Finding a good gift for the Old Man is never an easy task. While many see fathers as practical and pragmatic, we’re not so sure that another pair of socks is the most meaningful present he’ll ever receive.
So, why is it so hard to buy for good ol’ Pops? We polled around our Sandman Head Office and found that most people had this to say of their Father’s Day shopping pains:
“How do you shop for the man who has everything?”
Rather than taking blind guesses in the dark, we turned to our most trusted source for answers… our loyal social media followers on Twitter and Facebook.
Over the past two weeks we posted two questions onto our social media pages to help us in our pursuit of manly happiness:
1) What is the best gift you’ve ever given your Dad?
2) What is the best gift you’ve ever received as a Dad?
And then as a bonus question, and mostly for the LOL’s, we also asked:
3) What should you absolutely never get for Dad?
We expected great things, and were not disappointed. Here is our award-winning list of answers:
The best thing I ever got for my dad for Fathers Day was I took him with me to Las Vegas 4 days and 3 nights… and we had a blast!!! See I had won the trip… and I for sure knew I wanted to take my dad. I am so glad I did, because looking back we had quite a lot of fun… He was there when I played the slot machines for the first time and won a jackpot of $255.00! We went for a steak dinner after that, and shared tons of laughs and good times!People should enjoy your families while they are still around! Both my parents are still alive, but as you get older you appreciate them more and more!! So I would say this was the best gift I ever got for him, because it allowed us to bond a bit more, and I think it’s important to do things with your parents if you still can! — Drew Atchison
Lunch or dinner with him @ Chop! — Lori
Best gift I ever got my Dad were tickets to a John Mellencamp concert . — Joelle Harvey, Quesnel BC
We hope you have an amazing Father’s Day Alan! To the rest who submitted, keep the posts coming because we’re having huge giveaways all summer long!
Happy Father’s Day everyone!