Every daughter is her 'papa ki pari'. We're loved unconditionally, protected, and given every joy in the world by our fathers. They might be strict, but our fathers can go to lengths to ensure our happiness. I, for one, have witnessed the immense love my father has showered me with as I grew up, and imagining my life without him is almost impossible. A father will hold you when you cry, scold you when you break the rules (or his rules 😉), shine with pride when you succeed, and keep his faith strong even if you fall.
My father once told me that for a father, giving his daughter's hand away in marriage is his greatest joy and sadness. And I bet you feel this too, especially if your wedding is around the corner. And while there will be many more father's days you spend with him in the future, the one right before your wedding is special. So, if this Father's Day is going to be the last that you spend in your home with him, make it a memorable one. Gift him something that he can cherish and remember you by, even after your wedding.
And with 2020 turning out to be a drag, thanks to COVID-19, we can't really go out to pick and choose a gift for them. We all have to make due with what's at home and what can be bought online. So, with Father's Day 2020 right around the corner, I've compiled a list of father day gift ideas you can present on this Father's day!
All of our dads have stationary they keep for their work (even if they're retired!). Giving them personalised stationery is a great option as it will be something they will use it for sure. There are many websites like PaperDesign, VistaPrint, Dots, and Doodles, OriginOne, etc, where you can order personalised stationery for Father's Day, which will be delivered to your doorstep without any hassle.
One of the best father's day gift ideas is a stunning wristwatch. If handmade stuff is not your jam, then you can always go in for a slightly pricey (but worth it) gift in the form of a wristwatch. Wristwatches are classy and hold sentimental value for receivers. In fact, I have noticed that such gifts last long and are quite precious to behold. Plus, you can always get an expensive father's day gift idea like a wristwatch engraved with a special and small message for him. Don't miss out to check this watch for your dad!
If you want it to be more than just a memorable father's day, then gift him a framed picture of yourself and him. Use an image from a day that is precious to both of you. It can be a family celebration, or maybe a trip that you guys took and can never forget. This framed picture will be a token to remember you by, even after you're married into a new life. You can always add in a little heartfelt message to this framed picture, adding a more personal touch to it.
Looking for budget-friendly father's day gift ideas? You can always buy grooming kits from online platforms like The ManCompany, Bombay Shaving Company, Beardo, Nykaa, etc. After all, even our dad's deserves a skincare routine with the right products to aide them.
For fathers that have a fondness for new and innovative technology that improves life, then you could always gift them the latest tech on the market! From the brand new wireless earpods, to the latest headphones and Bluetooth speakers and even Fitness trackers, the list is long and unending. Make sure that you find out what your father needs and wants and make the purchase from any online store like Amazon.
One of the most popular father's day gift ideas are shirts, which are always the safest gift for fathers. You could visit one of the many portals online like Prime Porter, who creates unique shirt designs that ingrain the latest style and fashion into the clothing. I mean, this is honestly the best opportunity to gift him that floral print shirt that you always wanted him to have!
There are many online platforms like Ferns n Petals, Nykaa, Archies, etc. where you can go and buy multiple gift items for your father. You can create a gift pack which comprises of his favourite things right from the comfort of your home. Just go online and start adding things to your cart!
Next up is the latest father's day gift ideas that every bride-to-be is doing for their dads these days. Honestly, a home-cooked meal seems like last-minute efforts as a father's day gift. I get that. However, every father enjoys one thing the most, and that is watching his children do chores. Our mother's love it too, but our father's love it even more! And a full meal prepped by yours truly will make him immensely happy. So much so, that may be in the future whenever he eats it, there will be a gentle reminder in his head of the father's day when you cooked him a delicious meal.
If you're someone who is into the arts, then this is a great gift to give. You could either embroider his initials on a handkerchief or paint small motifs of things he likes on a handkerchief. Our fathers will always carry one with them because it's more ingrained in their daily dress code. So, give him a keepsake, which will make him think of you whenever he puts it in his pocket before he goes out and about his day.
This one is for all the daughters that have fathers with a sweet tooth. Inspired by what makes my own father the happiest, I suggest you make him a dessert he loves the most. For example, my father is a huge lover of milk-based Indian desserts, rabri being his favourite. And just a bowl of that sweet scrumptiousness makes a wide smile appear on his face. I did this for him on last year's father's day and till this date, whenever he eats the dessert, he recalls the day I made it for him from scratch. So, I suggest you make him a dessert he will love and never forget!
Since most of us are at home, we can utilise this time to create a gorgeous handmade Father's Day card for him. To one up a handmade card, add a handwritten letter to this message. If you're to be wedded soon, this letter will hold much more value than any other letter in this world. You can pen down all that you have felt growing up, and even how you feel right now, right before your about to be married. And trust me, he won't show much of a reaction, but his eyes will water a bit, and he will feel touched, but just like any other dad, he'll never show it completely. But that's okay because your effort will never go in vain.
It's Father's Day! So, make it all about him and do things that make him happy. For instance, my father loves it when I wake up early and help him around his multiple gardens and kitchen gardens, and admire his hard work while aiding him in it. It's his holiday, so the best you can do for him is to make him happy by doing things that he loves with him. A family day would truly be something that he'll never forget!