5 Special Ways To Show Dad You Care

If you're fortunate enough to have your father alive and well, then Father's Day is a wonderful time to share what many fathers want most - some time and attention from those they love.

Here are a few of our favorite ideas for how to make Dad feel special that take more time than money but are absolutely priceless when given with the love, respect and admiration earned over his lifetime of caring for you.

Feel free to add your own twists, adapt to Dad's interests and capabilities. This is just a springboard for your own imagination. Have fun with it!


1. Take him outside. Go fishing, hiking, biking, golfing…whatever your dad likes to do outside, he'd probably love even more if he got to do it with you!

2. Go to a game. Whether its baseball, soccer, tennis, hockey, auto or horse racing or any sport your dad enjoys, go with him to watch an event. It doesn't even have to be a professional game to be fun. Check out the local schools and clubs to see what's happening in your own neighborhood.


3. Picnic in the park. Whether you throw a few burgers on a portable grill, pack up a basket full of homemade eats or pop in for a bucket of fried chicken and sides, take Dad (and maybe a few of his buddies and their families) out to a park, beach, flower garden, or favorite spot to enjoy a relaxing lunch without cell phones and computer screens.


4. Show him something he doesn't know about you. Do you have a special hobby, favorite hangout, private collection or hidden passion that Dad doesn't know or know much about? Share that part of your world with him - you might spark a new or deeper connection for you both. At the very least, he'll learn something more about you, which is a great way to share your love on Father's Day.


5. Make him the guest of honor. There's something so nice about being made the center of attention, especially when its not because you've asked for it. Make Dad the guest of honor at his own little soiree. You can invite friends or family over for drinks, appetizers, desserts or a potluck. Just make sure that everyone knows Dad's the guest of honor. A toast in his name will be remembered for years to come.

We've just touched on the tip of the iceberg with these ideas. There are surely as many ways to celebrate Dad as there are dads to be celebrated. How will you be showing your father you love him this Father's Day? Let us know, we'd love to hear!