My Father technically isn’t my Father, he’s my step-father. Step-father is not a term I like, I might even go as far as to say that it’s a phrase I hate. My Dad didn’t just ‘step’ into the shoes of my biological parent, he bought a new, bigger, way more impressive pair of shoes and filled them with so much love and acceptance that I truly wouldn’t be the woman I am today without him and his awesome Dad filling shoes.
I know for a fact that I am not the only daughter or son that is, on occasion, prone to gushing about their Dad, but it does feel, to me anyway, that Father’s Day doesn’t get the same emphasis as Mother’s Day. It may be because Dad’s are notoriously difficult to buy for, or it may be that in general Dad’s are the less emotional of the duo, so tend to behave as if they don’t really care about having a day dedicated to them – but, of course, they do really!
So here at Peck & Chisel we would like to offer you some tips on how to make Fathers Day truly special.
1. Start with the gift
Even though they may not say it, your Dad is expecting a gift to celebrate his awesomeness. Finding the right gift is often tricky, but in our experience choosing something that can be personalised over a more generic gift, is always a winner. Peck and Chisel’s selection of personalised Foodie Boards and iPad/Tablet Docking Stations make perfect Dad gifts, and can be completely personalised.
2. Spend the Afternoon Watching a Heartwarming ‘Dad’ Film to Show Him How You Really Feel.
There are a plethora of films out there that highlight the special bond between father and child, but here are just a few of our all time favourites:
Robin Williams at his best. Daniel/Mrs Doubtfire loved his children so much he was willing to don prosthetics, dresses and a dodgy Scottish accent, in order to spend more time with them.
To Kill a Mockingbird
I’m not sure there is a better Father in the history of cinema than Atticus Finch. Whilst defending a young black man on a rape charge Atticus is threatened and besmirched, but he only grows in stature in the eyes of his children, Jem and Scout.
Field of Dreams
One of the best baseball movies of all time. Kevin Costner is a corn farmer who hears voices directing him to build a baseball diamond in his field. The movie contains a Father-Son game of catch that spans life and death.
Other movies that prove being a father has nothing to do with matching chromosomes: ‘Annie’, ‘ Three Men and a Baby’, ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Three Men and a Little Lady’.
3. Hand over the remote (all day)
This June there is so much sport on it’s almost ridiculous. From Euro 2016, Rugby summer tours, a nail biting Formula One season, the Third Test of England vs Sri Lanka in the cricket, and several cycling events, it’s only right that you should relinquish control of the TV remote, just for this one day!