Father’s Day is just around the corner, and that means two of my favorite things: Cards + Gifts. YAY. I love receiving cards, and I love giving cards. And while, for the most part, everything I write inside them is super mushy and thoughtful, I ONLY buy funny cards. Why? Because humor is GOOD. FOR. THE. SOUL. PEOPLE.
Now a simple google search will pull up a bunch of great websites, but I personally love Etsy. Check out some of their light-hearted Father’s Day cards HERE. The link to the card below is HERE, and the one above, is HERE.
Now, on to the beef. What to get the old man? I’ve done a post like this for Mother’s Day, and some of those gifts are totally relevant for Father’s Day. You can check out the full post HERE. BUT, I’m recycling #2 on that list, because it is still hands down my favorite gift to give ANYONE. So, here we go, a list of 5 ideas for this Father’s Day 2018:
1. SAPPY BOOK
I LOVE sentimental gifts. Last year for my husband’s birthday, I made him a book filled with stories from loved ones. I reached out to family, friends, and co-workers and asked them to compile favorite stories and memories of him. I printed and bound it into a book. I was so excited to give it to him, I couldn’t contain myself. Ok, I was hoping he would cry, but he didn’t. You were crying inside, right baby? But it was probably one of the best gifts I’ve ever given, and one that (HINT HINT), I would love to get myself.
2. All about my dad (Put those kids to work)
This is similar to the gift above, but instead it’s usually hilarious and not so sappy. Why? Because kids say whatever the heck pops into their head. No need to go buy a book, a simple google search will give you plenty to work from HERE. I think it’s fair to say that if they can write, it’s probably not going to be as funny. If they don’t know how to write, then they’re still at an age where they’re idiots. Oops, I mean growing. Also, FYI, this would totally work for Grandpa too.
3. Video Compilation
So, I’m a fan of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. They had an episode where they made this super cool video compilation for their mom. It was the sweetest, most entertaining thing ever. SO, I had an idea.
Make your dad a video compilation. Make it a mix of both old and new videos/photos of you and him AND video interviews of you and your siblings. Do a healthy mix of sentimental ones like:
- What’s your favorite memory with dad?
- Why do you love dad so much?
To better, more fun questions like:
- What’s your most embarrassing moment with dad?
- What have you gotten away with that dad doesn’t know about?
I think you get the point. Be creative. And before you rule this out because you don’t know how to edit, let me just tell you something. I am so technologically challenged. However, I did a video compilation last year using iMovie. It was so easy guys, and I actually had a LOT of fun doing it.
4. Photo Session w/ Dad
I don’t know about you, but I have a TON of old photos with my dad. However, I don’t have any recent ones. One of the coolest gifts you could give, is the gift of a professional photography session. And no people, I’m not talking about photo shots in the mall. Please, no. Just, EW. I’m talking about hiring a photographer to take some photos of you (and maybe your siblings) and your dad. I promise you those pictures are the best you will ever own. And I’m sure it would really mean a lot to your dad or grandpa.
5. Sibling reenactment photos
This. Looks. Like. So. Much. Fun. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you are missing out. Check out the article where this photo originated from HERE. Also, I’m not so sure you need a professional to take these pictures, but if you do get one for #4 above, please promise me that you add this to the final roll. If your pops has any sense of humor at all, he will appreciate this.
Ok, Have a Happy Father’s Day folks. And remember to sign up for email alerts each time I do another post.