By John Curtis, Scentsy VP of Communications
It’s June – that pleasant time of year when Fathers are rewarded, not for being noteworthy fathers, but because mothers don’t want to feel guilty about all the attention, praise and gifts they received in May.
Loved ones may suggest that buying gifts for dad is more challenging than purchasing gifts of adoration for mom. That may be, but it’s really not that hard. All you have to do is determine where your father is on the Father Timeline. Let me explain with examples from my own fatherly journey through the space-time continuum.
Fresh Father. As a new father, you are excited about Father’s Day. You see it as a chance to stock up on the simple man necessities you have not yet acquired. You ask with hopeful anticipation for a new BBQ grill, a big screen TV (but will settle for a medium screen TV), or supercharged power tools. I was excited to get new golf clubs. It wasn’t a brand name set, and the clubs lacked a hybrid driver (they weren’t invented yet). What’s more, I couldn’t afford to pay golf fees to use them, yet I loved having them. I put them away in the closet with great pride.
Young fathers are also moved by gifts that link the new parent with his pride and joy. A lump develops in your throat when you receive a matching father-son baseball glove or a new pop daddy-daughter photo session. A manly Roarbert Scentsy Buddy for dad and a matching baby Roarbert Scentsy Buddy for Junior might be just the gift to produce a little manly moisture in the corner of the eye.
Practical Pop. As the Daddy gifts pile up, a more experienced father sees the value in sensible gifts. For me, it was socks, ties and tennis balls. My kids showed great ocular dexterity as they rolled their eyes with each answer to the annual question of “what do you want for Father’s Day?” I loved my socks (Gold Toe), ties (Jerry Garcia) and tennis balls (Wilson) – and still do.
A sensible, high-quality gift I would add to my Father’s Day list is the Layers by Scentsy Shower Cream. I enjoy the Quiver Shower Cream because the manly notes in the scent react well on my manly skin to yield a novel, manly smell. No, I’m not kidding. Plus the Layers Shower Cream lathers like a man expects when scrubbing his hairy armpits, his pumped-up pectorals, and his budding beer belly – which always seems to get the most soaping attention in the shower. Why is that?
Dino Dad. As worries become wrinkles and blonde becomes bald, Father’s Day gifts transform as well. My children are having children and my gifts seem to be birthing more gifts. I no longer need the toys or the ties. I don’t require things and don’t want gifts I must dust or ditch in a closet. Now I’m soliciting experiences. Gifts that mean something and make a memory. Gifts I can savor long after the experience is over. Instead of golf clubs, I cherish a round of golf with my boys. Instead of power tools, I prefer powerful words in a poem from my writer daughter. Instead of a wallet, I want a wall of art from my photographer daughter.
And speaking of experiences one craves, what fabulous father wouldn’t adore a premium fondue party with Velata warmers and Belgian chocolate? Surround the dipping dish with European shortbread cookies, youthful marshmallows, manly crisp bacon, and all the loved ones you cherish and treasure as a grateful and blessed father.
What gifts are you thinking of giving your dad this Sunday?