Sunday, June 6, 2010
Animal Friendly Father's Day
Father's day can be a wee bit challenging. You see, both my biological father and my step-father eat an excessive amount of animal products. Hmmmm...quite the pickle. But they also like to eat, and neither are picky eaters, so I've found some of my favorite gift items that are friendly to the earth and to cholesterol levels!
1. Love the idea of a hot sauce basket for dad. And the great guys at Hot Sauce Planet have offered 15% off for anyone who puts "bunny" in the code section of the order form. Or, for yourself? Slather a little of Blair's Chipotle Slam Sauce slathered on grilled mushrooms, or brushed on Gardein BBQ skewers at a summer cook out? Hello!
2. Re-loved cuff links. Confession = it's really difficult for me not to keep these for myself. Go to your favorite vintage or resale shop and peruse their selection.
3. For the man who has everything? Plant a tree. The Arbor Day Foundation has a fantastic program to honor loved ones for any occasion. I can honestly say, all the men in my family love to be in the woods, therefore a tree planted in their honor is perfect. Either of them might actually like receiving their own tree, for that matter.
4. Does your father think you're a wheat-grass eating, tree-hugging, veggie-freakalupagus? Though not a "vegetarian" book, Michael Pollan's book, Omnivore's Dillema might at least get Dad's mind open.