Creative Ideas for Surprising Your Father on Father’s Day

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Are you looking for the best way to celebrate your dad this Father’s Day? He probably does so much for you on a daily basis and you want to show him love on this special day. Luckily for you, there are so many ways how you can do just that. From presents to acts of kindness, your choices abound. Keep on reading for some inspiration.

Spend quality time with him

If you have a family of your own or are constantly busy with work, chances are that you don’t get to spend enough time with your dad. This Father’s Day, change that. Tell him that you are taking him for the day to have an amazing time together. The great thing here is that you have so many options at your disposal. For example, you can go to a karaoke bar and sing your hearts out. Visit a local karting centre for a bit of speed. Stay at home and organize a family game night and play whatever your favourite is, from Monopoly to Clue. Snuggle up under a blanket and watch your favourite movies. No matter what you opt for, both you and your dad will appreciate this opportunity to spend time together.

Set up a virtual party with his friends

On the other hand, if you happen to see your dad every day and have an amazing relationship, you can put him in touch with his friends that he hasn’t seen in a while. Maybe they’ve moved away or are simply not able to see each other often due to their obligations. In that case, you can contact his friends and surprise him by organizing a group video call. He’ll be delighted by the chance to catch up with his pals.

Give him a day off by dealing with his responsibilities

Regardless of whether your father is retired or still working full-time, you know that he usually works from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed. Make this day easier for him and take on all of his responsibilities for the day (or a few). He will probably not let you but persist and do his chores instead of him. Mow the lawn, do the grocery shopping, deal with the bills, etc. He should relax and enjoy his special day.

Make him feel pampered

While on the topic of being relaxed, you should make your dad feel pampered throughout the day. From preparing him breakfast in bed and handling all other meals to booking him a massage at the local spa, look for ways how you can really help him recharge his batteries and feel rejuvenated.

Get him a surprise gift

Most dads say don’t need anything and that just spending time with the family is enough. However, just because they’re used to being on the giving side, it doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t appreciate a gift. When it comes to Fathers Day gifts, the selection is splendid. From sending him flowers, a selection of spirits and savoury gourmet delights to focusing on his hobbies and giving him the tools he needs, there is plenty to consider. Maybe he always wanted to try something new but never dared spend money on himself – surprise him and let him live out his dream. What is more, you can get many personalized gifts as well. For example, get him a new wallet with his initials or a simple mug with his name.

Take him shopping

If you cannot shop for him without his approval, take him to the nearest mall and let him pick out what he wants. Maybe he doesn’t have the time to go shopping or doesn’t like to do it alone but he really needs some new garments. Alternatively, maybe you think he needs a stylish makeover and all new clothes so let him try out various items if he’s up for it.

Go on a trip together or plan one for him

If you have the funds, plan a trip you can go on together. Maybe you can go to the nearby mountains or a beach that is two towns away. It doesn’t have to be something big and expensive; you simply need to make it heartfelt and fun. Perhaps he prefers travelling solo, in which case you should make all the arrangements and present him with the gift.

Create a scrapbook

If you prefer the DIY approach to presents, you can create a scrapbook that contains all your favourite moments. Create a timeline of your relationship – from your birth to the present day. Include every little bit you can remember and that you saved. Write a few words to show him how much he means to you and everything that he did for you. Gifting him this might actually bring him to tears but remember that it is purely out of joy.

Recreate precious memories

Similar to the scrapbook idea, you can make a compilation of “now and then” images. For example, ask him to help you recreate various photos from your childhood. He can try holding you like a baby, teach you how to ride a bike or simply make a weird pose you used to do. Create an album out of these that you can always look back on. Plus, making it will be so much fun. On the other hand, you can surprise him by recreating his old photos and show him how much you are alike.

Relive your moments together

Another idea for walking down memory lane – watch your old home videos together. You’ll have a laugh and reminisce about all those silly moments. You can also go through your old photos and talk about what you were doing and where you were. If you were young, you’ll probably also get to hear some fun stories you don’t remember.

As you can see, creative ideas for surprising your dad for Father’s Day are plenty. From getting him a personalized gift to taking him down memory lane, you will surely think of something that will show your father how much you love him.

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Alexis Walker

Alexis is a Sydney-based part-time writer and a full-time mom of two. Her words carry the richness and offer advice and inspiration to those who desire to improve their lives. Outside of the office, she takes pleasure in spending precious time with her youngsters and absorbing the happiness they constantly radiate.

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