Brass tacks, moms, partners, and kids (wait – you let your kids look at this site? What the hell’s wrong with you?): there’s 8 shopping days left until Christmas and you need some ideas. Here you go:
DVD’s: Really, only two merit consideration this holiday season. The Ultimate Blade Runner (with 5, yes 5 versions of the film) and Superbad: Special Edition.
Books: Three dad books of note. Dadditude, by Philip Lerman, humorously chronicles the joys and heartaches of 50-year-old Lerman’s experience as a new dad. Punk Rock Dad, by Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg, humorously chronicles the joys and heartaches of Lindberg’s experience as a new dad. Against The Day, by Thomas Pynchon, humorously chronicles the joys and heartaches of Pynchon’s experience as a new dad.
Video game: Nintendo Wii. If you can find one.
Music: Led Zeppelin, Mothership. Actually, buy two copies, one for dad, one for dad to use to chuck, ninja throwing star-style, at the head of anyone who insists on playing the latest release from Iron and Wine.
Of course, if TV teaches us anything, it’s that the best gift of all is found in the driveway, with a big red bow on the hood. Something sensible, of course.
So those are some ideas. I’ll open the floor for discussion – dads, what do you want for Christmas? Moms/partners, what are you planning on getting the dads in your lives?