As is the situation with any gift giving occasion, what we give shows how much we care about the person we’re offering the gift to. No……it doesn’t have to be pricey. No……. it doesn’t even have to be tangible or something you can touch. What it does have to be is thoughtful. The measure of how much you care about the person you’re giving a present to should be from how well you know their likes and dislikes. For example………
Would you give your father a stunning silk tie, if he never dresses up? Probably not. Would you give a new down filled sleeping bag to your father if he’s never gone camping? Again, probably not.
So lets take this one step farther…………
If you consider your father to be a “Geek”, maybe he has a desk job of some sort and his interests lie more in printed material or the computer………then that’s the area you should be thinking of appropriate presents from.
Remember…….your present should not be an attempt to change a person. Once again, example…….Don’t buy your father an hour of time on a “flight simulator” if he doesn’t like flying. But if he’s adventuresome and has mentioned having wanted to learn how to fly when he was younger…..a “flight simulator” gift, would be very thoughtful and possibly open the door to an ongoing effort to learn how to fly.
So what if you’re ideas exceed your budget? Consider something, don’t laugh, “homemade”. So of my most cherished Fathers Day presents, and I have them all, are ones my daughters took the time to make me.
Here are a few examples: Breakfast in Bed – Coffee, fresh fruit, eggs etc., etc. whatever your Dad likes.
Photo Album – As we get older, it’s a lot of fun looking back on the years when you were just a baby or growing through some of those childhood stages.
Make Dinner – Dads favorite meal
Wash his Car- This is something few kids ever do for their parents so it’s going to mean alot to him
Ask Dad on a Date – Either to a movie, if he likes movies, or maybe just a walk for some “one on one” time. When was the last time you took an hour out of your day and actually talked with your Dad about whats going on in his life. Make it a day of communication. You never know……. you could be setting a president that might open more doors in your relationship than you can imagine. Let your father know some things about you that he might not have been privy to in the past. Example…….Many years ago I’d relocated from the East Coast to the West. My parents had stayed back East. One Fathers Day I took a trip back east to see my father and spend some time with him and mom. While there I told him in depth about what I had been doing since my move. I’d started an business and was supplying all of the major film studios with period piece iron beds for their movies and TV shows. It had really grown since my move. My father was fascinated and started asking more and more questions. Before I knew it he had offered to be a scout or “picker” as they’re called in antique circles. My father has since passed away. But for the remaining years of his life, he foun more pleasure in looking for unique iron beds for me throughout the hills of Pennsylvania, than anything else he spent time doing.
So as I said…….open up to your father. Share something with him he might not know about you. That could end up being the greatest gift you could possibly give him…….on his special day.
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