Don’t panic. Father’s Day isn’t until the 19th of June, you haven’t missed it. Your Dad still loves you. Probably.
So, this is an early look at a gift for Father’s Day. Officially the male counterpart to Mother’s Day, but often met with all the enthusiasm of a vegetarian at a hotdog eating contest.
Part of the problem with Father’s Day is that Dad’s don’t want anything. Try asking your Dad what he wants for a Birthday or Christmas and you’ll be met with a non-committal grunt or a shrug. Father’s Day is just the same. The fact is Dad’s are generally just happy to be left alone. Their best moments are those infrequent and treasured times when they’re not being pestered to finish off the tiling in the bathroom, being asked for the 10th time to mow the lawn or having kids beg them for money. Ten minutes in front of “Sky Sports News” or “Aerobics Oz Style” without being asked to complete a task or pay for something is generally more valuable to them than any number of “World’s Greatest Dad” mugs.
Money is the issue for Dads. Anything you buy them is seen as a waste of money, money that you could have spent on something more useful, or that you could have used to pay bills. This makes Dad’s very difficult to buy for on any occasion, but especially Father’s Day, when there’s no overriding theme like Christmas or a Birthday, other than the fact that they slept with your Mother, which is probably something you don’t want to dwell on.
Putting aside this rather cynical view of Father’s Day, while it may not be a big deal to a lot of people, it’s a great opportunity to do something nice for your Dad. If you fancy getting something a bit different than the usual chocolates or bottle of whiskey then BBC magazines are offering a discount of 40% on subscriptions to a number of titles including Top Gear Magazine and The Radio Times. A monthly magazine subscription would be something the Dad in your life would be able to appreciate throughout the year and not just for one day! Follow the link below to check out the subscriptions!