I love this time of year. From September through December are my favorite months. There’s so much to do and celebrate. So much that’s special about this time of year.
That said, there’s a shitload of stuff to get done.
I’m trying to outline all of our gift guides early and plan menus and yadda yadda yadda so that when something inevitably throws a wrench into the works, I’m not completely screwed.
This time of year, I have several minor problems. Desperately trying not to buy too much junk for the boys. Forgetting stocking stuffers until the last minute (every. single. year.). Cleaning the house. Sending out holidays cards (I have to do this early or the pressure eats me alive. I cannot explain why.)
That said, I find that every year I have one major problem: I have no idea what to give my father or father-in-law. Neither of them drink, really. They don’t wear ties. Neither of them collects anything. When it comes to sports, they both have teams they support…sort of. They want varied and unpredictable things that I cannot predict. It’s torturous.
So I ask you: what do you get the patriarchs of your family? Do you have a go to website to browse for them? Can I get away with just getting them Ron Swanson shirts even though they don’t watch Parks and Rec?