Fathers Day Preparation For Every Man

1950s Dad

1950s dadNow before you say, “Whoa this is just like Woolworth’s putting out Easter eggs three months early, father’s day is ages away” we realise we still have a solid month before celebrating our paternal sires (Sunday, September 1st to be exact), but there is nothing like a bit of planning to ensure things go smoothly.

Anyway, it is never too early to start thinking about what to get the big man on his special day! Of course, shopping for a dad can be a tricky situation, especially if your father is a proudly big and tall man, which is why we have put together this list of suggestions to take the pain and stress out of your dutiful shopping experience.

After spending a significant amount of time mulling over the unfathomable mystery of what, exactly, they might want, be the man a classic traditionalist, an athletic type, or a new age gadget man— we think we have come up with a few great options for you to consider.

The Traditionalist:Robe option For the man with no time for these “new age” fads like I-pads, and absolutely no interest in having his face on any “book”, we have a solid father’s day idea.

The Robe. We have a theory that all men, especially the classic traditionalist types, want to be this guy (picture to the right). Wrapped in a smoking jacket, with a tipple of brandy by an open fireplace. But as smoking is a big no health wise, and the smoking jacket generally fell out of production, we have found this soft, elegant plum coloured dressing gown from Pierre Cardin to take its place. Seriously, just one touch of the plush texture will have even the sternest of fathers sold. If you’re feeling generous, why not throw in a bottle of brandy and give the old man some space to live out those long suppressed Humphrey Bogart impressions.

The Sports Fan:  It’s got to be, that at least one in five fathers is the die-hard sports fan type, so we have thought long and hard to come up with something unique for the big man who loves his outdoor activities. The obvious sports memorabilia aside, there are a few great options to give the man who will traipse along to a game, rain, hail or shine.

Why not give the gift which will keep him warm during these adventures?  This R.M. Williams rugby top will ensure he stays comfortable, stylish and toasty during those long winter games. Throw in a manly and understated scarf and you have the ultimate winter sports survival present for any pastime.

gadgetsThe Gadget Guy:  This year, why not save yourself the hassle of tracking down the most recent addition to this gadget addict’s collection of redundant technology and try something new. Choose an item which will accommodate his many gadgets, like a stylish and classic moleskin coat with four huge pockets to house his every contraption.

This terrific khaki Blazer original is made from high quality fabrics and innovative technology to produce a coat that not only looks great but feels extremely comfortable on the body.

All else fails, as the saying goes: Give the gift you would like to receive…so you can borrow it later.

Blog Writing by Alexandra Jones-Best

Dropping Hints for Fathers Day

Disgruntled Dads unite! It’s time to stand up for your fatherly rights and start getting the presents you truly want on Father’s Day.

You all know the familiar routine; you tear open the wrapping on Father’s Day and find that ugly t-shirt that is several sizes too small or that ghastly pair of bright pink socks you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing. Then comes the Oscar worthy performance; The forced smile, the struggle to pretend looking pleased with your gifts. We know they mean well, but if you want to receive the gifts you actually WANT on Father’s Day, you will have to start being more cunning.

As luck would have it, a huge amount of new spring stock has just landed at Ron Bennett Big Men’s Clothing, so this is a great opportunity to start dropping some subtle hints and if all goes well, you may just get the gifts you have always desired for Father’s Day.

Here are some tips on how to successfully drop hints:

Verbal hints

A few harmless complaints over the breakfast table about how your clothes don’t seem to fit anymore is a good start. Mention how you saw some great looking new Polo’s in stock at Ron Bennett Big Men’s.

Envy

Casually tell your kids how envious you are of your mate’s wardrobe. Talk about how he always seems to wear great looking casual wear and you never seem to have enough clothes for yourself!

Timing

Get in early. Be cunning and put the idea into their heads several months beforehand and then never mention it again. If you’ve left it too late this year, make sure you get in early next year. The beauty of this method is that they will think the snazzy jacket or pair of shorts they bought for you was actually their idea.

Guilt

Don’t be ashamed to get competitive. If you really want something special, why not casually tell your kids how your work mate’s children bought him a great looking present for Father’s Day last year. Give them a little push to get them upping the stakes. It’s a cheeky method, but it may just get results!

Product Placement

Get covert and leave a Ron Bennett Big Men’s catalogue open in the kitchen or on the coffee table with the items you like circled in a bright red marker. If this doesn’t get through to them, nothing will!

Dads of the world have no more excuses. Use these hint dropping techniques and you will be finally getting the Father’s Day gifts you want. If you have left it too late this year, start preparing for next year.

Good Luck!