Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re broke (like I am most of the time) or can’t think of something to give to your dad, here are a few suggestions that you could use to give your father this year.
1. Mix tape of all his favourite songs
You know all the songs that he might like. Like my dad is a big fan of the oldies. Look up all the old songs you know of, ask your mom for help and make him an exclusive playlist. He will LOVE the gesture and the little walk through memory lane.
2. Video tape of your fondest memories
Reminiscing is always great. Look for all the fun and memorable home videos and put them together. It’ll be a treat looking back.
3. Photo album with all your greatest moments.
Photos of you and dad at different occasions. Write captions and memorable dialogues to go with the pictures.
4. Make him his favourite food and dessert.
Dads are always encouraging, and if you make them their favourite food you have won them over for life!
5. Mementos to remind him of the good times.
If you collect mementos or souvenirs from your travels, it’s time to put them all together for nostalgic purposes.
6. A customised sticker for his morning drink
A juice, coffee, chai or whatever he prefers, get him a cup of it and write a message like, “I love you, Abbu.”
7. A classic Father’s Day Mug/shirt!
This is your go-to gift for the day.
8. A gadget that he needs
Something that he has been talking about for a while – like a phone, or anything. Dad will be really excited and proud, too.
9. Do his chores for him.
Whether it is going out to pay the bills or washing the car. Do it for him for a change. Let him sit back and relax!
10. Get him a good book.
Books are awesome and you can have a discussion about the book later for bonding time.
11. Blast from the past, a toy from his childhood.
Fathers love it when their kids show an interest in learning about the fun things they did in their childhood. They will be elated.
A special something that you made all by yourself, could be a glass coaster, a clock frame, a car hanging accessory or a phone cover!
13. A classy watch
Nothing beats a classy watch. Also, since it’s coming from you, dad will love to wear it.
14. Send him for a massage.
It’s time dad got some pampering too. Send him to a spa to relax and get all that stress and work away from him for a day.
15. Get him lots of goodies.
Get him flowers, his favourite dessert, his choice of movie and watch it with him. Nothing beats family time and a few of your favourite things in the mix.