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The Mother's Day-to-Father's Day Gift Substitutions Chart

Updated on May 29, 2014

Holiday shopping for loved ones should be a joyful event. But for the young adult that hasn't been away from the proverbial nest very long, the joyful part can be frustrated by inexperience in knowing the suitable gift for the occasion. Ever-changing commercial offerings can complicate the matter further, sometimes to the point of snatching every bit of delight from what should be a positive experience for the consumer.

When it comes to buying for parents, we are often instructed from early childhood on about what kind of gifts make Moms happy. Yet, the likes and preferences of our Dads are often neglected or looked over. This inevitably leaves some first-time Father's Day shoppers clueless about what purchases to make.

The following gift substitutions guide is presented to make the process easier for new and/or inexperienced consumers that survived Mother's Day and are now on the lookout for that perfect Father's Day present.By following these equivalents, the inexperienced shopper should find shopping an easy-breezy, headache-free experience!

For Mom: 1 scarf or 1 blouse

= For Dad: 2 ties

For Mom: 1 large box of chocolates

= For Dad: 1 large tin of nuts

For Mom: a framed photo of the two of you to show the world how close you are

= For Dad: a tee shirt to show the world how he taught you the value of not standing too close

For Mom: 1 bouquet of flowers

= For Dad: 1 bouquet of beer

For Mom: 1 bottle of fine perfume

= For Dad: 5 bottles of Old Spice cologne or 12 bottles of Axe body spray

For Mom: 1 small household appliance plus 2 plush animals plus a music box

= For Dad: 1 big screen television

For Mom: something to help her get a good night's sleep

= For Dad: Something to put him asleep quicker than you can say "The View's on!"

For Mom: a vintage artwork calendar

= For Dad: a vintage artwork calendar

For Mom: 1 manicure/pedicure set

= For Dad: 1 large pair of scissors

For Mom: uplifting, motivational reading material

= For Dad: uplifting, motivational reading material

For Mom: a unique and tasty dining experience

= For Dad: a unique and tasty dining experience

For Mom: her favorite film about an unjust social system

= For Dad: his favorite "uplifting" film about a juicy penal system

For Mom: a Mother's ring encircled by the gemstones of her beloved children

= For Dad: cheese round encircled by his beloved beverages of choice

For Mom: stylish, easy-to-care-for nightwear

= For Dad: stylish easy-to-get-Mom-out-of nightwear

This Hub ©May 29, 2014 by Beth Perry


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  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    swilliams, thanks girl! And glad you enjoyed it :)

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    4 years ago

    = For Dad: Something to put him asleep quicker than you can say "The View's on!" Lol!!! Very funny! I can relate to this article! Very well written, and entertaining. Voted up! And Tweeted out!

  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    I hope so, DDE! And thanks much for reading :)

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    Devika Primić 

    4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Great selection of gifts and are worth buying for our parents. they will surely find pleasure in all gifts.

  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    Thanks Rebecca :)

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    Rebecca Mealey 

    4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

    Great ideas! So well thought out. I always had a tough time with parent gifts...and these could do for Christmas as well. Thanks for these neat ideas!


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