10 things to do this Father’s Day

Like many birthdays and other special occasions this year, Father’s Day will probably also be a bit different for many, with various COVID restrictions on visiting people and catching up in large groups. If you are able to catch up with dad this year, here are some things you can do together – just the two of you, or in a small family group. And if restrictions don’t permit catching up, make a note of these activities and take a rain-check for another day. Here’s our top list of things to do with dad – in no particular order:

1. A spot of fishing
Take dad for a trip out on the water (lake, river, or ocean) for a quiet fish and a chance to catch up and “chew the fat”. Pack some snacks and a couple of beers to make a day of it.

Fishing fanatics will love the Fish Ink Pen $19.95

2. A Wine Tasting Evening
If dad loves his wine, then a wine tasting evening with a variety of different wines will be right up his alley. Subtly work out his favourite producers or varieties beforehand to ensure there are some winning wines dad loves. Host with a selection of cheese, crackers and nibbles for the ultimate night in.

For an effortlessly organised evening, this Wine Tasting Evening Kit $84.95 will keep you on track.

3. Treat Dad to a BBQ lunch
Most Dads wouldn’t say no to a piece of char-grilled meat. Weather permitting, Father’s Day is a great opportunity to get outside in the socially-distanced company of family and friends at a local park or in your own backyard.

Get the job done with the right tools, like the Sagaform BBQ 5 in 1 Multitool $58.95

4. Share a glass of fine whisky with Dad
If you bought dad a beautiful bottle of whisky for Father’s Day, or have one he enjoys, why not share it with him on Father’s Day? After a nice dinner – at his place or yours – it’s a great opportunity to catch up. And if you can’t catch up in person, enjoy a virtual one together while you catch up over the phone or online.

Chill your whisky without diluting it with these handy Areaware Drink Rocks $45

5. Share some memories
Framed photos are one of the best gifts for people with everything. Select a photo of you and dad together, or a special family photo and present it in a unique frame.

Ashortwalk’s Recycled Photo Frame $30 comes with a stick of chalk so you can personalise with your own message.

6. Listen to music together
Even if you have to endure his favourite music…it is Father’s Day after all.

The music might not be “stylish” but Kreafunk’s Amove Speaker $150 is!

7. Make a paper airplane with dad
Remember when you used to make paper airplanes with your dad as a kid? Forget the basic paper airplanes everyone can make – challenge yourself (or dad) with something more elaborate. You could even have a “friendly” competition to see who can make theirs the fastest…

Best Ever Paper Airplanes $19.95 has 18 different designs to challenge your paper airplane making skills

8. Help dad in the garden
With spring just around the corner, chances are dad has plenty of gardening jobs in the pipeline. Pruning, mulching, weeding – whatever the job dad’s sure to appreciate an extra pair of hands…and your company:-)

Weeds don’t stand a chance against the Sneeboer 3 Tine Weeding Fork $64.95

9. Take dad on a picnic
There’s nothing like a bush picnic to maintain social distancing. Make a day of it by taking dad for a nice drive and a picnic lunch of gourmet sandwiches, cheese, and other antipasti delights.

Pack your picnic goodies in a stylish picnic bag like the Donkey Bike Picnic Bag $39.95.

10. Celebrate dad’s first Father’s Day
With a bit of help from mum, a thoughtful gift to celebrate dad’s first Father’s Day will melt his heart.

My Prince Did Come vintage dictionary print (unframed) $14.95

However you choose to spend Father’s Day with your dad – in person or virtually, we wish you and your family a very special day.

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