Lose the sweaters and books this Fatherís Day. Be original and
sincere using these great ideas for gifts. Dad will be impressed with the
very unique way you chose to honor him on his special day.
Go on a Road Trip
This Fatherís Day gift idea can be done a few ways. If your Dad
canít drive anymore it would be great treat to take him on a scenic ride.
Pack a lunch and bring a map so you both can plan a fun trip. Heíll
enjoy the change of scenery and youíll both enjoy some quality time
If Dad does still drive, this would be a good chance to make sure he is
still driving safely. As our parents age, this become an important
issue. Let him be the tour guide and observe how well his driving skills
are. This Fatherís Day gift idea could be a life saver some day.
Be a Fatherís Day Handyman
Chances are there are probably some tasks needed around the house that
he canít do anymore. So dedicate Fatherís Day to helping him fix
all those things around the house. This Fatherís Day gift idea gives
you great time together and accomplishes some important tasks.
If youíre not the handyman type, there are services available where
you can ďrentĒ a person for a day for this purpose.
Either way it will give him piece of mind having all those things done
and youíve given him a great Fatherís Day gift too!
Satellite Radio or TV
Does your Dad like sports or other special interests? Some elderly
people are a bit intimidated by the overwhelming choices available for
subscription TV and radio services. They miss out on some great
Order a yearís worth of the service, and help with the installation
and programming. Show him the basics on how it works and see how fast
heíll come to enjoy watching or listening to his favorite sports games
or movie stations. This Fatherís Day gift idea keeps on giving for a
full year and you can renew his subscription after that!
Be His Private Chef
Oftentimes, elderly people tend not to eat properly. Especially if they
live alone. They donít feel like cooking so they will choose meals
that perhaps arenít the healthiest options (like frozen dinners and
Cook a wide selection of meals, package them individually and freeze
them. Now he has wholesome homemade meals that he can easily enjoy. A
Fatherís Day gift idea thatís made with love!
How Safe is Dadís House?
This Fatherís Day gift idea is another potential life saver.
Injuries from falling pose some serious risks to the elderly. Inspect his
house for any safety type issues. Look for trip hazards like loose
flooring or slippery rugs. The bathroom should have grab bars in the
tub/shower area and a rubber mat in the bottom of the tub. If there are
stairs, ensure the railings are sturdy and the stairwell is well lit.
If the laundry is done in a cellar, research the cost to purchase some
small stackable washer/dryer sets and have them installed on the main
floor of the house somewhere. The expense may seem great, but avoiding
the risk of injury from falling down the stairs with a basketful of
laundry is well worth the price. If you have siblings, share the cost
amongst you for a group Fatherís Day gift.
Searching for the perfect Fatherís Day gift can be challenging
enough. If Dad is elderly it can be even more difficult. Chances are they
have pretty much everything they want. These great gift ideas for
Fatherís Day will go a long way in telling him how special and loved he
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