By: Nwanma gidi
It’s Father’s day!, and if you haven’t chosen an appropriately Dad-themed gift yet, don’t fret. While everyone enjoys opening a pretty parcel, sometimes the best gift you can give the father figure in your life is something money can’t buy: Spending time together and creating memories…showing him some real-life love this year by doing the things he enjoys.
Wondering where to start? Here are some fun activities to try this Father’s Day – that won’t break the bank…
Try Something New
Get the family involved and host a food pairing night at home. Jump on the internet and discover the dishes that pair best with his favorite drink – wine, brandy, and rum are all great contenders and, for the dad who prefers a non-alcoholic option, try ginger ale, sweet teas, or lemonade.
Not only is this a great activity to bond over, but seeing everyone’s reactions to the pairings could be priceless.
Relive His Childhood
Instead of buying something that might sit on the shelf and gather dust, treat Dad to a fun time at the arcade. We’re all still kids at heart and an experience like this will stand out above the rest. Buy a couple of coins and let him try his luck on old favorites (think pinball), as well as some new attractions like VR experiences. If your local arcade is properly kitted out, you could end the day with ten-pin bowling – always a crowd pleaser!
Take A Road Trip
Nothing beats bonding in the car to the soundtrack of your best years. First, plan all the stops you intend to visit on your road trip and ask Dad if there are places he’d like to see too. Once you have your game plan, grab some snacks and hit the road. Traveling is a great way to spend quality time together, make new memories and reminisce over old times. Who knows, some of his past adventures might resurface and help you understand Dad even better.
Enjoy Great Entertainment
After a full day of showing Dad your love and appreciation, pop some popcorn and settle down in front of the TV for the final event. DStv’s Box Office Movie Rental service is loaded with some of the best movies to help you end the day on a high.
Catch Eternals, a Marvel movie about eternal beings who need to protect Earth from the Deviants; Marry Me, an unconventional rom-com featuring Owen Wilson and J-Lo; or Thando, the dramatic tale of a woman who falls for her blesser.
Keep the budget in check this Father’s Day by giving Dad the ultimate gift – your time.