When it comes to Father's Day, I always try to make an extra effort for my hubby. He after all makes a massive effort for me on Mother's Day, and our two rainbow babies are so special to us, that these days are ones we make sure we celebrate.
This year we will be celebrating Father's Day in style, whilst on board the beautiful Cunard cruise ship, the Queen Elizabeth, so we have had an early gift giving before we leave (although the card is packed in the suitcase for the day, shh don't tell him!) This post is all about items I believe make the perfect gifts for any budget for every dad this Father's Day!
Obviously Father's Day means yet another occassion to get and write a card. My toddler loves to do all kinds of arts and crafts so card making is always a good pass time and adds a personal touch to every dad's day.
Squidgy thought these were amazing, and I thought they were even better thanks to the frankly fantastic captions. Squidgy picked this one out, and I thought it was very apt thanks to the truth behind the statement... it certainly is one of her favourite pass times to have chats and sing away whilst on the loo.
No 1 Dad Socks
Mug and Glass Set from Card Factory
If you really want to find a bargain, why not shop in your local card factory? Not only are the cards cheap, but it turns out that the gifts are too! This mug, glass and coaster set I bought for just £5.99! #bargain
Best Dad Keyring
For Personal Hygiene
Structure Hair Products *
These products are fab, and there is so many options when it comes to deciding which one you think will work best for your dad.
Face Wash and Moisturiser
My hubby gets a bit of a stubbly face so quickly, I swear he shaves in the morning and by the evening it has grown back again! This means he shaves practically everyday, and so caring for his skin is imperative.
For the Gamer Dad
Vinyl Console Skins from Vinyl Revolution *
We have a PS4 and there are so many options to be found in the "PS4 Wraps" section of the website including the awesome car logos one which I chose for my hubby. On a recent visit to the Lake District we went to the Lakeland Motor Museum and he was like a kid in a candy store, so I knew this would be right up his street!
Other Gifts for Dads
Sidekick Journal from Habit Nest *
From helping to track your progress in areas such as fitness, to having areas to create your own lists of daily tasks to complete, there is something to help the Dad in your life to get his days in order. I think it's the perfect way to both treat your other half or dad and also help them to make the right choices to start their day right!
Only you know your other half or dad well enough to know what he is likely to love. Whether it is something Aves (bird) related like my dad, a nice bottle of Châteauneuf du Pape like my father-in-law, or something tiger related like my hubby, every dad has their niche, and the perfect gift is always easy to pick out when you have a specific item to look for!
By now most of you will know that I run Mama Naii's Crochet, and I have a massive soft spot for supporting handmade businesses. One of my fellow mama run businesses, It's Sew Jemma, is one of my favourites and I have so many of her lovely items for myself and my toddler, so it seems only fitting that my hubby has one too.
From the packaging to the stunning way it is sewn together, including the amazing hand stitched text, my hubby's new handmade, handsewn star is perfect in every way. Sweet Jemma is so lovely, and I love her and her gorgeous family, and I am so grateful to her for making this for me.
From (or for as the case may be!) the Young Ones
This selection of gifts are perfect for those of you who are buying gifts from little children, as I am giving gifts to my hubby from our three year old and six month old daughters!
A Teddy Bear
This is a pretty safe bet from the younger children, and it is something that Squidgy would choose as a gift every time, whether it be for birthday, Christmas, Father's Day or any other occasion! My hubby has a growing collection of daddy bears in all shapes and sizes, but I know he will probably end up with many more before our girls are grown and gone!
One of John's most prized gifts from Squidgy is a large rosette that says No 1 Dad. With paper shapes cut out to resemble ribbons, stuck to a paper plate it is so easy to recreate. Not only is this cheap to do, it is a fun activity to create with a toddler!
A Book (or two!)
One thing that Squidgy loves to do is read books, on her own, to her baby sister, before bed, in the car, it's doesn't matter really! She adores it when daddy reads to her and so this gift idea is sort of more for her I guess, but I know that John enjoys reading to her too, so it's a win-win situation!
Disclaimer: Although this post is written of my own volition, some of the products I have been sent for the purpose of testing them out for review. These products are highlighted by the use of an asterisk (*) beside them. This post may also contain affiliate links.