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5 Tips For Celebrating Dad This Father's Day

June 13, 2017 at midnight


Dads are awesome. They might not always be the softy-feely type, but they rarely fail at imparting wisdom and teaching you the difference between a socket and ratchet wrench as well as changing a car tire. With June 18th fast approaching, it’s time to start planning a memorable Sunday for Dad and to show some appreciation for his helping you learn the practicalities involved in navigating life.

Here are some tips:

1. Do Something Based Around Past Memories

The day is about him. You may not enjoy sports, but if there's a big game on, get the best tickets you can. Does he like nature? If he's up to it, take him on a hike, or maybe he is a keen fisherman. These are activities Dad probably liked doing with you when you were growing up. Nostalgia is a great emotion to work with.

2. Don’t Make The Day Necessarily Focus On Him

If your dad doesn’t like to create a fuss, get all his favorite people together. Let the family get together and spend the day with one another. If you need another excuse, make the event based around a BBQ, a typical Dad thing to do.

3. Embrace Your Father Figures

'Dad' doesn't have to mean your biological father. You might have several father figures in your life. Everyone's situation is different, but whatever the case may be, ultimately the relationship is special to you and that man.

4. Share Time & Show Appreciation

There are plenty of studies showing that one of the biggest regrets people have is not spending more time with their parents. You spend most of the time you’ll ever spend with them before the age of 15. It’s time to let your guard down and open the communication lines with gratitude and care. And use of the word 'love'.

5. Gift-Giving

This isn’t always easy, but with a bit of careful thinking, gift giving can be really rewarding. Consider these three Ps for the perfect present.

Practical Gifts: If you’re Dad is a practical man, don’t get something that goes straight to the back cupboard. With a bit of communication with others close to him, you’ll figure out what he needs soon enough. Popular options are work shirts, restaurant vouchers, and accessories for his hobbies.

Personalized Gifts: Your dad may be humble, but personalizing something he’ll use will ensure he knows he is loved. You might like to do that to a watch for him, get his name on the back of his favorite footy teams cheers or a beer mug. You get the idea.

Perfect Bucket List Gifts: Whether you believe in bucket lists or not, there are a few things everyone wants in life. That might mean Dad gets some new sports gear, a helicopter ride, or a ticket to a concert.

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Visit your local Massage Envy located at 3088 N Eastman Rd, Ste. 100, in the Target Shopping Center or call us at 903-663-2600 to schedule your appointment to speak with one of our professional staff members. Don’t forget to take advantage of the special gift card offer happening in store now. When you spend $125 on gift cards you will receive a free 60 minute facial or a 30 minute upgrade on a massage. Treat Dad to a day of relaxation and pamper yourself too.

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