Our fathers have toiled and slogged while we comfortably enjoyed an abundance of leisure and luxury. We went out with our friends and relatives; they gave up on it all because they were busy working. We shopped at the malls and designer stores; he repeated the only 2-3 pairs of jeans he owned because he was simply content with it. He did not regret any of this but one, he couldn’t spend enough time with his family because he was busy working for the sake of his family.
So this Fathers’ Day (19th June, 2016), let’s give them more than just the most expensive gift out there. Let us give them the precious gift of time.
Here’s a guide to some of the most fun things to do with your dad this weekend and gift him a Fathers’ Day, he will cherish forever!
1. Bond by TV
If your father loves catching up with television whenever he has the time, hop on the couch and laugh out loud along with him. Binge-watch some of the most hilarious daddy-friendly shows on television and spend the kind of time he probably always wanted to spend with you!
Recommended: Grandfathered, The Goldbergs, Family Guy, Togetherness, Fresh off The Boat and Black-ish on Star World Premiere HD
2. Wine-loving and Conversations
Go ahead; tell your dad how much you love him, how much you miss him when he’s not around! Tell him what you think about the current state of affairs, tell him about that crazy time when you shopped at the Vero Moda Sale and the ladies were fighting. Tell him about that silly crush you had on that boy down the street, share your insecurities with him. If you find it difficult to that over mere dinner, pop open that bottle of wine and start a conversation about the weather. After all, what better way to start a conversation than two glasses of wine and a heart that is full of emotions!
Recommended: Sula Rasa, Cono Sur Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Ruffino Chianti D.O.C.G, Sula Riesling and African Horizon Pinotage
3. A Shopping Spree
If shopping gives you the greatest joy, take your dad for a day out on the town and indulge in a shopping spree. Although bear in mind, it’s his day, so shop for him and let him have this day to himself. You can go shopping for yourself once the clock strikes midnight and tomorrow arrives!
Recommended: Select City Walk, DLF Promenade, Ambience Mall, South Extension, and Connaught Place.
4. Get Out of Town!
If you want to do something different to make your dad feel special but are stumped for ways to spoil him, get out of town! Literally! Just whisk your dad away to some of the most beautiful locations not too far away and have everything arranged for him by the time you get there. Think about it, even your father wants to feel special and it doesn’t always have to be his wife to do that for him.
Recommended: Camping in Rishikesh, Sightseeing in Landsdowne, Camp Wild at Aravali Valley, Wall Climbing at Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Royal Safaris in Jaipur, Nature Walk in Chail Sanctuary, Shimla, Jeep Safaris in Corbett National Park, Ramnagar.
5. Video-game lovin’
If your dad enjoys his quality ‘me’ time, then buy him an awesome video game and spend time indoors, some battling him and other times teaming up with him on PlayStation and X-Box! Go ahead, make him a happy man!
Recommended: Mario Kart 8, FIFA 15, Gods Among Us, Call of Duty, Need For Speed and Batman Arkham City
6. Take him out for dinner
If you don’t want to sit at home but don’t want to go out of town either, take him out to a restaurant which has some amazing Fathers’ Day deals and engagement activities and indulge in the moment with some delicious food, wine and conversations!
Recommended: Moets Defence Colony, Indian Accent, Dakshin, Varq, Bukhara, the China Kitchen, SodaBottleOpenerWala, Tres, Zizo
7. Go out on a long drive
Go out on a long drive and have probably the best bonding session you can have with your father. Drive through Janpath, Yamuna Express Way – Greater Noida to Agra, the Delhi-Jaipur highway – Neemrana Fort Palace, drive to Karnal and stop by for mouthwatering buttery paranthas from street side dhabas in Murthal.