Father’s Day is just around the corner, it’s a time of year to celebrate and thank the fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, stepfathers, and all the cherished father figures in our lives. It’s a day that celebrates the diversity of what it means to be a father.
Although socks and ‘#1 Dad’ mugs are some of the more common gifts to give on Father’s Day, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to give them expensive presents to show that you care. Why not handmake a card or gift, or give them flowers from the garden? Spending quality time is also a great and cost-effective option. This time of year brings warmer weather, and there is plenty you can do, both inside or outside, such as.
- Cooking up a BBQ or making their favourite meal
- Spending time outside – why not try fishing, camping or go for a bush walk
- Taking a short road trip
- Visiting a museum or art gallery
- Holding a movie night with all of Dad’s favourite films
If you are unable to spend time with your father this Father’s Day or if you’ve lost your father, perhaps you could consider donating to a charity in their honour. Choose a cause or charity that reflects their beliefs and spend what you would have on a gift for them, on helping those who need it.
Whatever you choose to do this Father’s Day, take some time to reflect on the father figures in your life, and to all the dads out there, Happy Father’s Day!