Fathers are unique in this perspective – they never really show that they need anything from their children. In my books, this makes showing your appreciation even more important. With Father’s Day right around the corner (it’s on 21st June, that’s this Sunday!), it’s a perfect opportunity to remind Dad of how amazing he is! Here are 5 things you can do to make this Father’s Day extra special.
Trust me, if your dad shows that he doesn’t care, he’s probably just feeling awkward. I know, because the other day I found a box which my dad has always had. And it contained all the handmade gifts my sister and I ever made for him. Even the drawings (more of doodles really) from when we were babies.
And obviously, investing time and effort into making something by hand, is always a good gift. Here are some great and easy ideas to try:
- DIY Engraved Wood Mousepad by A Bubbly Life
- Swiss Army Key Ring by Instructables
- Custom Ceramic Tiles by Brit + Co
- Confetti POP-pers Cards by A Joyful Riot
- The Father’s Day Gift Guide + Packaging Ideas by Paper & Stitch
- DIY Scrabble Cuff Links by Hello Wonderful
- I Owe You Cards: You can also make I Owe You Cards with things your dad normally asks you to do.
Father’s Day is also the perfect day to create some memories. You can plan a day of activities, games, cook a meal and more. For example, last year, we spent Father’s Day on a trek, following which we cooked a meal and rounded the evening off with a movie. Simple enough, relatively inexpensive and a fond memory.
It’s easy to forget that your father has interests too and it’s highly likely that he wants to share them with you. So, take some time out and talk to him about them. Go for that walk he wants to go on, talk about things that interest him, share your thoughts on his life and how he goes about running it. Even though they seem very boring at the moment. Remember, the day is about making your dad happy, not the other way around.
When I started writing this list, I was going through all the fathers I know and what they would want on Father’s Day. And I came to the conclusion that the one thing, they will always want and is easiest for us to give is, dun dun dun, TIME! Some quality time doing anything together. Do it in your own way and make it personal!
Lastly show some love! Say it with words, letters, notes, voicenotes. Anything really. That you care and love your parent. It seems like something fairly basic, but it will mean a lot to them. Tell them you appreciate everything they do for you. It will probably make their day!
Share your Father’s Day memories with us. We would love to hear your story! – PA