Here’s to you, dad!

By A. Jafri
Tue, 06, 21

Father’s Day – Sunday, June 20 – is just around the corner, and many of you would be wondering how to celebrate while also staying safe....

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It’s more than a year now and we’re still in pandemic times, although, we are still finding ways to get by. So, Father’s Day – Sunday, June 20 – is just around the corner, and many of you would be wondering how to celebrate while also staying safe. Well, no worries, there is still time and we have some ideas to help you get your dad the perfect gift and also make the day special…

Have a special feast

Food is the way to anyone’s heart. Give your dad the feast he deserves. Whether it’s home cooked food, grilled barbecues in the lawn/terrace or dining out at a favourite restaurant, let him have the best food. Some restaurants have started serving food in the car, so if you have the means, go for it. Otherwise, if you have an open space, you can call a few close friends or relatives to dinner, so you can have a nice outdoorsy dinner while also keeping a safe distance. You can also bring out the board games and have a ball with it.

Put together a nice gift basket

For dads with beards, you can add all his go-to grooming product his and favourite shower items along with a few treats such as favourite snacks, fruits and nuts. Other than that, you create themes of things that he likes, for instance gardening tools and some seeds if he’s into it. Or you could even make a barbecue kit for him to enjoy.

Don’t forget to include a heartfelt Father’s Day card to let your pops know how much you love him before he opens up the gorgeous Father’s Day gift basket you put together.

A gadget that he needs to use

Most fathers love it when they have a new gadget to experiment with or if it helps them ‘get with the times’. Wireless earphones are all the rage, he can listen to music or watch Facebook videos without a hassle. Throw in a popsocket or a stand along with it so he can place his phone comfortably. While expensive, but a smart watch is a good investment which will allow your dad to track his fitness and may also encourage him to pick up a jogging routine if he hasn’t already.

Also, you can get a VR gaming console, such as a Wii, which will allow you and your dad to play sports virtually!

Take him on a virtual adventure

Many famous museums around the world have put up a virtual tour on their websites, which allows the viewers to visit some of the most famous sites from the comfort of their homes. So, if your dad ever wanted to see what the Louvre looks like or the works of Van Gogh, here is your chance to show him. Turn up the biggest screen you have at home and explore.

Make customised presents

There is something very special about hand-written notes, handmade crafts and a photo album of all special memories put together. Take this opportunity and reminiscence the good memories, and show him how much you love him!