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Father's Day

Sunday is Father's Day!

We had a bit of an early celebration this year, even though we'll actually be spending the actual day together on the beach ;)

Sunday we all sat down for breakfast in the sun room and Karen & I pulled out our Father's Day gifts.

I'm definitely a card person and I'm not lying when I say I found the perfect card this year.  My mom thought I wrote the book titles on the card, they were so perfect for my dad.  Thank you to Powell's in Portland!

Then comes the gift.  Karen & I went back and forth with what we should give Dad this year.  He's definitely a barbecuer, he loves baseball, he likes to read, but doesn't want any more books at the moment.  We've all dipped in each of those interests for gifts in the past.

Karen ended up with a picture business card holder, with this gem on the fancy silver  "It's a conversation starter"

I decided to give Sprezza Box a try.
Sprezza Box is a men's subscription box with 4-5 lifestyle items and a grooming product.  Each month you receive a box "chosen based on seasons, current fashion trends and most importantly the quality."
I sent my Dad one box.  He wears a suit everyday, but he's a bit more on the classic side of fashion, rather than the trend side.  (And that's how we love you, Dado.)
As he opened it at the table none of us knew what to expect.
He didn't need any of it, but we all got a good laugh at his expressions and he'll definitely use some of it!  In my book that's a win!

What was in the box?

  • Toothpaste - as he showed everything to my grandma when we visited her later in the day, he said, "Designer Toothpaste."  We all burst out laughing.
  • A shoe horn.  A fancy one.  He uses his all the time, but this one's fancy ;)
  • A new tie!  He has more ties than anyone I know, but it's one I think he'll wear and my mom texted me today to say Michael from Kelly & Michael wore the same tie today.  Pretty fancy
  • Pocket square.  Luckily his month's was classic and my mom sent me a picture today with it sprucing up his normal suit!
  • And, finally, a pair of socks.  These socks were not outrageous in my mind.  They were a simple red and blue stripe.  The jokes started though because my dad wears nothing but black socks with his suits.  Plain black.  I told him it would be fun to spruce up his outfit and as he scoffed, my mom suggested he wear them with jeans.  And he did...for the rest of the day.  By far the funniest/funnest item in the box :)    (Oh how I wish I took a picture!)
What are you getting your dad for father's day?  
Do you have your card ready?  ;)

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