Today’s post is not fashion related because it is entirely meant to honour these people in our lives – FATHERS.
Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
Different countries have different days of celebrating it though majority celebrate it on the third Sunday of June.
I think it’ s pretty obvious that most of us tend to just brush over Fathers’ Day and make all the fuss about Mothers’ Day.
But is that right?
I think our African society has a part to play on that. Mainly because you find our dads are more of ATMs than father figures and the mothers more like the parents. So you find alot of people quite distant with their fathers and don’t even have the slightest clue of what to give them if they ever took that big leap of buying them a gift.
To be honest, I always forget when this day is and I’m sure I’m not alone though I have my own valid reasons.
Justification much :).
So here are just a few tips that may act as pointers in guiding you on what to get your dad this Fathers’ Day.
1. Is he the sporty type – Get him something in line with that, I’m sure it will make sense to him.
2. Is he an intellectual/scholar – Maybe a great book or an auto-bio of his fave author or person he really admires may do the trick.
3. A chef – Maybe you can have a family cook-out and have him come up with the recipe and use it also as a time for bonding.
4. Stylish dad- I think you are the one with more room to play with. From clothes, to shoes, to wearable gadgets, I’m sure you can’t miss something.
You can also get him a gift according to his personality type or just something you know he really needs i.e. if it’s within your cash limit.
Most importantly, the best gifts are the ones that come from the heart. Those that money can’t buy and those that are unique to only you. Sometimes, it is just sitting with him this Sunday afternoon and chatting him up or just enjoying the silence together. Or you for once in your lifetime appreciating him for the father that he is and just cheer him on.
Whatever you choose to do, I’m sure he will appreciate it.
He may not say much, but it will strike a cord in his heart.
For those of you who for one reason or another don’t have a dad to celebrate with or appreciate, remember God is a Father to the fatherless.
So how about it?