We all want to honor the parents in our lives to the best of our ability. With Father’s Day just around the corner in June, now is a great time to start brainstorming or what to give them or just cross it off your checklist and buy it now. In fact, after the year we’ve all had, we want the parents in our life to feel as special and loved as possible. Here’s a list of gift ideas that will fit any budget and are sure to make the day special for them.
The gift of time
It may seem simple and not extravagant enough, but this gift is not only significantly profitable (or affordable), it is actually one of the most significant. Why not give the parents in your life the gift of time they spend doing things they enjoy with them? Especially if the parent you are thinking of is a grandparent or an elder, this little act of spending time learning things about them or from them could mean a lot. You can also gift your time by doing things around the house or in the garden that need to be done. Acts of service are a language of love for themselves, and can be appreciated by all.
The gift of good food
As an adult, you know most of the things you “want” to achieve. So maybe the parent who is buying doesn’t want anything material. Delicious food is always appreciated by those who eat it. Think about the father you want to celebrate, what are his favorite foods and desserts. Then take the time to research the best recipes for those items and whip them up. Food is also a great option for families who, for whatever reason, aren’t meeting in person yet. Food can be prepared at your home and left at theirs.
Whatever that means, right? But seriously, when we think of parents, certain wardrobe basics come to mind. It could be a new pair of sunglasses, a new set of golf clubs, or a new watch. Sure, we may not all be able to buy you one of the A. Lange and Söhne watches or a Treccani Milano golf bag, but why not spruce up your accessory collection? From customizing a set of golf balls to engraving the watch you already own, these add-ons could mean the world even to the parent who has it all.
Family photo session
A family portrait is an extraordinary gift idea for any parent. From future dads, from new parents to grandparents. Go online and find local photographers who specialize in family portraits and book an appointment for some new photos. If that seems to be out of your budget, most of us know someone who is pretty good with a camera and would be willing to do it for free or low cost to you. In addition, you will also have copies of the photos for your home!
Spa Gift Certificate
Everyone loves to feel fresh and refreshed, especially when the seasons change. With Father’s Day in June, it’s starting to get really hot outside, and summer is reaching its peak, making it the perfect time of year to go to the spa. Get Dad a gift card for a manicure and pedicure. Add a massage and you are sure to be in heaven. With the stress of 2020 behind us, it is a real pleasure to be able to relax and unwind while a masseur frees us of all that tension.
We have all spent more time at home this past year than we probably could have imagined. We’ve come to rely on convenience services more than ever, from delivering groceries to ordering nearly all of our clothing online. Adding another subscription service is a great gift idea. Think about what the father uses the most in his life. If you’re lost, even a simple subscription to a magazine dedicated to one of your interests would be a great idea.
Ultimately, the best thing we can give parents in our lives is love and time. The gifts we choose this year should try to give them with consideration behind them.