Father's Day comes but once a year so try to make the dad in your life feel equally special with a unique gift idea. Many people give things like ties and cufflinks but not something slightly more interesting...not something that no one else has.
To help make you a better shopper this June 17th, I've done a little pre-pulling for you. Shopping sites like Etsy, Uncommongoods, and even Hallmark, I found various items to make sure your gift isn't just great, but also thoughtful and unique.
Let's start with presentation. One of my favorite things in the world to do is wrap presents. This is why I totally understand why Tori Spelling's mom had a room in her house just for gift wrapping. If I could, that would be me. As far as I'm concerned, it's just another place in the gift giving process where you can be creative and show a little love. Hallmark has some great gift wrapping choices. I love all the primary colors and clean patterns.
|Make the dad in your life feel like a hero with a Superman gift bag. Find these and various other wrappings at Hallmark|
Once you've found the perfect gift wrap, you next need to find the perfect card. Nothing says I love you like a homemade card but if you don't have time to make one, you can still capture that same handcrafted feel by finding one through an independent artist. Lucky for you there's already a trusted community in place it's called Etsy. If you know me, you know I love Etsy and for Father's Day they didn't disappoint. This one was my favorite. I related to it immediately:
|And all the other scary bugs that came along! :) Find this at Etsy|
After the card and gift wrap have been established, it's time to consider the gift. This is where all the hard work pays off. But, it's also where we tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves. Questions inevitably come up: What did you get him last year? Does he have this T-shirt already? He doesn't really wear ties anymore...so maybe a flask?
To keep from driving yourself crazy, think about what makes dad happy. What does he do for fun? What makes him laugh? What does he need but doesn't have? This is where you can have some fun and find things that he won't have but will appreciate.
These 7 glasses will jazz up any guys current dishware selection but would especially smart for the dad who enjoys a good liquor from time to time.
|Don't we all feel like one of these sins, sometimes? 7 Deadly Sins Glasses, $72|
For the dad whose home office tends to be constantly inundated with paperwork, make his life a little more organized with a cool paperweight.
|Now all of dad's paperwork will be SAFE" (Sorry, couldn't resist the pun). "SAFE" Paperweight, $42|
|It glows in the dark too! Moon Clock, $32|
|Shark socks, nuff said. They sell themselves. Shark Socks, $9|
|While we're on the subject of food, why not also cook dad breakfast in bed? Salts of the World, $35|
|Dad might just be able to rule the world with this pen. Contractor Pen, $21.25|
For the dad who likes to bike, keep him accessible with this bike accessory.
|Dad will even be able to listen to good music while he bikes to and fro. iPhone Bike Mount, $40|
And for the dad who walks to the beat of his own drummer, make sure looks good while doing it.
|It's a joke gift but the most stylish one I've ever seen. Wood Bow Tie, $24|
I hope you and the dad in your life enjoy this annual holiday and I hope you find some inspiration in these various gifts. Happy Shopping!
Image(s) courtesy of uncommongoods.com, hallmark.com, Etsy.com