My dad is wonderful... but extremely difficult to shop for come birthday or holiday time. He's the, "Just give me a picture, I don't need anything" man and honestly... he's right. If he wants something, more than likely he's already purchased it for himself.
But that doesn't stop me from trying to surprise him. I'm getting a little unconventional after 30 years of doing this. Last year I gave him the Who's Your Daddy? Doggie DNA Kit for our family mutt. That was a fun one.
So if you are like me and are endlessly searching for a creative gift for a man in your life, here's one I just completed that was a blast to create.
I stumbled on Giverslog's entry called "Rootbeer Tour for Dad." I thought it was a great concept; unfortunately for me, however, my dad is not a fan of root beer.
But he's a fan of BEER beer!
So I took these blank printable labels and customized them to my Dad's personality:
Then hit a local market that carries specialty beer (and stood in the aisle for about 30 minutes, completely overwhelmed at the selection. I know nothing about beer... so I ended up going for bottles that had labels I thought were "pretty.")
Used some twine, and attached the labels to each bottle and put a little sparkly "grass" in a ice bucket and voila: A little fun for Dad besides the go-to presents of socks and golf tees!