Include all the dads. Don't just celebrate Father's Day with your father but include husbands, would-be future dads, your uncles, and brothers. Don't forget step-fathers. They're important too!
Make it a family event. Father's Day is a family event. Use the opportunity to get everyone together for a fun day.
Consider building the celebration around an activity you all can enjoy. Pack a picnic, have a barbecue, go to a favorite sporting event or go fishing together. (how to organize a family picnic)
Be creative. Bake a cake or make his favorite dinner. If you're artistically inclined paint a portrait of your father from a current photo, or write him a poem or a song. Expensive gifts are not necessary but the time and effort you put in to create a personalized tribute will be deeply appreciated.
Celebrate your shared experiences. Look at old photos of you and your dad doing fun things together. Take a walk down memory lane. You may be surprised at how many things you both have forgotten about and how much they mean to you.
Acknowledge the importance of fatherhood. Being a father is a tough job. Dads are responsible for a large part of the financial and emotional well-being of the family. A thoughtful card or short speech that expresses your love will benefit both you and your dad.
Appreciate the many facets of fatherhood. There is inevitable conflict as a father tries to guide you to adulthood. You may resent times when your dad may have been strict but appreciate his efforts to steer you in a good direction. Fathers guide us in many ways: some we understand clearly at the time, others we may not appreciate until much later.
Tell him you're sorry for past hurts. As your dad was not perfect, neither were you. Use Father's Day as an opportunity to tell him that you love and appreciate him. When he is gone you will wish you had.
Remember, it does not take gifts to make a Dad happy, it takes hard work, commitment and lots of love. The most rewarding part of being a father is feeling that your children are on a path to a successful future and can cope with the problems that inevitably arise. (love coupon)