With Father’s Day upon us, we need to show all those hard-working men of ours how much they are appreciated. As we have shown recently our love towards the mothers in our lives, so too we must celebrate our fathers.
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Growing up and being the eldest child, I took it upon myself to be the one who always remembered to buy everyone’s birthday cards, anniversary cards and mother’s day and father’s day cards. I didn’t mind. It was absolutely not a burden. If I didn’t do it, who would? My two brothers? I was the favorite child . . . lol 🙂 In all seriousness, I was very sentimental and I made sure that everyone got their card for whatever occasion.
When we’re young and in school, we create beautiful pieces of art for our parents. The tradition has never changed. My husband always got homemade gifts from our kids. The gifts ranged from popsicle stick picture frames to paper neckties to a ceramic coaster. Those gifts are still in my husbands home office and the coaster sits on his nightstand in our bedroom.
So how do we show our appreciation for the men in our lives? It doesn’t always have to be of monetary value. Right? They love homemade gifts which means so much more.
10 AWESOME FATHER’S DAY GIFTS
- Favourite cologne
- Neck Tie
- Personalized golf balls
- Sports Tickets to his favourite team
- Favourite Sports Team jersey
- Fishing Rod
- BBQ utensils
- Bottle of favourite whisky
- Massage – Wellness clinic
- Gift Card to his favourite sports & recreation store
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Not every gift has to be of monetary value. The most special gift is a gift you made with your own hands. It comes from the heart. And that’s what dads gush over. Trust me . . . I have an old softy at home. My husband loves those the most. He still has the picture frame made out of popsicle sticks with my daughter’s picture in it, hanging in his office. See above.
- BBQ dinner – if he’s the one who does bbq all the time, make the bbq for him
- homemade father’s day card
- drawing by your children – (my daughter was always drawing for us)
- popsicle sticks picture frame – you can make a lot of things with popsicles and paint them
- bake dad’s favorite cookies – have your children help out so they can say they made it
- paper necktie – with colorful paper
- make dad breakfast in bed – our kids did that for both of us. It was so cute.
- hand-painted t-shirt – you can get all your supplies at Michaels. There are markers for writing on t-shirts
We both appreciate the home-made gifts more than anything else. I have a flower made of clay from both kids sitting on my desk at work for over 15 years.
We need to celebrate and appreciate our fathers, as well as our grandfathers. We should not take them for granted. We never know how long we have together. It has been some 15 years since we lost our father. We miss him terribly. (That’s my dad holding me as a baby-It’s my most favorite photo of all)
Life is too short. You must celebrate the ones you love . . . now!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY DAD