But what do dads really want for father’s day? This year forget the tie..
Here’s what I think...
Feel special & appreciated
Secretly they know we already do it every day, but make them feel loved with a personalised gift or a unique shirt is always something special. Notonthehighstreet has a great selection of gifts (remember to allow enough time for the personalisation). For the shirts...well you know where to look....Here!;)
Eat their favourite food
While I am all about trying things new, I know the dads in my life are all about tradition. So while I cannot treat my dad to a glorious British Roast (he lives in the Congo)...I can treat my carnivore partner to Ted Restaurant, a great option offering all free - range , locally sourced ethical meat (Phew).
Have some fun time with the little ones & family
If having happy kids for the day is the key to having a relaxed and smile inspiring day, I'd recommend some outdoor fun activity. Which dad does not love a BBQ, with space to run, balls to kick, a scrum with the kids...and cold beer?
Watch their favourite sport
May sound cliché but (ahi!) it is the truth: most dad like (ehm ...love??) sport. It does seem to make them happy...
So why not treat them to a cricket or football stadium tour or a supercar experience. Buyagift has a good selection of both. For the tennis lovers Wimbledon 2015 is coming up soon and tickets are on sale on Ticketmaster...
For all those wives & girlfreinds out there, a bit of sweetness doesn’t go astray. And our men do like a bit of pampering even if they won’t admit it. Anything from a massage, foot rub, hot bath to a snuggle on the sofa ... and who knows where it will lead ..