Father’s Day. The day we celebrate the man who can do anything from craft furniture from spare pieces of wood to kiss boo boos and scare away closet monsters…SuperDad! There are so many great ways to celebrate Dad. Since this year has been a little, shall we say different, I will be focusing on shopping small in this Father’s Day gift guide. Here you’ll find great handmade gifts from small businesses and crafty folks who probably need a little extra support right now. There’s also a section on activities/crafts you can have your kids do, since they’re probably not in school right now to make them.
First Father’s Day Gifts
That first Father’s Day is really so special. Father’s Day breakfast was, in fact, one of the first meals I cooked after Emma was born. Steak and eggs = perfection! The following are cute little ideas for gifts to celebrate a first Father’s Day.
Personalized “Dear Daddy” Book – This is so cute! Dad and the kids are characters in a story about a raccoon father and his kids. *Order by June 7 for Father’s Day arrival!
First Father’s Day Frame – Personalized with Baby’s name, this is a great first Father’s Day keepsake gift! It comes with a clip for photos so you can use varying sizes.
Quarantined Father’s Day Shirt and Onesie – This one also commemorates the year 2020.
Great Gifts for Any Dad
After that first year, Dad really starts to get the hang of being a dad and their true Dad Spirit Animal begins to shine! These gifts are great for any dad!
Dad’s Docking Station – For the dad who’s got all the gadgets. A great way to organize his nightstand!
Personalized Dad Sign – This is a great piece of personalized home decor. I love that they have different designs!
Personalized Mug – As soon as I saw this, I knew this could have been on its way to my house for my husband, but he says he’s mugged out. I absolutely love this company and what they stand for!
Father and Daughter/Son Print – This print is just gorgeous! Personalized for each family member, it’s sure to be a beautiful addition to any home. The link shows Father and Daughter, but you can search her store for Father and Son. She also has beautiful family prints (I’ll be ordering ours soon!)
Grill Master Cutting Board – If the dad you’re buying for is anything like mine, he loves to grill! This cutting board can be made from maple, walnut, or bamboo, and can be personalized just for him!
Best Dad Ever/Best Kid Ever Matching Shirts – Who doesn’t love a dad and kid(s) in matching shirts? Each year we have gotten Emma a cute Father’s Day shirt, and I might just have to get this set for this year.
Superhero LEGO Frame – Dad’s the Superhero! This frame is so creative! Any “fandad” would be a fan of this one!
Photo Jigsaw Puzzle – I got a photo puzzle for our first anniversary, it is such a great way to reminisce! If your family loves doing puzzles together, or if that’s Dad’s solace from the crazy, this is the perfect gift idea!
Gifts From the Kids
Let’s face it, you could give the man in your life the coolest gift ever, only to be overshadowed by a messy blob painting your toddler made…and that’s exactly how Father’s Day should be! Here are some fantastic craft ideas to have the kids do for Dad.
LEGO Memories – You’ll have to be okay sacrificing some LEGOs with this one, but your feet will thank you!
Superhero Bookmark – Your kids will have so much fun turning craft sticks into bookmarks, you’ll be able to give Dad the complete cast of the Avengers once they’re finished!
“My Dad Rocks” Frame – I’m a sucker for a cute frame. A plus for this activity is that you can turn it into a Nature Walk and let the kids collect their own rocks!
“We’re Nuts About You” Frame – Hint: if Dad does a lot of woodwork, etc maybe splurge to buy your own nuts for this one.
Printable Father’s Day Book – This book is so cute! It includes prompts for the kids to write about and frames for them to draw their pictures in!
Chalk Art Pictures – You can get so creative with these! A creative chalk art picture would be perfect to turn into a jigsaw puzzle (link above)!
DIY Photo Blocks – Have the kids decorate photo blocks that Dad can use to display his works of art!
Paper Bag Father’s Day Book – Did you know you can take a paper bag and turn it in to a book? Elementary school teachers have had this one in our back pockets (no pun intended) for years! This is an easy and creative way to have your kiddos write and share their memories with the special man in their life.
Craft Stick Roll Up Card – This idea comes from Michaels. It’s a great twist on the usual card that might be discarded once it’s July.
Whether you’re celebrating Dad, Step-Dad, Grandpa, Uncles, or Partner this year for Father’s Day, have a blessed celebration and remember, the men enjoy a little pampering too.
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