Father’s Day is quickly approaching, which means we have to start figuring out what we and our kids are going to get for their dad. This is not an easy task as men are hard to shop for. Instead of wandering through sporting goods stores completely clueless just to get him something he may already have, why not make something special with your kids that he will truly appreciate? Together you can create a Father’s Day gift that is completely unique and that he will always remember. I guarantee he’ll appreciate the effort that you and your kids put into his gift and as he uses it and keeps it through out the years he’ll always look back to this Father’s Day as one of the best. Try your hand at making one of these 8 unique and memorable gifts.
1. Personalized Book About Dad
Your child’s father would love to receive this personalized book all about him. This book includes free downloadable pages that can be customized by your children. They can draw pictures of themselves with their dad, write what they love most about him, as well as what their dad is like. It’ll make their dad’s heart fill with love every time they read it for years to come. It’s a gift they can keep and always look back on with love.
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2. I Love You Photo Frame
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but there’s no harm in adding a little message to a photo. There no more important or sweet words than “I love you” from your child. This photo frame with I Love U spelled out in scrabble letters is such a creative take on a plain photo frame. Frame a picture of your child or a photo of your child and their dad together. Then have your child help you glue the letters on and you’ve got yourself a personalized, handmade gift. It’s so easy that your child can even do it, or at least help you with it. Their dad can be forever reminded of how much their child loves them when they see it every day on their desk at work or at home.
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3. Tablet Holder
If your husband uses his tablet a lot to read while eating breakfast or for doing work at home, this handmade tablet holder will make the perfect gift for him. You and your child can easily make this tablet holder and then decorate it with items of their favorite sports or sports team. It’ll be a gift that they can use for years to come and every time they use it they’ll think of their sweet child that handmade it for them.
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4. Personalized Bookmarks
Got a book lover on your hands? These bookmarks will make a great personalized gift that can be used for many years to come. You can include pictures of your children with their daddy, great quotes about being a dad and more. Pair this bookmark with a new book your husband has been wanting for a while and you’ve got a lovely, meaningful gift for Father’s Day.
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5. Loving Hands Art
If your husband has an office either at home or away from home, this art piece will make a great gift that they can hang in their personal space and keep there forever. Every day as they work they will be reminded of their family and how much they mean to them. It’s a simple and inexpensive craft, but looks expensive, making it a great piece of wall decor. Have each of your children stamp their hand on the piece of wood and attach a great printable that perfectly describes how your children feel about their daddy. They’ll always feel the love from seeing these tiny hands on the wall.
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6. Dad Libs
Laughter is one of the best medicines in this world. If your children and their father are in need of a good laugh this Father’s Day, have your children make a special “Dad Libs” for their dad. It’s like Mad Libs, but specifically made for dads. Older children can fill these out by themselves, while younger children will need your help with answering and writing the words. When your husband opens up this gift not only will he be transported back to his childhood days, but he and the whole family will be rolling on the floor laughing at the funny story that comes from their kid’s Dad Libs. It’ll be fun for the whole family and a day that you will all look back on with fond memories.
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7. Special Massage And Play Shirt
8. Beer Coasters