Every year Father's Day rolls around and I don't know what to do. I see the sales at stores for ties, golfing equipment and power tools and can't help but want to buy something a little more unique for my dad. Not only is my dad incredibly hard to shop for, but I always feel like the gifts I come across just aren't enough to really say "Happy Father's Day".

Just the other day I was wandering around the mall trying to pick out a Father's Day gift. Yet again, I felt like I really didn't see anything that stuck out to me or seemed just right for my dad--that got me thinking. What could I get my dad for Father's Day?

I feel like everyone gravitates towards the same types of gifts for Father's Day: a new watch, a new power tool, some golf tees, a "World's Best Dad" oversized t-shirt. The gifts always seem to be the same, just a different year. Although there's really nothing wrong with these gifts (my dad rocks his "World's Best Dad" oversized t-shirt) they just seem to fall short of what I really want to convey to my dad--how much he really does mean to me.

This year, I've decided to do something a little different. Instead of buying my dad a specific, non-original gift for Father's Day, I'm creating something a tad more unique. My dad loves movies. So, I'm planning a day where we go out to lunch together, go to a movie he has been wanting to see and then just take some time to talk afterwards. Although this gift cannot really be wrapped up and tied with a ribbon, I know that time is such a valuable thing and sharing time with him will truly mean something.

Try something different for your Father's Day gift this year. There are so many unique ideas out there that will help make this Father's Day extra special! Take your favorite picture of your dad and you and frame it, write a special note and buy something that relates to an inside joke or a memorable story from your past, buy him a massage to help him relax or maybe just take a day and devote some time to spend with him. The best gifts really don't have a price tag on them--make sure it comes from the heart and he is sure to love it.

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