Celebrating Father's Day During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Father’s Day 2021 is just around the corner. And this year’s celebrations are probably going to happen just like last year’s, at home. Malaysians are definitely fond of going out to celebrate special days for loved ones. But this past year has shown us that we need to keep our loved ones safe away from the virus, especially aged parents. You may be cracking your head right now, thinking of how to celebrate Father’s Day, and what gifts to get your beloved dad for his special day. However, put your worries to rest as we have a few tips on how to celebrate Father’s Day at home.

1.   Cook him a nice meal.

For those of you who are staying at home with your father, win your way to his heart through his stomach by cooking him his favourite meal from scratch. Often, parents get very touched when their children put in an effort and some thought into whatever they do, so this is a great way to please your dad on Father’s Day.

2. Order him food from his favourite restaurant.

With the ban on interstate and inter-district travelling, children living away from home may feel like there is no way they can celebrate Father’s Day, which could not be further from the truth. You could get food delivered from your father’s favourite restaurant and have a virtual dinner party via video call.

3. Surprise video call with close friends or family members he has not seen in a while.

The pandemic has resulted in people not being able to connect with their family and friends as much as they would like to. Therefore, a surprise video call, or even a video conference where everyone can gather to celebrate your father would mean a lot to him. Alternatively, you could get a video message recorded by everyone and make him a nice Father’s Day video montage.

4. Have a movie marathon.

Movie marathons are a great way to spend time together. Put aside some time to screen a movie with the family. The great thing about this is, you can watch movies together even when everyone is far apart. Streaming platforms like Netflix allow people to host “watch parties” where everyone can watch a movie selected by the host, and the links are accessible in any part of the world that has the internet. It would be like going to the movies with your loved ones, except safer during the pandemic.

5. Get him a gift.

What are special days without a little something to commemorate the day? Since many businesses now are available online, it is easy to find a thoughtful, meaningful gift for your father. You can shop online and get the gifts delivered directly to your father, even if you are far apart and cannot travel back home. If you are still wondering what gift to get your dad this Father’s Day, stores like ALDO have a great selection of items for men that are thoughtful, useful, and will make your dad look good on his special day. You can also shop for e-gift cards so he can choose what he wants to buy instead!