The stay-at-home order in Illinois means many of us haven’t seen our Grandparents in-person for quite some time. Hopefully the order will be lifted and families can reunite. This is just in time for Father’s Day. It’s not too early to start thinking about what you’re going to get him so here are a few ideas to help.
Forget about a material gift and think about an experience. Unfortunately, baseball won’t be back yet, so you can’t go see your favorite North Side or South Side team. Instead, it’s time to create a memory together. There’s so much you can each learn from each other. And for your grandpa, spending quality time with grandkids can help with their mental and physical health.
Idea #1: Enjoy a day playing his favorite sport. Whether it’s a round of golf or tennis, enjoy quality time with his favorite sport. Find a golf course that maybe he’s never played at. You’ll get to see him doing one of his favorite things while spending time with one of his favorite grandson or granddaughters. Bonding over a sport can create lasting memories.
Idea #2: Tour a city neighborhood. For our grandfathers who grew up in Chicago, go visit the old neighborhood. Take him to his favorite spots and have him tell you stories from growing up. You can learn more about the family history and your grandpa will love telling you stories about growing up.
Idea #3: Make him a meal and have dinner together. Go to the grocery store and buy the ingredients for his favorite meal. Then spend time in the kitchen cooking and talking. It’s a great way to bond and of course have a great meal.
Idea #4: Most grandpa’s love doing projects around the house. Help him finish one of the latest projects on his list. You’ll both experience a sense of accomplishment and of course share some quality time together.
If there’s anything that this pandemic has taught us, we need to value our time with family and friends.
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