Father’s Day ’22 is right around the corner and if you still haven’t decided on a gift, then don’t sweat it – because we got you, boo! I remember when I was young enough to not have a concept of gifts for parents but also wished to give them something on their birthdays and respective days. So my 8-year-old version would just go buy a small verse card to hang in the car and – damn did my parents have a lot of them by the time I reached my teens or what!
Anyways, let’s talk gifts – we all know that there are a variety of things we can get our folks and whatever we will get them they would always love it. Not because of its price but because of our intentions involved in the process. Thus, before you go deciding on what gift you want remember that the best and most important gift for your parents would be your kindness and love. They helped you grow up so why not help them grow old?
Here’s a list of 5 things you can get on father’s day 22 from least to most expensive:
1. A hug with Breakfast in Bed
I feel we don’t hug our dads enough with society telling us how macho men are. We often forget to take into account that men too need and want love. They like being pampered just as much as the girl next door and we are here for it!
This weekend, as your dad is still in his slumber – get up a little early to make and serve him his favourite breakfast in bed. Don’t forget the hug too. Yes, it might not seem like a lot but it will go a long way in his heart.
2. An ashtray
Too young and not enough pocket money? An ashtray is the way to go. I remember getting my dad a skeleton ashtray as a reminder of what smoking is doing to his lungs on father’s day and I kid you not – his smoking actually reduced a little. I was in my teen years at the time and very worried about his health.
He understood and cut back on it. However, if smoking is cool with you then that’s fine too. Nothing wrong with a little smoking as long as your health is in check.
3. Card, flowers & a voucher
Yes, yes, men absolutely love flowers too but they don’t get enough of those. You can add on a massage voucher as well to make it a full fledge pampering hamper for him and help him unwind and relax too.
Massage, hijama or acupuncture – all 3 are great ideas for add-on vouchers if it’s feasible for you. Just make sure you check the reviews of the company you choose or go via someone’s recommendation because not everyone who says they are professional actually know how to do it.
4. A Hearty Meal
There are so many new places in town to check in and have a meal for father’s day 22. Figure out your dad’s favourite cuisine and take him out for dinner. Some places you can go to include:
- Noon Juice, Lahore – healthy food options
- Coco Cubano, Lahore – best Cuban food and cigars
- Rare Pakistan, Lahore – steaks and steaks
- Steak by CFU (Lhr, Khi & Isb) – Steaks so good they just melt in your mouth, I swear!
- Theatre Bakery and Café (Lhr & Khi) – ambience and good food
- Dahlia – Nursery + Café, Lahore – nature, good vibes and yummy food
5. Wardrobe Items
Maybe it’s been too long since he freshened up his wardrobe and you can help him with that by getting him new items for his wardrobe. They can be:
- Belts & Ties
- Watch & Glasses
- Pant Suits or whatever he prefers wearing