17 June 2011

Daddy's Day Dilemma


Right so as you might know from some of the tag posts I have done, most recently being the A-Z Of Me one, I do not have any brothers. I have 4 sisters so I find it quite hard to shop for the male species. I'm sick of buying Dad aftershave or practical things such as socks and handkerchiefs (which I find kind of weird! Does your father use a handkerchief!!?) On top of that I also buy a gift for James - he is a daddy after all, however I don't struggle with him as much, as I know him so well! Is that terrible, I know my boyfriend of 7 years more than I know my father of almost 24!! Eeek! :( 

Random night out! Quite a random photo!
You see, the only thing he is passionate about is GAA, mostly hurling. Ah..... HELLO!! How am I going to get around that one. Can't exactly buy him a ticket to a hurling match as their mostly free. And even if there is a fee to get in, he gets in for free (most of the time) as he is a trainer and a referee! He does also like soccer - his team being Arsenal. Not sure that I could afford to get him a ticket and flights for a match though, but in saying that, I have no clue how much that would be!! 

Family meal for my 21st
So therefore, lies the reason I write this post...... HELP! All of our parents are getting older and without sound too drole, I know he won't be around forever so I want to treat him as much as I can. The older I get, the more appreciative I feel for having him here now in my life. A lot of people take for granted even having a father - it's not something we think about, it's a presumption that it's the norm. I don't want to have regrets of not treating him so for some reason this year I want to put more thought into my gift. Perhaps not even a physical gift; a trip somewhere, a meal, I'm not sure. Any ideas?

I'll also get him a little something from Cathal too - bit of a tradition!
Thanks for reading!


Laura xo


Lauren said...

Ugh I'm afraid I can't help, I'm crap at getting presents for my dad!! I NEVER know what to get him! I have ordered mine the men's set from Liz Earle and am quite jealous as I am yet to try their products lol really hoping it arrives tomorrow... If you ever think your dad might like a Ballycastle/Antrim GAA top or something sure let me know!! x

The Make Up Fairy said...

Lovely post and I don't think the first photo is random at all, it's actually so lovely he looks very happy :) Why not something like a cooking school lesson or a hill walking type excursion thing? I know my dad loves stuff like that, outdoorsy type things a day of crazy golf for the two of you to go on or something? xxx

Julie said...

ahh bless, your dad looks adorable! My dad is like that too, everything I buy him gets shoved to the back of his wardrobe never to be used again. UNTIL I bought him Liz Earle mens skincare. For some reason no one can resist it! If thats not what your looking for, you could always have a day with him, take him somewhere he likes and spend quality time together!

FitznBitz said...

@Laurenhaha you're gas! Ah shur he might like and aul Antrim jersey you never know! Don't think he has one!!! ;)

FitznBitz said...

@The Make Up FairyYa he does actually!! Pity I wasnt looking at the camera, would have been nicer! Crazy golf, theres an idea!! Thanks!

FitznBitz said...

@JulieAdorable haha! I never even knew there was a mens line! Intersting! Yes I'm thinking a day out kind of thing would be nice too! Thanks Julie :)