Dads can be difficult to buy for, and as Father’s Day draws near many of us are thinking of a gift we can buy the first man in our lives to remind him of how special he is in our family. We have searched for gift ideas that are both thoughtful and don’t break the bank, and here we share our favourites.
Make it Yourself
There are so many lovely and creative ideas that your little one (with some help!) can make. We absolutely love a handmade creation, and here are just a few sweet ideas we have found.
A decorated rock saying “My Daddy Rocks” (I mean, what Dad doesn’t love a cheesy pun?!).
Putting together some statements your child has made about Daddy is sure to put a smile on his face. There are some lovely printables available for this on Pinterest that ask lots of sweet questions to prompt your child.
This footprint card is really sweet too, paint Daddy’s shoe and then put your child’s footprint over the top. It makes a great keepsake to see how much your child grows. Just make sure you wash all the paint of his shoe before he notices!
- Finally, they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not bake him a tasty treat?
Give dad a book that is sure to bring a few laughs, like this the humorous Baby Tips for Dads by Simon Brett. A book that guarantees to keep Dad “smiling through the tears, tantrums and mountains of smelly nappies”
One to read together. There are lots of books about Daddy, so why not pick one up that can be enjoyed as a bedtime story.
Create a hamper filled with his favourite things; coffee beans, socks, chocolate, gardening items. These can be token gifts, and could even be chosen by your children depending on their age (of course set them a budget before letting them loose!).
- Depending on the age of the gift-giver, a promise of something to do together will put a smile on Dad’s face, this could be anything from help doing some gardening to a cinema trip together.
- Say it with words
Sentimental notes in cards, or a simple “I love you” will mean a lot to Dad. You can make even more of a statement, like with our Dad metal sign that he can put in pride of place.
Let us know what you chose to buy your dad for Father’s Day! If you choose to shop with us, you are supporting a small business with a focus on being ethical and sustainable. Also, items come gift wrapped with recycled tissue and twine so are ready be received as the perfect present.