It’s that time of the year again to celebrate one of the greatest people in your life. Every year the same question crosses our minds and usually has us stumped. That question is, “what do we get Dad this year for Father’s Day?”
For years, getting Dad a tie has been the traditional thing to do, but really, how many ties does one man need? Get creative and do something outside the box this year for Father’s day. Dad prefers the kind of gifts that are sentimental and that come from the heart. If you are stumped on what to get him this year, look no further. We got creative and came up with some great and inexpensive ideas that he will love!
1)Plan a weekend getaway. Something as simple and laid back as a weekend away camping makes for a great trip. A well planned out staycation is also a great idea. Whether you spend the weekend downtown Vancouver or out in the wilderness, this will be fun for everybody and will be a great memory that dad can cherish forever.
2)Get something personalized. Find out what Dad uses on a daily basis and have that item personalized with a meaningful message! Things such as golf balls, pens, office accessories, etc. all make for great ideas! A local shop that we recommend for this service is Make Vancouver. They carry a wide selection of items and even offer laser engraving as well. Visit their website at http://www.makevancouver.com/collections.
3) Simply spend the day doing what he loves best. What would your pop’s enjoy spending a full day doing? Maybe it’s a day on the golf course playing a round of 18 or maybe he’s adventurous and would love to spend a day hiking and exploring. Whatever it may be, let dad have his way on his day.
4) A magazine subscription. What interests Dad? Maybe he’s a golfer and would love a subscription to Golf Digest, or maybe he enjoys fishing and would love a years worth of Sport Fishing Magazine. Whatever his favourite hobby is, he is bound to love a good read on it! A great website with an awesome selection and variety of magazines is http://www.magazines.com.
5) Treat Dad to a cold one (or in this case, a few!) Everyone enjoys a cold beer on a hot summer’s day so why not spend this Father’s Day at Granville Island Brewing. Granville Island Brewing has 5 tours daily Monday – Sunday at 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. $9.75 will get you 3 x 4 oz tasters (must be legal drinking age, 19+).