It comes once a year, and even though we all know it is coming, very few of us find ourselves prepared with the right action plan for a perfectly executed Father’s Day soiree. Long gone are the simple days when you could present him with a macaroni-glue project and expect a delighted reaction. So what is one to do as the days until June 15th are winding down, yet ideas and/or funds have seemingly come to a halt? Here are a few ideas to help you make your dad’s special day as impressive as he is.
1.) Take him to a movie
This is also one of the most popular ideas when it comes to dating, so the concept of a movie present is not a new one. Yet, there is a reason it is known as a classic suggestion. Almost everyone can find a movie that they will enjoy. Besides, people go to the theaters for more than the film playing—it is about the experience. Go the whole nine yards. Get him his favorite candy, a jumbo bucket of popcorn, and share some laughs (or tears) together.
2.) Make him a fancy dinner
Rather than taking him out to dinner, which is still thoughtful, actually cooking your dad a dinner yourself means much more. For one, it shows that you invested more time in this gift than simply showing up to eat with him and slapping down your card at the end of the meal. It requires planning, knowledge of his culinary preferences, and immense effort to present him with something not only edible, but also delicious! Another reason making him dinner is an awesome gift idea is that it shows your father he did something right in raising you. You can fend for yourself as a grown-up (or at least pretend that you are capable to for a night). Pop open a bottle of his favorite wine and get ready to dine!
3.) Play his favorite sport with him
Whether you head to the driving range to practice golf, the batting cage to get in a few good swings, the tennis courts to spar, or the basketball courts for a friendly game of h-o-r-s-e, getting out and active with your dad means spending quality time together doing something that he loves. How could this idea not be a perfect strike? (Sports pun intended.)
4.) Customize something cheesy
For those of you with sentimental (or goofball) dads, getting something customized to fit him speaks volume for the amount of time and effort you gave for your gift. If you have nicknames for each other, you can have special T-shirts made with the names on the back. Buy him a cake with a picture of his face plastered on the top. If you feel really ambitious, you can always reach out to his favorite celebrity in hopes that they could be so kind as to send an autograph or fan paraphernalia.
Whatever you decide to do for your dad, remember that it really is the thought that counts. Make it special because the day is about thanking him for each special day he has given you.