Gift ideas for great dads

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In case you have forgotten, September 3 is Father’s Day – the day you get to say thanks to your dad for being a: top bloke, one in a million, no. 1 dad, or whatever the card you bought says. 

While card companies often try to over-hype the day, don’t forget the true meaning is to say thanks to your dad for everything he has done for you this year. 

Why not try one of these ideas to help you make the most of Father’s Day they will save you money and your dad from receiving another pair of socks. 

A helping hand

Has your dad mentioned a project he needs help with around the house or in the garden?

While he might not want to spend Father’s Day doing DIY he might appreciate the offer of you freeing up a weekend to help him tackle the weeds in the garden.

Or help dad out by putting towards new tyres for his car.

Get together

How often do you and your siblings get together these days?

Offer to cook lunch or dinner and have everyone over for a meal or order in some Chinese or go to his favourite restaurant.

If you have siblings away from home get them to skype in. 

Get walking

Go to your dad's favourite spot whether it is a beach, park, or mountain walk, nothing beats some fresh air at the weekend.

Turn it into a family affair and bring the kids and dogs along too.

You can help dad keep fit by getting him a new pair of running shoes or hiking boots.

Gone fishing

What better way to relax than casting a line with your dad, enjoying the serenity of the water and catching up.

Even better if you manage to catch a fish, dinner is sorted.

Take it the next step by going on a fishing charter together.

Catch a game 

Put your footy differences aside for the day and catch a game with your dad.

Whether it is at the footy ground or on TV at your local pub, nothing beats game day atmosphere.

Or if your dad prefers a stroll around the green organise a golf day for both of you or get the family involved, have a Father’s Day tournament, you don’t even have to let him win. 

Movie time

Get the popcorn ready and your dads favourite snacks, maybe some beer and settle in for an evening of classics.

Either watch your dads favourite or introduce him to something you know he will love, has he watched Game of Thrones yet?

Or treat him to a night out at the movies.

First-time dads

For the new mums and dads out there, keep it simple and special.

A treasured photo or DIY hand prints will make his day.