Simple Ideas For The Best Father’s Day Gift Ever.

photo by: nathan anderson
photo by: nathan anderson

Dads are all about life lessons. One of the biggest life lessons is how to give a gift that is meaningful. So if you are looking for a Father’s Day gift that is meaningful, here is some ideas.

-Think about your favorite memory of them. From here you can think of ways to recreate that memory/activity, or even just share with them how meaningful it was for you.

-Give the gift of experience. What is your favorite activity to do with your dad? Golf, hiking, going to a comedy show, watching your favorite TV show? Memories last longer than objects, so set up a time to do your favorite activity and create more wonderful memories.

-Requested Gift giving. Simply put- ask them what they want and give that to them. You may feel like this takes the fun out of gift giving, but really you are giving them something they will really use.

-Share something meaningful about your relationship. Writing a letter or just taking time to tell them how important they are in your life can be extremely meaningful. Often times in life we forget to tell the important people in our life just how special they are to us.

-Keep it simple. Make sure to keep in mind what they would really like- not what you think you ‘should’ do.

-Volunteer together. Sometimes we get caught up in buying gifts that we forget that spending time together is more important. Find a cause you both like and take time to volunteer together. Time is precious and memories last. Plus you both feel good by doing good.

My Challenge to you: Remember what’s important and take time to tell the people in our lives how much they mean to us.

Happy Father’s Day friends!

– Jessie the Therapist

Jessie Shepherd is a Mental Health Counselor and owner of Blue Clover Therapy in Utah. She has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. Her focus is treating trauma, eating disorders and adjustment issues in adults, adolescents, children and their families. She utilizes Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Neurological Feedback.

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