After a fairly hectic last several weeks, Father’s Day has really snuck up on me. With a packed work week ahead, there’s going to be very little time to run out and find the right gifts, so I’m lucky to have recently stumbled upon Macy’s e-gifting option, which is an absolute LIFESAVER (fo real) if you’re a last-minute Lucy like me. Listen to how genius this is…
You find the right gift for your dad (see my gift guide below for ideas!) and click the E-GIFT THIS ITEM link located right below the gray ADD TO LIST icon. You then can write a personalized message and indicate exactly what date the gift email should be sent. Gift recipients will receive an email on the date you indicate and will have a thoughtful gift opening experience online with an item you’ve personally selected for them, while still being able to adjust the size/color or exchange it for something else before it ships! All the feels, none of the fuss. I’m in.
Let’s face it, Dads are IMPOSSIBLE TO SHOP FOR. I think 90% of my Dad’s gifts over the years have been opened with emphatic gratitude, and then promptly returned or thrown in a closet, never to be seen again. So, what’s the solution for someone like me who (a) is determined to offer a personal gift, but (b) has a terrible track record of landing the right item (not to mention the right size, color, etc.), and (c) has a biiiiiiit of a tight timeframe to work within…
To be honest, I was super skeptical when a friend recently explained this whole Macy’s e-gifting thing to me, because I immediately assumed it was some kind of e-gift card. Especially for your dad, a gift card seems so impersonal, so an e-gift card—a gift card you send via email—seemed to be even worse. However, I quickly learned that my assumptions were dead wrong, and that e-gifting is totally different. It actually combines the best of both worlds by offering all the thought and personalization of a specific gift that you’ve selected for your dad, with all the convenience of an electronic gift card. Maximized thoughtfulness + minimized return/exchange hassle = major wins all around.
For my Dad this year, I’ve got my eye on this amazing wine opener (Rich and I got it as a wedding gift and it’s ze bomb dot com) and/or some more of my Dad’s favorite workout gear. Of course, this e-gifting magic isn’t just limited to Father’s Day; it’s a great option for birthdays, holidays or any gift-giving occasion where you’re either (a) in need of a last minute gift, (b) unsure of the recipient’s color or size preferences, or (c) unsure of the recipient’s best shipping address. From the recipient’s perspective, so much time (and money!) is saved when you don’t have to shlep back to the store to return or exchange the gift. Just think of all the Netflix you could binge on during that time instead.
MY TOP FATHER’S DAY GIFT PICKS:
…and a few more good ideas here:
This post was produced in partnership with Macy’s.