It doesn’t have to be Father’s Day to make Dad feel loved and appreciated, and all gestures don’t have to be grand. Even though fatherhood is a reward in itself, your dad and mine and your hubby probably wouldn’t mind an actual reward now and again, either.
#20. Buy a couple of video games.
One for him and one he can play with the whole family.
#19. Finish Sunday’s work on Saturday.
An entire day off will do everyone a lot of good.
#18. Grab his favorite snack.
Yes, even if it’s so terrible for him that he feels too guilty to buy it for himself.
#17. Rub his back.
Or scratch his head.
#16. Give him a hug.
From the front, from behind – a small display of affection goes a long way.
#15. Upgrade his toiletries.
He would never do it for himself, but that doesn’t mean he won’t enjoy it.
#14. Grab his favorite drink.
Surprise him with his favorite bottle or a six pack on a random weeknight.
It’s fun, it’s great for your relationship, and healthy for your kids to see it, too.
#12. Get the good meats.
If your guy is a carnivore and a griller but hesitates to buy the best cuts because of the price, have a splurge dinner at home.
#11. Go with him.
Fishing? Golf? For a run? Chances are you used to do it together and now you don’t.
#10. Plan one-on-one Daddy dates.
Daddy-daughter, Daddy-son, and a date night for the two of you.
#9. Write a nice note.
If he tells you he doesn’t love hearing all of the sappy reasons why you love him as a dad, he’s lying.
#8. Plan a hike.
Plan the whole thing – just put Dad in the car with his hiking shoes and go.
#7. Psych your kids up for his homecoming.
Everyone loves coming home to sweet kiddos excited to see them.
#6. Put something personal in his work bag.
A drawing, a note, or those cookies he loves – he’ll know you were thinking about him when you did it.
#5. Get frisky.
You know what I’m talking about, and it’s always welcome.
#4. Let him poop in peace.
Run interference and cross your fingers he’ll do the same for you.
#3. Buy him new socks and underwear.
You know he needs them and he won’t buy his own until they are literal rags.
#2. Make time to binge-watch a show.
His choice, no commentary from you.
#1. Clean out the car.
Yes, it’s driving him nuts.