Fathers Day: Unique or Unusual Present for Dad
is coming up quickly and just as most of us do before any special occasion is wait until the last minute to purchase a gift. While this really isn’t a terrible thing to do, often times the sense of urgency causes stress and on top of that we are more likely to just purchase something on the fly that we didn’t put too much thought into. And even though dad might appreciate the gift and not even notice that it was a last minute last resort decision, it makes everyone involved feel so much better when dad receives something that was truly from the heart.
Here are some suggestions to help you prepare for selecting a one of a kind heartfelt present for dear old dad, and ideas to think about on your downtime to ensure that even a last minute purchase is truly sincere.
1) Think about hobbies and things your dad is interested in that he doesn’t get much of a chance to take advantage of. Try to avoid getting him a n easy out gift like golf balls or cooking/lawn items unless they are extremely unique and something that only he (not the whole family) will use. Men always welcome these gifts, as they are often necessities, but try this year to come up with something a little more creative.
For a baseball/sports lover– Tickets to a game in which you will accompany him. It can be a great father/child-bonding day; something that dada might really look forward to.
For the lover of flying/airplanes– Flying lessons or a trip to an old museum where classic planes can be toured. Also in this genre might be a hot air balloon ride, a voucher for a free skydiving session (if you think he’d go through with it). If you are daring, go with him.
For a lover of art/music– Scour through your local paper and try to find an art exhibit or music concert that is right up his alley. Hopefully you will be able to find something that is not highly advertised, so when you surprise him with the free admission tickets (in which, again, you accompany him), he will truly be amazed.
Be creative. Try to avoid products and aim to find activities to do, such as the ones mentioned above. IF you can’t afford what you want to give him see if a sibling (if applicable) or even another relative would go in on it with you.
2) To find something from the depth of your heart to give to your father for Father’s day, a present that is full of love and serious thought, and most importantly a gift you can afford would be ideal. But if for some reason factors make it impossible, never underestimate the power of the written word. Along with a nice card, write your father a letter. Either explain in detail all the great things you love about him, discuss past memories with him that still resonate in your heart. You’d be surprised. Many times fathers (and anyone, at that) appreciate a handwritten letter more than any gift you could buy. So express yourself and let him know what he means to you, as difficult as that may be for you to do. Everyone needs to hear how much they are cared about once in a while, even big and tough grown men. You will surely find him extremely touched by the effort. And if you really do I form the heart, it will not be unlikely for him to shed a couple tears.