If you can’t be with your dad to celebrate Father’s Day in person this year, you may have to turn up the creativity factor just a touch. While it’s going to be tough not to exchange a hug and tell him how much he means to you in person, you can still express your thanks for everything that he’s done – and make his day extra-special in the process. Here are a few tips to celebrate Father’s Day virtually.
Remember watching movies with the family when you were a kid? There was something so comfortable and safe about curling up on the couch, knowing that you were all together, and doing something that you probably didn’t even realize at the time would become one of your best memories. Why not recreate history and spend some quality time with your dad by watching a movie together?
Gather everyone together – your mom, dad, and your own family – and settle in for a relaxed Father’s Day. You can even send dad a little care package with a cozy men’s flannel pajamas and some of his favorite snacks. Choose a movie that you know he’ll love or something that he’s wanted to see for a while. This is all about your dad and making the most of your time together. He’s sure to treasure every minute.
It’s not quite the same as going to a live show, but there’s something to be said for taking advantage of the many performances that so many artists are sharing with the virtual universe right now. If he can typically be found at a concert checking out his favorite artist or can’t get enough of the theater, now is a great opportunity to check them out with him – from an entirely digital perspective.
Make it special by transforming it into a “night out” for the two of you. Watching a theatrical live stream? Send him a comfortable and stylish men’s sweater that he can wear instead of his usual T-shirt so that he can feel a little bit dressed up for the occasion. Add some treats he enjoys, like candy or popcorn, and settle in together from afar. You have the best seats in the house!
Are you and your dad both active types who crave quality time outside? Even if you aren’t, Father’s Day is as good an excuse as any to break out of your comfort zone. What better way to do that than to take a nature walk with him? Make the arrangements in advance to call him on video when you both reach your destinations of choice. Show each other unique findings, whether it’s an interesting looking tree or a bird.
This also happens to be a good excuse to treat him to some comfortable outerwear! Set him up for a leisurely walk in a pair of men’s pants that’s versatile enough to wear anywhere, from the gym to the park to whenever he’s lounging around the house. He’ll appreciate this extra measure of thoughtfulness.
A spa day for your dad? Why not? He’ll absolutely love having the opportunity to pamper himself, relax, unwind, and disconnect from the outside world. Think about all that he does on a daily basis. A little bit of downtime could definitely benefit him, both inside and out.
There are a few easy ways that you can go about this. You can curate a gift basket packed with guy-friendly treatments he can use at home, like nail treatments, a face mask, and body care and hair care products scented with his favorite fragrances. Finish the gift with a men’s flannel robe customized with his initials. It’s a special touch that adds something substantial and memorable to the occasion. Add a pair of slippers to finish his at-home ensemble perfectly.
Sometimes the most memorable occasions are the ones where you don’t do anything overly special at all; what’s most special is that you’re spending time with each other. Father’s Day is the perfect day to order a few pizzas (make sure to select his favorites) and enjoy a virtual party. Feel free to invite others in the family, too. This could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for in order to reunite with relatives he hasn’t seen in years.
Want to make it extra special? Send him something comfy he can wear during the party – and beyond. A men’s flannel shirt is a safe choice that you can trust he’ll love. It’s effortless, comfortable, and perfect to wear year-round. No matter what you choose to do on Father’s Day, focus on togetherness and quality time. That’s what’s truly most important, especially when you can’t be with each other in person.