Fathers Day is a significant day for both Dads and children alike. Year after year however, it can get a bit tedious to figure out what exactly to do to make this Fathers Day an extra special day.
Here are some top tips to make your Dad's day an extra memorable and unique day:
1. Do it Homemade
What Dad doesn't like sweet things? Make him his favourite dessert or snack. If he loves to barbeque, why not buy a blank apron, dig out the fabric paints, and design a bbq apron your Dad will be proud of? Rather than buying a card to go with your present, why not make your own? Make it unique with pop-ups, fancy designs, and maybe even a pocket of vouchers of things you will do for Dad this Fathers Day!
2. Take it out of the Gift Wrapped Box
Who says that gifts for Dad have to be wrapped up neatly in a box with a bow on top? Sometimes the best gifts are those ones that are out of the ordinary. Give an adventure gift, whether it be sky diving, hot air ballooning, whale watching, scuba diving, or mountain hiking. Or go to a winery together or a fancy dinner in the city. Whatever you choose to do, make it something that you would not normally do, whether it be because of time or cost, or simply because it's just not a part of your regular routine.
3. Make it Interesting!
There's nothing worse than getting a present that you have absolutely no interest in. To avoid this, make a list of your Dad's top interests, hobbies, sports, and common conversation topics. Find out what he's interested in, and tailor your Fathers Day gifts to match those interests. Also consider his occupation – my Dad is an engineer, so he loves figuring things out, number puzzles, and anything that requires problem solving. What car does he drive? Does he have a desk job or does he love the outdoors? What does he tend to do in his free time? If he has a Harley motorbike, you don't have to get him all the expensive gear to go with it (though he'd undoubtedly love it if you did!) - there are plenty of other Harley memorabilia that would feed his passions, such as mugs, keyrings, beer steins with the Harley logo, etc. Don't break your budget with these Fathers Day gifts, just consider a few of his unique interests and you'll be able to come up with a perfect idea for him.
4. Give Memories
Make special memories with Dad and the rest of the family. Go for a family game of mini golf, take a trip to the beach, take a picnic to the park, or go for an ice cream or coffee just the two of you. Taking a walk together may be simple, but it shows your Dad that you value time with him and are making it a priority. Take the opportunity to ask your Dad questions about what it was like for him growing up, what major changes he's seen in his lifetime, and what advice he can give you.
5. Gift Vouchers
Everybody says that vouchers and gift cards are boring and it feels like the giver hasn't given time or thought into the gift. Change the common perception! Give tickets to his favourite sporting event, but give a small piece of his team's merchandise with it so he has something to unwrap on the day. Make him go on a treasure hunt for his gift card. Or give him a gift card and say that you want to come with him when he spends it and just hang out with him and have a coffee together when you're both done.
The top keys to giving great Fathers Day gifts is really in creating something unique and tailored specifically for your Dad's interests. Think outside the box, and have fun creating memories this Fathers Day!