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Don’t Be a Deadbeat Son; Pay your “Dad Tax” this Sunday

Posted on June 12, 2013

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Your refined looks and debonair wit did not materialize from nothing. Your athletic prowess and poise under pressure came from somewhere. You are a gentleman among boys, and half of those gentlemanly genes are paternal. Beyond biology, your father helped shape you. He taught you how to catch fish. He trained you on the charcoal grill. He showed you how to slide into second base with your spikes up. From him, you learned when and where it is socially appropriate to pee outside.

This Sunday is Father’s Day. Your annual “dad tax” is due. Because we at G@H understand the intricacies of interfamily gift giving, allow us to suggest some items befitting pater familias.

1. A Pressure Washer

According to television, all fathers reside in suburbia and toil away caring for their lawns. If you have this type of father, he needs our favorite power tool: a pressure washer. It pummels filth into submission and miraculously makes clean what had been dirty.

source: Amazon.com

source: Amazon.com

2. Attire from thetiebar.com

You dress smartly, but is fashion nature or nurture? If Pops be styling, feed the beast this Father’s Day. Avoid overpriced department stores and outdated menswear shops. Instead, hit up thetiebar.com, offering trendy but affordable ties, cufflinks, pocket squares, and more. Shipping is a flat $5.99, so treat yourself as well.

source: thetiebar.com

source: thetiebar.com

3. Gas Grill Rotisserie

Your dad is hungry. Raising you proved an exhausting endeavor. If you feed your father a steak, he will eat for a day. If you buy him a motorized rotisserie for his Weber grill, he will feast all summer on chicken, pork loin, leg of lamb, and prime rib.

source: Amazon.com

source: Amazon.com