Sometimes it’s the simple things that we take for granted that mean the world to pops, like a phone call or making him a cup of coffee. It's no secret that most of the time dads play the role of the tough, strong figure in the family. So why not bring out a little tenderness in him on Father’s Day? If you’re struggling to think of something thoughtful to celebrate Dad, here are some ideas to try...
Gloves on! Time for gardening
If the old man is the gardener in the family, getting him to give you rights to his garden for the day may be tricky. While Dad may say he doesn’t need any help in the garden (the OCD in him kicking in), it’s his day to be celebrated, so take the gardening duties off his hands and get him to relax for the day. Alternatively, there’s no harm in spending time with him in the garden and having fun together. It’s Father’s Day after all. The aim is for it not to feel like a chore. Incorporate some DIY projects into the task and give the garden a new look with a few standout features or splashes of colour. You’ll be surprised by how much inspiration there is to draw from the things in your backyard or Wendy house.
If it’s a case of the garden needing a complete face-lift, all hope is not lost. Read our article on how to create your dream garden on a budget and surprise Dad with a revamped garden.
What is a celebration without some good food? Having a meal at the table is special, but how about something he won’t be expecting, like a lovely backyard picnic setup? Could there be anything better than a mini Father’s Day picnic feast, with the sound of birds chirping in the background and a refreshing breeze? If there’s no room to set up a picnic in your garden, go to your nearest park.
It’s game time!
How often does one get to really bond with their father? Games are the perfect way to connect with Dad – they bring out the inner child in everyone. Whether it’s obstacle courses, team challenges or a mini tournament, the old man is guaranteed to have a ball. There is a world of games to choose from, so, if you like, take it outdoors and have some old school, wholesome fun.
Less is more
Life can get so busy that you don’t have a moment to plan something special for Dad, we get it. Take it back to basics and spoil the king of your heart with good treatment and small acts of kindness. Serve him a cup of coffee in bed, take him for a drive, rub his feet or shoulders, run him a bath, play his favourite music or watch his favourite movie with him… the list is endless. There’s no limit to the things you can do to celebrate him.
Father’s Day is really more about making your old man feel special than it is about the amount of money spent or the size of the gifts you give him. You’ll be surprised how simple the things that touch your dad’s heart are. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!