10 Gifts NOT to Get Your Dad for Father’s Day

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10 Gifts Not to Get Your Dad for Father's Day

Once upon a time….

I was a Daddy’s Girl!

Then this happened about four years later!

Father's Day

If you’re new here, that’s Baby Rx Fitness Lady (so she calls herself)

Jellypop much???  Maybe a teensy weensy bit 😉 !


That doesn’t change the fact that he has always been  THE male figure in my life that was a good provider, disciplinarian, financial teacher, & Man of the house!   He is THE definition of a real BOSS!

SN – Everybody wants to claim #BOSS status!  This guy doesn’t have to boast it, he lives it!

Husband, Deacon, Father, Alpha man, Retired Program Manager & the list goes on and on

Rx Fitness Lady's Father


Sooooo QUESTIONS – Why when we are blessed enough to have a Father (Husband for those married readers of  PFL) like the above mentioned that take care of things like…

Remember my post on Responsible Pharmacist Recycle, & how he takes all those bottles to the curb…

Father's Day Gifts

Gifts Not To Get Your Dad Trashcan


Does the parking lot at the mall on Father’s Day weekend look like crickets???  We spend all the money and put all the energy into Mother’s Day.  When I say we, I mean all females excluding me of course 🙂

Isn’t that right Daddy?

If I haven’t mentioned this before, Daddy subscribes via email to the blog and he always says “Yeah I follow you, I see all the titles in my email”, LOL!

Maybe he clicked on this!  The last one he commented on was How to Verbally Nix Sexual Harassment.  Remember I said he was a program manager.  That piqued his interest because he had to handle cases all the time.  Maybe this will entertain him too 😉  Let’s see in the comments!

I love you Daddy 🙂 !

So like I was saying…

Can we tighten up this year?

I checked and there are a few things that the fellas were in consensus on!


Gifts Not to Give Your Father

They want money in the cards!

Got enough ties and power tools!

They can do without the pictures! Said they see them everyday!

End quote!

Any of that last minute stuff in the aisle at Macy’s and Target….UM JUST NO! <<< That’s me talking 🙂 !

Em..K!  Next time your yard looks a HOT MESS like this…

You think this is bad, you should see the front 🙂

Rx Fitness Lady Yard

Remember who takes care of it, and put some thought into your gift giving!  Not just for Father’s Day, but for their birthday, anniversary, and Christmas!


So I did my best to swop my Wednesday and Monday post so I could participate in the “Dedicated to Dad” theme for the…

A Dish of Daily Life


Forgive me if there are typos!  Come back Wednesday for what was scheduled for today! Facebook Chatter! In the meantime, let’s see if any of these peeps are actually reading all the post ON THE BLOG 🙂  I love them all the same! If you do see this before I post it to FB Wednesday and your name is on the list, roll call in the comments!  You just might get a prize 🙂

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Rx Fitness Lady wants to know…

  • What are you getting your father/husband for Father’s Day?
  • Do you show favoritism to your children?  (Go on I dare you to answer that) one 🙂 !
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65 thoughts on “10 Gifts NOT to Get Your Dad for Father’s Day

  1. I don’t know what I’m getting him! Maybe a good meal. He’s the one to cook/bake so he’s always pleasantly surprised when I do that or garden with him. Or maybe a movie…

    As for the kids, I do show favoritism to either one at different times. For a long time after the baby was born it was him because he was so tiny and needed to eat 12 times a day and I was so protective and angry when my older one wasn’t gentle enough with him. However sometimes it’s her!
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  2. This is such a funny and uplifting post. Thankfully, I’ve managed to avoid everything on that list for the last few years. That wasn’t always the case.lol. I’m stumped on what to do for my hubby. He was soooo romantically creative for Mother’s Day, it’s gonna be hard to top. You’r Dad seems like an amazing guy. Love all the hats that he wears. Great post!

    I love your PFL Facebook Fanpage Allstars! Glad to be on the list. I’m hollering and roll calling 🙂 You are something else girl. Loving all of the new and fresh ideas. I feel like I’m in an elite club following your blog! Love it!
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    • Thank you for showing love on the FB page boo! Your husband being incredibly romantic is a good problem to have!

    • That’s easy, I just don’t like giving it. I don’t know why. He will give me a giftcard in Texas sec!

  3. You and your dad are so cute!! I am actually visiting the blog so Ty for the fb shoutout lol. Good thing nothing on this list is what I had in mind for the hubby for Father’s Day! I giggled at framed pics of the kids hahaha

    I don’t have a favorite. I think I might be a little too early in the game for that. But I do love them in different ways!
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    • I started to say excluding those bottom 3 FB fans bc I already knew I would hear from you. However, I wanted to show you love for supporting the page on the regular.

  4. You are so right with those Father’s Day gifts. My dad couldn’t stand them at all. If its going to be something, let it at least have meaning. Put some real thought into it. The men in our lives do a lot, and deserve more than a drive by gift. (PS–I was guilty about getting all of these at one point )
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    • Girl, me too! That’s where I got the idea for the post after seeing all those side yes before he mustered up the appropriate thanks and hug!

    • He is awesome Kita, Thanks! I’m glad that your own children at least get to experience a different childhood. Praise God for that blessing!

  5. Girl, you know I read all of your posts! Holla! I can’t wait to see what Facebook Chatter has to say. 😉
    Aww, sweet picture of you and your daddy. You are so right! You called me out with this post, Joi. For my mom I go all out and my dad usually gets some last mintue gift. I will keep your no-no list in mind when I go shopping this week. I know my husband will be getting a great gift this Father’s Day seeing as it’s his first.

    • Lol, I think most of us have been guilty at one time or another. Since the publishing of this post, I’ve been given very specific instructions on what to get my Dad. I’m glad, I’d prefer something I know he wants.

    • Oh my, I can only imagine. My dad only reads the titles in his inbox. I don’t know what makes him actually click but at least he gives me some likes on Facebook every now and then 🙂

    • It is so hard shopping for them, I guess that why we resort to the easy things on this list! However, I didn’t make this stuff up. I solicited advice from the men in my phone and this is what I was told so I’ll stay away!

  6. We do not celebrate those types of holidays at my house.But.. I do a lot of vegan baking on Father’s Day (actually the day before) so the hubs can get lots of doctor approved treats. He loves it since we can’t buy store bought and I won’t let him have sweets all the time.

    I lost my father in 2000 but I still love and remember him always. Give your dad an extra hug for me. I have lawn problems and I’d appreciate it if dad were around to help. He always did that stuff for me! 🙂
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    • 🙂 I sure will Carli! My Dad is over at my crib as we speak taking care of that terrible picture I posted!

  7. Father’s Day is always a bit bittersweet to me, having lost my dad 13 years ago, but I do have three beautiful daughters to be thankful for. Know what I’d like for father’s day? Time, with them, just to enjoy being a dad. Maybe fishing.

    If you ask my girls which is my favorite – they’ll each tell you they are. I’m glad for that.
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    • Awh, that is super awesome to hear. It has to be a challenge to show them equal love and nurturing, KUDOS to you & thank you so much for commenting.

      Happy Father’s Day in advance.


  8. Well, last year we got my husband a power washer – I know it goes against your list but that’s what he asked for and he loves it – decks, cars whatever he can use it on, he does!!!
    This year he really wants an electric smoker so that is probably what we will go with!!!
    Your dad is a cutie!!!
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    • Thanks Kim! My Dad just asked me for an electric power drill so I guess it depends on the Dad. My Dad wasn’t the only one who helped me with this list. I’m glad your hubs is getting something he wants.

      I’m still ticked about that Fitbloggin ticket you can’t use!!!

    • So, are we getting a new moniker for the hubs to be now that you two are jumping the broom or are we keeping honey, lol?

  9. My sister and I always do a joint gift for our daddy. I think men are so hard to shop for. He always tells us to give him a gift card and he’ll pick out something. My husband normally asks me to make gumbo or something similar.
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    • Yeah Yeah Kim, what else is new. My sister and I do the same thing so I could have figured that out about you without even knowing you had a sister.

      This continues to creep me out btw, lol! You are my blog mate :)!

  10. What a great post! But it is hard to buy for guys. My husband’s bday falls often on the same day (or the day before this year) and I always insist we can’t just combine them together – but need to celebrate HIM on his Bday and the Dad/Stepdad he is on Father’s Day. But it makes finding gifts even harder!
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    • Oh man, that is hard! If that were one of us, we’d throw a hissy fit if they tried to combine both. I could see it being so easy to do with a man though. I’m glad you attempt to keep it separate. They deserve the best for all their hard work. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Leah!


  11. Lol Joi! You are so NOT lying on this one! We, as mothers, would have a hissy fit if our husbands got us some of the tacky stuff they’ve gotten over the years! 😀 KUDOS to all the awesome fathers out there(like my husband and father), who have worked tirelessly to provide, protect and care for their families! I still haven’t decided what to get them yet though! However, I promise, it won’t be some last minute, parking lot display gift! Lol! 🙂 Have a great one Joi and tell your father I said “Happy Father’s Day” and he did an awesome job! 😉
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    • 🙂 You’re so sweet Michell! Thanks so much for that comment. I’ll be sure to pass that message along.

      Lol, at those tacky gifts. I am super sensitive about my gifts so I should know better than to give one, but every now and then…. 😉

  12. What I wouldn’t give to spend one more Father’s Day with my daddy. I miss him so much. He was like your dad. I used to say when I was a child that my daddy could do anything! *Wipes tears*
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  13. I definitely agree that Father’s get next to nothing when it comes to gift creativity. That said, it can often be really hard to take their gifts to the next level. I think the best gift I ever got for my father was when all my siblings and I came together and got him tickets to the US Open for the following year. You have one special father there, and I’m sure you’ll do right by him this weekend!
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  14. My daughter and I try to get creative for Daddy. We never buy cologne or a picture frame but we do, and will, spring for movie tickets! I knew your daddy was an Alpha man! Wait, we are talking Alpha Black & Gold, and not Alpha male right? Oh well. One in the same! Happy Father’s Day to the wonderful father’s!
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    • Yes Alpha black and gold boo, lol! My dad hates the movies but those tickets would be perfect for me, I love the movies!

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  16. You are so right! I hate getting thoughtless gifts and I hate giving thoughtless gifts. Money/gift cards ALWAYS works. I have already gotten hubby exactly what he wants, and I sent my dad a gift card to his favorite restaurant! Thanks for such a great post.

    • You are on it Trinity! My Dad gave me instructions to wait til he returns from out of town and we can go the exact item he has already picked out 🙂

  17. Jelly pop!! I love it!! Trying to be more creative these days with either hubby. My daughter’s painting him a ceramic coffee mug, my son is doing personalized drink coasters, I’m cooking his favorite meal ( some good ole butter beans and baby back ribs!!!

  18. I think that I did okay Joi!!;)
    I got the role model/ father figure in my girls life an hour Swedish message… It was a surprise to him!;) he walked in the room of the spa and was surprised with rose petals on the bed, Happy Father’s Day balloons, and a gift box of YSL hiding with the pillows!!;)
    As you would say Joi….whoop whoop!!;) he loved it and felt wonderful after by the way!;)

    • Whoop Whoop, Indeed! You did excellent! A good man deserves to be treated well and he is very blessed to have someone like you recognize and appreciate him in that manner! Thanks for sharing Geneva!

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