25+ Great Ways to Honor Your Father/Man

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Green Commercial Realty 0548772


Ties, grill equipment, cookout..... been there, done that.  I love my man and want him to know it.  So this morning I thought, self, what else can I do while watching Rachel Ray's waffle segment. I came up with some great ideas!  I guess her show just didn't grab my attention or did it?  Read on.  Instead of focusing on material goods or just buying a "nice gift" consider doing something special and think outside the box.  I'm going to make the biscuit waffles recipe (below) & implement my text idea; the kids & I are making a list today. What are your "think outside the box ideas" Please share.

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1. Say I love you, often and meaningful

2. Send hourly texts mentioning his great qualities & gratitude

3. Make him a fabulous breakfast -

Here's a Rachel Ray’s cheese biscuit waffle recipe w/ apple smoked chicken

4. Clean the grill for him – Power Grill Cleaner

5. Spend the day at the driving range with him and the kids; let him teach them something

6. Miniature golf

7. Family bowling day

8. Change your light bulbs to CFLs (last 7 years) - 50 light bulbs x 15 minutes x 1 time per year x 7 years = 1,313 hours of free time

9. Take a nature hike

10. Head out to the lake; go canoeing, kayaking, or rent a jet ski

11. Send him out with the kids to go fishing

12. Make a collage with the kids with pictures of things that remind you of him

13. Make a list of 100 reasons why you appreciate him, and give it to him framed

14. Wash his car

15. Gas up his car

16. Buy his favorite movie and make a movie night

17. Make his favorite dinner, even if you don’t know how – Google a recipe, he’ll appreciate the effort

18. Clean his clubs

19. Massage Therapy; men like it too

20. Ask him to tell you about his week

21. Make (or have kids make) him an itunes play list of his favorite songs

22. Make (or have kids make) a video collage of favorite dad moments

23. Ask him to tell you something about his childhood

24. Adopt a Sea Turtle in his name and watch on a live stream

Here's a link to South Padre Island Sea Turtle Rescue Center, Education Center, & Hospital

25. Stock the fridge with beer

26. Got everything? Here's a link to Earth911′s Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide NEW IDEAS (from readers): 27. Tubing on the river 28. A day at a theme part 29. Beer of the month club - google it, there are several 30. A coupon book from you and the kids - old school idea but always loved

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Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Redlands, CA
(909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda

Theae are wonderful ways to honor your father or husband on Father's Day. Great ideas for families to participate together. Thanks for the tips.

Jun 16, 2011 12:32 PM #1
Gloria and Jason Belmonte
Prudential Fox&Roach The Belmonte Group - Rising Sun, MD

great post

Jun 16, 2011 12:35 PM #2
Jill Kipnis
Move, Inc. - Westlake Village, CA

Cathy, what a great list! If your dad is into real estate, check out this video hosted by Chad Rogers. Happy Father's Day to everyone.

Jun 16, 2011 12:39 PM #3
Cathy Criado
Green Commercial Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Kristin - thanks so much for reading and commenting. I thought I'd beat the rush!!!

Gloria - so glad you appreciated the post.

Jill - my dad passed away last year and my hubby is not into real estate.  But I will look at it because there's alwasy a take away from every new exposure!

To all - please read again, I had some html code issues with the links that are now fixed.  Check it out for more great ideas!

Jun 16, 2011 12:50 PM #4
Cathy Criado
Green Commercial Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Kristin - very cute!!!!  Chad is really young.  Too bad my daughter is just a little too young :)


Jun 16, 2011 12:52 PM #5
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL

I love the list some really great ideas you are right it really is all about the moments it doesn't have to be about the gifts.

Jun 16, 2011 12:57 PM #6
Cathy Criado
Green Commercial Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Thanks Pat!  It is always more appreciated to hear you are appreciated than to get a store bought gift.  Of course everyone likes those too.

Jun 16, 2011 01:07 PM #7
Bryan Robertson
Catarra Real Estate, Inc - Los Altos, CA
Broker, Author, Speaker

Hi Cathy, great list!  My son and I will be doing #11 on Sunday afternoon before coming home to a nice home cooked meal from mom.  It's gonna be a good day.

Jun 16, 2011 02:48 PM #8
Kathryn Acciari
RE/MAX Professional Associates, with offices in Sturbridge, Charlton, Auburn, Spencer, and Shrewsbury - Sturbridge, MA
Realtor - Sturbridge MA Real Estate

These are great ideas, Cathy.  Golf is usually on the agenda, but this year we may take in some live music at one of the local farms. 

Jun 16, 2011 09:55 PM #9
Cathy Criado
Green Commercial Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Bryan - nice! And nice to know you can go with a blessing instead of - so what time r you gonna be home? LOL  Enjoy your special day!

Jun 16, 2011 10:19 PM #10
Cathy Criado
Green Commercial Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Kathryn - thanks. I was shooting for meaningful and non-materialistic.  Sounds like you added #27!

Jun 16, 2011 10:21 PM #11
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi, Cathy. I will take that full tank of gas and the night at the bowling alley for my Father's Day gift. This is a great list and you have done a nice post here to honor the Dads.

Jun 17, 2011 10:09 PM #12
Cathy Criado
Green Commercial Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Hey Jerry - glad you like my ideas.  Have a super day weekend, Happy Father's Day!!  Your daughter is beautiful; I saw her on your FB.


Jun 18, 2011 12:39 PM #13
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