Father’s Day is the day for you let your dad see how much he means to you. So, use some of the tips below to make the day even more special.
- You don’t need to plan a huge celebration to let your dad know just how much he means to you. Sometimes it means more just to spend the day with him doing a hobby that he loves – even if you don’t.
Even dads like breakfast in bed. It does not have to be an elaborate meal – especially if you have kids underfoot. Just a hot cup of coffee, a bowel of his favorite cereal and some toast will work. Remember it is the thought that counts.
- You don’t have to break the bank to get dad a gift on father’s day – but if he really does not need a tie – then don’t get him one. Make sure you get him something that he will really love – such as tickets to a sporting event or a new power tool.
- A great gift idea, especially if you wait until the last minute, is to get your dad a gift card to one of his favorite stores or restaurants. Almost every store or restaurant has a gift card available and that way he can get something he really wants, instead of you having to guess. Most super centers, book stores and big grocery stores now sell gift cards to the more popular restaurants.
If you give your mother flowers for Mother’s Day, don’t forget that maybe your father might like them, too! Your father might like the idea of a new plant or bush for the yard.
- Some dads may like the idea of the gift of a day off. Don’t bother him with petty things on Father’s Day. Let him sleep in for a change and let him watch what he wants on TV!
- Give your dad a homemade coupon book. In it you can put coupons that are redeemable for a home cooked meal, mowing/watering the lawn, cleaning the garage, or any other chores around the house that your dad might do on a regular basis.
- If your dad has a hobby of some kind – like playing golf, photography, etc. – you can arrange for him to take a day class to improve his skills!
- Maximize your resources and purchase a gift collectively among family members/friends to get Dad a gift that would otherwise be out of your price range. This gives you the chance to buy a laptop, a digital camera, a big screen TV, appliances, and more!
- Father’s Day may be a good time to help your dad get a few things done he’s been trying to avoid. You may want to volunteer to wash/detail/vacuum his car for him, or fill it up out of your own pocket. Your dad deserves to drive a car that looks good!
- Other great gift ideas for your Father are; a nice comfortable hammock, a new grill (men love to cook out!) or a new watch (something masculine).
- Every guy is different, but my idea of a great Father’s Day includes some good cooking, some unencumbered time to have my kids play with me, and maybe even a trip to the pool or a new gadget I’ve been wanting. The last two are optional.
- Need fathers day gift ideas? Think about what your father loves the most. Is he a couch potato? Give him an organizer for his remotes. Is he a sports fanatic? How about a jersey with his favorite team. Does he have a fancy car? Give him a full car car kit with wash, wax, detailing tools, etc. With a little creative thought, you should have no trouble coming up with fathers day gift ideas. Just think about what he likes. And don’t forget to spoil him. It’s his special day!
- Don’t forget to give him a card! Whether it be a card bought from the store or a handmade card from all the kids, it’ll make dad’s day.
- Treat your dad to a day at the ol’ ball park! It will be a fun day full of baseball, hot dogs, and more!
- Have the kids make a Father’s Day medal or award that has a special message like “Best Dad” or “We love you Dad!”
- Give your father a useful gift that he can use everyday instead of a tie or shirt. If your dad loves to cook, a food thermometer makes a wonderful gift that will also promote food safety.
- First, make sure Dad has nothing work related to do that day. Take care of his chores for him.
- Dads don’t like to rush. Plan a day the has plenty of down time. Plan an outing, but only if you can make it a no hassle trip.
Buy your dad something personalized that he can keep for years to come. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should remind him of favorite hobby or activity.
Don’t Buy your dad anything that involves work! Nothing to plant or build unless it is absolutely his passion.
- Stick around that day. Tell your friends you are busy. Hang out with your Dad, or at least be around (to cater to his every whim.)
- Dads not only like treats, but they actually need them in order to remain healthy. You know what he likes – make sure you have plenty of it on hand.
- It is a scientific fact that dads need a high degree of relaxation on Fathers Day. Plan a day the requires no effort on his part. If possible, your dad should not be moved more than a few inches in any direction.
- Dads are stress magnets. Something that massages or relaxes is a good idea.
- It is extremely important to keep your Dad well hydrating on Fathers Day. I suggest keeping a small bucket of whatever he likes to drink within his grasp at all times. And make sure it’s nice and cold.
- Don’t talk about money, car problems, or anything else that could distract Dad from the primary purpose of this day which is Relaxation! A recent European study showed that it can take the average Dad up to seven years to recover from just one bad Fathers Days.
- If Dad doesn’t like ‘em don’t invite ‘em over. That includes your new boyfriend with the Tattoos and Motorcycle.
- Take your Dad to lunch and make sure you pick up the tab.
- If I was your Dad, I would want you to wash and wax my car. In fact, I still want you to wash and wax my car.
- Do things for Dad that you know he hates to do himself. Weeding, changing the oil in the mower, painting the mail box?
- Once your dad has been properly fed and cared for, He will need to be placed in a comfortable position. Ideally, on a couch or in a hammock. He will need to be left completely undisturbed for at least one hour.
- Don’t forget a Father’s Day cake! Personalize it with his name. If he’s on a diet, you could do cupcakes instead.
- Buy your day an “experience” for Father’s Day. They have anything from driving a race car, learning to cook, deep sea fishing, a helicopter ride, brewing your own beer, and more!
- If your dad is a golfer, buy him a new set of golf clubs for Father’s Day! If you can’t afford a whole set, try replacing one or two of his most worn out clubs with new ones.
- Buy your dad an everyday gift for Father’s Day that he wouldn’t normally think to buy himself like a new wallet or pair of nice sunglasses.
- Don’t forget to wish the other dads that you know a happy Father’s Day!
- Buy your dad a season of his favorite old TV show series on DVD!
- Buy your dad a CD of his favorite band or download onto his iPod some songs from his favorite music style!
- If you can’t figure out what to get your dad for Father’s Day, just ask him! It’s better to get him something he wants rather than another tie.
- Get your dad a hip new technological gadget like a GPS, smart phone, or Blu-Ray Player!
- Sometimes waiting until the last minute isn’t always a bad thing as many stores will have Father’s Day sales the week before or the weekend of the holiday.
- Buy your dad a big bottle of his favorite cologne this Father’s Day!
- Buy your dad a personalized gift with his name on it for Father’s Day. It will be something he will appreciate forever and you will show how much you care by buying him a truly unique gift.