Father’s Day is coming up, and obviously you’ll want to help your kids make sure it’s one that he’ll remember. The mandatory breakfast in bed and novelty tie is easy enough to manage, but making his day truly special takes a little more effort.
Whether it’s his first or his tenth, here are some great tips for pulling off an amazing Father’s Day.
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Get Rid of the Pressure
The one thing that every dad wants on his special day is a total absence of pressure. That includes the pressure that comes when they know their family wants them to have the “perfect day”. Make sure there’s no strict schedule, no chores that are traditionally dad’s department, and no manic rushing around. It’s fine to have a plan in mind, but make sure you’re giving him plenty of room to unwind.
Get the Gift Right
We all appreciate it when people make the effort to give us a gift, but receiving something we really love is a feeling like no other. Right now, the shops are probably filled to bursting with all kinds of tacky, gimmicky Father’s Day gifts. Don’t let your day-to-day schedule squeeze you for time, and rush out at the last minute to get yet another “World’s Best Dad” mug. Whether it’s a new piece of jewellery like the range you’ll find here, a cute DIY gift from the kids, or an experience day doing something they’re interested in, leave yourself enough time to think of a wonderful gift.
Spend Some Time Together
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Bringing the whole family together and enjoying each other’s company in the harmony of Father’s Day is a simple and manageable gift that he’s sure to appreciate. Family time is important, but between all the responsibilities we have to fulfil as parents, it can be easy to get side-tracked and lose the time we have for what’s really important. Whether you take him out for dinner or go for a family walk, leave some room for the whole family to just talk and reconnect.
Let Him Choose
Obviously, there’s some appeal in planning out a whole day for the man of the house without him knowing, and making Father’s Day one big, pleasant surprise. However, going back to our point about taking off the pressure, it’s usually better to give him a gift of choice. That will really give him the day off he deserves, which is what Father’s Day should be all about. If there’s some big game on TV that he wants to watch, let him do it. If he’s got a passion for fishing and he’s always complaining about not having the time for it, then let him go. If he wants an hour to himself to simply unwind, then give it to him. By making your partner part of the planning, you’ll ensure you’re not springing anything on him that will only pile on the stress!
Follow these tips, and you’re certain to give the man of your household a Father’s Day he’ll never forget!