Hi bougie ballers!
Thanks so much for the comments on Megan's guest blog. Hopefully she'll be back soon to do a post on international travel on a budget! If you're interested in doing a guest blog, just shoot an e-mail or leave a comment. I love hearing about your tips to budget fabulousness!
In other news... Father's Day is right around the corner! Now as I see it, Father's day is similar to Mother's Day since it's all about appreciating (the men) in your life. But for me - that's where the similarities end... Father's Day is one of the most difficult holidays for me because I never know what to get! Every year, I give my dad a gift and he says "thanks... it's the thought that counts," and gives it back to me. The man has everything he wants and needs - he's impossible to shop for! I'm tempted to give him discounted designer underwear but that's pretty pathetic.
So I asked my male friends and relatives - what are you giving your dad for Father's Day and what would you want to receive if you were a father... the results included:
underwear (go figure)
and a watch
The most "interesting" suggestion came from a friend who suggested... a bolo tie. Wowzers.
But there were some other interesting suggestions like the ones provided by Mr. Coker - a family dvd of funny events and pictures, a digital picture frame with family photos already uploaded, or an old-school framed photo of the 'rents.
I'd add a homemade coupon book to the "creative list" - my brother and I made one a few years ago that included things like "1 movie night of your choosing," and "1 car-wash." The key is to be creative and imaginative!
It also might be fun to get your dad a one-time only personal shopper. If you dad is like my dad and hates shopping, then why not volunteer your time and do his shopping for him? Quick, easy, affordable, and creative! And when in doubt... a phone call or a card is always the simplest (and sometimes the most poignant) solution.
In any case, yes - my brother and I are still trying to figure out what to get daddy dearest for Father's Day... the never-ending battle goes on! Hmmm maybe these guys can help me figure it out!
So what are your suggestions about how to celebrate your father, or father-figure in your life? Any traditions? Solutions? Can't wait to hear your thoughts :)
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