Here we are again, back to the age old question: “What am I going to do for Father’s Day?”. Well don’t worry we’ve got you covered, we have a few do’s and don’t that will make your Father’s Day celebrations a success this year.
DON’T HIT THE RESTAURANTS
We all know it’s great to go out to our local restaurants for celebration lunch or dinner, but for celebration days such as Fathers Day, we think a more personal touch is called for. Consider this ... rushing out to the restaurant to get there for your reservation time, finding a parking spot, perhaps long walk to the restaurant from your car parked miles away, crowded noisy restaurants, the unpleasant and long wait for food and drinks, not to mention shouting over the noise of the other tables.
Instead ... Why not
DO THE HOME-COOKED MEAL
Yes - stay at home with the family and enjoy a home-cooked meal. Surely preparing a home cooked meal for the special man in your life will really show him how much you care. Go the extra mile and prepare one of Dad’s favourite meals that he will undoubtedly enjoy, with the added benefit that he has no clean-up duties and can just sit back and relax. Bliss!
Here's some inspiration for special home cooked meals - check out our Wrapped To You Italian Range Hampers
If you did this last year, and want to try something different AND the weather's good, if Dad's an outdoor man, go to some of his favourite parks or hiking spots and have a picnic. This will create the perfect family day to create perfect memories. And you can even include some outdoor fitness activities and games.
DON’T VISIT THE LOCAL GIFT SHOP
Most often than not, at the local gift shop the “perfect Father's Day gift” seems to be the same type of gifts you can find everywhere - generalised, impersonal posters, pictures or cards that every other dad receives for Father’s Day. Every year it's the same and doesn’t really get Dad all that excited about Father’s Day.
Instead ... Make Fathers Day more personalised
DO THE DIY PRESENT
Instead of giving Dad an item from the gift shop, try making a card yourself. It is a more personal gift and you are allowed to be as funny, weird, artistic or as loving as you want. Ask your children, the grandchildren, the nieces and nephews to draw a picture or write a little note - this will clearly demonstrate the love, consideration and effort that has been put into the gift.
DON’T DO A REPEAT
Just like the year before, you were stumped to find the best gift for Father’s Day and chose to give socks, mugs or toolkit as a gift. As great as these gifts are, doing the same thing or similar year after year gets boring and hey, I wouldn’t be surprised if Dad isn’t all too excited about opening gifts on Father’s Day.
Instead ... do something completely different
GIFT ONE OF OUR LUXURY HAMPERS
Unlike other gifts, giving Dad a hamper will ensure the excite of gift opening stays alive as every year you can change the contents inside. You will also be able to spoil Dad as much as Mom on Mother’s Day.