It’s Colton with another “I Mustache You” Post.
It’s “that time of year again” and I have a bone to pick with it. What time of year, you ask?
Summer? Nope. Bring it on…
Basketball playoffs? Couldn’t care less.
LBGT Pride Month? Nope. Keep marchin’…
Every year, about halfway through June, we all get together to celebrate the men that taught us to bring home the bacon, mow the lawn, change the oil, throw the sportsball, catch a fish and all of that other “dadly” stuff…
But what about the rest of us? What about those of us whose children walk on four legs? Or those of us that spend our free time traveling instead of at Chuck-E-Cheese? Or those of us that aren’t a walking ATM for disrespectful little know-it-alls?
Ok, I am being harsh, obviously. Father’s day is fantastic, and I love getting to celebrate my dad for being amazing (he could totally beat up your dad, by the way).
But since those of us without offspring tend to have a little more disposable income than the rest of the pack, I decided to do another edition of “Top Not-A-Father’s Day Gifts”, updated for 2017.
Disclaimer: Although these items are meant for not-a-fathers, actual fathers may be interested in them as well.
For The Outdoorsy Not-A-Father
While trying to prepare for a big road trip in Maeve the Westy, I keep coming across the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter as a “must have” if you plan on doing any major hiking. It’s basically a water filter built into a straw, so you can dip it into (almost) any water source and drink filtered water.
So, if your not-a-father likes to get lost in the woods, maybe send him out with one of these bad boys so he doesn’t come back with a disease or parasite.
For The Well Groomed Not-A-Father
I recently rediscovered what it’s like to have to shave my neck line again after cutting about 4 inches of beard off of my face, and it wasn’t fun.
So, rather than dig out a 3 year old Bic or try to revamp my electric razor, I decided to, once again, follow the advice of Tom Haverford from Parks and Rec…
I did my research and decided to order a razor & shave set from Harry’s. Now, as the beard on my face would suggest, I’m not one for razors. But this thing feels so nice on my neck and beard line, it almost makes me want to go full baby face. You can even customize it, and have your not-a-father’s initials engraved into it (I did… #sorrynotsorry).
For The Hipster Not-A-Father
I would think that one thing that would drive a hipster crazy is not being able to take his typewriter to the local coffee shop and show off just HOW hipster he is.
Problem solved! Get him this Azio typewriter-inspired mechanical keyboard!
All jokes aside, I actually do think this is awesome…
For The Not-A-Father That Makes Dad Jokes Anyways
Do I really need to explain why this looks awesome? Explosions are awesome. Kittens are awesome. What’s more do you need from a card game?
Even the game description is amazing, Exploding Kittens: A Card Game About Kittens and Explosions and Sometimes Goats. Sign me up! There’s also a NSFW Adults Only version.
For The Not So Handy Not-A-Father
I think, in some cases (not all), handiness and fatherhood go hand-in-hand. Dads generally just know how to fix stuff with their hands better, I’ve found. And I also know many childrenless men who couldn’t tell you the difference between a flathead screwdriver and a power drill. So, for the not-a-father in your life that couldn’t replace a smoke alarm battery to save his life, there’s Sugru.
Honestly, handy or not, this stuff is just kinda fun to use. And I can’t tell you how many Apple power adaptors I’ve thrown away that could’ve been fixed with Sugru.
For The Fitness Loving Not-A-Father
Ok, I really don’t have any advice on fitness to offer, whatsoever. But I can tell you that the few times I’ve played Spikeball, I woke up really sore the next day. I assume that means it’s a good workout, right?
If you’ve never heard/seen/played this game, the only way I know how to describe it is as a badass hybrid between Volleyball and Four Square that, once you start playing, you won’t be able to stop.
Happy Not-A-Father’s Day! 😉
Oh yeah… and Happy Father’s Day too. 😉
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you to Harry’s for providing a shave kit in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support Love You More Too.