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What Dads Really Want for Father’s Day

We’re pretty sure that the days of getting dads a tie or a drill for Father’s Day are sort of in the past. Although dads appreciate those hugely stereotypical (yet heartfelt) gifts, wouldn’t it be nice to do something different this year? Let us help you do just that with this simple list of what dads really want for father’s day. Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads of the world!

Quality Time

Dads love their families more than anyone else in this world. They truly do cherish spending quality time together, especially when everyone is getting along. Find out what dad enjoys doing most, whether it’s going on an adventurous excursion up the side of the highest mountain or simply watching his favorite show on Netflix, and make it happen.

Acknowledgement

Dads today definitely do a lot for their families, and because what they do is done very selflessly, it normally goes unnoticed. Take the time to acknowledge dad on both the big and little things he does. It will mean the world to him that someone is paying attention to his efforts.

A Gift Card (why not?)

OK, so metaphorical and intangible gifts to show dad you ‘get him’ are great, but why not get him a gift card as well? Find out what his favorite store is and get him a gift card so he can go choose whatever he wants. Sounds easy enough? That’s because it is!

Freedom

This one sounds a bit harsh, but it’s really not. Sometimes dads need a little bit of freedom to just be them without having to worry about everyone else’s needs. Give dad the freedom to choose just what he wants to do that day, be it alone or with the whole family. He will certainly appreciate the extra slack and room to breathe.

Silence

Give dad the gift of silence by just being quiet. Men in general appreciate peace and quiet. Some of the most amazing moments, the ones they remember most fondly are those in which the bond with their family was covered in a blanket of silence in which everyone was just enjoying the moment and soaking it all in.

Make Dad a Movie

A man’s legacy is very important to him. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to show him just how much he means to you? Make a simple ‘Dad Movie’ on your computer by compiling all of your favorite dad photos and videos. On Father’s Day, do a screening with dad to show him the movie and just sit back and enjoy watching him light up with pride. This project may be a little more time consuming, but dad will absolutely love it!