Sunday, June 13, 2010

Father’s Day Gifts!

So this is gets me every year…why do all the so called “Experts” always give you a list of suggested Father’s Day gifts that are so completely stupid and ridiculous!

I mean my Dad and my kid’s Dad will not appreciate the completely Dorky Dad gifts that they suggest.

But I know why they suggest it, because men are hard to shop for. Not like a woman where something cute and pretty would make them happy. Men are too focused to like something just cute.

Since they have a one track mind they have trouble focusing on something shiny or cute because they are thinking on just the one thing.

No, silly I don’t mean sex (well not all the time). I mean they can only focus on one thing. Like if they are hungry they are only focused on making eggs and pancakes not the dishes in the sink. If they are feeling lazy they are only focused on watching TV in the recliner and slipping off into a nap coma not picking up the pillows off the floor as they step over them. They don’t care what color the pillow is just that they have one. They don’t want something that makes the house smell good because the perfume distracts them from eating their beef jerky or a cheese log.

So what do you get your Dad or Hubby for Father’s Day? Don’t get those dumb gifts thats for sure.

Like golf organizers or anything golf for that matter. If you played golf before you were a Dad do you really have time for that now?? None absolutely NONE of the men in my life play golf so maybe I am living in the odd golf free world but it seems like golf is something for only a few and should not be generalized in to a perfect for all men category.

Not too many men would enjoy a Customized Reasons Why I Love You book (too mushy), or desk accessories, or a new alarm clock (too work related).

None of the men in my life would want a new tie either, if they HAVE to wear a tie to work they really don’t like it. So why would they want a new work shirt? Nope they wouldn’t.

I don’t think they really want any kind of cute handmade do-dad (ha no pun intended!), nah I think they would rather a cheese log than a handmade ashtray or key hanger.

If your Man likes to work on cars or in the shop chances are he has all the tools he needs or goes and gets a tool if he needs one for a project.

So the only thing we can get him so far is a cheese log, I tell ya that would be a really great gift for a man. It sounds stupid but guys love that stuff. Cheese logs, peperoni, beef sticks with mustard, deviled eggs…hmmn that is pretty much anything stinky or gives them gas! That could really save some green, just get Dad a beef stick and some cheese. Trust me they will love it!

Want a couple other money saving gifts for the Dad??? Here are a few more REAL WORLD Suggestions...

Let him sleep in (you will have to duct tape your children or take them elsewhere so they cannot make noise) (disclaimer: I was joking don’t ever use duct tape on your children just dream about it!)

If he likes a certain movie or show get him the DVD of the series or just let him do absolutely nothing all day and bring him pickled eggs and beer to his chair so he can watch TV all day long.

Let him BBQ some ribs on the grill and you make his favorite deviled eggs, egg salad, or some other gassy favorite food. Guys like to BBQ and they love to eat.

Rub his feet or back, they are just big babies and like it when you treat them that way.

Also do you remember when they took you to dinner on Mother’s Day so you don’t have to cook?? Guys really like to go out to eat breakfast so take your man out for some Pancakes. They like pancakes all day long.

If you want to get him some clothes get him the clothes he really wants, sweat pants, jeans, shorts, and tee shirts, if it has a picture of beer or cheese printed on it that is even better!

Here are a few more ways to save even more with those items:

SEARS: Spend $50 on Men's Apparel & Get $50 Come Back Cash Receive $50 in Sears Come
Back Cash via mail redeemable for men's apparel when you purchase $50 or more of any combination of men's apparel. Purchases can be made online or in-store. Offer valid 6/11/10 through 6/20/10. CLICK HERE to print form and get more details

JCPenney: $10 off $50, $15 off $75 PRINTABLE

Macy's: 20% off

Best Buy: 10% off

25% off list price of Almost Everything! (6/10 - 6/14)
40% off list price of Any One Item (6/11 - 6/14)

Borders and Waldenbooks online or in Stores offer 40% off any one list-priced item with this printable coupon
For online purchases, use code RUK7865T at checkout.
Both discounts are valid through June 14th.

$5 off orders over $50 at Wisconsin Cheeseman Coupon Code : 8C5off50

Free standard shipping on $50 or more order Coupon Code: A131EM50 (expires June 14th!)

Harbor Freight:
20% of a single item expires 12/31/10

Free FlashFlight coupon expires 12/31/10

HomeDepot: $5 off $50
Use coupon code DADSDAY33 & receive $5 off $50 or more.

OR How bout these grocery coupons:

Use $1 off any Hickory Farms Items from 12-06-09 RP

Use $2 off any Hickory Farms Snack Platter from 12-06-09 RP

Use $2 off any Hormel Party Tray PRINTABLE

Aunt Jemima - Save $1.00 on any two (2) 24 oz. or larger Aunt Jemima Mix or Syrup PRINTABLE Or PRINTABLE

Use $2 off any 2 Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls PRINTABLE

If anyone has a IHOP coupon let me know! LOL…Pancakes!


Thank you for the great comments, I always appreciate them. This is a family blog, and some folks seem to forget that so I had to ad word verification to keep spam at bay and moderate all comments to remove adult content that is unwelcome on my blog. Thanks for your understanding.