Father’s Day is a chance for children to spoil their Dad and show them how much they are loved and thought of. While expensive gifts are always welcome, often it’s the little things that mean the most to a Dad on Father’s Day.
Starting the day off right by treating Dad to breakfast in bed can be followed up by giving Dad control of the TV remote control for the day. Taking over those summer Sunday chores, like cutting the grass, can also be a welcome gift.
Yet, many children will also buy or make a card and Father’s Day gift for their Dad. Traditional gifts like ties, socks and chocolates are always high on the list, but more personal presents that show how much thought has gone into the gift are often most valued. Perhaps a book by his favourite author, a CD by his favourite group, or even tickets to a favourite sporting or music event, if budgets allow, will make him smile.
For younger children, keepsake Dad Teddy Bears, home-made cards, pictures or stories drawn and written by their children can make delightful Father’s Day gifts. Similarly, framed photos of their children are also excellent ideas.
While it’s easier for adults to simply spend money on their Dad, time can be a wonderful gift on Father’s Day. Taking Dad out for a meal or cooking him a homemade meal is a great way to spend more time with Dad on Father’s Day. It also returns to the root of why this day was first established – to appreciate all the things that our fathers do for us throughout our lives.