Fathers are the walls that hold the home together. Most of them are in charge of physical work in the house and also the breadwinners. They don’t usually tell you, but there is a lot on their hands than home repairs and bringing in the paycheck. With the amount of love that they show us, it’s only natural to want to return the favor. Do you want to show how you love your dad beyond greeting cards and cheesy “I love yous?” Try these out:

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

Just like you, your dad had a childhood, too. Nostalgia never stops hitting people once in a while, especially when they grow older. You can take your dad on a walk, a drive, or even a cruise to the place where he grew up in Detroit. You can even dig up old pictures of important events such as his graduation and wedding, and then hire a wedding photographer to help relive those moments. The experience can be fun and memorable. You can also choose to gift him items from the past such as vinyl of his favorite artist or old movie tapes. Appreciating your dad also means appreciating where he came from.

Watch a Sports Event Live

Many dads are big on sports. If your dad happens to be a fan of a certain sports team, then this would be a great gift idea. Go get a ticket for a game you can go together and watch it all unfold before your very eyes. Want to go the extra mile? Sports merchandise is widely available in the venue or on the Internet, and you can give it to them during the game. Nothing feels better than watching a game of your favorite team while also representing them with your clothing. Take a picture of him while in the arena for extra fun memories to talk about in the future.

Cook Something Up

Dad and son skating together

At home, our mothers are usually the ones responsible for the kitchen, and that’s normal. To break the ice, you can learn a recipe or two that you can prepare for your dad. You’d know what kind of food or drink he likes, and it would be a wonderful idea if you can prepare that meal, with your own personal twist. If you’re feeling a bit generous, you can set a date in a place that you know he’d love and go enjoy various cuisines. While you’re at it, try going to new places and trying out different kinds of local or international delights. This food trip is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Our fathers were our first superheroes, and it’s not only because they’re part of what gave us life. They may not be the expressive type, but deep inside, they consider us their babies, they’ve taken care of us, and it will remain that way for the rest of our lives with them. Don’t wait until it’s too late to show your love to them even with the smallest of things and circumstances. We may never know the last moment that we can share with them. Most of all, even when you’re busy, try to communicate every chance you have even on ordinary days.