With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s worth putting in the time and effort to show our fathers some love and appreciation. If you’re still trying to decide what to do with your family this year, here are some ideas for you to ponder.
- Surprise him with something he enjoys. A Father’s Day survey from 2020 suggested just under a third of those polled missed the experience of watching sports as a family. So, if he loves football, buy tickets for a game or buy him a club shirt. If he loves ice hockey, get a team puck framed. Alternatively, simply take the time to watch a sporting event on television together.
- Pick a project. Almost a quarter of those in the same survey suggested they miss doing DIY or gardening with their fathers. If he likes spending time in the garden, swap the maddening flat-pack instructions for making an easy DIY birdfeeder or building some unusual outdoor pallet furniture.
- Invite grandparents. Why not include your wider family in the celebrations? Organise an afternoon tea with your grandparents and make them feel special with some quality chocolates to really earn some ‘brownie’ points.
- Have a movie night. Get the snacks ready and pick out your family’s favourite films. If you want to try something a bit different, get a projector set up in the back garden, secure a white sheet down from the washing line, grab some blankets and there you have it – your own outdoor cinema.
- Go hiking or camping. For dads who love the great outdoors, take the time to go for a hike in one of the many beautiful areas of British countryside. If you want to go the extra mile, take some camping equipment, make him wear the compulsory pair of novelty socks and make a weekend of it.
- Cook together. It can be fun to cook with other people, especially for a special occasion. If it’s not something you usually do together, it could be a good opportunity to try something different. Pick a meal you both love to eat and find a fairly simple recipe for optimal effort-to-enjoyment ratio.
- Make him breakfast. If you prefer to be the only chef in the kitchen, treat your dad to a ready-made breakfast featuring his favourite foods. He’ll be in a good mood and fuelled for whatever else you have planned for the rest of the day.
If none of these ideas are what you had in mind, remember that the most important thing is to spend some time with your dad this Father’s Day, however you’re able to do that.