FRemembering the special man in your life
Father’s Day is
a chance for people
to show the special
men in their lives just
how much they’re
loved. Though it was
not until decades
later that President
Richard Nixon made
honoring fathers a
While there are
many different ways
to honor dads, it has become customary to offer gifts and other
tokens of affection. According to History.com, Americans now
Many modern fathers are more involved in their children’s
lives and around the house than their own fathers were. Gifts
that cater to today’s well-rounded dads are sure to be appreciated.
• Cool duds: Modern dads are fashion-forward and might
enjoy a piece of clothing or a gift card to their favorite retailer.
If you know a store where Dad loves to shop, stop in for some
• Pampering products: Mom is not the only one who likes
to indulge in some pampering from time to time. Put together
a carefully curated basket of men’s grooming products, or purchase
a set from a bath and body store like Lush.
Such a watch will tap into his love of gadgets and provide some
utility as he tries to be as healthy as possible.
• Cookbooks: The stereotype that dads are hopeless in the
kitchen has long since been refuted. Many men are top-notch
home chefs and will appreciate some new recipes to try. Combine
the cookbook with a new culinary tool, like a cast-iron skillet
or a mandoline slicer, so he can try out his skills right away.
cap or a jersey of his favorite team/player. Many sports stores
only carry inventory for local teams. If Dad supports a team in a
different state or country, do your shopping online at a site like
• Craft beers: The craft beer movement has expanded exponentially
in recent years. Visit with a local brewer and purchase
also giving some new varieties so he can put together his own
truly love - even if he seemingly has it all.
Father’s Day is a special day that many fathers would insist
is even better when spent with family.
Ways to spend Father’s Day
special because they get to spend it with their families. While the
gifts might be nice, it’s the time together that dads truly cherish.
Family members who want to make Father’s Day extra special
this year may want to put extra effort into customizing Father’s Day
fun rather than shopping for gifts.
Rest and relaxation
Fathers do a lot for their families, and many fathers have hectic
daily schedules. Come Father’s Day, Dad may just desire a day
when he’s not called on to do anything. Provide this for him by removing
many of the responsibilities that can bog your father down.
This includes chores that may be tackled on Sundays or even responsibilities
that Mom often relies on him to tackle.
On this special day, Dad may deserve a dinner that stands apart
from more routine family meals. A specially cooked meal that the
entire family prepares together or a reservation at a favorite restaurant
will no doubt bring a smile to Dad’s face. Make sure that the
meal includes his favorite foods.
Plan the day around an activity that Dad enjoys. If he’s an avid
hours seeing what’s biting. Or it may involve attending a ballgame,
watching his favorite movie or playing a few rounds of golf.
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