How to Celebrate Him this Father’s Day

This coming Sunday we celebrate the men of the house whose sometimes stiff charm we’ve grown to adore over the years. And while a pandemic subsides in today’s background, we think these simple ideas will help you plan for Father’s Day 2020!


Unlike most years before, celebrating our loved ones from afar is perhaps the best—if not most caring – way to go about it this year. Therefore, here’s what you can do if you’re in the above situation.

Deliver a gift

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Going fully digital is the new norm. Stay safe indoors and shop online for your dad instead! There are plenty of stores and businesses with services available online, even ones that allow customisation. Here are some to name:

  1. Saleduck
  2. Printcious Gifts 
  3. Photobook Malaysia
  4. Lazada
  5. Shopee

So go cray-cray with your debit/credit card for the classic “dad” necktie, mug, t-shirt, etc, or get your creative juices running for something uniquely you (and him!)

Send an e-card

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While tech-savviness is a continuous challenge, going green is all but creating lesser resource waste. RMCO financial crisis got you on the unfortunate end? Don’t worry! Think like a millennial and get crafty with these websites:

  1. Canva 
  2. Adobe Spark
  3. Greetings Island

P.S. There’s more sentiment when you go old school and write words from the heart like a true poet!

Video call

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You’ve ordered the gift and are having it delivered to your parent’s house, made an electronic card, and maybe even thrown in a Grab meal as well. However, at the end of the day, all that really matters to a father is family. 

So, this Sunday morning, MAKE.THAT.CALL!


While others may be physically distant, some of us fortunate ones will be able to spend it with dad. Here are some of the basic things you can do (that is if you haven’t planned anything yet!).

Pay a visit

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The borders are down and travelling interstate – like before MCO – is pretty direct. And because of that, we suggest that with a bit of petrol pumped into your car, a short visit to the ‘kampung’ isn’t that bad of an idea. It’ll surely put a smile on his face. But if you’re on a budget, most of our bus operators at CatchThatBus are back in service AND you can pay in instalments with Split!

Note: If you’re feeling unwell, you should stay at home until you recover. He’ll understand 😉 

Prepare a meal

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Let dad sit back and relax and enjoy a hearty meal cooked and prepared by you! It’s the best opportunity to express your appreciation for him while showing off some mad cooking skills. There are plenty of recipes online to try. Here are some of our favourites:

  1. Happy Fresh 
  2. Rasa Malaysia
  3. Serious Eats

Spend time bonding 

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Make most of your time together. Whether you like fishing, playing catch or sitting in a circle with a drink in hand with your dad, spending time together helps strengthen the bond between the both of you. You’ll see and learn different sides to him—as a father, son, man and friend. It’s truly rewarding!

However your plans are, we hope you cherish each moment of it.



Daddy, Bapa, Ayah, Appa



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