Messy Jessy

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What to get Dear ol’ Dad? June 8, 2012

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If you’re like me, you’re trying to figure out what get dear old Dad for Father’s Day. How do you find the perfect gift for someone who means so much to you, but already has an extensive tool and tie collection??

Here’s a few suggestions that I’ve found in trying to find the “perfect” gift!

I saw one of my fave authors, Don Miller, tweet about a Father’s Day campaign for The Mentoring Project. CHeck out their website – Don’t Buy the Tie to find out more information on how you can help be a part of the solution and mentoring fatherless youth. I really can’t think of a better way to show gratitude for having a present and involved Dad!

Another favorite charity of mine is The Mocha Club. They’ve got a special Father’s Day coffee mug. For $25, Dad gets a cool mug while supporting  job training and economic opportunities in Africa through the work of the Mocha Club. Now that’s a win/win!

Got a music-loving Dad? How about give the gift of some new tunes. Here’s my recommendation – Folk Family Revival These young and talented guys from Texas have a sound much more mature than their collective age. If your dad loves country, southern rock, Americana or all of the above – this is a sure winner!

Most of the time the simple gift of spending time together is much more valuable than the latest and greatest high-dollar electronic gadget. If geographically feasible take your dad out for ice cream or maybe spend an afternoon doing something together (fishing, going to brunch, movies, etc).

Whatever you do — make sure to tell Dad how much you love him and what he means to you! That’s the gift that never gets old!

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