Updated: Dec 4, 2020
The last thing my husband and my dad need is more stuff. Honestly, they are not in need of anything. So what can I get my Dad? Choosing a well thought gift while following Zero Waste etiquette doesn’t have to be complicated nor expensive.
Here are some ideas that I know both my husband and my father would enjoy. Yours might too.
Local Farmer’s Market:
Visiting the local Farmer’s Market is a great way to spend time together. You can have a coffee, try some new food and check out local produce. The two of you may even go home with some goodies to make a meal together.
No matter the age of your kids, their father will love anything they have made from the heart. It can a simple as a card, or board game creation of their own. What matters is that it was made with love and from the heart.
The same goes for you. Even though you are all grown-up, your own father will love and appreciate a gift made from your own hands and heart. There are plenty of DIY ideas online. You could make him your own version of BBQ sauce or a nice shaving lotion. You could also make his favorite treat.
Here is a trail-mix recipe that my husband loves:
1 cup raw almonds (I use raw activated almonds)
3/4 cup raw cashews
2/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons unsweetened dried cranberries
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
We live in a busy world where the most precious gift you can give is your time. Spend some one-on-one quality time with him. Play cards, go to diner, play a round of golf, or go for a hike to his favorite spot. My husband loves going to Fort Beauséjour, especially on a windy day. – Fort Beauséjour is a historic site located on the border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Last but not least, a gift card is never a waste when thought has been put into it. What does your father enjoy doing? Does he like to golf? Does he like to swim at the local Aquatic Center? Is there something he has always wanted to try but never got around to yet? For example, guitar lessons?
May the Dads in your life have a Father’s Day filled with love, laughter, smiles and hugs.
Yours in health, Nancy Shimmy