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With Father's Day fast approaching, nearly all daughters think to themselves, "What do you get for the guy who has everything?" When the guy who has everything also happens to be the father of the bride, things can take a creative (and fun!) turn. Whether he's a stoic "tough guy " or an eternal softie, Dad is sure to love these Father's Day gift ideas, unique for dads of daughters soon-to-wed!
It's hard for fathers to watch their little girls grow up, and get married. As thrilled as they are for such a momentous occasion, many dads worry about spending time with their daughters once they're brides deep in wedding planning or new wives. Give your dad the gift of time this Father's Day by planning a special event or occasion for the two of you to enjoy. Whether it's dinner, a movie, a sporting event, or even just a stroll around your neighborhood — ALL dads will agree that there's no better gift than time.
A Movie Night
In all the planning, it's easy to get caught up in pretty much everything and, as a result,spend less time with those you love. For Father's Day (or any day leading up to your wedding) plan a movie night with your Dad to watch some classic flicks. What's better than popcorn, candy and watching Father of the Bride with your very own Father of the Bride? While you're at it — grab some tissues...
A Memory Photo Book
Before the wedding photos start to takeover, create a photo book for Dad featuring the best times you've had together so far. In an age where digital photo albums often take the place of tangible ones, he is sure to cherish the sentiment and effort. Compile your favorite photos through the years and add a quote on the cover such as, "I'll always be your little girl," or a line from the song you will dance to at your wedding. Websites like VistaPrint, TinyPrints, and even CVS offer photo book printing services, making it easy to share lasting memories.
Fathers of the bride can be stressed out about quite a few things throughout the wedding planning process. Whether it's financial stresses or just thinking about their little girl all grown up — it's important to give Dad a chance for a little R&R. Experiences like tickets to cheer on his favorite team, a parental date night, a day trip or a weekend away can help your dad unwind, relax, and reenergize before walking you down the aisle.
Dads need some pampering, too! Whether it's a pedicure, massage, or hot shave — you can kill two birds with one stone by gifting dad some time at the men's spa. Not only will he experience rest and relaxation, but he'll also be looking spiffy for your nuptials!
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