Daddy and his child girl in an Superhero's costumes by choreograph, 123RF
To many of us, our father is our superhero, or friendly giant, which all children believe are our protectors from all harm. They are a figure that we go to when we are in need of help. We've been highly dependent on our fathers since birth due to their protective traits to ensure we're safe from harm.
Father's Day falls this year on 19 June 2022, and we understand how overwhelming it is to prepare for such an important day. But don't worry, we've got you covered because we've listed a few things to do for Father's Day as it is a good chance for us to return their love.
Spend time doing their favorite hobby together
Father and son playing chess by lightfieldstudios, 123RF
Fathers are the most uncomplicated people who spend their time enjoying their favorite hobby. And often, when looking for them around the house, we always find them at their favorite spot.
Thus, it's an excellent idea for us to show appreciation by spending time with them to do some of their favorite things together! Do they love fishing? Then take them by the lake to fish! Do they love history? Buy two tickets at the museum! Knowing that their child takes an interest in learning and doing the things they love is one of the best gifts a child can give to their father. Time spent with them is irreplaceable and would create fond memories together.
Take them out for drinks or dinner
Family eating together at a table by deagreez, 123RF
As we grow older, we tend to focus on our personal life and might stray away from the relationship with our father. Fathers, in general, appreciate quality time spent with their loved ones.
One of the other things we can do for Father's Day is to take them out for a drink at their favorite coffee shop or local bar and use it as an opportunity to catch up with them and share about your life and theirs. It is always good to spend some time having meaningful conversations with them.
Taking the family out for dinner at your father's favorite restaurant is also a great way to celebrate Father's Day. Fathers will be more than happy to see their family sitting together and having a meal while spending good family time.
Father's Day family activity
Family playing Twister by olesiabillkei, 123RF
A Father's role is always to ensure that the family is protected and stays together happily. And one of the ways to enhance that beautiful bond is to have fun family activities together. Family activities, such as Dad Joke Wars, are great on Father's Day as the family can spend some time working on something fun together!
These activities often strengthen the bond of the family because they build the emotional bond and create those perfect little moments you can remember for a lifetime. Joke Wars will be a great way to tie and entertain everyone, especially our fathers since they love making funny dad jokes that could be ridiculous or crack us up. Seeing his family happy and spending time together is already considered the greatest gift to him.
Bring him out for a shopping spree
Family with paper bags happy after successful shopping by milkos, 123RF
As we all know, most fathers dislike shopping because they don't prefer spending time browsing through shops after shops for hours. More often than not, they go to the shop knowing what they want, buy the stuff, and head home straight.
So, making a list of your father's favorite items and bringing them directly to the shop would be one of the perfect things to do for Father's Day! For example, if they have hardware-related hobbies, take them to a newly opened hardware shop or home improvement shop, and buy them new tools they have been wanting or need an upgrade.
Although dads might be reluctant at first, you'll be surprised how many things they can put on the baskets once they're out there discovering the stuff they need! Knowing that their children are the ones who are paying will make them spend hours there.
Gifting a Father's Day Gift Basket
mom and daughter congratulate dad and give a gift by evgenyatamanenko, 123RF
Growing up, our fathers always gave us what we wanted and needed. They often give in to our demands because of their love for us. So, let's do the same thing they did for us on Father's Day to show that we remember their warmth and love.
Of all the things to do for Father's Day, the simplest thing would be giving a gift basket filled with things he loves and enjoys that would genuinely surprise him. You can fill the gift basket with anything random, from fancy items, such as a new watch to his favorite snacks to a flight ticket for his favorite travel destination.
Filling the basket with his favorite items would show that you are attentive to your father, just like how he is to you. You will be surprised how many of your favorite items he remembers.
A final touch to the gift basket would be a hand-written card. Hand-written cards are usually sentimental and full of expressions. However, the hand-written card should be witty, such as putting in a Father's Day pun that would crack him up. The humorous element to the card would lighten the mood on the card as it might seem odd to give to your father as they often express more through actions rather than words. A fun family picture would be a good idea to add some emotional touch to the card.
Those are some of the best things to do for Father's Day. Give them the special day they deserve and let them know how much you appreciate them.
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