Gifts for Dad That Show Love and Respect

Do you know what your husband wants for Father’s Day? (How about asking him?!)  Do you know what he wants every day? Last week in the Honoring the Man They Call Daddy series, we explored that very subject.

Tara from Feels Like Home offers 10 Ways to Show Respect to Your Husband.

#8 – Compliment him. You picked this fella from among all the fellas in your zip code (and beyond), so he must have some good qualities. Tell him what they are.

If your man is a foodie, you might be interested in Jessica’s 5 Great Food Gifts for Him.

Dare I say it? Don’t fix food you know he doesn’t like. There’s nothing worse than having to suffer through a meal that you don’t care for. And if the cook knows in advance that you don’t like it and could have served something different, well, that’s just not love and respect.

Mandi, from Life…Your Way,  shares the hard gifts.  The thinkers. The ones we all know we should give all the time!

No one likes to talk to someone who just nods and smiles without really paying attention, and Sean deserves my full attention. My rule with my girls is that I try to look them in the eye when they’re talking to me so that I’m not distracted by whatever’s on my computer screen at the moment, and I think I need to be better about applying this rule when Sean is talking as well!

JessieLeigh, from Parenting Miracles, is my all-sorts-of-creative friend with this gem:  a touching gift of love and respect in a jar!

Sit down with your children and brainstorm.  Talk about all the things you love about Daddy.  Come up with all sorts of ways he is important in your lives.  Write them down.  If they vary from the absurd to the serious, all the better!   Ours included statements ranging from, “I like to play with your hair!” (from our five year old) to “You are the most competent, confident driver I’ve ever known.”    While we definitely included lots of activities we enjoyed (playing games, snuggling on the couch, going for walks, etc.) and admirable physical qualities (great hair, strong shoulders, sexy glasses ;) ), I also made sure to mention all the ways he is a fantastic provider and protector for us.

From what I gathered, the overarching theme when talking gifts for Dad is that, yet again, the Finer Things in Life simply aren’t Things!  ;)  What’s your favorite way to show love and respect to your husband?

This week in the Honoring Daddy series, we’ll be talking about Man Food.  (Yum!)  Join us!

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