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Ideas for celebrating dad this Father’s Day

Posted in Beyond Finances on June 1, 2020

In May it was all about moms, and now it’s June and time to celebrate dads! While things are opening up a bit, things are far from normal. Here are some ideas to celebrate dad while keeping social distancing in mind.

For the outdoorsy dad

If your dad is a fan of the outdoors, you’re in luck! There’s plenty to do outside to celebrate dad while keeping your distance. Plan a hike or even a weekend camping trip with individual tents, of course. There are many hiking trails and campgrounds (call or check the campground’s website for availability) within a day's drive from the metro Atlanta area.

Golfing is a fun activity that allows players to keep their distance. Topgolf is also another up and coming fun way to spend time with dad. 

If fishing is your dad’s sport, check out a pay to fish pond in the Atlanta area. Be sure to check the individual website for availability, licensing. and equipment requirements.

For the grill master dad

Consider arranging an outdoor barbeque in honor of your dad, and let him do the grilling. You can also order a variety of meats and have them delivered before the festivities. Omaha steaks has good quality meats and a variety of packages.

For the dad who loves treats

Don’t forget that dads like surprises too! If you can’t spend time with dad on Father’s Day, let him know you’re thinking of him with a fruit basket from Harry and David or a sweet treat like cookies

Use your imagination to customize your dad’s Father’s Day treat. What’s your dad’s favorite treat? Did you know that places like Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah will ship their delicious flavors by the pint? 

Treat dad to a meal al fresco! Many restaurants, like Pea Ridge and many other local favorites in the area, are open for outdoor dining and take out. 

There’s still time to order a gift

If you want to order your dad a gift online, there’s still time, but keep in mind you’ll want to order sooner rather than later. There could be a delay sending items not considered as “essential.”

If you want to order a gift but you’re stumped, may I suggest a book or a gift card that can be used for streaming services? While we’re all still limiting our time in public, something to keep us busy and entertained could be a welcomed distraction, especially for those who are still sheltering in place.

In books may I suggest, "The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11'" by Garrett M. Graff, if your dad is a history buff or anything by Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead. If you're looking for something humorous, try something by David Sedaris.

And remember, if you choose to order online, keep security in mind. It’s always a good idea to use your credit card. And if you’re looking for a new credit card, check out the cards we offer at CDC Federal Credit Union

We would love to hear how you plan to celebrate your dad this Father's Day. Tell us in the comment section of this blog post.

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