Celebrating Father’s Day in Omaha, NE 2017

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Celebrating Father’s Day in Omaha, NE 2017

Father’s Day, by a very eloquent definition courtesy of Wikipedia, “is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.” This year, it falls on Sunday, June 18th, so for those of you reading this fresh off the press at the beginning of the month, you still have plenty of time to make grand plans for how you’ll celebrate and honor the ones you love, who have had a profound impact in your life and shaped the person you are today. Generally, this entails gift-giving, spending time together, and then letting him do whatever he pleases. It’s really just as simple as treating him to something special, in whatever ways best suit his personality and taste – mission accomplished. And as usual, we’ve got a few ideas to offer!

Something that he’ll appreciate on Father’s Day, and well past that one day of the year, is the best way to go as far as gifts are concerned. As such, consider catering to his hobbies. This also works nicely if you’re planning a special something for the day’s itinerary. It might be golf, fishing, hunting, biking, exercise, travel, landscaping or home improvement, cars or recreational vehicles, camping, music, cooking, reading – while that’s a good starting point to generate, it’s quite the expansive list, with plenty of options to consider.

If it’s woodworking, look no further than the professionals at Woodcraft for ideas and inspiration.

Gerry Phelan-Woodcraft

Gerry Phelan

“If your dad is a woodworker, we have the tools, gadgets, and wood that will make his day,” says Gerry Phelan of Woodcraft (formerly Midwest Woodworkers). “But in case you are still stumped, nothing tells dad ‘It’s ok to spend time in your workshop’ like a gift card from Woodcraft. Then Dad can pick out his own gift at his leisure.

Or, for a unique Father’s Day gift, consider giving a woodworking class. Whether your dad is just starting out or an accomplished craftsman, there is always something new to learn. We have classes that provide an opportunity to unleash that inner creativity and enjoy the pure satisfaction that comes with making something with your own hands. Whether your dad is a new woodworker or an accomplished craftsman, there is always something to learn. And this isn’t a lecture in a classroom – in most classes, you make a project in class that you can take home.

Even better, a class is a gift you can share with your father. Join him for a class and share the experience and your time with him.”

To narrow down the options a bit, Phelan recommends the following approach:

“Whether Dad is an occasional tinkerer or a master craftsman, here are some Father’s Day questions you might ask him to help connect with his interests: What is he working on? How did he come by his skills? What is his favorite project? Is there a tool in his shop that has a story?

Chances are, by engaging your Dad on a subject he enjoys you will get some great gift ideas and enjoy some real quality time as well.”

Sharing a meal is commonplace for a Father’s Day celebration, and if you’re looking for a delicious Sunday brunch or a casual Sunday dinner, Garden Café is the spot. Alternatively, if grilling out is what you have in mind or you’d like to pick up something for a meal at home, whether it’s already prepared or you’ll be cooking for the occasion, Just Good Meat has you covered. If drinks are on the agenda, stop by the Liquid Sunshine Taproom, and maybe even catch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema while you’re at it.

The great part about a holiday like Father’s Day is that you can make it special in any number of ways. It’s all about showing him how much he means to you, and that could be a grand gesture or something simple, it all depends on the “man of the hour” – a full 24 dedicated to him on this particular occasion to be exact! To all of the great guys out there who hold the title of “Dad” and all of the responsibilities that come along with it – you deserve your day, enjoy it to the fullest and we truly thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do for your kids and families.

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