Father’s Day is almost here. Last year I offered up some Father’s Day Meal Ideas and unsolicited and possibly offensive advice.
We haven’t really determined our Father’s Day plans yet. We don’t live near family so we won’t have a big family gathering. More than likely I’ll encourage my husband to pick a restaurant. For Mother’s Day we got together with some friend’s from church and ordered pizza. It was fun and fairly easy. I’ll call my dad and chat a bit.
Since Father’s Day is about honoring dad I think it is only fair to let them take the lead in the Father’s Day Plans; perhaps that will mean a meal, a hike or trip to the batting cages or driving range. Thankfully, my husband’s idea of a great time is NOT me spending hours in the kitchen.
If you like to spend your holidays around the grill I highly recommend you read my top ideas for a Vegan Barbecue!
Sometimes it’s fun to celebrate Dad’s with gifts. My husband would love me to buy him a giant flat screen TV. He eyes them every time we go into Target but that is not going to happen. We don’t do extravagant purchases without discussing them and we will be waiting until our TV breaks before replacing it.
I never really know what to give my dad for holidays. If he wants something he will get it himself. I just send a card and talk to him on the phone.
The gift ideas below are probably geared more toward husbands but some could be great for your father as well. We try to stick to practical gifts…here are my favorite
Amazon Prime Membership
We enjoy our Amazon Prime Membership all year-long. We enjoy instant streaming movies and TV, fast (2 day) free shipping and lots of kindle books. Considering the amount of items we purchase through Amazon it makes complete sense for us. I buy almost all of my gluten-free flours through Amazon. I also make a point of buying all of our Christmas presents, books, and specialty food products through Amazon. The money I save in shipping definitely pays for the $99 per year charge. Since we don’t have cable television (I’m talking zero channels, not even local) we love streaming movies. You can get a 30 day free trial to test the waters.
My husband is a movie guy! He loves action movies the most. A great gift for him would be to put the kids to bed early, bring out some of his favorite movie snacks like nachos with Unfried Black Beans and a delicious dessert while starting a movie would be a great gift for him.
Guys Night (or Day)
Maybe purchase a gift certificate to a local golf course and encourage him to go with some friends. If he is more of a camping guy give him a weekend off.
Write Him a Letter
More than any gift your husband or father would much rather hear your love and appreciation for them. Take a few days a write them a letter. Tell him how much he means to you, how thankful you are to have him in your life and recount some of your favorite memories.
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