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Whilst Father's Day has long been seen as a commercial day for big businesses wanting you to show dad your appreciation by the size of your wallet, I say it's time to take Father's day back to it's original roots of celebrating fatherhood and making it simple.
What man really wants a French silk tie that costs $200 or the usual socks and jocks that's been received every year for as long as he can remember and who could forget buying their dad a car cleaning pack or a Brut deodorant gift pack in the 80's, BBQ tongs, an apron, need I go on?.....
So let's not torment dad this father's day and keep it simple, just how he likes it.
Whilst everyone's dad is different and enjoys different activities, I am sure there is one activity that every father would love their son or daughter to accompany them with no matter the age. It may be a game of golf, kick of the footy, a beer at the pub, a good chat over lunch, tinkering in the garage, fishing, or perhaps cooking up a storm for a family lunch.
Whatever it might be, it's the time that you spend together that makes fathers day special, it tells dad you appreciate him without using words.
Some other things dad will love is receiving those hand made items from school and kinder complete with cardboard cards, of course it's not for the present but the delight in the children's eyes giving dad something they have made themselves.
For the dad's of teenage kids he will probably just love to be acknowledged.
Adult children could think about a great meal to cook, matched with a nice wine or a cold beer.
Whilst wives and partners beware, from what I've been reading the most popular times in the maternity ward are 9 months after Christmas and surprise, surprise Father's Day. So this could be the clue to what fathers really want.
Haha yup I have lots of socks. Loved the article .
Being a dad of 3 magnificent daughters , now all adults, 2 with children, I enjoy exactly just that!!
Time together, a chat, home made food, a beer
Or two, a game with my awesome grand children. That's what this dad loves, time together , not into lots of presents. Well done.