Here’s a piece I wrote for Mirror.co.uk, giving a guide to the perfect gifts for dad on Father’s Day. The suggestions I gave were (a little) unconventional:
In the course of human history, more arguments have started over who’s in charge of the TV Remote Control than any other subject.
You know it’s true.
So give your dad the ultimate gift: 24 hours of the TV he wants to watch – without criticism. Yes, this may well mean a whole day of football, or West World or Ru Paul’s Drag Race (depending on the dad). It doesn’t really matter what dad watches, what counts is he’s allowed to make the decisions. I’d recommend the kids design a special ‘I’m in charge of the Remote Control’ voucher, to present to dad.
Trust me, he’ll appreciate this far more than the engraved nasal hair trimmer you were thinking of!Chris McGuire, Mirror.co.uk