Stuck for ideas on what to give your Dad this Father’s day?  He really doesn’t need another pair of socks right?

At Gutter-Vac, we have a lot of father’s amongst our Franchisees so we asked them about their favourite Father’s day presents they have ever received. 

I’m sure you won’t be surprised that the favourite gifts were those hand-made gifts, the cards, the pictures, all those things that we did when we were kids.

During this crazy time in the world, we are all discovering how important it is to connect with those that are near and dear to us.

So we have an idea for you this Father’s Day.  Why not support a local small business and get Dad something special this year, but remember it doesn’t have to be big or fancy, but instead something meaningful.

Maybe it is a packet of his favourite biscuits that you can share over a cup of tea.  Maybe he has a favourite beer or wine.  Maybe he loves to fish, so some new fishing gear and an afternoon of fishing would be great.  If he loves to cook, maybe a new cookbook and spend the time with him to cook a meal.

A combination of showing your Dad that you know him and what he likes, then get a gift that will support a local small business owner at this time, but then also, how can you make that gift a gift of time and connection to go with the physical gift.

If you have kids, get out the colouring pencils and paper.  Maybe they might not just write a note or card, maybe they could create their own little book called something like ‘The things I love to do with Dad’.  Maybe it is time to grab the colouring pencils and make your own cards and pictures for your Dad, whilst your kids make something for Grandpa. 

Another great idea is to gather all of your favourite photos of memories with your Dad and put them into a simple flip photo album which will only cost a few dollars, but then take the time to talk about each and every photo with your Dad.  This could be the best gift he has ever received. 

Let’s honour our Dads and show them we not only care, but we know them.  Take a little time this Father’s Day because sometimes the best gift is the gift of time.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!  We appreciated all that you do and have done for us.

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