June 17, 2020
Ways To Make This
Father's Day Special
Father's Day is just around the corner, although celebrating this year might be different from what you originally had in mind given the lockdown measures and social distancing recommendations in place. Taking him out for a meal at a restaurant or going out for a game of mini golf is still out of the question. Whether you’re isolating with your family or have to celebrate from afar, we’ve collected ideas on how you can make this day special for the dads in your life, no matter where you are.
Ways To Celebrate Together
If you are lucky enough to be with him on this day, there are a bunch of activities to do together to make him feel loved.
Breakfast in bed
To ensure a great start to the day, bring him a full English breakfast in bed alongside his favourite hot beverage, whether it's tea or coffee.
Enjoy the post-breakfast quality time by adventuring out into the fresh air, either to the park or somewhere more rural. Pick a walking trail on Google Maps or find more information on your local website council website.
Have a picnic
If the weather is on your side, set up a picnic in the park or your garden. Relax and bask in the sunshine after your walk with a light lunch.
Cook his favourite meal
Work as a family to prepare dads' favourite meal. For side dish ideas, check our post here. Make the event extra fancy by dressing up—and don’t forget the dessert.
Take out his favourite board game, whether its Scrabble or Monopoly. Indulge in a fun game night as a family.
How To Celebrate If You’re Apart
If you’re unable to be together with your father on this day, there are still ways to make him feel cherished, even with many miles between you.
Order his favourite takeaway
Arrange to get his favourite food delivered straight to his door. Make sure he's aware that something is coming, so no food will go to waste.
Virtual get together
Connect via video call—using Zoom, FaceTime or your preferred platform—to catch up, dine together or throw a surprise party with the extended family virtually.
Watch movies together
Use Netflix Play or go down the old-school route—picking a DVD—to watch a film together.
Surprise him with a thoughtful gift
Show him that you care by sending him a present. Choose from our recommendations for the best gifts for dads below.
Father's day gifts ideas
When it comes to buying gifts for dads, it can be a little tricky (buying for guys is just so complicated). We have gathered some foolproof present ideas that he will love!
- For the turophile: The Cheese Box of Joy by GRAPE & fig
- For the coffee fiend: Pact Coffee subscription
- For the music admirer: Sonos One SL Smart Speaker
- For the paparazzi dad : Photobox Photobook
- For the dads that always tell you to turn off the heating: Google Nest Learning Thermostat
- For the film aficionado: LG OLED65GX6LA 65 inch OLED 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV
- For the wine connoisseur: Riedel Decanter Ultra