How To Plan The Ultimate Father’s Day
25 May 2021
In the UK, Father’s Day is traditionally celebrated on the third Sunday of June. If you feel as if June is sneaking up on you, then you may well be frantically searching the web for inspiration. Look no further – the special man in your life is covered this Father’s Day, with this guide to planning the ultimate day – whatever he’s into.
From new experiences to reliving great memories, these ideas stray from the well-trodden path of socks and wine. So, get into creative mode and see which of these Father’s Day suggestions fits the bill for your own dad, stepdad or husband.
#1 Shower Him With Love
Guilty of panic-buying a novelty tie or sub-par book for the man in your life? You know he deserves better. But what do you buy for the man who has everything? Show him how special he is this Father’s Day with thoughtful gifts, heartfelt words and quality time.
No matter how much he declares he doesn’t need a gift, we all love unwrapping something special for a loved one. But men can be notoriously hard to buy for! Take the stress out of shopping with this Gift Finder, and pick him out something that will blow him away. Add a card that tells him how much he means to you, and then spend the day enjoying each other’s company – it doesn’t get much better than that!
#2 Get His Adrenaline Pumping
Often, you can get so caught up in daily life that there’s no time for genuine, unapologetic fun. There’s something about having children that seems to age you overnight. Where once you’d stay out all night and think nothing of taking risks, you now value a good night sleep and well-balanced decisions. Give the special man in your life a reminder that you’re only as old as you feel with an adrenaline rush this Father’s Day.
Make the most of the warmer weather and book dad an adventure by land, sea or sky – there’s something out there with his name on it. And with many gift vouchers valid for 12 months (or more), you can be sure he’ll be able to book his experience regardless of lockdown restrictions. Try one of these crowd-pleasers:
Race Car Driving
Does he love Formula 1? Or perhaps he takes Mario Kart a little too seriously? Book him in for a driving experience that he’ll never forget. From a luxury supercar to a classic hot rod, or even an off-road ATV, he’ll rediscover his inner child as he churns rubber on the track.
Who hasn’t wanted to throw their dad out of a plane at one time or another? Well, here’s your chance! Skydiving is the ultimate challenge for any adrenaline junkie, and an experience he’s not likely to forget!
Love the adrenaline idea but need to take it down a notch? Release his inner Tarzan on a high-wire course through the treetops. Better yet, get the kids or grandkids involved for the ultimate family fun day out!
#3 Relive His Younger Days
Whether you’re spoiling your own father or the father of your children, a unique way to celebrate is to take him back to his roots. How did he become the dad he is today? Which people and places defined his childhood? Spending a day sharing those memories together is a thoughtful, simple way to celebrate Father’s Day.
If he grew up within driving distance, pack a picnic lunch and head off for the day, rediscovering the area. Walk those same paths he walked as a lad, stroll past his family home, and let him wax lyrical about his youth, perhaps even with a trip to the local pub for a celebratory pint.
If a day out isn’t an option, just pulling out his old photo albums will achieve the same effect. Take time to hear his stories, perhaps you’ll even discover a whole new side to him.
#4 A Gift That Lasts
Sometimes you want to give a gift that you know will last longer than a day. If you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift that he’s sure to get enjoyment from in the days, weeks or even months that follow, you’re in luck.
Between the rise of digital technology and the adaptations made over lockdown, you’ve never been so spoiled for choice when it comes to online courses and hobbies. From guided painting tutorials to behind-the-scenes museum tours, the world metaphorically opened its doors as you literally closed your own. So, that “thing” he’s always wanted to learn more about could be just a click away. Here are just a few great ideas:
A language course
From Italian to Indonesian, he’ll be ready for his next big adventure after learning a new language online. With bite-sized lessons and the ability to learn at his own pace, this is the perfect way to learn a new skill on his terms.
A luxury aftershave
If he’s been reaching for the same bottle of cologne for the last decade (or more), throw another option into the ring with a bottle of luxury men’s fragrance. If you know what he usually wears, look for something in the same fragrance family or with similar notes – this Fragrance Finder will do the work for you.
Learn an instrument
Online or in-person, you’re never too old to learn to play music. Whether he’s always fancied being able to rock out on a harmonica, or you’re tired of watching him play the air guitar, learning an instrument is a great way to keep those cogs turning and get his creative juices flowing.
An Audible subscription.
If he hasn’t already discovered the joys of audiobooks on-demand, now’s a great time. With thousands upon thousands of books to choose from, he can listen to the classics whilst pottering in the garden, or indulge in the latest bestsellers during his commute.
Whichever special guy you want to spoil this Father’s Day, there’s an experience or gift just waiting to be discovered. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out the Father’s Day Gift Finder.