Since today is Father’s Day, I was looking at some of these gifts for dads on the internet (isn’t it the new trend to buy everything online?) and here are the top 5 picks for this season (along with their uber cool descriptions but minus the brands!).
- Watches – for the Dapper Dads
- Star Juicer – for the Fit Dads
- 8-Piece Whiskey Set – for the Sophisticated Dads
- Baller Suitcase – for the Frequent Flier Dads
- Beard trimmer – for the Rugged Dads
Hmm…Interesting, isn’t it?
How is any of this suitable for my dad? My dad is probably not any of these type. Dapper yes, but he doesn’t wear watches. Fit yes, but he already has a juicer. Sophisticated yes, but he definitely wouldn’t find a use for a Whiskey set (maybe a good Whiskey but he’s not the one to obsess about the set!). Frequent flier – well not as of now, but I hope he becomes one soon. Rugged? Nope. He shaves every day. Period. My father is not the gift-accepting type. Nor is he the visibly-happy-on-receiving-gifts type.
My dad is the following type…
- Sits me down to have grown up conversations. Always treated me like an adult even when I was a baby. I’ve probably contributed to financial decisions even before I knew the meaning of the word!
- Encourages me to do my best and ensures that he knows better about my abilities than I do myself.
- Calls to ask if things are okay with me if he senses that I haven’t been sounding ‘normal’ on the phone!
- Used to read a lot but gave up on that to spend time with family. He does enjoy a book once in a while, but not as much as he did before!
- Has incredible amount of self discipline and will. He mended his back with yoga when the doctors said that he’ll never recover from the injury. He now teaches yoga to a few willing students (all above the age of 40) in the society for free.
- Holds my hand with the same warmth and affection as he did when I was a toddler. Though I am all grown up and can make my decisions, he loves just being able to help. And I love that about him.
- Is always willing to embrace me and shield me from the rest of the world, no matter how old I am or how independent I am.
- Is more proud of my small achievements than he has ever been of himself.
- Is willing to listen to my rants and ramblings when everyone else thinks I have lost my mind.
- Called me his best friend when I was barely two years old. And he still calls me that! 🙂
I don’t know what the right kind of gift for my father would be…
The strongest pillar of strength, he’s the kind of man I have always wanted to be and he’s the kind of person I will want my children to grow up into (when I have them!!! :P).
He’s the kind of father who grew up with me…and for that I’m ever grateful!
Love you Pa….
– Daddy’s Little Girl!