Your dad already has enough ties and golf balls from previous holidays, so why not give him the gift of your time this year. There are many things you can do together that will leave a lasting impression on both you and your father. So break out of your gift giving rut and make this Father's Day one he'll remember.
Take him out to the ballgame
The baseball season will be in full swing by the time Father's Day rolls around. Check out your local team's schedule and get a couple of tickets for a game. Drinking a cold one (be it beer or cola), eating a couple of dogs and enjoying the boys of summer is a great way to spend some quality time with your dad. If your team isn't playing at home that weekend, check out minor league teams that may be in your area. These games have a great small town feel to them and can often be more fun than major league baseball games.
Hit the links
If you're going to get your dad a sleeve of golf balls this year, why not put them to good use and take your dad out on the course. Playing 18 or even nine holes will give you plenty of time to bond with your pop. You can then hit the clubhouse or a nearby restaurant for a leisurely lunch. If you don't like to golf, but don't mind swinging away, take him to the driving range and just hit a couple of buckets of balls. It's still the thought that counts and if you aren't a very good golfer, dad will probably enjoy showing you a few pointers.
Let dad relax and invite him over for a barbeque at your house. Grill up his favorite food, be it steak, chicken or ribs. Set out his favorite snacks and chill his favorite beer or soft drink. Man the barbeque yourself and let dad enjoy his day.
Take in a matinee
Summer is the season for Hollywood blockbusters, so if your dad is a movie buff, there's bound to be something he wants to see. If you watched the Indiana Jones series together while you were a kid, going to the latest installment with your father will be a wonderful way to honor those memories. He probably won't want to see Sex and the City, but there's a slew of other options for the two of you to choose from.
It's all about dad
Whatever activity your dad likes to do such as fish, bowl or go to museums, treat him to his favorite pasttime and spend some quality time with him.
What's your favorite way to spend time with Dad? Share with us in the comments section below.
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