Can you believe it’s almost Father’s Day? The month of June is flying by and we are already heading into our third week. Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday so have you purchased that perfect gift yet? It can be difficult to come up with something that shows your Dad how much they are loved and appreciated. Here is my list of wonderful ways to show your Dad you love them!
Buy him “Dad” gear: Many of our local gift shops have some great “Dad” gear in stock for Father’s Day. Some favourites include the traditional “Dad” mugs, “Dad” t-shirts & “Dad” accessories! A unique option is customizable “Dad” keychains, available from local maker 7 Paper Houses. Choose your keychain and add relevant charms. You can pick these up locally at Little Loves Company in Carleton Place!
Give him a BBQ gift basket: If your dad is a bbq chef, he will love a BBQ themed gift basket. Check out your local butcher or gourmet food shop to pick up specialty sauces, rubs and spices. Throw in a few accessories, like a scraper or brush to complete the gift! (If you include steaks, he can even cook dinner that night!)
Make him dinner: Create his favourite meal! Cook him his number 1 choice BBQ meat, homemade pizza, chili or whatever it is that is top of his dinner food list. Add in a special dessert such as ice cream sundaes or his favourite cake and dad will be sure to feel how much he is appreciated! And, don’t forget the perfect card.
Put together a “Local Coffee” gift basket: Is your dad a coffee connoisseur? We have a number of coffee roasters locally which always provide great gift options for the coffee lover in your life. Check out Equator Coffee Roasters or Fluid Solar Coffee Roasters for some one-of-a-kind beans. Equator, located in Almonte, also has some great coffee accessories available in their shop.
Make him a gift: There is nothing more personal than a homemade gift! This option is especially great if you have young children. It gets them directly involved in the gifting process. Check out pinterest.ca for a variety of clever (and useful!) homemade gift ideas. You could even create your own gift tag or card to top it off.
Any of these ideas will be sure to please dad this coming Sunday. The kind gesture, whether it be home made, a meaningful purchased gift or a simple phone call, will have an impact. Show dad how much you care and make this Father’s Day special.