On the day made for all father’s around the world, spend some time making yours feel special with some sweet gestures and thoughtful gifts. Think about all the things your Dad does for you – for one day, you need to make him feel spoiled and appreciated!
Even if you won’t be with your Dad on Father’s Day itself, having something planned sometime afterwards will still show you care. It’s the effort put in that really makes it…
An afternoon out
Planning an afternoon out as a surprise is sure to put a smile on your Dad’s face, especially if you’ve planned something fun for the two of you – or the other siblings too if you like – to do.
How about a long walk in the countryside? The National Trust has a great selection of cool summer walks for wherever you live, so you can stretch your legs and enjoy some quality time together. For something more fast-paced, a bike ride and picnic is a good shout, giving a sense of achievement racking up all the miles.
Or you could have an entertaining trip to the cinema with all the trimmings – hotdogs, popcorn and slushies. Remember that the film choice has to be something your Dad likes, to be prepared to sit through something that you might not like…
Is your Dad into music? Give him a piece of furniture to store his beloved records and CDs such as this solid oak sideboard from Noa and Nani. As well as becoming a home for his favourite songs and albums, it also has plenty of draws to hold all his odds and ends including classic ‘man draw’ items such as screws, allen keys, old receipts, take away menus, batteries and string etc.
When a home is full of people, it can hard to carve out a place that’s your own. Even if there isn’t one room that is solely his, at least he has a nook of his own to store his favourite things.
A home-cooked meal shows real effort. Browse through the BBC Good Food archives for three courses that are sure to impress. Go for a light starter, a hearty main and a rich dessert so that everyone’s waistlines are busting. Don’t forget his favourite tipple too!
An example meal could be:
Starter: Slow cooker ribs (small portion)
Dessert: Giant cookie
Or, if your Dad is more of a breakfast man, you could lay on a lavish brunch for the whole family to start of the day right. Put on a big selection so it feels like a posh hotel breakfast but in the comfort of his home. He can even rock up to eat in his pyjamas and slippers!