Can we agree that getting something special in the mail—and I mean fun special not jury duty special—is exciting no matter what age you are? Then why not make someone you love happy not just one time, but stretch that feeling out over a few months by gifting them a subscription box service? There are tons of options out there, but I’ve rounded up five for you here.
Kind of tired of seeing the same old holiday gift guides for guys that are filled with money clips and bar ware and mustaches, I thought I’d turn to Bad Dad to get a solid list of gift ideas for men—while semi-sneakily collecting ideas for the back-to-back-to-back Christmas, birthday, Valentine’s Day stretch coming my way. Um, what was I thinking?!
With the oncoming holiday season, I am here to tell you what to get all those bad dads out there. Do you know a guy like me? A nerd? An asshole? A closet fascist? All rolled into one devilishly delicious and handsome package? Here it is: The Bad Dad 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.
Sometimes more stuff just doesn’t seem right when it comes to gift giving. These are the times when I usually end up feeling stuck. But it doesn’t have to be that hard.
When you get all frustrated thinking about what the person who has everything could possibly need, change gears and think about something they might want to do.
I love making a good gift guide and, this holiday season, I’ve decided to change things up a bit. Instead of broad categories like men or ladies, I’ve decided to hone in on certain personality types. This first guide is for Bad Dad and all the fellas out there just like him.
Before any panties get all twisted, I’m not talking about guys who are actually terrible. My husband talks a big game but he’s a big old softie who melts into a pile of mush the second one of our girls bat an (incredibly long) eyelash at him.
No. Bad Dad is not actually bad (sorry for ruining your mystique, pal). He’s sarcastic and he can be a bit abrasive—especially if you don’t get him. He’s an unapologetic nerd who can quote too many movies and rattle off too many useless facts and he likes to cook.
Sound like a guy you know? Well, pull out the thank you chocolates because I’m about to become your new bff.
Frankenstorm means a whole lot of news watching. When you’re directly in its path it also means a whole lot of mind losing. When you combine news watching with mind losing (this is all very technical), you start thinking about which newsmen are the hottest and (by extension) which are the best dressed. So I give to you my list of the three best-dressed newsmen (in no particular order).
Note: These may fall into WTF Crush territory for some, but I like intelligent, clever funnymen with style. So there.
A serious newsman with style who also happens to be hilarious? Count me in.
I like stripes. Brian Williams wears them often.
He combs his hair like a dapper boss.
He does that thing with his eyebrows. Oddly attractive.
His daughter stars in HBO’s Girls. I’m not really sure what that has to do with him, but somehow it makes me love him more.
He puts a smile on my face bright and early in the morning–and looks quite handsome while he does it.
He regularly participates in witty exchanges with his co-hosts. Off-the-cuff wittiness is highly attractive, in my humble opinion.
Did you see his wardrobe at the Olympics? Casual cool like woah, my friends. He looked like he jumped out of the pages of a Hamptons magazine. Oh wait. He did.
This is not a cop out. I realize that Jon Stewart isn’t actually a newsman. But he’s a fake newsman. And a lot of kids in college do get most of their news pretty much directly through him. Whatever, he’s adorable.
There are plenty of times when I’m belly laughing at one of his jokes while simultaneously noticing how much I like his shirt/tie/jacket color combination.
He’s seriously hilarious. A week or two ago he made an election joke in which he used the term “Baracktose intolerance.” I’m still laughing.
His humor is often self deprecating, which implies that he doesn’t realize how crushworthy he really is.
Alright. So what do you think? Are we in agreement? Has Frankenstorm made me crazy? Did I miss any?
about the momma
Hi! I'm Jen, a freelance writer and girl mom who loves reading the newest children’s books as much as I love a good psychological thriller. I believe fiercely in the power of kindness, empathy, and really good quality chocolate. When I'm not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find me sprawled out on my couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on my face. The struggle is real. Learn more about me here.
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