatever the fark you want, as long as your Dad understands just how important he is to you.
 
2014-06-02 12:06:24 PM  

Mikey1969: I save cards... It's fun years later to go back and look at them



I am woefully unsentimental. To the point where I sometimes wonder if there is something (else) wrong with me. The Mrs. gets pissed that I don't save every scrap of paper my son draws on or every homework assignment. She won't even delete pictures from the SD in her camera despite having them on a hard drive and cloud backup. Even the blurry ones.
 
2014-06-02 12:19:13 PM  

R.A.Danny: Mikey1969: I save cards... It's fun years later to go back and look at them


I am woefully unsentimental. To the point where I sometimes wonder if there is something (else) wrong with me. The Mrs. gets pissed that I don't save every scrap of paper my son draws on or every homework assignment. She won't even delete pictures from the SD in her camera despite having them on a hard drive and cloud backup. Even the blurry ones.


My wife and I dated my senior year in high school, then went our separate ways for about 10 years, got back together and it became permanent.

Anyway, because I had this habit of keep a lot of stuff, I had more than she did left over, not too much, but some stuff. She thought it was cool I had all of the stuff, she'd had to throw everything away because her husband in the 10 year interval we weren't together got jealous and made her throw it all out. I don't save everything, but it is kind of cool to go back later on.

That said, the only reason I have so many pics on my phone is because i'm lazy. Otherwise, I'd go through and delete at least half of what I have, if not more.
 
2014-06-02 02:16:23 PM  

minoridiot: Obviously not written by a dad.   I'm not sure how you would put a bow on it, but all he wants involves alone time with mom the babysitter...


Fixed that
 
2014-06-02 03:21:34 PM  
Most of the suggestions on this list would result in awkward silence (at best), but more likely me getting punched by dad.
He's getting another gift card to the steak house because that's what he actually wants.
 
2014-06-02 04:19:43 PM  
I thought some of the ideas were nice. But I'm not a dad, and do not by Father's Day gifts for anyone, so my perceptions may be flawed.
 
2014-06-02 06:04:01 PM  
No father's day happening here.  My dad died last year.  As for myself, the last father's day I was married my step-daughter made the extra special effort to remind me that I was not her father and my (ex)wife's attitude was "what's the big deal?"  But if I had forgotten mother's day there would have been hell to pay.
 
2014-06-02 06:54:51 PM  
My dad was frakkin' impossible, so it usually went to a card, and occasionally tools of some sort.  An early Leatherman (the Crunch, IIRC) was probably the most successful Father's day gift I ever gave him.  After he passed away, my mom and I figured out that he was probably somewhere in the Asperger's range.  Kind of made sense out of a lot of things like this.

For me, it is easy; bourbon, good coffee, and a nap.  High end dark chocolate won't be refused.
 
2014-06-02 07:04:34 PM  
What I got from my daughter a few years ago. Turned out to be great on a canoe or sailboat.
I never complain.....
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2014-06-02 07:07:59 PM  

OgreMagi: minoridiot: Obviously not written by a dad.   I'm not sure how you would put a bow on it, but all he wants involves alone time with mom the babysitter...

Fixed that


And that is how you make certain that you don't even get a friggin' card for father's day.
 
2014-06-02 08:45:16 PM  
I dunno about presents, but I always look forward to the annual Fathers Day thread here on Fark. So many sad and heartbreaking stories. They make me appreciate my Dad (coming up on 92 in December) that much more.
 
2014-06-02 09:38:09 PM  
1. Ask Dad what he wants for Father's day.
2. Get his wife to give him that and a BJ.
 
2014-06-03 01:04:41 AM  
I just buy my father a different Frank Zappa album every year.  It drives him nuts.  He doesn't know who Frank Zappa is and he hates the music.

It's the perfect gift.  Not only that, but at 1 Zappa album a year, I'll never run out of choices.

/make a jazz noise here.
 
2014-06-03 09:21:28 AM  

Maturin: What I got from my daughter a few years ago. Turned out to be great on a canoe or sailboat.
I never complain.....


I'm sure they were also helpful in providing a sense of scale in all those pics of your junk you sent out.
 
2014-06-03 02:17:57 PM  
Told my wife all I want this year is a GOOD steak I can throw on the grill and a pack of IBCs I can drink while cooking and eating it.  I'm a simple man.  My dad gets a card with a pic of my son and maybe a phone call.  Not because I hate him, but just because he cares about as much about the day as I do.
 
2014-06-03 05:32:19 PM  
For the comic-loving gardener

New garden tools aren't a bad choice for a dad with a green thumb, but it's not an especially original gift.
Try a plantable comic book instead.
Dad can read about a green super hero, then plant the seed covered pages to grow herbs or wildflowers.
It's different, indeed.


www.sprouthome.com

fark you, Consumerist and fark you, lady.
 
2014-06-03 06:27:39 PM  

Cymbal: Maturin: What I got from my daughter a few years ago. Turned out to be great on a canoe or sailboat.
I never complain.....

I'm sure they were also helpful in providing a sense of scale in all those pics of your junk you sent out.


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