This year, instead of homemade cards, oddly colored ties or another grilling gadget, why not give the gift of interesting usefulness. I know my husband loves the cards and art our boys create every year; they are sentimental and hold meaning. Yet, I know he would enjoy something more useful than paper carefully stowed in a drawer.
I recently discovered some great products and services the Dad in your life would thoroughly enjoy receiving this Father's Day.
Gettin' Lit Torches, based in Texas, is an independently run company offering the coolest (well, hottest) Father's Day (and any other day) gifts around. Founded in April of 2012, Gettin' Lit Torches offers a unique selection of patio and table top lamp torches created from upcycled alcohol and wine bottles. They sell individual torches and Gettin' Lit Buckets which include your choice of bottle torch, torch fluid, funnel and lighter - all in a handy, reusable metal bucket. Orders can be places through their Facebook page. Prices and shipping varies.
The Dollar Shave Club is a monthly club which provides 3 great options for shaving at price points ranging from $1 to $9 a month with shipping included. You can cancel, upgrade or downgrade your subscription at any time and the company offers several add-on options also.
Another great find is the Trunk Club in Chicago. The premise behind Trunk Club is the idea that men deserve to be stylish even if they lack the skill. Professional stylists help each client find fashionable attire for their style in their sizes and ship them to the client's home. There are no membership fees, minimums, or long-term commitments, and every trunk includes free shipping both ways. Clients have 10 days to return items they don't want and the entire program is effortless and hassle-free. What guy wouldn't love this?
So, this year, try something different for Father's Day. The Dads in your life will be glad you did.