What’s His Father’s Day Style? (Quiz)
Is your man prone to giant celebrations? Or more of a fan of a relaxed day at home? Check out his style so you and the kids can best celebrate your guy! Take our quiz to find out his dad’s day style and get help with planning his ideal day!
By Katie Quirk Dunyon
Murray Goldberg from TV’s “The Goldbergs”
Get a mani/pedi
Play with the baby
Hang out with his friends
Expects and desires big, expensive gifts
Likes them heartfelt and homemade
Thinks they’re usually a waste of money
Is into classic guy gifts like ties and gadgets
The sky’s the limit
Not much, since he’s really just about spending time with the family
Very littleâ€”he’s said more than once that he thinks it’s a Hallmark holiday
A reasonable amount
Booked me a spa day, took the whole family to brunch at a chi-chi restaurant, and gifted me a seriously expensive present
Helped the kids make cards and pick a bouquet, then posed us all for a family photo
Nothing muchâ€”got me a card
Took me to brunch and gave me some flowers
Spend more time on himself
Hang out with the kids more
Spend more time napping
Be with his friends more often
Shiny SUV with all the upgrades
Went out and bought his baby some designer outfits
Smiled and gave you a hug
Said “I knew my guys were good swimmers!”
Your guy has a “go big or go home” mindset when it comes to holidays, particularly the ones that celebrate him. On Father’s Day, he wants to be adored, admired, and appreciated, especially if this is his first dad’s day. For this one, you should have started planning months ago. After letting him sleep in, it’s a gourmet breakfast in bed and a showering of expensive gifts from the kiddos (read: you, mama). Then it’s on to some amazing and special over-the-top activity, like a hot air balloon ride or tickets to the hottest game in town. Make sure he has time to fit in that massage you scheduled. Finish off the day with dinner at his favorite restaurant, all the while showering him with compliments about his awesome dad skills. After all, that’s what this celebration is all about: a proud, indulgent papa!
Your guy is a family man through and through. He loves being a dad and enjoys hanging out with his little ones, diaper changes and all. On Father’s Day, he wants to spend time with the people who give reason to the holiday: his own dad and his kids. Plan a day full of plenty of fun, relaxed activities perfect for this bunch: think a picnic in the park, a baseball game, a low-key brunch, or a trip to a local auto show. Gifts might include a photo book filled with pictures of him and the baby, a “World’s Greatest Dad” coffee mug, or a calendar featuring pictures of the kids every month. Shower him with love today, your guy deserves dad accolades!
In your guy’s opinion, Father’s Day is (like most holidays) overdone and overrated. He doesn’t need a big fuss or a lot of money spent on him to know that he’s a beloved father. But don’t not acknowledge the day. Even the man who says “no presents” and insists he doesn’t want to do anything special deserves to be celebrated on dad’s day. A homemade card from the kids, a small gift of something he’s really wanted, his favorite dinner, and some time to grab a nap: all of these gestures will be appreciated, if in an understated way.
Your guy doesn’t want much for Father’s Day. He’s not one to make a bit fuss and he’s a pretty traditional dad who sees the kids a lot. More than anything, he’s welcome some time off his fathering duties to go golfing with his buddies, work on his truck, or play some video games uninterrupted. In his mind, the holiday should be his chance to relax and kick back. Of course he’d love a card and gift from the baby. But after breakfast, he’d like to kiss you and the kids goodbye and head off for some alone time.
By Katie Quirk Dunyon
10 Ways to Make His First Father’s Day Special
Katie Quirk is a mom of two, a boy and a girl. She lives and writes in Seattle, WA.