…to buy gifts for. If your father is anything like mine you dread holidays that require getting him a gift. It’s not because you don’t love him, it’s simply because no one knows what dads want. It’s a universal struggle. Like men trying to understand their girlfriend when she says “I’m fine” (hint: she’s not fine). Lucky for me, this year my mom was a great spy and told me something my dad actually wants. When you live far from home it eliminates everyone’s favorite last resort, the gift of quality time together. For those that are still searching, here are some gifts that keep on giving, even in your absence.
For the dad who…
- Takes the time to primp: Birchbox for men is great for any guy that likes to (or should) stay on top of his beauty regimen. They send a monthly box of surprise grooming and lifestyle product samples. If you like the sample you can purchase more through their site. Additionally, you accrue Birchbox points with each purchase and get $10 for every 100 points to use on the site.
- Is a patriotic foodie: American artisan food and beverage products from all over the country can make their way into your kitchen, and Mantry does the legwork for you. Each month you get a crate with six full-sized items based on a certain theme (you can see past shipments here). As a Georgia peach I may be a little biased, but the “Georgia on My Mind” box looks like it was pretty delicious.
- Keeps his stubble in check: Whether your dad goes clean-shaven or avoids his razor until mom says enough is enough, Harry’s has a shave plan for him. There are three subscription frequencies (every two, four, or six months) that send razor blades and shaving cream. Harry’s products are high quality, well-designed, and are a better value than many big brand razors.