My sweet hubby is one of the easiest people to please that I know. He’d much rather give and serve than receive. He’s actually uncomfortable with others doing for him. That’s why I always look forward to his birthday and holidays because he has to accept our gestures of love through gifts!
We try to make Father’s Day a really special occasion. Because he won’t come right out and tell us what he wants, I have to be super observant in the months before so I can pick up on his cues. I think I did really good this year!
So what do men really want for Father’s Day? They want manly stuff, of course! It took me many years of our marriage to finally figure this out. I can make my hubby pretty happy if I get him some kind of tool or gadget. This year’s list has both – a new Black and Decker cordless drill (to replace his broken one) and a Fitbit Flex to track his workouts. The Fitbit syncs with his iPhone so he can geek out in gadget heaven.
I also included cologne on his list because A. he’s almost out of his and B. it’s something he wouldn’t buy for himself. His signature scent is Burberry Touch – it’s light and clean and makes him smell oh so yummy. That’s sort of a gift for me too. 🙂
No gift list for him would be complete without running shoes. He goes through a few pairs a year and has been hinting that it’s time for some new ones. I just got some bright orange shoes for myself and know that he would love a pair in the same color. His favorite running shoes are the Nike Air Max.
Then there’s the Reef flip flops. Ugh. He loves them, I hate them. Call me weird but I’m not a fan of men in flip flops. I, on the other hand, live in my Reefs year-round. Double standard? Yep! Totally unfair, I know. But because I love him, I not only tolerate his flip flop affinity but also enable it.
It’s Your Turn: What’s on your man’s Father’s Day wish list? Does he come out and tell you or do you have to be a sleuth? Tell me in the comments!