Father's Day will soon be here, with June 21st just around the corner, which means you should start thinking about what you can do to show your appreciation to your dad. While gifts are a great option for the day - our gift guide will give you some fab ideas - you can do more to make it special.
Whether you're aiming for a grand gesture or just something small to show how much you love your dad, planning is key. Here are some things that he is likely to appreciate and that you can organise before the day:
A hearty breakfast
While your dad may not be the breakfast in bed type, the chances are he'll love waking up to a good, hot breakfast. You can whip this up yourself by getting all of his favourites in, so you can cook it all while he has a lazy morning in his PJs.
Alternatively, you might want to head out for breakfast with the whole family. This is a lot easier, especially if there's a few of you, and gives you a chance to go to your favourite restaurant or that place your dad has always wanted to try.
Just be sure to book a table in advance if you do choose to have breakfast out, as it is likely to be a busy day and you don't want to be left waiting ages for breakfast.
A day of sports
If your dad is pretty active, he might appreciate being given the chance to enjoy a day filled with his favourite sport. There are loads of different ways you can give him this, depending on your location and budget.
You could pay for a round of golf at your local club and enjoy hitting a few balls with your old man, get tickets to a football match, or even just stock up on the snacks and drinks so your dad can enjoy catching up on the week's sport on the TV.
Any of these ideas would be the perfect way to spend the day with your dad doing something he really enjoys. This means it really will be Father's Day.
Is there somewhere your dad has always wanted to go but hasn't gotten around to it? You can make sure he finally gets there by arranging a day trip.
This can be to somewhere just down the road or slightly further afield, just make sure you know what time you should all head off if you have some distance to go. Not only is this a really nice way to get the whole family together, it will also make the day really memorable.
If your dad's dream location is too far away for a day trip, why not buy him a long weekend away? This will ensure he is able to make the most of it and he is sure to love the thought you've put in.
With June 21st also being the longest day of the year, you'll have plenty of sunshine to take advantage of. This means a barbecue with the whole family could be the ideal activity.
Whether you take control of the grill or allow your dad to take up his rightful place, he'll probably love the low-key celebration.
You can make sure you've got all your dad's favourite barbecue foods and condiments at the ready, as well as get others to bring something along to, and simply make the most of the summer sunshine while you all have a good catch up.
What better way to spend a lazy summer Sunday?
However you treat your dad this Father's Day, make sure he knows exactly how special he is.
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