On 3 September, let Dad know how much you care by organising the ultimate Father's Day. Our dads do so much for us on a day-to-day basis, yet they've only given one day of appreciation a year! Make the most of the day with our top five ways for spoiling Dad this Father's Day.
ENDURE THE SNORING A LITTLE LONGER
If your Dad is anything like mine, he snores like a train. Today's the day to just block out the noise and let him sleep in. For many dads, the weekends are the only chance to enjoy a bit of extra time curled up in bed and get on top of that sleep debt, so let your Dad get up on the right side of the bed. While you wait for him to get up, you can get your presents and preparations in order.
COOK A KILLER BREAKFAST
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it extra special on Sunday. What you cook is going to depend on what your Dad likes to munch on and your cooking skills, of course. An easy option would be toast, scrambled eggs, bacon and a nice cup of coffee - you can outsource this one if Dad's a bit of a coffee snob. Get extra points by serving it to him in bed.
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TAKE A TRIP WITH HIM
Sure, if you've got the money, take your father for a trip around the world. For those of us on a slightly tighter budget, taking a trip with Dad can be as simple as hiking through your local park or passing a couple hours fishing in the harbour. Incorporate activities that you know your Dad enjoys and are easy to do together. Expressing interest in what he loves is a great way to celebrate the day.
DO HIS CHORES FOR HIM
Okay, you probably won't like this one too much, but guess what? Your dad does these things for you all the time without even thinking about it. Scrub up the dirty dishes and pots filling up your kitchen sink, hang out the laundry and wash his car for him. This will give him some extra time to relax on the couch and catch up on his favourite shows and sporting games.
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SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION
Don't let the day go by without telling your Dad how much you appreciate him. It might seem like a cheesy or inconsequential thing to do, but your words of thanks and love are music to his ears. Buy something thoughtful if you have the funds, like that new pair of headphones he's been eyeing off. Alternatively, you could make him something right in your own home for a present with a unique touch.