A Fathers Day Gift

Gift for him

Now let me start this post with a warning:  This post just might not be for you.  Especially if you have a perfectly clean home, polished children, laundry always done, makeup on by 8 am, and dinner on the table at 5 O’clock sharp.  You may just roll your eyes at this little idea, but for the rest of us,…gift giving at its best!  The perfect Valentines/Fathers Day Idea if you ask me.

Does your husband wear business attire to work?  Mine does.  Unfortunately for both of us,…I HATE ironing.  Am I the only one?  I swear I have so many better things to do with my time.  I thought I’d let you in my little secret, a surprise for him that really is a gift for you. A Fathers Day Gift A few times a year I will gather all of hubby’s bjillion shirts {he might even have two bjillion} and send them to the cleaners to be cleaned and pressed.  I usually do this over the weekend so he doesn’t notice.  This gift giving tradition usually falls on a holiday, but If I’m feeling super romantic (aka LAZY) I will do it out of the blue.  I usually throw out the ones that need tossed, and sneak in a few brand new shirts.  Valentines Gift?!  Fathers Day Idea!!?  Isn’t it BRILLIANT?!

A Fathers Day Gift

Stick in a little love note letting him know how much you appreciate how hard he works for your family.  He will melt at this beautiful sight. A Fathers Day Gift

My husbands face literally beams with excitement when he sees 30 freshly pressed shirts (with a few new ones mingled in).  The choices, the choices!!! A Fathers Day Gift

He can’t even be upset you spent a little because it is a GIFT! And let’s be honest, it’s worth the $1.75 a shirt.  I’m telling you holidays are perfectly good reasons to splurge on this luxury.

I love giving gifts to ‘him’ that are actually for me. :)  Do you have any tricks up your sleeve like this?  Do you have a Fathers Day idea?  I sincerely need to know them!!!

A Fathers Day Gift

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  1. May 18th, 2010 at 12:14 am
    Jeannette says:
    Mine is Army so I have no shirts to send out. :( I NEED ideas too! This is DH's first father's day... *sigh* Time to do some web surfing for ideas. I love this idea though. Wish I could put it to use somehow.
    .-= Jeannette´s last blog ..Life on the D-List =-.
  2. May 18th, 2010 at 5:26 am
    Philip says:
    As a husband you would think that I would have lots of ideas. To be honest though, I am not a huge gift person. Sure I like them but they are not what I look forward to. So what would be my perfect Father's Day? Some happy children that took the time to make me a card, a special meal just because food it always good, and a date with my lovely wife.

    That is right! I would rather have some time to laugh and love on my wife then put together a new grill. After all, Father's Day is to celebrate being a father (and husband). I really don't need more stuff. That may just be me though.

    If you are looking for something out of the box though, I just did a review on a new documentary on dads. It might be worth checking out.
    .-= Philip´s last blog ..Review: The Evolution of Dad =-.
    • May 18th, 2010 at 8:41 am
      Michelle B says:
      Funny - this is what my husband says all the time. I just thought he was trying to save money, but maybe he really does feel this way!
      • May 18th, 2010 at 10:42 am
        Philip says:
        ;-) It is nice to know that I am not alone then. You have a very smart husband. Besides, stuff is just that, stuff. Our relationships are our true wealth and source of joy. To me it makes since to nurture those a little on our special days, don't you think?
  3. May 18th, 2010 at 7:21 am
    Michelle @ Mommy Loves Stilettos says:
    That is a fabulous idea!
    .-= Michelle @ Mommy Loves Stilettos´s last blog ..♥Snippity Snip. =-.
  4. May 18th, 2010 at 7:42 am
    Lisa says:
    I'll take that shirt gift up a notch. Brooks Brothers has AMAZING NO-IRON SHIRTS you just throw them in the wash and hang to dry. They come out looking fresh pressed - seams and all. Of course, they're not cheap, but if you consider the savings on dry cleaning over a year...

    My hubs gets one every birthday/christmas from his parents and now has a nice collection. They are all he wears to work 5 days a week.
    • May 19th, 2010 at 11:42 am
      Shannon says:
      I must agree! Brooks Brothers non-iron shirts are the gifts that keep on giving! We stock up at the outlet stores for holidays. You can't beat the time not ironing or running to the dry cleaners. They are great for the hubs and me too.
    • September 21st, 2010 at 9:47 am
      Candace says:
      I think they have a great return policy too, so if a shirt tears or wears out a hole they will replace it.
  5. May 18th, 2010 at 7:52 am
    Amy says:
    Tricks up your sleeve....hee hee...pun intended?
    I struggle with this also.
  6. May 18th, 2010 at 8:00 am
    Gina says:
    Neat idea! Although I would have to replace the hangars with our household ones so he thought that *I* pressed all those shirts - HAHAHAHA
  7. May 18th, 2010 at 8:31 am
    Alison says:
    Shelley can you run my husbands shirts up next time you go? Love this idea!
  8. May 18th, 2010 at 8:38 am
    cari says:
    love, love, love this idea. he irons his own shirts so this really would be a gift for him!
  9. May 18th, 2010 at 8:50 am
    Jessa says:
    This is brilliant! I am going to do this! Thanks for sharing the idea I am going to feature it on my fathers day blog party post on June 3rd.
  10. May 18th, 2010 at 9:16 am
    SarahAnne says:
    Great idea. My hubs is like the other gentleman - not big on gifts and just wants to be with his wife and kids. I still like to do small gifts, and since he never has any ideas, I truly appreciate this idea. Thank you!
  11. May 18th, 2010 at 9:23 am
    Jennifer says:
    Perfect! Something I know my husband will appreciate, and practical too. And like your commenter said, he doesn't even have to assemble it himself! :) I think I'll do this, and have my 2 boys help me with a homemade card (and maybe some cookies, too!) You totally have my Father's Day solved!
  12. May 18th, 2010 at 10:33 am
    Kristen says:
    My husband appreciates clean vehicles and garage/shop. So for Father's Day or his birthday, my stepson and I go all out on his work vehicle and our household vehicle.
  13. May 18th, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Emily says:
    That's a cute idea! My husband's office is business casual, for Father's Day I bought him a bunch of the non-wrinkling polo golf shirts. There will be no more ironing until fall. The bonus was that there were LOTS of them at TJ Maxx and Marshalls!
    • May 18th, 2010 at 5:54 pm
      Ashley says:
      Hi Emily! My boyfriend is a professional golfer and I'm ALWAYS ironing his shirts! Would you happen to know what brand of golf shirts you bought? I'll be headed to TJ Maxx and Marshalls this weekend. Thank you so much!! :)
      • May 24th, 2010 at 12:05 pm
        Emily says:
        I'm sorry I missed this! I bought some PGA brand and some IZOD brand. He loves them. THey had a lot of the PGA ones.
  14. May 18th, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    Missy says:
    Shelley,
    you are brilliant.
  15. May 18th, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Mindy says:
    I too hate to iron (I'm thinking of getting a steamer)but luckily my husband is in LOVE with Nordstrom Smart Care shirts. They wash up great in the washer, toss them in your dryer and pull them out when they are dry. They come out perfectly wrinkle free every time. They also hold their shape really well. Seriously my husband refuses to buy any other brand because they wrinkle too quickly throughout the day, or wear out too fast. That is my trick...buy Nordstrom Smart Care. You can really score when you get them at the RACK.
    • September 21st, 2010 at 9:49 am
      Candace says:
      I got a Conair steamer from Walmart for about $30. It works great and is much more enjoyable than ironing.
  16. May 18th, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    Emily @ Help Emily Lose Weight says:
    I think my husband prefers getting no gifts to having me spend money on him! But for Valentine's Day I got him a giant bag of Riesen (close to 100 pieces) and typed up 100 "Riesens" Why I Love Him and put one inside each candy wrapper. He liked it so much I think I might help my kids do it for Father's Day...100 Riesens Why You're a Great Dad!
    .-= Emily @ Help Emily Lose Weight´s last blog ..The Baby Shower =-.
  17. May 18th, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    Ida says:
    I might be weird because I actually love to iron (though I do send out the poor dear's shirts as I prefer kids' clothes for my ironing time). My idea for this father's day is an electric griddle. He is the pancake maker of the house and we desperately need a new one. Williams Sonoma conveniently just debuted their Star Wars pancake molds. That and their pancake pen round out the number of gifts I need to have! : D
  18. May 18th, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    Hear Mum Roar says:
    Yep, I have a trick. Let him iron his own LOL
    .-= Hear Mum Roar´s last blog ..Update =-.
  19. May 18th, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    Meagan says:
    What a fabulous idea! My husband is deployed...maybe I'll have all his shirts pressed before he comes home!!! He loves wearing button up shirts. Thanks for the idea!
  20. May 19th, 2010 at 7:44 am
    Amy @ Living Locurto says:
    Great idea! I wish someone would do that for me:-)
    .-= Amy @ Living Locurto´s last blog ..Graduation Party Free Printables =-.
  21. May 19th, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    Tiffany E says:
    Here is the link to a cute gift that we started last year. Each year...we will use the same letters & put them in the frame.

    http://the-ellis-clan.blogspot.com/2009/06/kcs-belated-fathers-day-gift.html
    .-= Tiffany E´s last blog ..Colorado Rockies =-.
    • September 21st, 2010 at 9:52 am
      Candace says:
      password protected
  22. May 19th, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    Maija says:
    I don't even own an iron. Nor is there a dry cleaner anywhere within 600 air miles from here. So I think I'm in a win-win situation. You can't iron if you don't have one right?!

    As for the hubby...he wore a tie during our wedding...that may be the only time. Oh and to a funeral. Hmm, We wear winter gear up here so nothing is EVER clean pressed for long. :)

    Ahhhhh....
  23. May 20th, 2010 at 10:19 am
    Lara says:
    I am totally doing this. Taylor has over 30? work shirts... and i DO NOT like ironing. This is brilliant.
  24. May 20th, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    Michelle Holmes says:
    A few years ago, I made a 12 X 12 frame with "100 things I love about you". i typed up 100 different things I love about my husband, changed the fonts, did artsy fartsy scrapbooking tags, circles... you get the idea. I used phrases like: ticklish, funny, always brings out the garbage, doesn't roll his eyes when we have breakfast for dinner, loves me with no make up on... he absolutely loved it. in fact, he has it in his office at work right next to his computer screen so that when he's having a bad day, he can look at it and smile.
  25. May 20th, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    jill says:
    that is it! My husband is getting ironed shirts this fathers day. Thank you!!
  26. June 8th, 2010 at 11:15 pm
    Kata says:
    Doing it. love it!
  27. June 18th, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    Ashley says:
    Too bad I don't have the money to do that. Guess I'll have to do it the old fashioned way... (6 dollars in the account last I checked)
  28. August 20th, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    Vanessa says:
    Brilliant!!! What a great idea! Now I just need to find the perfect time to give him this gift. Thank you.
  29. April 1st, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    Mauritius Photography says:
    Ahh....that comes a good news for those who hates to waste time in ironing. Great article! thanks.
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