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If your man is anything like mine, he is crazy hard to shop for. This can make special occasions like Chrsitmas and, oh I don’t know: Father’s Day, difficult. Evan wants VERY little, and what he does want is usually techy and therefore very involved… with specific bytes required, and this dpi, and that bluetooth-pairing ability… or whatever. It can be so overwhelming my brain just shuts off. I cannot keep it all straight in my head. I am sure that’s how he feels when I talk about clothes, or nail polish, or cleaning supplies, or just about anything really. That and I kind stink at gift giving…. so when I think of a gift he will actually like, I jump on it. There have been two times in our marriage that I have thought of a gift for him and felt solid that he would like it. Normally my gifts are a flop. I am better at making gifts when I think of them then having to find something for set occasions/times… but I have done it.
The first was scuba diving lessons for Christmas 2008. I knew 100% he would L.O.V.E. SCUBA lessons. So I spent my entire Christmas budget (we each get one a specific amount to spend on one another) on a non-refundable class and book. When I gave him the book he was confused, until he opened it and saw the gift certificate for lessons. Then he got all quite. I thought my 100% feeling had been a lie and I was devastated that I once again failed at gift giving… until he looked up with a smile and said “I absolutely love it!” Solid. Since then he has continued to advance in his SCUBA training (living in the Caribbean totally helped) and is now a Rescue Diver, on his way to becoming a Master Diver.
The second time I thought I hit the jackpot was for this Father’s Day. We celebrated last weekend because summer camp has started for Evan, and “The Director” works 90-120 hrs/week for the 10 weeks of summer. So since we knew he would be working almost non-stop for 10 weeks, we celebrated early. He has always wanted an electric toothbrush, but since he is a total giver he has never bought one for himself. He would rather his wife have that new home decor item she has been drooling over, or his daughter get the ballet classes she has always dreamed of. He works so hard to provide for us and take care of us, but will wear the same pair of pants until there are holes in them. So since I knew he had always wanted a good electric toothbrush, I decided to splurge on him in the same way he would splurge on us.
I decided to get him the Oral-B 1000 because it is the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide and is super powerful removing up to 5X more plaque along the gumline vs. a regular manual toothbrush. Once again, he did the silent thing when he opened it. And once again I thought, “OMG I am a gift-giving failure.” This time though I had my camera ready. Here is his face. Wouldn’t you be concerned too?
But alas, after almost 11 years of marriage… I still cannot always read his faces. This too was a success! Who knew? Once every 5 years I get it right! Score. And right now Oral-B at Target is hosting the Power Dad’s Smile Everyday Sweepstakes with over $1,000 in prizes! To enter, just share a photo of you and your Dad on Twitter or Instagram using #oralbsweeps by Father’s Day, June 15. You could win the Father’s Day Power Bundle which includes the Oral-B Black ProfessionalCare 1000 Rechargeable Toothbrush, the Braun Series 7 760 shaver and a $250 Target GiftCard!
Hurry, this offer ends tomorrow! So go grab one for Dad and enter him in the photo contest before it’s done and gone 🙂