Decades ago, the term “Stay at home Dad” was non-existent. These days, nearly everyone personally knows or knows of a father who spends his days at home caring for his children and household. The upcoming holiday of Father’s Day is a lovely opportunity to honor that amazing stay at home dad with a special gift. While we have come a long way in regards to gender stereotypes, there is still a long way to go. Some Stay at home Dads may still occasionally feel the sting of disapproval or bewilderment from people who simply can not understand that a man’s life can be quite fulfilling and enjoyable staying home to take care of home and family. In this respect, your thoughtful Father’s Day gift will be even more meaningful and appreciated.
A Handwritten Letter Expressing Your Feelings. Why do we often wait until it is too late to express our feelings of respect and admiration to someone? Instead of letting another year go by before letting that special stay at home dad know how much you respect his choice and admire his parenting skills. Whether you are a relative or friend of the dad you wish to acknowledge this Father’s Day, he will surely be touched by your gesture.
A Collection Of His Favorite Music Or Movies. Any parent who spends their days caring for small children while cooking meals and keeping the home intact need to spend a certain amount of time enjoying relaxing activities. If your stay at home dad has been looking a little worn out lately, a gift bag filled with a nice assortment of DVD’s or CD’s will enable that special father to put their feet up, relax and recharge their batteries.
A New Bestseller Or Two. If your stay at home dad loves to read, a book that’s been climbing the best seller lists will surely make his day. Single income families must be aware of every dollar spent, and rarely do the parents choose to spend their extra money on luxury items for themselves. Instead of your stay at home dad waiting for that book to become available at the local library and having a limited amount of time to read it, he can relax and enjoy the gift at his leisure.
Tickets To A Local Comedy Club. Laughter is the best remedy for stress, and being a stay at home parent is a stressful job. Gifting your stay at home dad two tickets for a local comedy club can enable him and his spouse to enjoy an evening out on the town. Be sure to include babysitting services for that special date night!
Kitchen Luxuries. If that special father stays home with the kids while his partner works outside the home all day, chances are he also takes charge of getting the meals on the table. A few luxury items for the kitchen can be time saving as well as enjoyable to use. Think convection oven, juicer, panini maker or gourmet coffee maker. A little bit of luxury in the kitchen can help him get through his day a little bit easier and a little bit happier.
Father’s Day is a lovely chance to honor all those dads that mean so much to us all through the year. Honoring that stay at home dad with one of these thoughtful gifts will make him feel appreciated and loved for all his hard work and family dedication.