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Who's Your Papa?

Who's Your Papa?
An Individualised Guide for Your Dad this Father’s Day_x000D_ _x000D_ You got a haircut? Which one?_x000D_ This graveyard looks overcrowded, people must be dying to get in there._x000D_ Dad I’m hungry. Hello Hungry, I’m dad._x000D_ _x000D_ ... If your dad doesn’t spew terribly corny jokes, is he even your dad?_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ This Sunday 3rd September the nation will be celebrating, dad, grandads and other important men in their life. This means the weekend will be full of trips to Bunnings, fishing trips, sausages on the BBQ, for the fancier dads, a café breakfast. For my dad, he gets a phone call. Lucky man! _x000D_ _x000D_ In celebration of our dads and all that they entail I’ve collated a special group of stereotypical dads and how to care for them this Father’s Day._x000D_ _x000D_
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The IT / Gamer Dad

_x000D_ Ok if you have an IT dad you’ll clearly be indoors this Sunday. Spending at least five hours playing some incomprehensible, role-playing, fantasy, epic game. For me this is torture, for others… this is awesome!_x000D_ _x000D_ Father’s Day purchases includes… well… anything computer related! So easy! I’m almost jealous your dad’s hobby is so clearly defined! May be best to buy a voucher. These guys can be fussy._x000D_ _x000D_ IT dad joke:_x000D_ How do two programmers make money? One writes viruses, the other anti-viruses._x000D_ _x000D_
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The Hipster Dad

_x000D_ Omg I hope you’ve booked a table at the coolest café in town by now! You guys can ride your cool bikes to the café together. _x000D_ _x000D_ Father’s Day purchases could include a whiskey scented Mandle (candle for men!), book a spot at a cool barber for a freshen up… or alternatively, scissors for your dad to chop off his man bun!_x000D_ _x000D_ Hipster dad jokes:_x000D_ Q: Why do hipsters love ice? A: Because ice was water before it was cool._x000D_ Q: How much does a hipster weigh? A: An instagram._x000D_

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The Outdoors Dad

_x000D_ Fishing, picnic, boating, surfing, cycling or camping. So many option for activities this weekend. What fun! Unless you’re the child who cannot tolerate being dragged along on another one of those boooooring father/daughter fishing trips. Where he’s constantly rebaiting your line, and telling you to practice your cast. Kill me now! One day a year is one day too many!_x000D_ _x000D_ Father’s Day gifts for Outdoors Dads are easy. A voucher from an outdoors shop. Bait. A new hat. An amazing reclining camping chair. A waterproof phone bag._x000D_ _x000D_ Outdoors dad joke:_x000D_ Q: What’s the difference between a hunter and a fisherman? A: A hunter lies in wait. A fisherman waits and lies._x000D_ _x000D_
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The Musician Dad

_x000D_ A visit to a local pub for some live music. A jam session with the family and a bunch of guitars in the lounge room. Be a good son/daughter and do a duet with dad. Super sweet. _x000D_ _x000D_ This is my dad. And if your Musician Dad is anything like my dad, you simply cannot buy them some music. They are incredibly fussy, although will deny this vehemently. So my recommendation is to avoid guessing their taste at all costs! Instead, try a new plectrum, a guitar strap or stand. Sheet music. Or… and this is the best… festival tickets!_x000D_ _x000D_ Musician dad joke:_x000D_ Q: What did Al Gore play on his guitar? A: An algorithm!_x000D_

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The Motor Enthusiast Dad

_x000D_ Take them for a drive! Ask dad for a day trip in his favourite car to show off his shiny vintage machine. Listen to some cool tunes along the way. Or the lazier option, visit your dad in his garage, help out with his latest project and listen to his persistent pearls of motor wisdom._x000D_ _x000D_ Father’s Day Gifts can include a voucher for an auto retail store or car cleaning accessories. Maybe some merchandise from his favourite car, bike or boat manufacturer. _x000D_ _x000D_ Motor Enthusiast dad jokes:_x000D_ Q: Where do Volkswagens go when they get old? A: The Old Volks home!_x000D_ Q: What's the good thing about Fords? A: They come out of the factory with the problem circled._x000D_ _x000D_
_x000D_ _x000D_ No matter who your Dad is… don’t forget to tell him you love him this Sunday!_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_
_x000D_ _x000D_ Author: Cat Cookson_x000D_ Images: Stock and supplied by Cat Cookson_x000D_ _x000D_
_x000D_ _x000D_ Check out some of the delectable Mandles we have in our shop. So divine, we wish you had smellivision! They have been so popular, we have had to reorder and we have just had Barbershop (a new flavour) and Whisky arrive in stock!_x000D_ _x000D_  

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