How to make Father’s
Day special at home

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Treat the number one man in your life this Father’s Day with the perfect chill-out day from the comfort of your own home. From creating the perfect man cave to donning an apron and rustling up his favourite breakfast, you can let your dad or father figure know just how much you appreciate him without even needing to leave the house.

Create the perfect place for dad to chill

Man chilling on sofa with hands behind his head

First things first, you need to create the ultimate chill-out space where Dad can put his feet up and relax. Think of a space in the house (or even in the garden) where he won’t be disturbed by other family members, this could be the living room, office, or even a spare room. Make sure that there is comfy seating (plenty of cushions and throws) with a TV where he can watch his favourite films, sports or play on his Xbox. You could also prepare his favourite snacks and drinks in advance so he can enjoy as he relaxes – crisps and beer are always a winner!

Why not get creative and decorate a sign to stick up on the door, to let the rest of the family know that the room is Dad’s for the day. You can print out and decorate the template below to personalise your door sign for your dad. The sign works whether it’s Dad’s den, cave or office!

Dad's den printable sign

Rustle up some Father’s Day breakfast

Two breakfasts with drinks laid out on the table

Start the day off by cooking Dad his favourite breakfast and serving it with a cup of coffee. If you want to make the day a bit more special, everyone knows you can’t go wrong with a big fry up, so put on your chef’s hat and get creative in the kitchen or have a go at re-creating a brunch special. We’re sure he would be impressed with some avocado on toast or restaurant-worthy eggs royale!

Make some DIY Father’s Day gifts

Boy making robot with craft product while father assisting him at bright home

Once Dad has a full belly, let him settle, relax and put his feet up. This is the perfect time to have a go at creating some DIY Father’s Day gifts. Why not use post-it notes to create some ‘IOUs’ – whether that’s cleaning his car, helping in the garden, cooking his favourite meal or simply making him a cup of tea.

Cook Dad a Father’s Day dinner

Man cooking sausages on a BBQ

Towards the end of the day as dinner time approaches, why not get the family together for a special Father’s Day dinner. The good weather is a perfect excuse to get the barbecue out and cook Dad his favourite food. Don’t have a barbecue? You can use the grill in your kitchen oven and serve the food up outside when its ready. Fill up a bucket with ice and pop in a selection of Dad’s favourite drinks, so that he can enjoy refreshing beverages throughout the meal.

M&S have a fantastic range of summer BBQ food available in-store and online. Try something different, like the coronation chicken flatties, hoisin duck burgers and pesto halloumi skewers. Eating veggie? The M&S Plant Kitchen range offers a wide range of options, including Chorizo puppies and The No Beef Burger. Finish off the meal with the delicious new Percy Pig ice cream, it’s guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family.

Looking for more ideas on how to celebrate Father’s Day? Why not get the family together and host a Father’s Day picnic. Or if you’re looking for a gift to give Dad, check out these male grooming products.