I’ve always had a hard time shopping for my dad. He never requests a specific gift and being over eighty, he seems to have everything he wants already. To top it off, his reaction to any gift is pretty mellow so even when I’m sure I’ve found something that he’ll love, it’s hard to know whether he really liked my choice or not! That’s why this year, instead of buying something new, I’ll be taking a tip from Church & Dwight and sticking to something I know my dad will love. By sprucing up his most prized possessions to make them as good as new, I can be sure he’ll have a happy Father’s Day!
Wondering how to make that happen? Try refreshing dad’s favourite things from the good ol’ days. This means restoring his lucky baseball cap or the colours on his old sports team jersey to bring him back to that championship game. Or try cleaning up his favourite childhood toy and let the memories pour in.
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And while you’re in the spirit of polishing up his most treasured items, consider dusting off an old photo of him with his friends and family or a trophy he’s proud of, and framing it for display. Nostalgia can be a powerful force, so don’t underestimate how sentimental a father can be! Simple gestures like these will go a long way and bring him back to his fondest moments.
Personally, I’m going to tackle the task of reviving some of my dad’s old baseball caps. His collection is extensive and features some great vintage logos from the RCMP, CP Rail and many other iconic Canadian companies. After years of use the hats are looking a little worse for wear, so I’m sure he’ll appreciate having them all looking bright and new again! But no matter how you decide to surprise your dad this father’s day, taking a trip down memory lane is sure to bring a smile to his face!