Waking up on Christmas morning as a kid was like, well… waking up on Christmas morning. Presents. Presents everywhere! But now as an adult, I know the old maxim to be true: It really is better to give than to receive. Nothing feels better than presenting a much-adored gift to a nephew, sister or friend that you love. Finding the right gift is all about knowing where to look. The number one strategy for giving great gifts is simply to know your giftee.
"When I think of my junior year of high school, I don’t really remember what my dad missed. But he was absent for the little things that are so unremarkable, that people might take for granted until it is too late."
Sure, you could buy him a tie or golf ball cufflinks or whatever, but wouldn’t he rather receive something made with love by his talented offspring? Here are 10 Dad-worthy projects from our archives, plus 5 imminently edible and giftable recipes from The Kitchn… TOP ROW: How To Make a Mid-Century Style Dog Bed: Just face it, you’ve been replaced. Your inbox is full of dog updates and your dad’s wallet is full of puppy photos instead of your old school portraits.
The design world is ripe for dad jokes — you know dad jokes, don’t you? They’re a particular brand of clean, G-rated jokes that almost always result in the listener groaning and rolling their eyes? They usually involve puns, too. Like that guy who walked around IKEA, torturing his girlfriend with product puns — total dad joke master.
Looking for what your dad really wants for Father’s Day this year? Check out this short list of tangible and intangible presents you can give dad this holiday. No ties included! If it sounds corny, or cheap, or like something that would be found in a Lifetime Movie — it is kind of all those things — but it’s also true.