Daddy Mondays just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? But Father's Day is just around the corner, and I thought you might appreciate some ideas for your co-parent.
Can we all just agree that men are particularly hard to buy for? I have to keep my ears open all year long for hints of something my husband would want as a gift, since waiting until the last minute would surely mean disaster. Consider this a guy guide, it's not necessarily targeted at dads.
Here are a few manly items, all approved by The Gorilla:
1. Beats by Dr. Dre. My husband travels so much, and his music is of the utmost importance. He had the Bose® Noise Cancelling® Headphones for a long time, and loved those, too. But currently he's using the Beats.
2. Syma S107 R/C Helicopter. Yes, this is a toy. It's a remote control helicopter. It's completely random to me, but this thing has provided The Gorilla with hours of fun. He has one to play with at the office and ordered one for our lake house. In fact, last week he spent a good deal of time pestering his mom with trying to land it on her head while she was reading. Some things never change, I guess.
3. GoPro HD HERO2 camera. This thing is really cool. It goes on a helmet so you can capture point of view action. I saw people with it on the ski slopes, and there's a waterproof casing that would be fun for summer sports.
4. Original Penguin The Earl Polo shirt. I am a fan of the contrast stitching on these shirts. They're soft and nice quality, perfect for lots of occasions. A classic.
5. Art of Shaving kit. The Gorilla has recently started using the Art of Shaving products, making shaving into sort of a ritual. I like it because it smells so nice. He's adamant that I include the razor he loves so much (not pictured here), the Merkur Futur Razor. It's heavy and fancy.
6. Apple TV. Someone in my twitter stream suggested this when I asked for ideas. We have one, but don't use it to the fullest extent. I know so many people who love theirs, though, for movie watching and tv series watching. We do use ours as a picture display thing for parties, and that's fun.
7. ESPN Films 30 for 30: Collector's Edition Did you ever catch the 30 for 30 series that ESPN did a couple of years ago? They were 30 different documentaries on some of the greatest sports stories of all time. The Gorilla directed and produced The Birth of Big Air for this series, so we're tied to it in that way, but all of the ones I saw were interesting. This would be a hit for any sports lover.
With Father's Day less than two weeks away, I hope this gift guide gives you some idea for the only other person in your life who appreciates every detailed minutia of your child. Leave your own suggestions or ideas in the comments, I'd love to hear them!