REGINA – It doesn’t take much to make dad’s day special, and that’s probably a good thing.
When compared to Mother’s Day, fathers don’t expect to be showered with the same attention or gifts.
Don Lang lives in Regina and said he doesn’t really mind taking the back burner to mom.
“They probably go through a little more effort to make sure the family is cohesive then us dads, so I think moms probably deserve a little more than we do.”
While it may not always be easy to find that perfect present for dad, Scott Schlosser, owner of Annex Interior, explained that gifts don’t typically fly off the shelves this time of year either.
“It’s been good, but obviously not as busy as Mother’s day,” he said Sunday.
So what makes the perfect gift for dad?
According to Jay Remer, Canada’s Etiquette Guy, less is often more.
“I think if we take the time out of our busy day that one time of year, of course I think it should be all the time, but I think that it’s like MasterCard. It’s priceless. Time doesn’t come with a value.”
It appears taking dad to the golf course is a great way to spend quality time, with most Regina courses booked solid for this year’s Father’s Day.
Archie Cameron, the general manager at the Royal Regina Golf Club, said it’s important to plan ahead if you want to treat dad to a round of golf.
“Mother’s Day and Father’s Day we book a month in advance,” he explained.
While it may seem like a no brainer, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all.
“Men are sort of thought of as being tough and veneered and they don’t have the same kinds of feelings, which is complete nonsense because let me tell you, men have feelings. They appreciate the gifts,” Remer stressed.
So while dad’s special day may differ then Mother’s Day, it seems that’s exactly what they’re hoping for.