Every year when Father’s Day rolls around, moms are searching online and in stores for a fun and meaningful gift that their kids can give their dad. We’ve definitely had our share of hand print crafts, picture frames, candy bar baskets, and the like. But I also like to give my husband something from me.
Sometimes moms might say, hey, my husband not MY dad, right? So I should keep the focus on having my kids do something for their dad and save the rest for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., don’t you think?
I totally get that. It makes sense! But I have a slightly different perspective. Here’s why I think that yes, you should pamper your husband on Father’s Day:
- Father’s Day is a fantastic chance to honor the man who has invested so much time, energy, and heart into family. In a society that would more likely bash men than honor them, this is sorely needed.
- We mom oftentimes set the tone in our homes, cultivating a family environment where we always honor and cherish each another, especially in those God-given roles of Dad and Mom. Our example of treating our husbands well will be noticed by our children.
- Any chance to build up and pour into our marriage is time well spent. A nurturing and Christ-centered marriage is the center of a healthy Christian family. Why miss an opportunity to invest in it?
You know what? Sometimes dads and husbands need pampering too! Father’s Day is a perfect time to make him feel special.
Now, how you celebrate the dads in your life will vary depending on what he loves. If your husband is like mine, “pampering” will not be on his radar. It may even make him smirk a little. But let me tell you, ladies, if you pamper your husband anyway, he will LOVE it! Dads work hard at being fathers, husbands, and providers for their families. They need some pampering even if they don’t know it yet.
Ways to Pamper Your Husband
Have the Kids Make or Save Up to Buy Something Special – Share a family activity, present the hand print crafts, new tool box, or whatever you already love to do to celebrate your husband on this special day.
Have the Children Praise Their Dad – Take video of your kids answering a short questionnaire about their dad, such as what his favortite thing to do is, who he admires, what he likes to eat, etc. End it with them saying what they love most about their dad. Take that same video every year and you have a treasure! You can get in on it too! Write a letter (or talk into the camera) telling him why he is a great father and recounting all the things he has done that year to prove it.
Feed Him Well – I know my husband loves a good meal. Put together something special yourself or with your family, or even take him out to a restaurant he loves! Personally, mine would be super happy with steak and potatoes, but a jaunt out to a new burger place or something fun would be just as appreciated.
Give Him a Sweet Treat – Make a special dessert for your husband! Mine really loves chocolate fondue, so I’ve made this recipe for him on special occasions. You could also do cheesecake, brownies, or anything else that you don’t often have at home but know he’d love.
Set Up a Treasure Hunt – Find a good distraction for your husband. Kids are good for that, as is working the grill or making a quick run to the store. Or maybe send him out for a game of catch or basketball with the oldest. Then gather the kids and scramble to hide clues to a fun treasure hunt that lead him to his gifts! It would be a fun project and I’m sure your kids would enjoy putting together those clues.
Gift Him with a Surprise From You – Give your husband a gift that shows him how much you see and appreciate the father and husband he is. If possible, make it something that is an investment of your time and energy instead of just something you hand over and call it done. It communicates so much more!
A while back we learned about a tasteful couples’ massage course we could take online. I have used that to learn how to give my husband a great back massage that relaxes him, which is really nice because his shoulders are always so tense from work. Almond oil is my favorite for massage.
That meaningful touch is also so good, ladies, because sometimes we forget that our spouses need physical connection, too. I’m not saying it has to end in the bedroom (yes, I went there, but it’s an important – and fun – part of marriage, too). But it is a way to pamper our husband and show them they are worth our time and attention.
A Freebie Deal for Your Father’s Day Plans
Since they know we enjoy their courses, Melt reached out to me to offer you a special Father’s Day deal you definitely don’t want to miss.
Get Melt’s MasterClass for FREE for 30 days when you buy the Melt massage oil, which is a high quality Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil that you can use for the massage as well as an excellent carrier oil for essential oils, DIY colognes and perfumes, facial moisturizer, and more. (Almond oil is my favorite for this sort of thing – I use it to massage my kids, too, and make my facial moisturizer from it.)
*** Please Note: To get the free month, you will need to enter your credit card details – although it won’t be charged. After your free month it’s $9.95 p/m. Which is still a cheap monthly date night! But if you decide not to continue you can totally cancel at anytime – even during the freebie period before your card is ever charged. ***
The Melt massage oil is a GREAT value for the price, especially considering it’s a big 16oz bottle of premium grade almond oil with no preservatives or additives and comes with a smaller travel bottle and a pump, not to mention the free 30 days of Melt MasterClass! The deal ends June 16th, so snag it now.
Wondering about what’s in the Melt MasterClass?
- You’ll learn 17 massage techniques and 3 back rub routines from beginner to advanced techniques.
- There’s no nudity or awkward moments – it’s been filmed tastefully. I’ve watched it, I’ve used it.
- Denis spent 8 years in live workshops teaching couples how to massage before he filmed these techniques.
- It’s really easy to do, I’ve used Melt myself and I just bought my own oil bottle on Amazon too!
Click here to buy the oil and claim your free Melt MasterClass access. After you’ve enjoyed the oil and course for 30 days, it will be $9.95 to continue your access, although you can cancel during the free trial if you want.
I hope you enjoy the course and almond oil!