Father’s Day is something we love celebrating. However, each year, we tend to do the same thing and buy the same gifts. So this year I want us to do something different, something that’ll make dad feel really special but without it being too stressful for us all (going out for meals on Father’s Day is always rather chaotic, I think). With that in mind, here are some of the ideas I’ve put together:
Serving Up Breakfast in Bed
If there is anything dads love it’s a nice lazy Sunday morning in bed, so why not start the day off by serving up his favourite morning treat? This is something the kids can easily get involved it and it’ll make them feel as though they’re really spoiling dad this Father’s Day. Plus, all of this extra effort and thought is sure to put a smile on his face and start the day off in style.
Cards with a Difference
Instead of just buying a card from Card Factory and leaving it at that, why not get the kids to write extra-special messages inside? Or, if they’re old enough, they could even write a poem or draw a picture. Alternatively, if you’ve got time, you might want to have a go at making your own cards this year. Get the craft kits out and get to work creating some masterpieces that dad will treasure forever. Go one step further and treat your Father to a Father’s day chocolate bouquets with all his favourite chocolate bars.
A Keepsake Gift
Even though you might not want to spend a fortune on a gift (or dad really does want a new pair of socks!), it is nice to make a fuss of dad if it’s a landmark Father’s Day. For example, it could be his first Father’s Day or it may be his first as a Grandad. So why not mark this special occasion with a gift that’ll serve as a keepsake. This could include something fabulous like a watch or it may be something a little more affordable but no less special, like a personalised photo frame.
Cook Up a Storm
If you don’t want to join the crowds on Father’s Day at your local pub, why not cook up a storm in the kitchen instead? The fact that dad can relax and unwind at home all day while the little ones (and you!) run around after him will really make him feel great. And there are plenty of kid-friendly recipes available online that’ll make this even more special and personal. You could even break full tradition and ditch the family roast for dad’s favourites, like pizza or burgers!
As you can see, making Father’s Day a little different this year need not take much time or money. But with some extra thought and attention, you can really make this year one to remember.