Thanks so much to Macy’s for sponsoring this post. All opinions and thoughts are my own. #macysbeauty
As I get older, I wonder why the act of gift giving has become more and more meaningless. When a new holiday comes around, it’s almost a race with myself to see how fast I can come up with a “good gift idea,” two to three days until the actual holiday. It’s a pattern I have noticed so regularly, yet I haven’t done anything to change it.
With Father’s Day approaching this year, I took a step back to realize the incredible human who is my father, my best friend and one of my biggest mentors. I was beginning to think of the different things I could gift him this holiday, but brought it back to the basics, who is my Dad? How would people describe him?
For one, my dad is strong (physically and mentally). Yes – I know, odd to say about your own father, but my dad was a quarterback in college and dedicated his entire childhood to the sport of football. It wasn’t until a devastating knee injury occurred that terminated my dad’s football career, however he has demonstrated the act of strength as he raised both my brother and I in so many ways, whether that be putting up with hormonal females (being my mom and I), acting as the backbone when we suffer a loss or even when hard times are upon us – my dad can always be counted on.
Secondly, my dad is hysterical. When my friends meet my dad for the first time, they’re like “Haley! He’s so sweet!” but I’m thinking…wait until day 2. My dad has the ultimate dad jokes. I come home back from the city and he still continues to ask where my childhood best friend is… (please note she was my best friend from 4th to 6th grade, and we haven’t spoken since – no hard feelings, we just aged). But regardless, my dad finds the positivity and humor in any situation, which made for a very amusing childhood growing up.
Lastly, my dad is the best role model I could ever ask for. With working in the same industry for 30+ years, he’s shown dedication and hard work – all of which I hope my kids can say of me someday. As he still holds his job that he took OUT OF COLLEGE (yes, you heard me right), he’s found a way to adapt to the millennial way of living (aka me, taking a new job, a LOT), and giving me the proper advice on how to handle things. One of the best reminders my dad repeats to me time and time again is that boys are immature, and never waste my time on anyone not worth it.
The purpose of this post wasn’t for you to be in awe of my dad (I mean, how could you not?), but more importantly, to take a step back when you’re thinking of your dad or a fatherly figure this holiday. Who are they? What traits describe them? Because when you get to the root of who they are, I believe you’ll find something that matters a significant amount more then some “random gift” you come up with two days beforehand.
This Father’s Day, I’m gifting my dad the Aqua Di Giò Absolu fragrance from Macy’s – a scent that depicts strength in more ways then one. Shop for your Dad’s signature scent on Macys.com, the fragrance destination with over 250 of the top names!
I’d love to hear about your father, or fatherly figure, and what they mean to you – comment down below! Have an incredible Father’s Day everyone, and a special thanks to my own dad, you will never know how much you mean to me.