Now that it’s officially June, Father’s Day is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to start thinking of ways to bond with dad and great gift ideas to celebrate the man that helped raise you. In celebration, we are sharing 10 Ways to Bond with Dad which also may just give you the perfect gift idea too!
10 Ways to Bond with Dad
Bonding with dad doesn’t have to be expensive or over the top. It can be in a simple way that is also meaningful. After all, sometimes the best gift is the gift of time spent together.
So, whether you have a child that you’d like to help bond more with their dad or you’re older and would like to bond more with your father, this is for you.
- Be Present – One of the best ways to bond with dad (and anyone really) is to be fully present in the moment. What I mean is, silence your phone, put down the electronics and just enjoy the moments spent with each other.
- Participate in dad’s favorite hobby – Does dad like to paint model cars? Draw? Craft items out of wood? Whatever may be dad’s favorite hobby, take interest in it and do it with him. He will love that you are interested in participating in something he truly loves to do in his spare time.
- Play a board game with dad – Board games are a fun way to bond! Choose different games, make new rules, and just enjoy playing against each other. Perfect for rainy days too!
- Attend a sports game (to see dad’s favorite team) – Has dad always wanted to attend a basketball game with his favorite team? Now just may be the time to do it. Share that moment with him with some good entertainment, fun and maybe even some good food.
- Play a video game with dad – I know my husband loves to play video games and while some are for 17+, there are many games my boys and husband enjoy playing together. Pick a game that is appropriate for all
- Learn something new from dad – Dad’s love to share their knowledge especially when it’s from dad to son. My husband loves teaching our boys new “manly” things. For example, my husband and youngest son recently had a “shaving” session together. Although we didn’t allow our son to actually shave, we allowed him to put on shaving cream just like dad and watch dad shave. It was a great bonding experience for those two.
- Head to work with dad for a day – Ever wanted to be just like dad and walk a day in his shoes? Heading to work with him for the day is the perfect way! You’ll get to see exactly what dad does to help support the family and even find a new appreciation for all his hard work.
- Cook with dad – You know what they say, sometimes the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach and dad is no different. Cooking together can be a great bonding and learning experience.
- Take a road trip together – I don’t know about you but I love exploring new places and seeing new things. Get out into the open road with some snacks in tow and enjoy a road trip with dad. It doesn’t have to be far, just somewhere new to visit together.
- Try something new together – Experiencing new places and things with the ones you love is incredible. It really is such a great bonding activity too!
Bonding Can Be a Gift Too
Now that you know all about some ways to bond with dad, you should know that you can turn any of those ideas into gifts too. For example, want to learn how to shave from dad? Purchase dad a new razor!
While some razors can be crazy expensive, you can give dad a great shave without breaking the bank.
In fact, just in time for Father’s Day, the Gillette Fusion ProShield and Gillette Fusion ProGlide are both on rollback at Walmart for only $9.97. Plus, with a P&G brandSAVER coupon that was released in the 6/3 paper and online at pgeveryday.com, you can get additional savings of $2.00 off one Gillette razor (excluding Gillette3, Gillette5, and disposable razors). It’s a great deal for dads!
Don’t wait another minute. Father’s Day is just a few short weeks away so start planning the perfect way to bond with dad. Don’t forget to snag him a new razor too! 😉
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gillette at Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.