Every year my kids love going to pick out the perfect gift for their father for Valentine's Day. Usually, that means my husband will get some combination of Star Wars tee shirt and Reese's cups. Those are both delightful to receive and he adores them all, but this year, I want us to step up our game. I want us to find unique Valentine's gifts for Dad that will really wow him, and that he'll really love.
Yes, Valentine's Day is a holiday mostly drummed up by florists, the makers of greeting cards, and chocolatiers to provide a spike in sales during the lull after Christmas. Who cares? It's also a super fun holiday that celebrates love and connection, and that's something everyone can benefit from. Plus, when it comes to gifts from your kids to your partner or you to your dad (or you to your partner), there are so many ways to go. Forget the neckties and golf balls that fall under the heading of Father's Day gifts. VDay presents for dads can be tons of fun, full of fancy, or just plain silly.
Is a dad too old at 35 to get a macaroni portrait? I think not. My husband has always appreciated my eye for detail, and I have access to so many more shapes and colors of pasta now. But do I want to use Eataly noodles that way? (Of course I do.)