Next month is Father’s Day and apparently the kids are already excited for it. They love a good celebration! I actually really love Father’s Day as an occasion as there tends to be so much focus on mums when it comes to kids. And rightly so, don’t get me wrong! But as much as we like to bemoan the fact that for many men their day to day lives don’t actually change that much when babies come along, there are some very really big obstacles that have to be overcome. For one, dads need to learn how to juggle a baby and work after only two weeks at home. Not only that but many dads really feel the pressure when it comes to supporting, caring and providing for their families. Society tends to lean towards mums as the caring, emotional parent and dads as the ‘grin and bear it’- much as we like that or not. And that can be tough.
So Father’s Day is a great opportunity to let that dad in your life know that they are loved, appreciated and needed. It’s also a great chance to check in and make sure they’re really ok. Paternal mental health needs just as much conversation as maternal. With that said, right now we’re looking to buy lots of gifts for Ghostwriterdaddy, and because we know him well we’re opting for chocolate! Here are our top three chocolate Father’s Day gifts right now…
The robust chocolate
A real no nonsense chocolate father’s day gift– the chocolate block tower is top of our list. It’s strong, dependable and sturdy. It’s also ruddy delicious, I’m sure- and I hope I get chance to sample it to confirm. The kids chose this one because it reminded them that Daddy likes to build things (I have no clue where they get this idea- he will confirm that to be the case too!) and because there’s enough here to share. The extra large chocolate block tower is £33.50
Quite often Father’s Day gifts are more symbolic than actually useful, and in our house their often edible. Why not combine the two? The kids are insistent that a chocolate tool box is the way to Daddy’s heart (again, not sure where the sudden handy man image is coming from!) and I have to admit they’re rather clever. Novelty chocolates are always great fun, just sometimes they look too good to eat!
Everyone deserves a gift they don’t have to share, and every Father’s Day I always try to get something that only Ghostwriterdaddy can enjoy. The problem is that his tastes are very childlike thanks to his enormous sweet tooth, and as the kids get older they’re starting to realise they like more and more! That said, I do always try to get chocolate gifts that I know he won’t need to share- and I actually think thats important. We all have that favourite treat that nobody else understands. For me its 100% cocoa chocolate that everybody else absolutely hates. For Daddy, it’s anything strawberries and cream (YUK!) so we figured this Eton mess chocolate block would do just fine.
What’s the special dad in your life getting this year?