Gift Them “Time For Themselves”!

This gift is for those fathers who are currently in the thick of child rearing and father-dom. You know who you are… your off time is dedicated to making sure the kid(s) eat, get dressed, cleaned, get to bed, get to their soccer game, gymnastics, theater, football practice, etc. Not to mention cleaning up after them, homework, disciplining and, of course, making sure to teach them the life lessons that will help them grow up to be capable, confident, and independent adults. Oh wait, and let us not forget getting in some quality, fun and loving time with them as well.

Kid-free moments are invaluable. Most men would give up money and sex (maybe) for the occasional obligation-free day. And partners and children everywhere can help make that happen. Here are seven easy and inexpensive ways to do that:

1. Give him the whole day off. He gets to do whatever he wants. It is his day.

2. Give him straight up cash to blow anyway he wants. Along with the sweet cards praising him as a father, stick some cash in there to buy whatever he pleases. I don’t care who you are, getting cash in an envelope is fantastic.

3. Make him a snack pack of his favorite things. Maybe it’s whiskey, or salt-and-pepper chips.  Whatever his poison is, put it together and hand it over this Sunday morning.

4. Get him some eye candy. Whether its Playboy, Sports illustrated, Rolling Stone, The Economist, or People (hey you never know) — get him the latest publication or, if you are feeling generous, a whole subscription. If a magazine is not his thing – get him a book you know he has been wanting to read.


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