Things are slowly starting to get back to normal, as the economy starts reopening after being shut since March due to COVID-19. But, let’s face it, celebrations will still seem quite different than what we’ve experienced in the past. Father’s Day, coming up this Sunday 21 June, will be no different. But don’t worry if you haven’t made plans to spoil dad this year, you’ve still got some time to pull out all the stops.
Mother Nature is on our side this year and is blessing us with a full moon on Sunday. So why not camp out in the backyard and do some stargazing with your old man. Or strike up the fire and tell stories and jokes huddled together like in the good old days.
If your dad is a movie buff, grab some of his favourite films and host a movie night. You can even try setting up your very own drive-in cinema experience. Set it up in the driveway or in the garage and tap into his childhood memories in front of the silver screen. Don’t forget the popcorn and milkshakes!
If being out in the cold outdoors isn’t his vibe, you can also give him a Builders Warehouse voucher so that he can start ticking things off of his DIY list or head to Makro for some unbeatable Father’s Day specials.
If your dad is a foodie at heart, why not put together a killer snack pack with all his favourites. Pick n Pay, Checkers, Spar and Woolworths has a huge selection of delicious treats. For the perfect snack pack we’d suggest adding a drink of some sort, whether it be coffee, hot chocolate, or something a little stronger, a few savoury snacks and at least one sweet snack (unless he has a sweet tooth -- then we suggest you add more of the sweet stuff).
And if you’d really like to impress, treat him to breakfast in bed. A classic English breakfast or bacon and waffles are bound to satisfy, or perhaps he’s more of a yoghurt, muesli and fresh fruit kind of guy? Don’t forget his favourite brew. Going that extra mile and making a pot of his favourite tea or picking up some yummy coffee beans will make all the difference.
Why not prepare a scrumptious Sunday spread for the whole family. You can fancy it up even more by doing a 3-course meal that will really blow his socks and sandals off. The most important part is that dad isn’t stuck flipping chops at the braai.
But you don’t need to do any of these grand gestures or buy expensive gifts to prove your love for your old man! Pick up the phone, write a letter or simply sit and chat with him. Afterall, time with our loved ones is the greatest gift of all!
Please remember that it is up to each one of us to do our part and keep ourselves and loved ones safe. Visit https://sacoronavirus.co.za/ for more information about the current pandemic.