Skip to comments.Hay Dads! Father's Day help
Posted on 06/18/2005 10:41:04 AM PDT by sandlady
My husband and I have 3 children. We are planning to spend family time together tomorrow--a picnic in the park.
Even though he will be thrilled to simply BE with us, my children and I want to give their father a token of our appreciation for the love and support he gave us throughout the year.
I'm looking for ideas--what gift would YOU like for Father's Day?
My husband would love a custom painted chromed-up Harley but I'm looking for something in the $50-200 range. What do Dad's pine for these days? What cool item would you like but would never get for yourself?
Any and all suggestions welcome!
Yup... You're on the right track. Pretty much anything gasoline powered is a winner. A bike, a hedge trimmer, a riding mower, a weed-whacker, a high pressure water pump... You name it.
You are probably right but I was not responding to the author.
How about a Rush 24/7 membership? Only $49.95!!!
That's what this dad asked for and got on his birthday!
I want a girl just like the girl
That married dear old dad
She was a pearl and the only girl
That daddy ever had
A sweet old-fashioned girl
With eyes so true
One who loves nobody else but you
Oh I want a girl just like the girl
That married dear old dad
He uses power tools daily for his job so that's out. Hiring someone to do the things he has to do but hates to do is a good idea! I think he would enjoy a GPS, too.
Framed, small photographs.
Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Publius. :)
We just came home from an acquaintance's home -- he was watching golf and had TIVO--my husband was impressed with the rewind feature. We have cable--is TIVO compatible? Is it available in a separate unit? How much?
I have some research to do!!
WOW! We used to sing that in the car as kids when we were on Sunday visits to see relatives. Thanks for the memory.
Sweet. I know what you mean.
He'd be the prodigal son, if only I'd give him an inheritance to squander.
A simple thank you will suffice; a heart-felt question-and-answer period on 'how is it like to be a father?' would be priceless. No one wants to learn how to be a father from their father, until after they've left their father's house.
My father-in-law once joked, as my first three children toddled around his yard "kids, the screwing you get for the screwing you got." I always laughed reflecting back on that, until this year. Now I wait for the day when my son will reconcile himself to God and to his mother and I.
If you can, have your children express in writing their love to their father, even if it's a simple emailed "I love you." The only communication I have from that oldest son is painful (but necessary) to hold on to; I long for the day when I can blot out his hateful words with words of respect, if not words of love or admiration.
Encourage your children to talk, and to listen, to their father's instruction.
For my biryhday, my dad gave me a nail driver that uses .22 charges. That thing's a blast.
PS - I'm a dame but I love this stuff!
Tears, Reagan Cowboy. My eldest, also a son, is entering a difficult stage, I fear. I will encourage him to express his love for his dad, and his gratefulness. You're in my thoughts.
You know, he doesn't have a nail gun. Hmm....
Great advice, and very similar to what I tell my kids (15 & 17).
I would give anything just to hear my Dad's voice one more time (he passed on 6 years ago).
To me, the greatest gift you can give a father is to be the best person you can be. Ok, that said, hubby got a new trap gun for this Father's Day (just had to have it early though, 'cuz leagues start in May).
The best Dad's Day gifts cost little or nothing. My family is taking me to lunch tomorrow and I'll have a quiet day with them. That's all I really want - to be surrounded by those who love me.
If you have the good sex and the good food. Why the he** would he need remote control?
On Father's day.
Tell him that it is so much easier for you when he leaves the toilet seat up.
Tell him that yes Nachos are a major part of the new food pyramid.
See if you can find a remote in the shape of a nekked wimmin.
Have the kids where T shirts that say " we have the world's smartest dad"
Suggest installing an indoor putting green.
Where a man's t shirt to bed, bring a pair of scissors and tell him to open his present. If he is a little clumsy you might want to go get a pair of safety scissors.
A sincere Thank you is worth more than anything you can ever buy for him.