A French proverb suggested that a father is a banker provided by nature. The title of a 1950s American television show inferred that he knows best. And Marilyn Monroe famously sang that her heart belonged to him....
Maybe your father picked you up when you fell off your first bike; perhaps he taught you how to drive a stick shift or balance your checkbook. Now it's time to show the first man in your life that even though you're all grown up, you still look up to him.
So, what sign is your dad? Here are few ideas to help you honor him this Father's Day!
FIRE SIGNS: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Your dad's an enthusiastic guy with energy to burn. He'd love to hike with you on Father's Day, or play a game that involves running with or after a ball; or maybe you'll want to try something even more daring with him, such as whitewater rafting! This is a man who likes to be in motion, so there'll be something wonderfully lasting about the memory of you and him elevating your heart rates together.
Other Father's Day gift ideas: A round of golf at his favorite course; exercise gear; tickets to a game, concert or show.
EARTH SIGNS: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
The respect you show your father means even more to him than gifts. He enjoys feeling your admiration and seeing his influence on your life. And although he can be a tough guy, if you take the time to write him a letter expounding on the many ways he's had a profound effect on your life, he may be moved to tears.
Other Father's Day gift ideas: Gourmet foods; music; clothing (especially related to his favorite sports team or appropriate for his work); car accessories.
AIR SIGNS: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
The challenge of raising you was no doubt a delight for your Air-sign dad, and he'd love to walk down memory lane with you on Father's Day. Honor him with mementos connected to your times together by creating a scrapbook of photos and memories -- it's sure to remind him of the special connection you've shared throughout your life.
Other Father's Day gift ideas: Books (or e-books); technology upgrades; electronic games.
WATER SIGNS: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Your sentimental dad will enjoy celebrating the day at home with you, so throw an afternoon barbecue or evening dinner party and invite family and friends. Soulful Water-sign dads enjoy seeing their progeny eat together and get along in their own unique way. And while you're at it, work up a special toast in his honor -- such a public acknowledgment will mean a great deal to him.
Other Father's Day gift ideas: Comfortable clothing (robe, slippers, etc.); gourmet snacks and drinks; personalized gifts such as an engraved watch or pen.