You Won’t See Jack Ryan Wearing a Tie

You Won’t See Jack Ryan Wearing a Tie

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By now you’ve probably seen no less than a dozen web articles telling you the best gifts to give for Father’s Day this year. If I see another one of these roundups (typically written by a female – no offense) with completely inaccurate information, I’m going to have an aneurysm. I’ve seen lists that include facial scrub, socks, ties, hair products and a million other assorted frilly gifts that only a woman would want a man to have. I’m here to tell you what we really want is electronics, tools, tickets to a concert or professional sports game or even a DVD or two. Who do you think knows better what a man wants – someone with a Y chromosome, that’s who!

It’s no exaggeration when I tell you I own over 300 neckties. I do enjoy getting new ones, but I like to pick them out myself. They are a statement about my personality and only I know how to match a piece of silk with my demeanor. Bless my family’s heart for trying to pick out a new one, but with so many I’m sure I already have that color/design/pattern/whatever. Dollars-to-donuts, I’ll bet that’s what I get this year.

Last night, while watching the national news, I saw a commercial for a Blu-ray release with a special promotion that started yesterday. With all of the misinformation about Father’s Day gifts out there that I’m sure my wife has taken as golden, I just know I will have to hide my disappointment come Sunday morning as I open a gift of lavender-scented shaving cream or polka-dotted boxer briefs. Sheesh. This commercial was for the DVD release of a movie I missed when it was in the theaters – Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Only this package not only bundles The Italian Job with Mark Wahlberg (man-crush), it also includes a Ticketmaster discount of $15 off of sports tickets! I’ve always wanted to go to an actual stock car race!

Get the new Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit on Blu-ray DVD and save $15 off sports tickets at Ticketmaster. - SahmReviews.comSo I have no choice but to buy this present for myself. The Blu-ray 2-pack is only $12.96 at Walmart during the 6/10 through 6/14 promotion, so even after tax it is essentially free once I redeem the Ticketmaster credit! Now if I can only find it among the huge selection at the store…

Get the new Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit on Blu-ray DVD and save $15 off sports tickets at Ticketmaster. -

Success! But…it isn’t Father’s Day yet. It wouldn’t be politically correct of me to enjoy it just yet, now would it?! This needs to be opened and enjoyed on Sunday.

Get the new Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit on Blu-ray DVD and save $15 off sports tickets at Ticketmaster. -

Of course I don’t want the rest of the family to feel bad, so I’ll label the tag appropriately…

Get the new Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit on Blu-ray DVD and save $15 off sports tickets at Ticketmaster. - SahmReviews.comGet the new Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit on Blu-ray DVD and save $15 off sports tickets at Ticketmaster. -

If you’ve gotten this far, thank you for hanging on to see what us guys really want for Father’s Day. If you’re a fellow male, you already know what I’m talking about. If you’re a member of the (admittedly) fairer sex, well, heed this warning. This is the type of thing we want on Father’s Day. Not soap, not shampoo, not BBQ tools so we can cook for YOU! Unless it is at least 40 proof, it should not come in a bottle at all. If it plugs into a wall, inserts into a DVD player or video game console, comes in an envelope with date/row/seat information or is at least 2,500 calories, then you’re probably close to getting it right.

Don’t be wrong on Father’s Day. Run out to Walmart by the 14th, pick up this Blu-ray 2-pack and buy him some tickets to your local minor league baseball game, then enjoy TWO movies for free! Guys, you can thank me later. Gals, you’re welcome.


About Scott

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as, and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

25 comments on «You Won’t See Jack Ryan Wearing a Tie»

  1. AMEN! Seriously, no more ties!! My husband already has a huge collection of them! He would very much prefer a cool tech gadget or a new action packed movie for Father’s Day!

  2. I had never heard of Jack Ryan, how did I miss this? It sounds like a great movie and I bet my husband would love it!

  3. Brittany C says:

    Now that I think back, I don’t think we’ve ever purchased our dad a tie! I do love the DVD options, so I’ll consider that this year. I guess I should probably get to shopping soon since Father’s Day is coming up!

  4. candice says:

    I’ve never actually bought anyone a tie for Father’s Day, but that joke will just never get old! I’ve been opting for DVDs over the past few years and I’m gonna stick with it.

  5. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I usually get my hubby things like outings for Father’s Day. This year I got him tix to a comedy show.

  6. I have no idea what I am doing, hard to top last year, so I am at a lost. Thanks for the idea.

  7. Angela S says:

    This bundle is definitely a great idea for a Father’s Day gift!

  8. Dawn Lopez says:

    I actually just caught this movie last night and it was pretty good! I can see how it would make a great gift for Father’s Day 🙂

  9. Pam says:

    My husband would be all over this. He usually needs some ties, but he would like this a lot better!

  10. Shauna says:

    That is funny… I used to get my Daddy ties every year. Hubby doesn’t wear ties but is a huge Jack Ryan fan so this would be great

  11. What a nice Father’s Day gift suggestion. Sounds like a movie my husband would enjoy !

  12. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I have been hearing a lot about this Jack Ryan movie! My husband would like it since it has a lot of action in it.

  13. LMAO thanks for the tips!! And you are so right — some of the lists going around certainly don’t fit any men in my life! My Dad and Gramps would much prefer your suggestion!!

  14. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Love this perspective. Interesting to read what a dad really wants.

  15. Liz Mays says:

    That does sound like the perfect gift to me. Kudos to yourself for having good taste.

  16. Carlee C says:

    I want those DVD’s for me! I’m sure hubby would enjoy them as well. 🙂

  17. Oh my gosh you had me cracking up at the end there. You are right though, my husband would love anything tech or sport related….pass on the ties please!

  18. Dawn says:

    Hahaha! Love your post. Yeah, my hubs definitely needs no more ties. He would love this, though!

  19. Micaya says:

    Thank you!!! I’ve stopped giving ties as gifts a LOOONG time ago.

  20. When buying a gift for the opposite sex, I think cars and their parts, technology, or tickets to the races of some sort. I got your back, so to speak.

  21. Anne says:

    Back in the day, we used to give our father golf tees. Now, golf tees are a good gift for my spouse. Something usable, not the wrong size, and not highly scented. 😉 But that set of DVDs is a good one, too. Thanks for the advice.

  22. Tess says:

    What a cute look at it. Lol I want to see that movie!

  23. saminder gumer says:

    i dont know what to give my dad. he doesnt want anything and is very picky. maybe a movie is a good idea. i have never tried that before. he may not like this one but i am sure i can find one he likes.

  24. Michelle S says:

    The tie was always the safe option …for dads who wear ties! We’ve move past the gifting part of the holidays, but you can’t go wrong with movies to enjoy at home.

  25. Danielle says:

    I think my husband has three ties total. He definitely isn’t a tie person! But he is a movie person. #client

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