Father’s Day is June 18th this year, mark it on your calendars!
I have always found men incredibly hard to buy for. At least the men in my life! As an adult, it gets even harder. You know that for the most part, if your husband or father really wants something, they can just get it themselves!
The trick to getting a really meaningful Father’s Day gift is to somehow find them a gift that they don’t know they want. My mom was always a pro at getting gifts for me that were absolutely perfect, yet I never knew it existed or I didn’t realize I wanted it. I’m still working on this skill.
James got his big gift early this year when we received our JORD (pronounced YODE) men’s watch to review and share with you all. I’m sure I’ll get him something else and maybe let him play computer games and sleep all day but this was his ‘big gift’.
My husband started his career doing maintenance for a church, and has found his way to his passion in IT.
He cares more about how he looks and what he wears now that he is working in an office.
We are slowly building his wardrobe to include the style he likes and feels comfortable in. An important part of any outfit is the accessories. My husband doesn’t wear ties (I think I’ve seen him wear a tie maybe once)?
He does, however, love a nice men’s watch.
He has a couple that he got as gifts through the years. To date, his nicest men’s watch was his high school graduation gift. Obviously it was time for an upgrade!
My husband loves his JORD men’s watch because of it’s modern look and comfortable fit. Personally I think he looks extra sexy when he is wearing a nice men’s watch.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your man this Father’s day, check out what these dads said when I asked them what they really want for Father’s Day! Then make sure to enter to win 100$ from JORD to use on their site! Even if you don’t win, you will get 25$ credit on their site just for entering!
Robert, Father for 7 years
What I want most is family time.
For the most part it doesn’t matter too much what I get to do. Many times I just want to cook a nice meal for my family. I actually get a huge sense of pleasure and accomplishment when I cook a great meal. My son enjoys helping out in the kitchen so we give him opportunities to cook with us which is loads of fun. Since I love cooking, I also love kitchen tools/appliances that help make great food, but also cookbooks that go beyond the typical foods. If I had to pick a third, I’ve always enjoyed technology. Since I’m just a big ol’ nerd, video games are always great. Especially ones I can play with my family.
Philip, Father since 1986
Alex, Father for 6 years
I used to fish with my dad all the time when I was a kid so I’d love to take the boys fishing.
A men’s watch is always a good gift. That’s about the extent of material stuff. A day trip somewhere like Charleston or Charlotte or something would be fun too.
Matt, Father for 2 1/2 years
Going on a day trip with my family.
Any tool gifts are great as my son and I love tools, and sleeping in! Sleeping in has to be on any parents wish list.
Jan, Father for 10 months (from the Czech Republic where they don’t celebrate Fathers Day)
I have hard time giving you a genuine, spontaneous answer because I didn’t really grow up with this tradition.
I keep noticing that these are some of the most deeply rooted differences between the US and Europe in terms of family life: Mothers’ and Fathers’ days, birthday cards, checks from relatives as presents, the ritual of grandparents choosing what they are supposed to be called… I could probably come up with more, but the point is: I’ve learned those things, but I guess I haven’t really adopted them deep down. They feel rather formal to me – and I don’t mean it in a judgmental way. I’m only trying to describe the perception of the difference which I think is more cultural than emotional. So I don’t really have any specific wishes, but I think I would be really touched if my wife surprised me in any way in honor of that day, and I would think to myself then “wow, what a nice tradition, actually!”
Jason, Father for 15 1/2 years
I always keep it simple in the gift request department.
I actually was going to ask for underwear and t shirts. My wife knows the ones I like. Calvin Klein v-neck. And I usually just am appreciative of a simple home cooked meal around our table. I don’t like to “spend time” together at a restaurant. Boring I know, but I work so much! I am just thankful for a day to relax with my family. Although every moment hasn’t been perfect, I know God has blessed me beyond my greatest imagination with these three kiddos. They are the greatest thing I have ever done, or ever will do! I cannot imagine my life with out them.
Richard, Father Since 1975 (my dad!)
For the most part, I’ve gotten gifts all along just by having my children!
I really don’t want or need anything, because my kids provide all the motivation I need to keep being a dad! I especially enjoy being a grandfather now!! I wish that society wouldn’t keep on demanding that dads “want” things for a specific day. I’m happy here!!
So there you have it.
This is just a select few out of all the awesome dads I’m lucky enough to know. Remember to let your dad know how much you love and appreciate him this Father’s Day! Better yet, make an effort to show him how much you care all year long!
Happy Father’s Day, Dads!
**My husband’s awesome wedding band is from Qalo! See that post here. This would also be a great gift for Father’s day!**
To enter the contest for 100$ shop credit, Head to JORD’s website by clicking HERE. Once you enter you will receive 25$ shop credit just for entering!
To look at the men’s watch we received a little more closely, click HERE.
The giveaway will close June 25, 2017 at 11:59pm.
Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on September 30, 2017.