Well, here’s your annual warning. After a little Holiday shopping research I’ve turned up this new crop of presents Dad is hoping will not be making an appearance. This year’s list of truly terrible gift ideas is a real testament to human ingenuity, or an incredibly bad sense of design.
You can find the entire freshly updated 10 Worst Gifts For Men Who Cook 2011 list and links here, in the Dads’ In the Kitchen! gift advice section.
Some say, it’s not the gift: it’s the thought that counts. Well, if you give any of these to a man, I guarantee he will have no idea at all what you were thinking. Maybe you can use one of those little gift tags, to explain.
For example, what message are we trying to send Dad with a log covered in fungus? Or, this year, there’s even a couple of NSFW items, including a cringe making grill tool that involves hot dogs and an anatomically correct stick figure; and an in your face cookbook that’s tasty, hysterically funny, and Martha Stewart lock your door they’re gangsta, all at the same time.
That said, I suppose it’s necessary here to address what’s truly important, the meaning of the holiday. Yes, my review of these and any other products, is for sale. Just because no one pays me anything at all at the moment for this valuable service, doesn’t mean I’m not available. Or, willing to accept free samples. Or, do paid endorsements.
Otherwise, my wife is likely to decide I’m just doing this out of the goodness of my heart, for nothing but a sincere desire to help other dads, and become a popular dad blog some day. And that just isn’t going to pay for college.