- Cook his favorite meal. My Dad loves brisket, which I hate, but it’s Father’s Day, so…
- Take him to a movie—maybe Jurassic World. Make an entire day out of it—spending time with your Dad is the point of Father’s Day.
- I always buy my Dad a book, mainly to slowly get him to read everything I love. For the dad who loves history (like mine), The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal is a brilliant read. Another great choice is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, which just won a Pulitzer Prize and is one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read. For the dad who loves to laugh, My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is a classic and hilarious memoir. This year I bought my dad The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be by Farley Mowet, and I hope he likes it!
- There’s a great U.S. non-profit organization called StoryCorps, which encourages people to record meaningful interviews with people who are important to them. They have an app (search for StoryCorps, Inc.) that allows you to record interviews. I think that downloading it and recording an interview with your dad, grandpa, or even great grandpa this weekend would be an awesome and meaningful present.
I hope you all enjoy spending time with your dads this Father’s Day!