Growing up, my sister and I would rack our brains to shower our dad with the perfect Father’s Day gift. While many years of random gift giving come to my mind, my personal favorite is the year of the “Sears photo shoot.” It was there that we posed like total pros, sandwiched between the appliance department and the patio furniture. I remember the highly-unflattering, institutional looking blue-gray background screen; my sister in her monogrammed sweater and knickers from The Limited (totally the rage), and me in my high collared, plaid prairie blouse and cords. She had a mouth full of braces and I had yet to grow into my nose. Is a photo of all that awkwardness REALLY a gift? Apparently it was one of the greatest gifts ever as my parents had that photo perma-plaqued and hanging in their home for years (it now adorns a hallway in my sister’s house).
I love seeing that photo. It reminds me that the best gift a father ever receives is the gift of Fatherhood itself. It’s the complete unabashed and loyal love of a man who looks at his children and, no matter what, only sees beauty.
We would love to hear about your most memorable Father’s Day Gift too!
Here’s to all the COOL dads out there and some of our fun picks this Father’s Day. Happy Giving.
1. Nike iD Custom Shoes | 2. Rumba Watch- Perry Silicone Underwater | 3. Rose Compass Whiskey Decanter | 4. AG Jeans The Matchbox – 5 Years-Raw Fade | 5. Persol 714 Sunglasses | 6. Thompson London Designer Cuff Links | 7. Rancho Valencia Retreat |
8. Football Jersey. The season is coming