Doc Hubby is a New England boy. He grew up in New Hampshire, rooting for the Red Sox and the Pats, playing hockey on the pond down the street, and loving maple syrup. All his life he’s always wanted to tap his own trees and make maple syrup. This year, we finally did it. I got him buckets and taps for Christmas two years ago, we waited until fall and labeled the sugar maples in our yard upstate, and as soon as the sugar house down the road started tapping their trees, we followed suit.
Do you know how many gallons of sap it takes to make one gallon of maple syrup? Forty. We gathered fifteen gallons. We boiled for a couple of days. Doc Hubby was like a kid in a candy shop about the whole thing. So excited.
Not to sound too 1962 about it, but sometimes I think that we’re so busy letting Pete take care of us, that we forget to take care of him. Daddies are pretty special too. And this one anyway, does a whole heck of a lot for our family. Sometimes he deserves a special treat too–like a whole entire day in front of the barbecue boiling sugar maple sap.
Or some new clothes. The guys behind the men’s lifestyle brand Five Four Club contacted me a few weeks ago about reviewing their products. Basically, Five Four Club is a men’s fashion subscription service that keeps your guy in new, cool clothes, without having to spend hours in the store. Cuz let’s face it, most guys would rather be standing in front of the barbecue than in line at the mall. So how does it work? Your guy goes to the Five Four Club website and answers a brief survey to identify his style profile (or let’s face it, you can do it for him). Then for sixty bucks a month, he gets a new package of clothes every month that suit his taste, at an incredible discount. Each month’s package takes the season, color and your fella’s style profile into account. Doc Hubby needs new clothes. Doc Hubby needs cool clothes. Doc Hubby does not have time to shop. This seemed like a really neat way to pamper him a little bit. So I said yes.
The clothes are all pretty fitted so be sure to order a generous size for your guy. The flannel shirt and hooded jacket we got were both huge hits with Pete. He says they fit him perfectly, they are different from what he has in his closet and he feels comfortable in them. The flannel is a nice light weight and super soft with really great detailing. And the hooded jacket is just cool, don’t you think? A great spring weight and stylish cut. Maybe I’m biased…but I think he looks pretty good.
A Five Four Club subscription would make a great Father’s Day gift for your fella this year. I also love it as a gift for a new daddy who could use a little spoiling himself. Mama and baby get so much attention that first year (and rightly so), but what a wonderful thing to send a little something special to a new dad to make him feel good.
Sixty seconds of shopping, total, and then a new outfit every month. Something to let your guy know just how special he is.
Yeah, that’s something daddies definitely gotta have.
Thanks so much to Five Four Club for sending Doc Hubby the clothes to review. As always, all opinions are mine and Pete’s and you better believe weren’t influenced by anyone.