Give dad the gifts he'll actually use to make some gains this year.
Being a father can be a thankless position, so there's no excuse to give your old man another nondescript tie or gift card this Father's Day. He can pick that up himself—you're supposed to know him well enough to get creative, after all. And if you don't, well, here's a chance to swing for the fences with his yearly gift to build up that connection.
If your dad is a certified gym rat, give him something he actually wants. He needs the healthy essentials that help him get the job done in his workouts, so give him something he'll use for the rest of the year. While he may already have an arsenal full of fitness must-haves, it’s time to upgrade his offering in order to take his workout game to the next level. From quality gym clothing to best-in-class training gear, these are the gifts he’ll actually appreciate this Father’s Day.
John: Something I learned from a career spent in the military, respect is earned, never demanded. President Reagan earned it, President Bush (41) earned it. In fact, I don’t recall having a President who demanded it or self promoted so much (beyond what one would expect while actively campaigning), with the exception of one. Respect goes both ways, you have to give it to earn it, such as when referring to “the Governor of Washington” but then referring to the Governor of Michigan as “that woman.” Michigan and Washington voters should remember this exchange when they go to the polls in November.