Six fun gift ideas for Dad this Father’s Day!

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This year, I am super-excited about Father’s Day.  Why?  Because I have a handful of concrete and fun ideas (both handmade & store-bought), and enough time for me to execute them in.  #happy

The following are a collection of heartwarming, hand-made & store bought gifts for dad.

1. Crayon-framed hand print craft

Crayon-framed hand print craft by Involvery

The hand printed gifts, seem like the most insignificant gift at the time and then become the most treasured as the years go by.  I often think, maybe I should send something more, to the grandparents & relatives when I send them hand print projects, but they actually love them.

You’re capturing a little piece of child at the moment that will one day pass by, as they grow.

2. Super-Dad Bars

Super Dad Father’s Day Gift by I heart Crafty Things

I love this!  Now granted, you will need a few flat or Hershey’s chocolate candy bars of your choice, some markers and scrapbook paper but just imagine the look on dad’s face when he sees these?

I think that he’s going to feel like a true super hero.

 

3. “One-In-A-Melon” Watermelon Father’s Day card

Father’s Day Watermelon Card by Frugal Mom-eh

This card has a little bit of whimsy, a little bit of fun and a LOT of love.  Frugal Mom-eh, takes you step-by-step, supplies you with a watermelon template & a supply list for this project.  For a full tutorial on how to make this card, click here.

4. Superhero Dad Card

We can’t get enough of our superhero themes for Dad.  Right?  Well, when it comes to Father’s Day (or Mother’s Day for that matter), I don’t think that you can lay on your appreciation for their “super powers” too thick.

Print at a large (4-5 inches across) Superman logo on to card stock and then choose two or three of your favorite Dad-inspired card stock designs from your local craft store, some hot glue & your buttons and I think that we have ourselves a hero of a card!

5. Daddy’s Helpers Outdoor Work-gloves

Grab  yourself a pair of outdoor work gloves, a black Sharpie marker, a few bottles of craft paint (depending on how many you’ll need) and prep Daddy’s gloves just in time for the big day.  Be sure and allow yourself enough time between hand prints for the paint to dry.  (*So, note to self: The morning of is not going to work for this one –:).  Dad is sure to treasure this gift for years to come.

6. Photo gifts or photo books

Photo book  by Luhvee

A good friend of mine told me that she creates a photo book for her husband every year and gives it to him on Father’s Day.  Her book captures little memories and moments from the year with a special emphasis on moments with Dad.  I love the idea of this & know that there are several companies that you could choose to go through.  There’s Shutterfly, Chatbooks, Mixbook, Persnickety Prints, Nation’s Photo Lab and so many more.

I have rounded up a post of three companies with the most affordable pricing to get your photo gift for dad done on time and at a great price.

See the full post here.

I hope that you have some fun ideas in place for Father’s Day.

 

 

 

 

 

Three Places to Order Photo Gifts for Dad that you probably haven’t thought of.

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It is time to place the orders for Father’ Day!  If you’re planning on creating & printing a photo book or any photo gift, online than you have just a couple more days to do it, without paying a hefty price for shipping.

I have put together a list of 3 companies that you probably haven’t thought of ordering dad’s gift from, that are running a few very sweet deals!

1. Winkflash

I first learned about Winkflash years ago from a friend of mine who told me about their, at the time, amazing $.25 – 5 x 7 prints.

They offer an amazing deal (year-round) on their pricing for digital prints.  And although they’ve gone up from their $.25 cost for a photo print, I think that they’re still one of the best around for pricing and quality printing.

Print and Enlargement Sizes & Pricing

Print Size Everyday Low Price SALE Price!
4×6 Photos was 0.19 $0.08 ea.  Order Prints
Wallet (Set of 4) was 1.00 $0.40 (4)  Order Prints
4″ Digital Prints was 0.19 $0.08 ea.  Order Prints
4×4 Prints was 0.19 $0.08 ea.  Order Prints
5×5 Prints was 3.00 $1.20 ea.  Order Prints
5×7 Prints was 3.00 $1.20 ea.  Order Prints
6×8 Prints was 3.00 $1.20 ea.  Order Prints
8×8 Prints was 5.20 $2.08 ea.  Order Prints
8×10 Prints was 5.20 $2.08 ea.  Order Prints
11×14 Enlargements was 14.00 $5.60 ea.  Order Prints
12×12 Enlargements was 16.00 $6.40 ea.  Order Prints
12×18 Enlargements was 16.00 $6.40 ea.  Order Prints
16×20 Enlargements was 22.00 $8.80 ea.  Order Prints
20×24 Enlargements was 24.00 $9.60 ea.  Order Prints
20×30 Enlargements was 24.00 $9.60 ea.  Order Prints
24×36 Poster Prints was 36.00 $14.40 ea.

This Father’s Day, almost everything that you’d need to surprise dad is 60% off.

2. Snapfish

Do you use Snapfish for your photo book, photo gift & digital printing needs?  If you don’t, you should.  They have a comparable quality of printing and EXCELLENT pricing.  Shipping is fast & there are a lot of options.  So if you’re not using them, jump on board today!

Oh, and they’re aren’t playing when it comes to deals this Father’s Day.

3. Cardinal Camera

Cardinal Camera is like my hidden gem.  I love them because they have a store front & sometimes you need the guidance of a flesh & bones person to help lead the way in making your photo gift purchase.

Like the other two that I mention, Cardinal Camera has very affordable pricing AND they offer photographer quality  printing.  As well as affordable pricing on everything from digital prints to metallic prints, metallic paper, gallery wrapped canvases, print scans, and self-adhesive photos.

If you check out their list of photo novelties, you’ll see that they have some really unique offerings, like centerpiece balloons, memory boards, and affordable custom wrapping paper.*

(*Compared to $17.99-19.99 per roll).

I hope that I have given you some fun ideas to work with this Father’s Day & even better, at a great price.