Father’s Day is a great time to show dad how much you appreciate everything he does for everyone in the family. Many times these silent heroes go unnoticed, content to stand on the side and watch as everyone else accomplishes their goals. Granted, some dads are more vocal than others, and every one has his individual style (or lack thereof). But seeing as how the big always tends to come through, this Father’s Day get him something that simply says “Thanks, you are appreciated.” Because as we all know, dad will never ask for a “Thank You,” seeing his kids or wife smile is generally enough of a thank you, and he considers that recognition of a job well done. So here are some Fathers Day gift ideas for dad:
A Day Off
No really, a day off from everything. Let the man relax and take in a day to do what he likes to do, rather than that which he is obligated to do. That means, taking out the trash, mowing the lawn, and tackling all the other chores he is generally assigned in the house. Many times just covering for dad to allow him to sneak off and take a nap will be a great present all to itself.
Dads have different personas and favorite places to eat. By picking him up a gift card to that favorite restaurant or store he likes so much, you can “This one’s on me.” Plus, this is a great one sized fits all present that he will actually use, rather than stash it in the drawer where it will not be seen again.
Universal Remote Control
If you dad has six remotes just to turn on the television, this is your chance to simplify his life. By getting a universal remote from just about any department or electronic store, you can impress him with your technical prowess. Just be prepared to program the thing for him, so read up on whichever one you select.
One thing that many dad’s enjoy is cooking on the grill. So pick up a few steaks, and let him grill away. Even help him out and make the side dishes for an unforgettable Fathers Day meal. Just remember the dessert, as the overwhelming majority of dad’s love sweet stuff.
Pay A Bill
If you and your siblings live with your parents and have some sources of income, this is your chance to help out. Pick out a bill, and cover it for that month. It could be something like the cable bill or phone bill, or even chip in toward the electric bill. Dad will be extremely impressed that his children took the time to consider helping him cover the monthly expenses, he will likely treat everyone to dinner.
Sports Tickets or Clothes
If dad has a favorite sports team, consider picking him up a pair of tickets to a game. Giving him the chance to see his favorite team in action will go along way. Many times he has been a fan for a while a just picking him up an official jersey or shirt will bring him close to tears.
Dinner & a Movie
Take dad out for a nice meal, then treat him to a flick. Spending some time with dad on or around Fathers Day is probably just what he is looking for (though will likely never admit it), so give him the chance to enhance his bond and grab a bite.
Picking up a traditional board game may be the one thing that seems rather odd. However, sticking around to have a little gaming session, the old fashioned way, will get the whole family involved and may even turn out to be something of a weekly tradition. Picking a simple game gets kids of all ages involved and will get everyone laughing and talking, and give dad a night to talk about all year long.