Father’s Day always sneaks up on me! Anyone else? It could be just me (since our anniversary always falls on the same weekend and June seems to be a busy month in general) but this year I’m thinking ahead!
There’s something really fun about executing that perfect gift that just makes you feel so accomplished. Last year, I stamped my daughters feet, but this year I’d like to do a little bit more!
Moms are responsible for a big part of Father’s Day, at least that rings true for us moms with little kids! I thought it would be fun to give a combination of something homemade (that my daughter can help with) and something nice that he wouldn’t buy himself.
I still haven’t picked the exact direction for this year’s gift but I have a few ideas! I’d love to know what you think.
A canvas project — I love canvas gifts because they can hang on our wall all year long! There’s so many cool quotes and projects you can find on Pinterest. Since my daughter is still just scribbling I thought it would be fun to make one that say, “I never knew how much I loved you until I saw how much you loved her,” and let me my daughter scribble all over it to add some texture to the piece!
You can also check out this other post for 15 kid friendly DIY Father’s Day gifts.
Some of my favorite gifts are not gifts at all but instead memories made from going out an doing something together. We prefer to do out adventure the weekend before or after Father’s Day that way we aren’t fighting crowds. Here are some adventure gift ideas:
- Tickets to an amusement park
- Go fishing together as a family
- Kayaks, canoeing, and/or boating are always fun.
- The zoo
- Even a simple trip to the park — pack his favorite lunch in a picnic basket and go!
A quick way to my husband’s heart is thought technology. I’m grateful for how much he knows in this department, I would be in the dark ages without him, seriously!
Have you seen the new DROID Turbo Sapphire Blue by Motorola? The thing is gorgeous, lightweight and the battery life is something to be jealous over! 48-hours — no more dying in the middle of the day!
It’s also a great choice if you have a toddler around — water-repellant and glass that protects from spills and scratches. We need those features around here! I love treating my husband to something nice every once and a while because he’s the type that won’t buy it for himself.
Every guy loves food! To make the day a little more special we always make (or go get) his favorite dinner. And I’ll try to surprise him with a batch of his favorite cookies for dessert! This isn’t so much a gift as just something to make the day a little more fun.
What are your plans for this Father’s Day? Any great gift ideas to share with us?
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