Something New: What Dad Really Wants

“A Father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow” 

– Unknown

 

Every year, Mother’s Day comes and goes but for some reason, Father’s Day just seems to catch you by surprise. Not this time. We did a little digging and the one thing all Dad’s seemed to want, was…. well.. to relax. A quality lounge-on-the-couch session. While a nap isn’t easily wrapped and gifted, we rounded up the best Dad’s Day presents he’s sure to love.

**In honour of the wisdom Dad’s (or Pops, Daddy, Papa, you get the idea) always have, we want to hear the best advice he’s ever given you. Tell us about it in the comment section below, with the hashtag #DadKnowsBest (because let’s be honest, they usually do). Winner gets a $50 Giftcard, which you can give to dad OR head to SoftMoc (or Softmoc.com) yourself and snap up a gift for him.

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Because planning date night with mom isn’t exactly #1 on Dad’s To-Do list, do it for him (& her). Pick up a pair of snazzy Sperry Gold Tips or keep it casual with Clarks “Allston Edge” Lace Up’s. Have a tech-savvy Dad? K-Swiss’s Tablet Organizer is the ultimate in smart cases.

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You know the saying.. all a man needs is his fishing pole and a cooler. Or toes in the sand… Beach Bum or not, Sperry’s “Santa Cruz” tan sandals are casually cool.

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Because he’s had that wallet in his back pocket for the past twenty two years, upgrade (or give him the option to) with Fossil’s “Bradley Execufold” wallet in tan or black.

BLOG_2_What-DadReally-WantsLast but not least, give him the best in lounge wear – moccasins. We’re partial to SoftMoc’s 1471 Brown Leather and Double-Soled tan cork mocs.

BLOG_5_What-Dad-Really-Wants (2)And for the Dad who’s got everything, the golden egg of gifts, a SoftMoc Gift Card.

 

 

 

76 Comments On This Topic
  1. Yong C
    5 years ago

    #DadKnowsBest Think before you talk! Words cannot be taken back.

  2. M Bernice Larkam
    5 years ago

    #DadKnowsBest Be Kind, Love and Forgive Always

  3. 32forest
    5 years ago

    #DadKnowsBest Hard work will get you places!

  4. ToCo
    5 years ago

    Don’t judge someone until you’ve walked in their SHOES! #DadKnowsBest

  5. NJ
    5 years ago

    Always remember to laugh at life

  6. Elee
    5 years ago

    My dad always says to stand tall and stand up for what you believe in and is right! #DadKnowsBest

  7. Stephanie
    5 years ago

    #dadknowsbest save your money!

  8. Amanda T.
    5 years ago

    follow your heart but listen to your brain #dadknowsbest

  9. cindylee
    5 years ago

    Sit back and remember to enjoy the little things #dadknowsbest

  10. Laura L.
    5 years ago

    If you want to spit, spit discretly :) #dadknowsbest

  11. Andi Liu
    5 years ago

    #DadKnowsBest he told me to be happy and be a good person.

  12. Krista Miller
    5 years ago

    Find something to smile about each & every day. #dadknowsbest

  13. Christine DaSilva
    5 years ago

    You fail 100 % of the time you don’t try.

  14. baker7
    5 years ago

    believe in your dreams #dadknowsbest

  15. drn
    5 years ago

    This too shall pass! #DadKnowsBest

  16. Deborah Chan
    5 years ago

    Don’t watch others, just do what’s right #‎DadsKnowBest‬

  17. Stanley Chan
    5 years ago

    Never say never. #DadKnowsBest

  18. Michelle Lee
    5 years ago

    don’t do or say anything you can’t take back #dadknowsbest

  19. Jennifer
    5 years ago

    don’t lose yourself

  20. Caitie L.
    5 years ago

    Never settle for less than you deserve #dadknowsbest

  21. AJ Elizabeth
    5 years ago

    #dadknowsbest
    The best advice I ever got from dad was this: he said to always do my best. You are not going to make everyone happy but at least you tried.
    The second best advice from my dad: that the stupidest person you know and realize half the world is stupider then them.

  22. Mel Hancock
    5 years ago

    Be true to yourself…advice that shaped a little girl into the strong and independent woman i am today. thanks dad. #DadKnowsBest

  23. Mel Hancock
    5 years ago

    Be true to yourself….advice that shaped a little girl into the focused and confident woman i am today. thanks dad! #DadKnowsBest

  24. Mel Hancock
    5 years ago

    Be true to yourself…advice that shaped a young girl into a focused and accomplished young woman. #DadKnows Best

  25. Darren Mcgarrity
    5 years ago

    Be true to yourself..advice that shaped a little girl into the focused and accomplished woman i am today. #DadKnowsBest

  26. Darci Paice-Bailey
    5 years ago

    #DadKnowsBest never change yourself to impress others

  27. susanhanley
    5 years ago

    #DadKnowsBest Have integrity and always give your best effort.

  28. Jaimee
    5 years ago

    #DadKnowsBest Dont settle and never let anyone make you feel like you arent good enough.

  29. @Zac_maniac
    5 years ago

    My dad taught me to never give up and always be yourself! #DadKnowsBest

  30. Alayne Langford
    5 years ago

    #DadKnowsBest Never give up on your dreams! You will go far :)

  31. angela mitchell
    5 years ago

    #DadKnowsBest My dad told me to not only be honest but to be make sure I was always honest with myself.

  32. Andrea Lee
    5 years ago

    #DadKnowsBest My dada always told me to not be limited by my fears, to aim high and to believe in myself

  33. Heidi C.
    5 years ago

    #DadKnowsBest My father taught me the practice of working hard in order to achieve your goals in life. He worked long hours during the day then attended university at night but still always maintained a strong presence in our lives. My father also taught me kindness, generosity, patience and how to have a zany sense of humour! He also showed me through his battle with brain cancer how to be stoic and strong in the face of extreme adversity. I had an amazing dad.

  34. ek03yr
    5 years ago

    It doesn’t matter what your job is, work hard. #DadKnowsBest

  35. disqus_TiF89YSMsu
    5 years ago

    Be true to yourself. Don’t worry about what other think. #DadKnowsBest

  36. Jacqueline Man
    5 years ago

    Fight through it. Things will eventually work out! #DadsKnowBest

  37. Party Elle
    5 years ago

    He taught me that I should always keep debt to a minimum, so then I can relax! #Dadknowsbest

  38. Aimée Robison
    5 years ago

    Always make sure your bills are paid for first, then you can buy extras for yourself. #DadKnowsBest

  39. Larker
    5 years ago

    My dad says Always do your best at whatever job you are doing, no matter how small, be reliable and diligent #DadsKnowBest

  40. ivy pluchinsky
    5 years ago

    He taught me to be myself and be kind to others. #DadKnowsBest

  41. Ali Piwtorak
    5 years ago

    Don’t sweat the small stuff because you can’t control everything. #DadKnowsBest

  42. Laura Stone
    5 years ago

    When one door closes, another one opens so turn every experience into a positive. He is right because #DadKnowsBest

  43. Darlene Schuller
    5 years ago

    Becareful what you wish fir, you just might get it #DadKnowsBest

  44. michelle matta
    5 years ago

    Never give up #DadKnowsBest

  45. blessedta
    5 years ago

    Respect yourself and others #DadKnowsBest

  46. Victoria Ess
    5 years ago

    He taught me that success is in working hard #DadKnowsBest

  47. Courtney Lyons
    5 years ago

    Always save for a rainy day! #DadKnowsBest

  48. Deb
    5 years ago

    Never make a rash decision #DadKnowsBest

  49. jonnieh
    5 years ago

    Ask for what you want and you just may get it. #DadKnowsBest

  50. Natalie
    5 years ago

    Lefty loosy, righty tighty. Amazing how often that comes in now. lol #Dadknowsbest

  51. Lori Jackson
    5 years ago

    My #Dadnowsbest he gave the best advice ever when I was a teenager….he said “Lori you can never fail, only quit trying” I live by these words and guide others with this advice in hopes someone else will benefit from these words!

  52. Darren Mcgarrity
    5 years ago

    as a young girl, he told me Don’t listen to everything he says, pay attention to his actions.

  53. Bev
    5 years ago

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! #DadKnowsBest

  54. seham
    5 years ago

    taught me to be kind to others

  55. wondergirl
    5 years ago

    Think twice before doing anything. #DadKnowsBest

  56. Binder KaurBC
    5 years ago

    Don’t be embarrassed or hard on yourself when you fail, at least you have attempted something new! Keep trying, learn from every attempt! Sometimes easier said than done dad!! Love his encouragement! Cheers

  57. Silvia D
    5 years ago

    to be successful and to achieve your
    goals and dreams is through hard work and never stop learning.

  58. Shelley N
    5 years ago

    Always pay your credit card off monthly to keep your finances in great shape (yes he is a financial kind of guy) #DadKnowsBest

  59. @Zac_maniac
    5 years ago

    My dad taught me that to be successful you need to work hard.

  60. Andrea
    5 years ago

    Have fun and enjoy life! Time flies

  61. Julie R.
    5 years ago

    My Dad says to not spend all your money in one place! Thanks :)

  62. Alayne Langford
    5 years ago

    My DAD told me to follow my dreams and to never give up! Love you dad xo #DadKnowsBest

  63. Jenn Erin L
    5 years ago

    If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. #DadKnowsBest

  64. Joy Doucette
    5 years ago

    A good work ethic will go a long way in life. #DadKnowsBest

  65. Jennifer lachance
    5 years ago

    Don’t waste time learning the tricks of the trade.Instead learn the trade

  66. blakekaplan
    5 years ago

    My dad was a lawyer. “Don’t ever upset a federal judge,” he said. “They are more powerful than God.”

  67. Louann Bell
    5 years ago

    Walking down the aisle he told me you can still change your mind. I should have listened to him.

  68. @Zac_maniac
    5 years ago

    My dad taught me to always be patience.

  69. Wanda Tracey
    5 years ago

    The best advice my Dad gave me was to “Believe in Myself” and” let the magic happen when I do!”

  70. Darwin
    5 years ago

    My dad’s best advice: Find a career you love doing. If you love what you do and who you work with, it’ll never seem like work. #DadKnowsBest

  71. Kat Tibayan
    5 years ago

    The best advice that my dad gave me was to be always kind to others. Kindness will go a long way. #DadKnowsBest

  72. Pam Wood Humphrey
    5 years ago

    My dad taught me the value of forgiving little things.

  73. sibley_h
    5 years ago

    My Dad shared his love of reading and quest for knowledge with me. #DadKnowsBest

  74. EN Donnelly
    5 years ago

    Best Advice – ‘Miles are Money’ (the more you drive – the more you spend). #DadKnowsBest

  75. Tintin
    5 years ago

    The best advice that my dad gave me was to be courteous and well mannered at all times.

  76. Journeysof TheZoo
    5 years ago

    The best advice I received was to follow my dreams and not worry about what others think. Worked so far.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo