Dropped the Ball on Father's Day? Try These 3 Last-Minute Saves
I credit my father for many wonderful things in life; my taste in rock ’n’ roll, my love for craft beer, and my slightly off-kilter sense of humor immediately spring to mind. Without his guidance, encouragement, and emotional support on a larger scale, I would have been wholly unable to blossom into the well-rounded, self-sufficient person I am today.
That being said, I don’t always come up with the most heartfelt gifts to sufficiently honor that sentiment, and I don’t always come up with them on time. If you awoke this Father’s Day morning in a similar predicament, never fear; we’ve got you covered. What follows is a list of three last-minute ways to show your dad you care, from our ill-prepared Father’s Day to yours.
1. Make him his favorite meal.
Thoughtful, quick, and just one trip to the grocery store away, this last-minute Father’s Day gift appears pre-planned and labor-intensive on your part. If your dad is a whiskey lover, consider taking it up a notch with one of these five whiskey-infused dishes from the kitchen of Martha Stewart. Set the table with a Father’s Day card and you’re good to go.
2. On second thought, make that card a homemade card.
Whip out your colored pencils from the third grade and create an 8-year-old–worthy masterpiece that will leave your dad feeling surprised, touched, and a bit nostalgic (and possibly humored). Far more personal than a store-bought card, this last-minute gift adds a distinct personal touch that implies careful consideration and forethought. Consider chronicling the best advice he ever gave you, the most important lesson you learned from him, or even a cherished memory the two of you share.
3. Complement that card with a framed picture of the two of you.
While you’re at the grocery store scouring the baking aisle for your whiskey-infused chocolate date cake, stop by the home goods section and pick up a nice stand-up frame. Simply frame a favorite picture of the two of you, wrap it up with a bow, and adorn with your homemade card. This gift makes for the perfect home office decoration or a nice addition to his cubicle at work. With that, you’ve created a gift that’s timely, heartwarming and a touch sentimental. Consider Father’s Day 2016 a win.
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