What does Dad really want for Father’s Day?

Every year, it’s the same stubborn question: Do you get the gift you want to give, or the one he wants to get?

It’s really unfair, but they’re almost never the same thing.

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. This time, keep it simple. Isn’t that what Dad would do? Odds are he’s not looking for a gift that can be wrapped, but one that can be enjoyed, guilt-free.

laughing baby trying to pull her father's sun glasses off his face

Not quite catching our drift? Here are a few ideas to get you there:

Freedom

Maybe it’s sitting alone with a cooler by the lake, fishing pole in hand. Or plugged into the Xbox for 12 hours straight. Or playing a pick-up game of 3-on-3 with his buddies at the park. Or sleeping in, then snacking, then napping, then snacking again. Whatever Dad loves doing, make it happen.

All parents need those days when they get to feel FREE. Let him forget the kids, the job, the chores, the errands and all the weight that comes with them, if just for a day. Resist the urge to ask him for help. Smash your own spiders. Open your own jars. Just let him be.

Food

We all know the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so find the thickest steaks you can, fire up the grill, skip the salad and surprise him with a red-meat meal he doesn’t have to apologize for eating. Insist he needs a big slice of his favorite dessert, too. Then leave him alone to nap it off in his comfiest chair.

Kids drinking water on the steps with their father

The Remote

There’s something they never really tell you about having kids, until it’s too late: From the time they can lift their heads until they leave for college, you’ll have absolutely no control over what’s on TV. Whether they’re old enough to actually work the thing or not, the second you press any button on the remote, you’re gonna hear about it.

This Father’s Day, just hand him a drink and the remote, then leave the room and close the door behind you. He’ll think you’re an actual angel, sent from above.

Now that you’ve given him what he wants

Top it off with what he needs (aka what you want to give him). The typical dad might not bother with fragrance, but you know it can refresh his space, lift his mood — even help his image. Does he love John Wayne, but has no idea how to ride a horse? Give him a Weathered Leather Car Bar for his truck, and he’ll have everyone convinced he’s a legit cowboy. Does he need to impress the bigwigs on his next business trip? Slip a My Dear Watson Shower Bundle in his suitcase to instantly up his swagger.

You know you can’t pay him back for all he’s done, but you can put a dent in it this Father’s Day! Think about what he loves, and give him what he wants. Then shop our hand-picked Father’s Day bundles to give him what he needs.

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Happy Father’s Day!

baby girl giving a kiss to her amused father on his check

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