Why is it that we'll send Mom a bouquet of beautiful flowers for Mother's Day, but give Dad the dumbest stuff possible on his special day? Unless you've got a hate on for your pop, stay away from these cringe-worthy gifts.
1. Anything Homemade
Moms are wired to think anything you create is precious. Dads are not. At the end of the day, they're still dudes, which means that arts and crafts make their eyes glaze over. This also includes lame IOU coupons.
What to get him instead: There's one exception to this rule: If what you're making is edible (ie. cookies, brownies).
Your dad may have a goofy sense of humor, but no one thinks these things are that funny. So stay away from trash like dancing hamsters, "#1 Dad"-clad baseball caps, and cheesy neckties.
What to get him instead: "The Godfather Collection: The Coppola Restoration" DVD box set, $39.99
3. Anything that Says "Get to Work" or "Get in Shape"
This includes but is not limited to: lawnmowers, a car vaccum, 50-gallon trash cans, ab rollers, the multi-core-flex excel body gym machine, etc. Ugh.
What to get him instead: Ticketmaster gift card, and offer to go with him $25 - $250
4. Golf Gear or Fishing Accessories
We're willing to bet that if you get him more tees/balls/bait/knick-knacks/whatever, it's just going to go in a box with all the other stuff you've given him for previous Father's Days. The fact is, if he wants that kind of stuff, he'll get it himself.
What to get him instead: Victorinox Swiss Army wissFlash 4 GB, $54.95
5. Stinky Cologne
There is no way Daddy Dearest smells worse than what's inside some of those dusty bottles in the back of the drugstore. So leave his man-scent alone, unless it's a fragrance you know he absolutely adores.