Father's Day Gift Ideas
by Nancy Twigg
many women, the fathers on their lists present
the biggest gift giving challenges. If you are
having trouble knowing what to get dear old
Dad for Father's Day this year, look over the
following list of gift ideas that fall into
the category of simple, yet meaningful tokens
of your appreciation and love.
Gift of Laughter
Is there some old comedian or sitcom that always
makes him chuckle? Use your VCR to make a tape
of as many episodes as you can record. When
you give your gift, include a note instructing
him to watch it anytime he needs a good laugh.
Use your scanner and computer skills to create
a homepage devoted to Dad's many interests.
Include pictures of his children, hobbies and
accomplishments. Tell how proud you are of him
and how grateful you feel to have him as your
father. After you've uploaded the site with
the help of your Internet Service Provider,
include the URL in a card telling Dad to visit
that webpage for a special surprise.
Gift of a Clean House
If your dad lives alone, housecleaning may not
be high on his list of priorities. If possible,
surprise him by giving his home a good, thorough
cleaning while he is away for a few days. Even
if you can't surprise him, he is sure to enjoy
the results when you finish.
The Gift of Encouragement
Find a special quote or Bible verse that
is particularly meaningful. If you are handy
with a needle and embroidery floss, create
a cross-stitch sampler featuring those words.
If not, use your calligraphy skills and put
the verse in an attractive frame to sit proudly
on his desk at work.
A Subscription to His Hometown Newspaper
This gift may cost a little more but is sure
to be a winner. If he no longer lives in the
small town where he grew up, purchase a gift
subscription to that town's local newspaper.
This gift will help him keep up with the happenings
in the place he used to call home.
of these ideas are ones that worked well with
my own hard-to-gift father. Of course, they
can be modified for any other family member-male
or female-who presents a gift-buying challenge.
from Nancy Twigg's new book, Celebrate
Simply: Your Guide to Simpler, More Meaningful
Holidays and Special Occasions (www.celebratesimply.com).
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