If you're like most red-blood Americans than you freak out when holidays come up, especially ones in which you have to purchase gifts. Christmas-oh, my goodness! Mother's Day-yuck! And Father's Day-oh, is it that time again, double yuck. But hey, don't sweat it; just remember to keep Father's Day fun. I know it's much harder than Mom's Day, you can't just buy flowers or shoes and call it quits, and he has already mentioned no more ties, but don't give up…think fun and move in that direction.
The thing about Father's is that they usually have everything that they want or need, making gift buying impossible. However, jump out of the box of traditional things and think of the things that your dad enjoys. For instance, if he likes a lot of snacks and sweets that your mother refuses to purchase for him, than that's perfect. Make you dad his own goody basket. Place in their all of his favorite things and seal it with a personal note, not a standardized card. On your note retell a story that was important in your life that you did with your father or something that the two of you enjoyed. Don't leave out any events or emotions. He will cherish the letter more than the favorite foods.
Live far away from home and your Dad did not have the pleasure of watching his grandkids grow up, take their first step or their many dance recitals. Well, you're in luck, run on down to Linen N Things and get their digital picture frame. You can program it to make a slide show for your dad and put in progression all of your kids' events from first step to high school prom or whatever makes him happy. But before you go, don't forget to get your coupon from couponwinner.com for extra savings on this item.
Think fun first and then think of a gift for your dad. What does your dad love to do? Lie around and read the newspaper, get him a subscription…play golf-set up a tee time for just you and him, regardless if you want to or not. Either way, think of him first and his not needs, but enjoyments and go from there. Think outside the box and focus on his goals, aspirations and enjoyments. Maybe he would enjoy going to one of your childhood vacation spots or a mini vacation away from the hustle and bustle of Father's Day restaurant traffic.
Now yes, yes, you can always go with the usual card and tie or a box of chocolates, but if you really want Dad to have a great day, think Fun and then shop.
by Tiffany J. Prewitt