“He’s crazy like a foooooool….what about Daddy cooooool…”
Sing along now…
Dad dancing. Dad jokes. Dad sayings. Dad silliness.
Dads really are cool. And indeed, ‘Dads’ come in many forms, so whatever father-figure form they take, let’s celebrate them all this Father’s Day.
There are so many lovely gifts in the shops at the moment for our special males. You may already have something sorted. But if you’re struggling a little and need some inspiration, then perhaps a few of these ideas might help trigger your creative juices.
10 ideas for you to consider.
And if you don’t find this post useful for Father’s Day, then bookmark it for future reference, just in case you’re struggling with gift ideas for any men in your life with upcoming birthdays.
NOTE: This post and these recommendations are by no means sponsored by any of the companies mentioned. They’re just ideas I love. Ideas I thought I’d share. Hope you like some of them too.
Some men love flowers too. And they even come in beautiful shades of blue.
These gorgeous blue lilies are from Tesco and are extremely reasonable.
Turn his Father’s Day fry-up into something a little different. You may have to add some extras on the side as it’s unlikely he’ll leave with a full stomach with this little presentation, but I’m sure he’ll appreciate the gesture all the same.
Check out this blog post from earlier this year for full instructions on making bacon roses.
Get quirky with your gift wrapping. These shirt parcels are easy to create. I bought this striped wrapping paper from IKEA and it was perfect for this creation.
- Simply wrap your gift as usual, then cut a narrow strip of wrapping paper and fold into a collar shape. Glue into place.
- Cut another narrow strip of gift wrap, fold lengthways to create a button seam and glue into place.
- Glue on some buttons to finish off the smart look.
Bath time treats
Treat him to his favourite bubble bath and set up some treats for him to enjoy in peace for half an hour.
Personalise an afternoon treat
A thoughtful gift needn’t cost a lot. Pick their favourite sticky bun from the bakery, pop in a candle (candles aren’t just for birthdays) and deliver on a white plate which you’ve personalised with your sharpies (Don’t panic! It washes off easily).
Or buy a ready-iced cake from the supermarket, grab your food colouring pens and decorate away.
Personalised Marmite Jar
Does he love it or hate it? If he loves it, perhaps he’d like his own jar all to himself.
But quick! Order soon for it to arrive in time. Check out their website for more details.
You know how much he loves all those cushions around the home. Well no excuse to moan any more as these are made with him in mind. I recently came across these personalised ones from this company www.thatsnicethat.co.uk. And I think that they’re great.
Don’t they look fun!
If you have a larger budget and want something a little different, how about a gift subscription with a twist?
Companies are becoming more creative with their subscription services. Below are some that I’ve used before. Good service and quality products and, more importantly, a little bit of fun! Who needs a magazine subscription when you can have bacon and socks delivered to your door each month.
Bacon gift subscription (£5.95 a month)
Good quality bacon sent directly to you. Approximately 6-8 rashers per pack. I opted for a surprise flavour each month. Flavours range from treacle back bacon, to bourbon back bacon to unsmoked streaky.
Bacon comes vacuum packed and in special packaging that fits nicely through the letterbox. If you let them know, they even have a natural deterrent that they can use on the packaging to deter any inquisitive furry, four-legged friends who like to collect the post for you.
Three different plans: weekly, fortnightly or monthly. No commitment required and you can cancel anytime.
Sock gift subscription (£24 for 3 month subscription)
Yes. Yes you read that correctly. A sock gift subscription. A quality pair of socks sent to you directly each month.
And yes, you’d be forgiven for yawning and scrolling on by. Because on face-value this sounds pretty naff. But I think you may just change your mind.
There are a number of companies that I found offering sock subscriptions, but this company particularly caught my eye. I quickly bought into their clever marketing. They’re just good fun!
Standard black socks until you reveal a little pop of fun, patterned loveliness underneath. And each design is inspired by an historic figure. Socks come nicely packaged with a wax seal. It is a treat after all, so why not. And, yes, guilty! I certainly am a sucker for good packaging.
I bought this gift subscription for The Husband last Christmas and he’s not been disappointed. Great quality socks.
No commitment required, you can cancel anytime and it’s a fun way to top-up that sock drawer.
They have a free shipping offer on at the moment until June 18th. Enter the code ILOVEDAD at the checkout.
Cheese gift subscription (£28 a month or £84 for a 3-month subscription)
Pricier than the previous two gift subscription ideas above. Three great quality cheeses sent to you on the first Wednesday of each month. If he loves his cheese then this is a fantastic way to experiment with new varieties. The selection varies each month and your delivery includes a detailed description of the cheese producers. It also comes with a packet of crackers.
Packaging could be more imaginative (I like a gift parcel to sing from the moment it arrives). But the content is tasty and a nice monthly treat for any cheese lover.
So there you go. Just a few ideas to help inspire some fun gifts for him.
Whatever your plans, and however you chose to celebrate the Dad or father-figures in your life, have a special day. And for those remembering Dads no longer with us, may you have the support around you to acknowledge the day in whatever way provides comfort. Take good care.