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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
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
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
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
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.