How do you handle Father’s Day? Each year I find myself a bit confused. Do I buy a present for Tim, the father of my children, or do I buy one for my father? Or perhaps I do both. Does Tim buy a gift for his father and I buy one for my father and the children take care of Tim?
This should NOT be complicated.
Except my father doesn’t want anything (except maybe a visit from his grandchildren) and my father-in-law doesn’t need anything (except maybe donations for The Refuge). Tim’s favorite gifts are computer games and books and he keeps a thoroughly stocked Amazon Wish List, so he’s EASY.
Obviously the lesson here is I need to encourage my father and father-in-law to maintain Amazon Wish Lists. Then, anytime one of the kids or grandchildren want to buy a present, they would have a nice selection to choose from. It’s brilliant!
Is it too late to start now? Dads – please go straight to Amazon.com and do some fun window shopping. It’s simple to click and put things into your wish list (NOT your shopping cart). Who knows, maybe you’ll find a little treat headed your way.
Anyone have other great ideas for Father’s Day? I somehow missed Mother’s Day (sigh) and Father’s Day is rapidly approaching.