The Friday Five | Father's Day Ideas

I bloody love my dad, he's great. I don't know where I'd be without him. I'm genuinely so grateful for everything he has done and continues to do for me, which is a hell of a lot. But when the time comes to celebrate him (i.e his birthday/fathers day) I find myself struggling. I tell him I love him all the time, but with Father's Day this weekend I want to give a little back. The problem is, he's bloody hard to buy for. What do you get for a man that says 'I don't want owt cocker' (Translation for non-Yorkshire folk - 'I don't want anything love'). So I thought I'd centre this weeks Friday Five around ideas on how to treat that notoriously hard-to-buy-for man in your life.

1. A massive jar full of his favourite sweets 
I did this for my dad at Christmas and made a customised label for it that said 'Dad's Spice' (Yes my dad calls sweets 'spice'. No it doesn't make sense, I know) - and now he has the jar to keep and re-fill.

2. A 'Dads Day In' Box.
If your dad is anything like mine, he'll appreciate this one. Basically a box full of little bits that contribute to his unwillingness to move from his spot on the sofa. Comfy slippers, a bottle of beer, a magazine, a note that grants him full control of the TV remote all day... the list goes on.

3. Gadgets
My dad loves a new toy to play with, whether it's a new app or a small remote controlled flying object. Like most kids, he'll probably be bored with it in a week, but it was fun while it lasted.

4. Baking
I don't think you can go wrong with baking as a gift (unless you're bloody terrible at it, obviously). It's personal and shows you've put some time and effort in. My dads favourite is apple pie, and that's what he'll be getting on Sunday. Get your apron on and give it a go... even if it all goes belly up, they do always say it's the thought that counts. Maybe stick the kettle on instead...

5. Take him out
Take him down the pub and buy him his dinner and a pint. Usually if we go out to eat, my dad's the one offering to pick up the tab. Not today my old man, not today. I'll be buying you that gammon, egg and chips, cocker.

- Adel xx 


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