Dec 9, 2011 9:15 AM
Alyssa writes: "dearest, darlingest outblush staff, i have the best daddio in the whole world, but i always come up short on what to get him for the holidays. i'm the only child, so i feel a lot of pressure to make sure he knows what an absolutely amazing dad he is. he likes tools and always insists that random nonsense from home depot makes him happy, but i really want to make sure he knows he's a special dad this year (his 25th year of being my dad!). he's generally a size L/XL, a die hard red sox/all around new england sports fan (despite his darling baltimore-dwelling daughter), folk music (cheryl wheeler, simon and garfunkel) appreciating, family-loving, technology savvy but not-so-geeky guy. this man wore a macaroni tie i made for him in preschool for a whole day--to work!!-- so i really feel like i owe him. my budget is about a benjamin but i'm flexible if you find something outstanding. pleeeeeaaaasssse help me get my dad the best present ever! xoxo alyssa"
Hi Alyssa, I'm Found of You! Here we go...
1 - My own personal father and father-in-law are both addicted to Uncle Earl's Hand Healing Soap ($4/bar) after I got it for both of them last year. It moisturizes and protects without leaving any greasy residue.
2 - At BlackSocks.com, you can get him a "sockscription". The service will send him fresh new black work socks or other kinds of socks on a regular basis. ($varies)
3 - You are apparently the apple of his eye, so get him a stainless steel water bottle with your cute lil' mug on it at wawabots ($20 each).
4 - This Novelty 58" Men's tie. Pasta-Toss ($12) is probably a little more office appropriate than the one you made him in preschool, and just as thoughtful.
5 - If he wants to expand his folk music listening adventures, I'd like to suggest Bonnie Prince Billy: Lie Down in the Light ($16).
6 - This Boston Red Sox Snuggie Blanket ($25) is a great gift because everyone wants a Snuggie, even if they won't admit it.
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