Fatherâ€™s Day is upon us and it is time to celebrate. If there is one thing in life that defines aÂ Midwestern Gentleman it is his upbringing. The values and morals instilled in a Midwestern Gentleman come from generations of men born and raised here in the Midwest. A common work ethic and strong values keep Midwesterners on the same page and helps create an identity that is ingrained no matter where you are.
Whether your pops made a living as an auto industry CEO, a steelworker or a farmer it was all rooted in the same ethic. Father’s Day is the day to thank the man that has shaped you into the person you are today. As a father, you know that it doesn’t take much more than a thank you and an I love you to feel appreciated. A Midwestern dad views his accomplishments as a good father with the humility that is inherent in of all of us. He taught by example, encouraging hard work, honesty and a humble attitude. Take the time to visit or call the man you call Dad because it is he who has given you the identity as a Midwestern Gentleman. Of course, if a gift is involved, here are a few that will truly show your appreciation.
From a tackle box to a cedar desk in the office, a Midwestern Gentleman has the only tool he needsâ€¦ his pocket knife. Whether its cutting a 10lb. bass off a hook, opening a letter, unscrewing a car battery top or whittlin’ a stick to pass the time, a solid pocket knife is always on a MWGâ€™s side. The craftsmanship of a solid Case Knife has made them a true collectorâ€™s item an a great Father’s Day Gift. Buy one today!
A 6-pack. Not just any 6-pack, buy the old man a good 6-pack. Although the old man might have a go to, use this day to introduce him to something new. Our suggestion? Take a gander at the MidwesternGentleman.com Beer Locator to scope out a local brewpub or brewery and fill up a growler of some of the good stuff. The Midwest knows beer and by exposing him to a new brew, you may find a new hang out spot to catch up when you can.
Or… how about a Gransfors Mini Belt Hatchet from Duluth Pack. To us this is a gift that can be both useful and symbolic. Definitely a mano y mano, firm hand shake, look you in the eye, go now into the woods type gift. This is great for the outdoorsman in your family and would be even cooler to follow it up with a weekend get away to The Manitou Islands or the BWCA. This Father’s Day, scrap the silk tie and #1 Dad coffee mug, pick up a hatchet to truly show your appreciation for the old man. Buy one today!
If you really want to think outside the box, get your father a membership to The Jerky of The Month Club. This is the gift that keeps on giving. Each month, Amazing Clubs will mail your pops 3 different flavors of jerky and even include a variety of meats including elk jerky and venison. At nearly 10 ounces a shipment, he is sure to have plenty on hand between shipments. They offer 3, 6 and 12 month memberships, we suggest the latter.
For a classic bi-fold, nothing beats Orvisâ€™ Classic Thinfold Wallet. With eight card holders, genuine leather and double cash slots, this allows you to hold a little extra without the bulk. This is a great all around wallet that can be used as your go to. When you order directly from Orvis.com you have the opportunity to personalize it withÂ engraved initials. How about M-W-G? BUY NOW!
Finally, use the day to catch up. Stop by the house to share a beer and some stories, or if you are far away, give the man a call. It is a time we can say thank you and a time to reflect on all he has given you.