Is it really a good idea to pick clothes out for Dad as a gift? I imagine dads everywhere imagining their options--should I endure a trip to the mall or let the family pick something outside of my comfort zone?

Most dads seemed to have learned to go with the flow--smile at the pink shirt, wear once (maybe) and put in bottom drawer with other gifts.

That's the great thing about dads is they rarely suggest an exchange because that might spark an invitation to go shopping "so you can pick out something YOU like." 

For brave souls willing to have another go at a piece of clothing Dad will like, here are two sales happening this week., just in time for Father's Day

Jos. A. Bank with stores in Roseville, Edina, Eden Prairie, Woodbury and Maple Grove has 50 percent off everything online today. The same sale starts tomorrow in the stores. You can save an additional 25 percent or more for each $100 spent ($25 off for each $100 spent up to $400). The fifty percent discount is not good on shoes. 

Nordstrom's half-yearly sale for men starts Friday, June 18. Save on spring/summer wear in all men's departments. 

Maybe it's just me, but most Father's Day gifts seem so lame. So destined for a garage sale in two years. Like the beer belt Dad is supposed to wear while grilling. Any dads out there who would wear that? Any kids out there who think their dad would wear it? If so, I'll give you details in tomorrow's blog.