10 (not so) secret things dads want for Fathers Day

Treats and gifts are lovely, but here are some easy things that will make most Dads happy this Fathers Day. Now obviously I’m not a Dad so I have sourced the ideas in this post from reliable male/Dad sources. 

10 (not so) secret things Dads want for fathers day

  1. A bit of time alone
    To do what they want whether that be watching the football or playing computer games without little interruptions.
  2. A coffee or cup of tea
    That hasn’t gone cold. If it is accompanied by biscuits or cake that would be even better.
  3. Being able to go to the toilet in peace
    Now I think Dads get to do this quite a lot but apparently it’s still up there on the list!
  4. Breakfast being cooked for them
    Deliverd to bed after a lie in.
  5. Comfy sitting
    For some this will be in their pants with a pot noodle and for others in the pub with a pint in hand.
  6. Handmade card
    There is nothing better than a handmade card they can proudly display.
  7. Some kind of sport
    Watching, playing (real or a game). Or a free pass to play Golf every Sunday it isn’t raining.
  8. A drink of their choice
    Served to them by their partner in underwear apparently!
  9. Family Time
    After some time to do what they want, they would love nothing more than spending time with the people that make them a Dad.
  10. Cuddles
    Because it’s nice to feel appreciated. Being told that you are the best Daddy in the World, also goes down well.

Hopefully this has helped you know what Dads want for Fathers Day.

Thanks to everyone who helped me out with this, here are the fab bloggers who contributed. I will let you try and work out who wants what!

The Parent Game Blog  Dear Bear and Beany  Truly Madly Kids  Baby Holiday  Midwife and Life  The DADventurer   My Mummys World A Slummy Mummy The Mini Mes and Me  Mumsy Midwife  Chilling with Lucas  Hi Baby Blog




  1. June 10, 2016 / 5:59 am

    Ha ha! A drink of their choice served by their partner in underwear – yes, every man’s wish!! I think my husband will just have to settle for a badly made card from the children. Sorry, dear. #PicknMix

  2. June 10, 2016 / 7:44 am

    My dad and hubby would love all of these..especially a free pass to play golf every week!Nothing beats a big hug xx #picknmix

  3. June 10, 2016 / 8:23 am

    Some great thoughts. My husband always insists the kids make a fuss of me on Mother’s Day and then I always feel guilty on Father’s Day as I am not as good in making sure they do the same. You have incentivised me to get thinking. Thanks. #picknmix

  4. June 10, 2016 / 8:57 am

    I need to get my arse into gear and sort our fella out a parcel!

  5. June 10, 2016 / 10:30 am

    Haha this is great. I’m off out to buy some new under-wear!! 🙂

  6. June 10, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Sorry, forgot #picknmix – must be the excitement about the under wear!!

  7. The Tale of Mummyhood
    June 10, 2016 / 11:55 am

    This list is lovely, I’m not sure ill be serving drinks in my underwear but most of the others I can manage!


  8. June 10, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Aww all either free or very easily achievable too! We’re looking forward to making cards for Daddy here! #picknmix

  9. June 10, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    Fab list! I am super stuck with what to get for my father and for James! xx #Picknmix (thanks for hosting)

  10. June 10, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Some great ideas. Simple and makes them feel important. May have to use some of these ideas next Sunday #picknmix

  11. June 10, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    Ha ha, great list, but the one about going to toilet on their own, mmmmmm!! Curious about that one as mine are normally irritating me!! Now off to get the arts and crafts out for some homemade card making. Thanks for hosting #PicknMkx

  12. June 12, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Stuff the Dad’s, I want most of this list ha!

    Stevie xx

  13. June 13, 2016 / 7:12 am

    This is awesome! “A Comfy Seat” made me chuckle 🙂

  14. June 14, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    Great to see what the dads really want, love the drink of choice served by their partner in underwear!

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