There are just less than 3 weeks until Father’s Day, and unlike most years I am all organised and know exactly what to get my dad. With pay-day coming a little earlier this month, I gave myself plenty of time to plan and order the perfect Father’s Day presents.
My dad is cricket bonkers, so much so that we actually flew out to Australia during the last Ashes series in 2010. As you may remember, England won it in Australia for the first time in 24 years, certainly for the first time that I was alive. It was a great trip with great memories. As he loves his cricket, I was astounded to find out that he has never been to Lord’s, the home of the game. I was delighted when I came across The Lord’s Cricket Ground tour offer for two at just £30. Having learnt that it included a tour of the dressing rooms and the MCC museum, I knew it was probably one of the best gifts for him that I would find. It will be another great memory we’d be able to share together.
I knew the tour would probably be his most impressive gift, but feeling guilty I could spend a bit more I also ordered a couple of extra gifts.
With the weather picking up and looking like it could be a really good summer, I encouraged dad to wheel out the barbeque a little earlier this year. I even took the liberty to invite some family friends round in a few weeks so that dad can show of his “barbie skills”. To inspire him with some confidence and to give our guests some confidence as well that he may not inflict salmonella on all of us, I’ve ordered a Personalised Stylish Black Apron. This way everyone knows who’s in charge. It’s probably going to be one of the most ideal presents for dad as once he gets a hang of outdoor cooking, he’ll be hosting a Barbie every other day I’m sure. As long as all the grease doesn’t end up on his clothes mum should be happy.
I think it can be very easy to find tatty gifts or presents that won’t really be used for long, for Father’s Day. Like most gift occasions, it really is the thought that counts. You really should look around and try and get some good ideas before splashing out.