Are you ready?  Why not skip the tie and cufflinks.  Meaningful, special gifts could turn into heirlooms and make him smile for a whole year.  We welcome you ideas as well, but for now, here are a few of ours…

1.  Find an artist and get a painting or sketch made from his favourite photograph.

2.  Fill a shoebox with items that signify special memories with the kids.  You could cover the box in pretty paper or glue photographs to the sides.

3.  Buy a pass to the aquarium or a driving range that is just for him and the kids to experience.

4.  Make up a photo album with special photos just for him.

5.  Frame a piece of the kids’ art for his office.

6.  Get tickets to his favourite sporting event for him and the kids.

7.  If you’re pregnant, do a belly photoshoot including Dad in the pictures.

8.  Buy him a hip diaper bag a la Brad Pitt and fill it with necessities for him and the baby.

9.  Get him a hammock and a GQ, and take the kids away so he can use them!

10.  Put together a BBQ kit and include tools, skewers, his fav spices, and get the butcher to wrap up his preferred cut of meat. Throw in some cloth napkins, a masculine tablecloth and some citronella candles.

11.  Rent a couple of action movies and do a Father’s Day movie night on the Saturday before the big day.  (Popcorn and the latest lingere from Aubade optional.)

Jockey tie photograph compliments of Hermes.