In case you forgot this Sunday is Father's Day and if you are like me you often do not know what to get for your father. My father always says that he needs nothing and wants nothing; but I still enjoy getting him something because I love my dad and enjoy giving him gifts and not just on Father's Day. The following is a list for you last minute types on ideas of what to buy your father.
1. Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole by Eric Mason.
Manhood Restored by exciting new pastoral voice Eric Mason combines theological depth with practical insights, putting men in step with a gospel-centered manhood that will enrich every facet of their lives. For a look at my review of this book go here.
2. ESV Study Bible
Every man should have a good study Bible and the ESV Study Bible is the best available. I received mine as a gift in 2009 and have loved studying with it. There is a Kindle version, but I suggest getting the leather edition that also comes with an online log in code for free.
3. A few of his favorite cigars or pipe tobacco.
I realize that not every father smokes cigars or a pipe and many of my readers may be surprised to see this on my list, but in the words of the great preacher Charles Spurgeon, "smoke to the glory of God." It has been discussed that he did not actually say it that way, but the connotation was still there. If this one does bother you in some way then skip it as there are a few other suggestions on my list. As far as where to buy, look up your local tobacconist and enquire as to what exactly to buy.
4. French Press, Pour Over, or AeroPress
Throw out your father's old coffee maker and get him one of the above mentioned. Bodum is a good company for a french press. There are a variety of pour over methods, here is a site to help educate you. Aerobie is a good company for an AeroPress. If you go with this idea also make sure to buy him some good quality whole bean coffee.
5. An iPad
This gift option is obviously for the big spenders or if you have siblings you could all go in together to buy your father this. I have an iPad2 that I absolutely love, but if I were receiving one as a gift today then I would probably prefer the iPad mini. You cannot go wrong with either model and you know your dad so you should know what size he would prefer.
6. Take him to see Man of Steel and out to eat
This is what my family has chosen for me this year. I am going to see Man of Steel this weekend and then on Sunday morning go as a family to the breakfast buffet at the Hilton. Both are great gifts and fun for the entire family.