Father’s Day Gifts.
I like to think I am a modern lady, but in some areas of my life, I still hear the voices that say a woman’s job is to cook, clean and tend to children. When I see my husband load dishes in the dishwasher, I don’t think, “Oh, look how sweet…”. I think, “I hope he’s okay”, as if between a dirty dish and a rack in the dishwasher he might not make it out alive. (He still doesn’t know how to put detergent in the machine and will look at me and say, “You can do that part…”.)
I’m working on it.
But it got me thinking about Father’s Day and men’s gifts and women’s gifts and the difference between the two. Is there a way to marry “traditional man” with “modern man”? Are there gifts that help to merge these two starkly different versions of men and their roles in the world today?
Short answer? No. Men’s gifts are still “manly”…the tie (the businessman); the grill (the Saturday stay at home man); the boxers (the boring man); the goofy golf thingie for a desk (the sporty man).
So, we’re not fighting corporations, marketing, media and advertising. Today, we celebrate a few really manly man gifts for Le Hombre.
As a sidenote, our son asked last night, “What about kid’s day? When is our day?”. I told him I was contacting Mayor Bloomberg and would ask.
1. Zarautz Espadrilles by Eight2Ibiza
2. New York City Type Map Poster in Sheer Slate at BodieandFou
3. Khaki Wash Bag by Graham and Green
4. ‘Death to Hipster’ T-shirt by Skreened
5. Hudson Whiskey at FineWineHouse
6. Appointment Clock by Kiwi and Pom
7. Coca-Cola Drink Cooler. Available at TheFancy.
And if that isn’t enough manly man for you, take a peek at our Men board on Pinterest.