When was the last time you told your father you love him? When was the last time you showed him how much you appreciate all his efforts? In this difficult time, letting your loved ones know how much you love them has become more important. Some have spent a significant amount of time apart in line with health safety protocols.
Father’s Day is just around the corner. For many people, this is the only day they get to show and say how much they love and appreciate their dads. Celebrate Father’s Day by making your dad feel extra special. It doesn’t have to be grand. The important thing is he feels the love he deserves.
If you’re still clueless about what to do for your dad’s special day, here are five ways to celebrate.
1. Plan a Surprise Party
Most fathers don’t like being the center of attention. But on this day, he deserves to have the attention of the entire family. Get everyone’s help to organize a memorable surprise party for your father. Include some DIY Father’s Day-themed goodies, handwritten letters, and a heart-warming tribute to make him feel special.
Serve him some of his favorite meals that you prepared with love. Take photos and videos so you can look back at this moment anytime.
Make sure to observe health safety protocols, especially if you’re inviting over people outside your household.
2. Buy Him a Gift
Fathers are often too busy to shop for themselves. They would rather buy something for their children or their wife than buy something for themselves. On Father’s Day, get your dad a nice gift he would love or something he can use.
There are a lot of ideal gifts for every type of father, from apparel to gadgets. For instance, you can get him silicone bracelets to jazz up his fashion style. For techie dads, consider getting him a new wireless headset or an Apple TV.
Is there something he has been wanting to have? Use this opportunity to get it for him. Your gift doesn’t have to be expensive. For sure, he’ll still appreciate it. If you want to buy him something pricey, get the whole family to help out.
3. Treat Him to a Spa Day
Spa treatments are not only for moms. Fathers also deserve some pampering to rest their tired and overworked muscles. More men are going to spas over the last few years. They have become more aware of its benefits to their body and wellness.
Due to the increasing number of male spa-goers, you can now find many spa centers that offer services designed for men, from grooming to massages. Some offer home services so your dad doesn’t have to leave the house. This is a perfect way to spend his day off.
While he is relaxing, do his chores for him. After the massage, he can still relax a little longer since you’ve finished his chores.
4. Organize a Movie Night with the Family
Going out is still not the best option these days as the country is still facing a pandemic. On Father’s Day, stay in and spend the day allowing your dad to binge-watch his favorite movies and shows. Join him as he enjoys watching them, even if you don’t have the same favorite genre.
This is the best opportunity to spend quality time with your dad, especially if you’re all busy most of the time, be it with work or school. Quality time is important in having a healthy relationship with your parents. It helps create stronger emotional bonds that promote better communication between parents and children.
5. Dine in His Favorite Restaurant
If you don’t have time to cook or if cooking is not your strong suit, treat your dad to his favorite restaurant instead. Many restaurants are now open and allow people to dine in. Some places, however, only have limited seating capacity to observe social distancing. It’s best to book a reservation in advance to avoid any issues on the day itself.
For dads who are into food, make their special day more interesting by going on a food tour. Instead of going to one restaurant, take him to the best local restaurants and have fun. If he’s into wine or craft beers, take him on a drinking tour, too.
Fathers are the foundation of a home. They work hard to give their family a comfortable life. Some people have a hard time expressing or showing their love to their dads. On Father’s Day, prepare something special to tell your dad how much you love and appreciate all his sacrifices for you and your family.