Spend qual­ity time with Dad

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Most fathers tend to be non­ma­te­ri­al­is­tic and when the ques­tion of ‘‘What would you like for Fa­ther’s Day?’’ is posed to them, the an­swer is usu­ally ‘‘I don’t want any­thing.’’

It’s not that dads are im­mune from the joy of re­ceiv­ing a gift but they sim­ply don’t want a fuss made.

Although their rea­son­ing is gen­uine, it leaves us with the predica­ment of hav­ing to sec­ond guess what they would truly like on their spe­cial day.

Fa­ther’s Day is a day to celebrate and com­mem­o­rate the dads, step­fa­thers, grand­fa­thers, fathers-in-law, un­cles, god­fa­thers, guardians or broth­ers who have played the role of fa­ther fig­ure in your life.

No­body knows your dad the way that you do so have a re­ally good think about what makes him happy and what he would like.

You may feel that buy­ing a card or the latest use­less gad­get is not good enough for your fa­ther and you’d rather look for some­thing spe­cial.

Whether it’s a gift or an ac­tiv­ity, let your dad know how much you love him.

Some dads en­joy go­ing out for a meal on Fa­ther’s Day so make a reser­va­tion at his favourite res­tau­rant as early as pos­si­ble.

Fa­ther’s Day is a par­tic­u­larly busy day for peo­ple din­ing out so don’t leave or­gan­is­ing this to the last minute.

What is your fa­ther’s favourite hobby?

Per­haps up­dat­ing his fish­ing rod or golf clubs could be a good idea.

That way you’ll know he’ll get good use out of his gift and it’ll also give him a good ex­cuse to try out his new gear on the river or golf course!

If your dad en­joys go­ing to see a show, check the latest theatre list­ings for up­com­ing per­for­mances that he may like to see.

If your dad en­joys a chal­lenge, then ac­tiv­i­ties such as paint­balling or go-kart­ing could be the best way to spend the af­ter­noon.

You could also go some­where that gets the en­tire fam­ily in­volved.

A game of minia­ture golf or a trip to the movies will en­sure that ev­ery­one spends time with Dad on his big day.

If your dad en­joys look­ing good, then an ex­tra ad­di­tion to his wardrobe would be warmly ac­cepted.

With spring on its way, a new piece of cloth­ing from the latest of­fer­ings in the shops would be an ideal choice to make.

Whether it’s a new shirt, jacket or pair of slacks, re­mem­ber to ask your mother for your fa­ther’s cor­rect mea­sure­ments first!

No mat­ter what you get you old man, make sure to spend some qual­ity time with him on Fa­ther’s Day.

That’s the one thing he’ll al­ways want.

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