It takes two to procreate and although mother's do all the heavy lifting in the beginning (read: birth) we think it's important - particularly on Father's Day - to acknowledge the role dads play in not only co-creating new life but raising their offspring too.
The official day to thank all fathers (and father figures) out there is fast approaching and if we put aside the terrible jokes and inability to multitask, there's a lot that dads do that deserve formal recognition. Generally speaking, they teach us about loyalty (supporting their sports team, even when they're woeful), balance (exercise followed by fried food) and patience (number twos can take an awfully long time).
Usually people express their appreciation on Father's Day by buying dad a Father's Day gift - a bottle of wine, new socks or some golfing paraphernalia are typical front-runners. But what if there was a more meaningful and more affordable way to show love and gratitude to the real superheroes in our lives?
Using Gravy, you (or the kids) can give dad a gift of human time and good-will. Things like going for a bushwalk, help painting the house, a fishing day, a blood donation or a week's worth of dinners. This Father's Day, rather than buying dad more stuff, why not consider giving him a gift that won't cost a cent but that he'll truly appreciate - something that means more time together?
And if you really feel like you'd like to spend a little money, you can supplement your pledge of human time with a gift card to hundreds of different brands too (we've match-made some gifts ideas below).
It's part of a huge shift we're trying to nurture regarding the way our culture gives and receives gifts. By giving the dad's out there a personal, affordable Father's Day gift of your own time, you'll be lessening the load on landfill and making the entire gifting experience more meaningful. Win-win.