Updated: Oct 28, 2022
The man who had cried tears of joy when you were born – he’s rock-solid support, the protector, the provider, the disciplinarian, the philosopher, your friend and guide for life. Yes, that’s how most fathers are.
It is not often that we tell our fathers how much we love and appreciate them. This is especially true in our Asian culture, where we don’t express our feelings to parents openly. This Father’s Day, take this opportunity to thank him for all his effort, silent sacrifices, and unconditional love.
Remember that your dad does not necessarily want an expensive gift from you. You can pamper him with simple gestures such as whipping up his favourite home-cooked meals or even make him a handmade card with family photos. It’s about how meaningful your gift is and how much it reflects your love, respect, and admiration for your special dad.
Here are the 5 best ways to appreciate your dad this Father’s Day 2022.
1. Express your gratitude and thank your dad
Since most fathers are not great at expressing their emotions, we often forget that they aren’t as stoic as they appear. Fathers never make you feel how hard they work to give you the best life possible, and so often, their efforts go unnoticed.
On Father’s Day, show your dad how grateful you are to him. Say thank you to him with a family framed picture or a video collage of precious family moments. You can also create a gratitude card with the best memories you have with him.
It is not about how expensive your gift is but how much thought you put into the gift that matters. Make sure to show sincerity and gratitude from the bottom of your heart.
Remind your dad that he is the anchor of your life on Father’s Day.
2. Perform an act of service and express your love
You can surprise your dad by helping him with an act of service he values.
If your dad has a car, schedule a service and grooming appointment for it, or simply help him clean his car! This will let him feel you are making an extra effort to make him happy. You can also give your dad a nice head or body massage to relieve his stress. If your dad likes gardening, help him tend to his garden. If he has a fish tank that he loves, clean it for him.
It would be nice if you could do something special for your dad that makes him feel good. Let him know that you pay attention to him by noticing his hobbies and pastimes, even if you do not partake in them together with him.
3. Food can be the way to show your love to dad
As the saying goes, "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach", so why not learn how to cook and surprise your dad with his favourite meal?
If you want to share an enjoyable and stress-free experience with your dad, sign up together for a rainbow cookie-making class. The fun times spent together will become beautiful and “colourful” memories that last a lifetime.
4. Indulge your dad in his favourite hobbies
When you were young, your dad probably didn’t have enough leisure time to nurture his hobby. Research shows that spending time doing what you love makes you happier, healthier and more creative.
If your dad loves the outdoors, plan an easy hike to MacRitchie Reservoir, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Jurong Lake Gardens, or explore other trails together. This will help him relax and get more exercise, which is good for his overall well-being.
Think about the one thing your dad loves to do during his leisure time but couldn’t indulge in a lot while balancing work and life. Whatever your dad enjoys doing, gift him that experience on Father’s Day 2022.
5. Book a surprise staycation
If you want to treat your dad to a vacation but do not want to break the bank, consider planning a staycation in Singapore with your family! This is a great way for your dad to take time off work, enjoy hotel facilities such as the breakfast, pool, gym and recharge himself.
Staycations are definitely a great way to make memories with your family!
We’re sure your dad will be thrilled with just a hug. But this Father’s Day, let’s make a little extra effort to show him how much he means to you.