Before I was a mother I never understood the meaning of mother’s day, well that isnt quite true it was before my boys started making me things. Yes Mothers Day and Fathers Day might be cheesy, but it is wonderful too. The joy of getting something homemade from your children is irreplaceable oh and the lie in is brilliant too.
MadDad works in and out of an office and we decided to make him a mug this year. I love making things with the boys that mean something to him and also that the boys can remember making in the years to come. to read the full how to then click here.
These book marks are made from using children’s artwork. They are simple to make and are a great way of recycling the ever present supply of children’s artwork. You can use either a laminator or even contact paper if you do not have a laminator.
Kid made cards really send my heart a flutter and these were made back in 2010 and I still love them. Want to make them with your kids, then check out how my kid made Father’s Day card post.
Men can be difficult to make and buy for, but I know that MadDad will love the following items.
This photo of all of us that Mini picked was taken on our trip to Florida last year and although I wanted one with just the boys in Mini insisted that I was in the picture too. Quite right. This is an aluminium print from Albelli and it has has a smooth, matte finish that does not reflect light, so when you look at your print you see your photo and not your reflection. The profile is also much smaller so they hang closer to the wall. Even better you can hang them outdoors too. How cool is that!
- UV and weather resistant, suitable for indoor and outdoor
- Invisible suspension
- Matte finish, so no mirroring
- Contemporary, industrial look
- Your photo extends to the edges
We were massively impressed with the finish and quality of the Aluminium print and certainly will look in to getting one again. You still have time to get one of these in time for Father’s Day if you order before 5th June.
For really difficult to buy men then a Hamper is a great solution. Hampergifts have a fab selection with something for everyone from a continental bear hamper to a flapjack one.
In fact when MadDad and I were looking through the selection and came across the Glenlivet 12 yr & Cuban Cigars hamper we looked at each other and said together that my Dad would have loved that hamper. My dad was a real lover of both Whiskey and Cigars. He used to really cherish the best things in his life. He would rather go without the mediocre to have the quality things less often.
When Maxi was born I bought MadDad a cuban cigar and he smoked it in memory of my Dad. He pasted his love of good whiskey to me and my brother and his love of a good cigar on to my husband.
Looking for more ideas then take a look ay my Father’s Day Pinterest board
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personalised things seem to be super popular these days, but i think extra special if your child has made it for you 🙂
There are some great ideas here! I love the picture of you all, it is lovely x
The picture is lovely. I think handmade personalised gifts are the best x
I definitely agree that homemade gifts and cards mean so much more, but I do love that picture!
Men are so hard to buy for aren’t they? Going down the homemade route is sometimes the easiest way to go (that’s what all the dad’s in our family are getting this year!!)
I seen these last week on someones blog they are a great idea x
Great post. I am always keen to make homemade presents. Never breaks the bank balance and it shows that effort was put in to create the final piece.
Some really great ideas here. I especially love the mugs.
What some lovely ideas, the photo is such a lovely keepsake and the mugs are fab! x
The mugs are my favourite!
I love bookmark idea. Ant reads loads of books so this would be a great present for him 🙂
Some lovely items – those cards are so sweet. Love the idea of personalised gifts, they mean so much more.
Oh Thank you so much for reminding me about Father’s day! I just text my boys to remind them too. I like the personalised mug idea but will have to see what my sons suggest. I love those cards too.
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