For Fatherís Day, Give Dad the Gift of Quality Time


As a child, drawing a picture or making a homemade Fatherís Day card was the perfect gift to show how much you loved and admired Dad. But what do you give to Dad when you’ve moved beyond the construction paper stage of your life? Of course, he will treasure a new tie or a gift certificate to his favorite restaurant, simply because it came from you, his son or daughter.

But the best Fatherís Day gift of all? Quality time with his child: his babies-turned-adults who have jobs, responsibilities, families of their own, busy lives and limited time to spend with parents.

Your time and attention are probably all your dad wants this Fatherís Day. But for many people, visiting Dad at his home isnít the most fulfilling experience. Conversations may lag, old disagreements may surface, and what is intended to be a few hours of quality time turns into an uncomfortable experience that you endure rather than enjoy.

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One way to combat this challenge is to plan a day for you and dad Ė one-on-one time in which you create a memory together, via a shared activity.

Treat him to his favorite things. Take dad out to enjoy his favorite activity. Whether you just tag along on a fishing trip, play golf or help in his garden, having you there with him will make it more special. And itís a great opportunity to bond.

Give him a new experience. Maybe your father has always wanted to go to a music festival or a wine-tasting tour. Perhaps he’s been harboring a secret desire to learn how to paint or to visit a nearby town. Talk to him before Father’s Day arrives and try to glean some inside info that will help you craft a plan of action.

We tend to focus on childhood memories when we think of our parents, but we should never stop making new ones. This could be one memorable Fatherís Day for you both.

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Sonny Honrado
Sonny Honrado3 years ago

Quality time is what we can share with friends andloved ones.

Sheri P.
Sheri P.3 years ago

i had a great time with my dad yesterday, just hanging out with him and making a nice meal for him. it was definitely time well-spent and we both had a memorable day!

Jennifer C.
Past Member 3 years ago


Aditya Narayan
Aditya n.3 years ago


june t.
june t.3 years ago

When Dad got real old and didn't want to go out to do stuff anymore, we had a good time just hanging out, I would get him his favorite snacks, we'd each have a small glass of red wine and laugh together at shows we both liked - old movies, Jay Leno's Headlines, Letterman's Top Ten, we'd watch game shows and see who had the right answer, or we'd play scrabble. He was real happy doing those things. I treasure those moments.

Angela N.
Angela N.3 years ago


Christeen Anderson

Love him while you still have him.

paul m.
paul m.3 years ago

Gift of quality time,,,,,a Rolex watch ?

Vicky Pitchford
Vicky P.3 years ago

of course

Sue H.
Sue H.3 years ago

Good article. It does Not have to be about Money/Gifts all the time. Share a little love.