Fathers play a very important role in your life. They are often the ones who taught you how to ride a bike, threw you your first pitch, and explained the birds and the bees. You dad doesn’t need to live next door in order to have a memorable Father’s Day. With modern technology, you can share the day with him – even if he lives across the country. As Father’s Day approaches, there are many different ways to show your appreciation for your father.
There’s the traditional route – a card with a tie and/or socks. You really can’t go wrong with this approach. This route can easily be jazzed up by finding a unique card that encompasses your relationship. There are many creative people who design cards on sites like Etsy or Fiverr. Find someone who can draw a caricature of you and your dad on the card, or someone who helps illustrate your personal relationship with him. See what’s out there and show your dad he’s special to you by getting him a one-of-a-kind card. And if you can’t or don’t have time to commission something, make sure to write something special in the card or share a favorite memory from your childhood.
And for the socks, tie or shirt, there are so many fun patterns you can get. You don’t need to just get a pair of argyle or striped socks anymore. If your dad likes biking, find a pair of socks with a bike pattern. Find a pair of socks that remind him of a special time in your life or is part of an inside joke between the two of you. For a shirt, look for something that fits his style, but gives a modern touch. Gemsman just released an article going over the latest men’s fashion trends, so that can give you some ideas on exactly what type of shirt to give.
Another popular way to spend Father’s Day is to do something recreational, whether it be fishing, cheering on a sports team, or heading out to hit a few balls at the driving range. This is often a fun way to spend time with your dad on his special day. If this sounds like you but you’re looking for something a little different this year, don’t fret, there are many other recreational activities.
Check out the local laser tag or paint ball courses. This is another fun activity and a way to compete against your dad. Better yet, get your dad’s brother or best friend and his kids and play family against family or generation vs. generation.
Put on your helmet and strap on your rollerblades or saddle your bike and go on a ride with your dad. Check out where some local breweries are and do a mini brewery or pub crawl. There are so many fantastic microbreweries popping up all over the country that you’re bound to be able to find at least two close together to go visit.
Test your problem-solving skills and sign up for an escape room challenge. Can your family beat the puzzles before time is up? Each escape room business usually offers a few different challenge rooms to play. Some even have rooms that are fitting for children under 18 to play along.
Take him on a tour of antique buildings or libraries. There are tours across the country that allow you to explore buildings of beauty and character. As for libraries, there so many books that are essential for every man to read, you could spend hours scouring through the shelves, finding books both new and old.
A Father’s Day He Won’t Forget
With these tips, you’re sure to give your father a day he won’t forget. But beyond that,
no matter how to spend the day, the most important thing is to let your dad know you special he is to you.