Fathers Day – Last Minute Gift Guide

Posted by: on Jun 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

Everyone has felt that tinge of guilt-ridden terror that sets in the day or two before a holiday when you’re without gifts or ideas.  And it’s totally understandable that even if you’re wild about Dad, getting him that special trinket might have gotten stuck perpetually at the bottle of the to-do list. So if you’re in that boat, here are a few suggestions you can either have overnighted from the good folks at Amazon (should you order by 6 or so on Friday night) or can pick up somewhere local with minimal trouble.

A Good Book

That new paperback that looked interesting is something Dad can get for himself.  Instead, opt for something special.  Even if Dad isn’t super into style, G. Bruce Boyer’s Rebel Style is a testament to mid-century manliness.  It’s certainly not the only option, but a hard cover, lots of pictures, and a subject you and Dad can bond over should all be on the list.

Bottle of Not-Scotch

I love Scotch just as much as the next guy, but as a father’s day gift it’s a tad cliche.  Plus, when the mercury tops 90 I’m not drinking anything neat, and certainly not anything that’s pushing 50% abv and tastes like Christmas cake.  I’m on a big Rum kick right now, but you could also get Dad some decent gin for sipping G&T’s (or something more complicated) on the porch.  Hendricks and Fentimans would be my pick, but whatever your local has is just what Dad always wanted.

Something Delayed

Remember the days when a “coupon” for something, such as hugs, would do for Fathers Day?  If you’re reading this that probably won’t cut it anymore.  But that’s not to say you can’t give Dad a little delayed gratification.  Just because you didn’t think of it until the day before, a weekend away or tickets to a concert/game is never a bad gift.

Less than 48 hours to go.  No problem.



  1. G. Bruce Boyer
    June 17, 2011

    Dear Mr. Pulvirent, My great good thanks for mentioning my book “Rebel Style”. The Reading Public should know you get nothing from this endorsement except my undying gratitude.

    • Stephen
      June 17, 2011

      Mr. Boyer – As always, thank you very much. Your respect and appreciation are the highest of rewards.


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