The Classic Brunette: Fathers Day Gift Guide

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Fathers Day Gift Guide

So I just realized there's a lot of black and brown in this collage, what is it about the mens section that screams only these colors? I think we should petition to get dads, or I guess men in general, to bring in some more colorful accessories! I gathered some gifts for the "classic" dads out there since Father's Day is just around the corner and it's best to buy things earlier rather than later! I had to add the SF Giants jersey in there for my own dad. While making this post I was asking my dad what a stereotypical dad would want, and these were some of the things he came up with. He doesn't think exactly like a blogger, although he told me that he does, so some of the things he suggested couldn't be put into a collage. He suggested taking your dad to his favorite sports game, coupons for doing housework, and a nice dinner with the mom might have said that last one.

A few other suggestions would be getting your dad a book from his favorite author, a brain games book (any other people's dads love sudoku or brain puzzles?), grilling tools, personalized drinking glasses, a swiss army knife, a cook book, socks, dress shoes, a nice tie, or just some good quality family time. 

If you remember from my Mother's Day post I said that when I was younger we did "Donuts with Dad" at my elementary school. I specifically went through my photo albums to see if I could find one of those pictures, and lo and behold, this was the only one there was in the few albums I looked through.

Yes, that's me making the funny face while my sister sits there trying to pretend like she has a normal family. For some reason, most of the pictures of my dad and I are silly. Even the ones we take today! But even so, I thought I'd also share a few ones I found, just because it's (almost) the day to celebrate and appreciate him.

Do we get cool points for the matching "dad glasses" and blank stares at the camera?

Love you dad! Thanks for always being my number one fan, especially with my blog, and putting up with me when I say I'll do chores and forget that I agreed to do them later. 


  1. Such a great guide, and I love those cute pics!
    xo, Syd

  2. Love this guide, I got my dad a portable grill one year and he LOVES it and uses it all the time. The pics from when you are younger are SO cute!

    Courtney Drew

  3. You and your dad look so similar! This is a great guide... I don't know why I haven't considered getting my dad a Fitbit!


  4. I know my dad would love a lot of these things! Those pictures of you and your dad are too cute!
    -Anna |

  5. These are such great gift ideas! I know my dad would like anything grill related :)

  6. What a great gift guide! It will definitely help me pick out something for my own dad.

    xoxo, Jenny

  7. Love these sweet pictures!! :-) Great gift ideas too!!

    xoxo A

  8. Great picks! Love the pictures, very cute!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  9. A great roundup! Thanks for the ideas!!!

    xo Ashley

  10. Your picks are great and I loved seeing the old pictures!

    The Blush Blonde

  11. Dads are so much harder to shop for than moms! Love the old photos!

  12. This is such a cute post!! It's always so tricky trying to decide what to get my dad for any holiday. I usually resort to making him some sort of craft! These are great suggestions though!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  13. This is such a great guide! Why are dads THE HARDEST to shop for?!!

  14. I've been at such a lost over what to get my dad. I love the expandable grill idea! That would be great for our beach condo!

    How 2 Wear It []


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