Note ***I am re-sharing this since Father's day is quickly approaching :) ***
Dad's are an important part of life. Without a dad, we can't help but feel like something is missing. This isn't to say that someone can't be raised well without a Father, but it does make it a heck of a lot harder.
I am blessed with a very sweet dad who loves me deeply. He and I are very different in a lot of ways, but in some ways I understand exactly how he thinks and I can see a lot of similarities between us. I am thankful for my dad and thankful that I can always tell how much he loves me.
Saturday, June 21st, is Father's day. Just like I wanted to treat my mom on Mother's Day, I also want to treat my dad on Father's Day.
But sometimes, dads can be hard to shop for. We know that Father's Day isn't really about the gift, but that doesn't mean we want to epically fail in that department. So since the day is approaching quickly, here are a few gift ideas for Father's Day :)
Gift Ideas for Dad
Treat Him to Dinner
Does your dad have a favorite restaurant? Tell him to clear his schedule on Father's Day (or somewhere close to it) and take him out for dinner and dessert. Believe me, he will feel special, knowing you carved that time out for him.
Don't live near your dad? Send him a gift-card to his favorite restaurant and tell him to splurge on a giant steak dinner.
If your dad is anything like mine, he loves shows and movies (especially the "oldies-but-goodies"). Find his favorite shows on DVD and construct a bag with those movies/shows, along with a box of pop-corn and a bag of chocolates. He will be in television heaven!
This one is for all those sentimental-teddy-bear-daddys (again, like mine). Get an 8x10 picture frame (Walmart has some sturdy yet very cheap ones) and a piece of card stock in whatever color you prefer. Select one or two pictures of you and your dad and have them printed. Cut the card stock to fit in the picture frame. Use a glue stick or double-sided tape to secure the pictures onto the card stock. Decorate the rest of the exposed card stock with sweet words, art work, or scrap booking accents. After you are satisfied with your mini-"collage", put it in the frame and viola! My dad loves gifts like these.
If you and your dad have always watched sports together, why not get him tickets to see a team he likes! With baseball season in full-force, there are plenty of games to choose from. Can't afford the pro's? Take him to see your local minor league team instead. Even if it's not the Major Leagues, I'm sure he'd still enjoy the game- especially with you!
My daddy has always been fairly easy to please with gifts, but regardless of what your dad is like, I feel confident he will like at least one of these picks. However, if your dad is impossible to shop for, buy him a card. Write a note in the card telling him that the day is his and that you want to do whatever he wants to do. You can't get any safer than that! ;)
What are you thinking about doing for your dad for Father's Day?