5 Awful Gifts You Should not Give Anyone for Father’s Day

Screen Shot 2016-05-21 at 12.44.15 PMThe greeting card industry is so thoughtful, coming up with days like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, which take ordinary, beautiful, relaxing spring Saturdays and fill them with terror, guilt and impulse shopping.

Waiting to capture some of those guilt-fueled impulse buys are awful products like these. Why anyone would think these are good gifts is beyond me, but according to AskMen.com (We don’t usually, and this list confirmed why) they are some awesome Father’s Day gift ideas.

You be the judge.

Beard trimmer. What better way to say, “I love you, Dad!” than with a beard trimmer. Actually, I’m pretty sure this gift says, “Your beard itches when I kiss you good-bye and also you look like a hobo.”

All About Meat. There was not just one meat book in this list, but two. I do enjoy eating meat. But reading about it? There’s muscle, and some fat over here. That’s about it. Other than that, it’s just going to make me hungry, so unless it also comes with meat, this gift is a dud.

Screen Shot 2016-05-21 at 12.47.15 PMUnderwear. This has to be the most disappointing gift ever, and that’s why it’s reserved for grandma at Christmas. (Quit stealing her thunder!) Not only that, you don’t even get to see Dad enjoy his gift. Because that would be creepy.

Crystal Decanter. Unless your dad is a character on Mad Men, nope.

Blah, Blah, Blah. The other gifts on this list were not even worth mentioning. A screwdriver set. Cologne. A book on fly fishing. Three different watches. I mean, why even put together a list if it’s this generic?

If you are looking for some thoughtful, personal gifts for Father’s Day, here are some great non-traditional father’s day ideas.

Erin Hayes Burt

Erin Hayes Burt

Erin Burt is a freelance writer and mom of three girls. She enjoys yoga and reading non chick-lit fiction when she's not translating the ramblings of toddlers or training for her next half marathon.
Erin Hayes Burt

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Erin Burt is a freelance writer and mom of three girls. She enjoys yoga and reading non chick-lit fiction when she's not translating the ramblings of toddlers or training for her next half marathon.