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Father’s Day Tips

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Father’s Day is coming up on June 16th, and we know you don’t want to remember your father (or other important father figures) in your life with a lame offering — like another “World’s Greatest Dad” mug, cheesy ties, or another cheap tool. So, today, the Element Apartment Homes Blog is bringing you a list of ideas to spark your imagination for things he would appreciate receiving this Father’s Day. 

Practical

While getting an appliance or tool is probably not the best gift idea for women in your life, for the fathers (or other men) in your life, it can be a highly appreciated gesture. Before you get it though, do some research. Check into the brand of tools he likes, find out what he already has and what he might need. Some sleuthing may be in order! If tools are completely out of your realm of experience, get the advice of a trusted friend about what to get.

Sentimental

A gift that harkens back to your childhood or even your father’s younger years can be a hit. Was there a particular hobby you shared? Perhaps choose something that reminds you (and him) of that time spent together. Did you share a love of collecting baseball cards with your Dad, get one to add to his collection. Did you listen to vinyl records together? Get him a record player and some records from the past. If you’re going to go with a mug, instead of “World’s Greatest Dad” have one made featuring a favorite photo of the two of you.

Gift of Time

Spending time together may be the best gift you could give to your Dad. Get tickets to a sporting event, a theatre production, or a concert you know your Dad would enjoy — throw in dinner, and you’ve got the recipe for a meaningful gift. If you are not able to spend time together physically, sent a letter with your gift or in a card expressing appreciation for all your father had done for you and what he means to you. Be specific, recount memories and what they taught you. If writing isn’t your thing, make a phone call and spend some time connecting with your father. He’s sure to be pleased.

How do you plan on celebrating Father’s Day this year? Share your ideas with us in the comments. Happy Father’s Day to everyone in our Mt. Prospect, IL apartment community!