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It’s that time of year when we show our appreciation to the fathers among us, and what better way than by a thoughtful gift? It could be as easy as buying something from a store or getting a good meal, but handmade presents created with time and effort are the best gifts. So, get the kids involved for some productive fun with gift ideas that will put a smile on any dad’s face!
Get out the pens and brushes for this classic Father’s Day present. A painting is a beautiful way to show love, as it not only lends a touch of beauty to the home but the thought and effort involved are the real gifts here. The children can do a family portrait or an impression of their favourite thing about dad, and you may be surprised at the well of creativity that can follow.
There are few things as lovely as this natural piece of artwork put together with effort and love. To assemble a little glass container filled with plants, do a web search on creating a terrarium, then make a trip to the garden centre. With minimal watering and care, this can bring the spark of nature to a dreary desk or shelf, and nothing makes a better gift of love than a jar filled with life by earnest hands.
Remember that trip to the movies the kids enjoyed so much or that picnic at the beach?
Create a photo collage
that captures all these memories in a wall of colour that is both beautiful and meaningful. Assemble a collection of Dad’s most treasured family moments—and with scissors, glue and a picture frame—you will have a gift that can be kept for years to come.
Food is a great Father’s Day gift for the family, and as a twist, consider
breakfast in bed
for that extra comfort and surprise. Get the family to pitch in to cook and serve breakfast, while letting dad have a lie-in. It’s the thought that counts here, so even though the gift will soon vanish, this will warm tummies and make a lovely memory for the whole family.
The handcrafted greeting card is a tried and tested way to show affection. This is a wonderful medium as it can hold both greetings and art, resulting in a fusion of practicality and charm. If you want to get really fancy, there are many unique additions and modifications you can make to your cards—from pockets for secret messages, pasted pressed flowers, to origami creations. The possibilities are simply endless!
Make something truly unique for dad this father's day with a handmade, heartfelt, gift.
Take the whole family out for a free and activity filled Father's Day camping adventure.
Take the opportunity to honour and celebrate Dad this Father’s Day.
Father’s Day often lacks the fanfare of Mother’s Day, but the truth is, dad’s role in the family is often underrated. Find out the diverse ways he shows his unconditional devotion to the family and then go give him a hug pronto!