Father’s Day doesn’t need to be expensive, homemade gifts are a great way to show how much you care.
This is something I made last year and still takes centre stage on my wall:
It is very inexpensive yet looks fantastic, and makes a great gift for all.
It is also so easy to make:
I used special inks to take the hand and foot prints however you can easily use normal paint or if you wanted the black on white effect – use normal paint and photocopy the prints.
Find a poem you like – there are so many around.
“There are always so many of my fingerprints to see,
On the furniture and walls from sticky, grubby me,
But if you stop and think a while,
You’ll see I’m growing fast,
Those little handprints will disappear,
You can’t bring back the past.
So here’s a small reminder,
To keep not throw away,
Of how those tiny hands once looked
To make you smile one day.”
and also this one:
“Someday I’ll jump through puddles,
Take a stroll or win a race.
Someday I’ll walk across the street,
Or maybe walk in space.
Someday I’ll scale a mountain,
Or I’ll join a ballet group.
Someday I’ll walk a tightrope,
Or explore the ocean floor.
Someday these feet will do some things,
That only heaven knows,
But for today they’re happy
Just to wiggle all their toes.”
Add to a nice frame and you have a very inexpensive yet very personal gift. If you would like to print these poems you can by do so by clicking here.
If homemade isn’t for you then you can grab some inexpensive gifts in your local supermarket, maybe the children have some pocket money to spend and want to buy Daddy something themselves.
Aldi have some great valued gifts perfect for Father’s Day.
This is a small selection available in-store currently. The quality is very good and will wear and last well, yet is very affordable.
Slippers, PJ bottoms and handkerchiefs – you guarantee men aren’t likely to buy these for themselves however they are always needed.
Or, If you really want to push the boat out why not treat him to a new laptop bag?
We are loving this Kenneth Cole Reaction one, currently on sale at House Of Fraser reduced from £100 to £70.
It is HUGE, infact it is the biggest laptop bag I have seen. It is a backpack with 4 separate compartments, all brimming with special compartments.
There are credit card compartments, pens slots, wire pockets, there is a pocket for everything you need.
The front even has two zipped pockets for easy access to your papers, train tickets, oyster card or wallet etc.
There is a hook to hang your keys and it will hold a 17″ laptop inside in the back compartment, as well as comfortably carry your phone, wallet, keys, phone, tablet, paperwork and quite possibly an outfit change and a pair or trainers should you want to visit the gym after work, it even has a netted compartment on one side where you could put a drinks bottle, and there is yet another compartment on the other side.
The straps on this bag are very padded as is the back panel so even if you do over load it you won’t feel the pressure on your back or your shoulders.
This is a very good quality item, you definitely get what you pay for and a lot more too. A great gift if you commute into work perhaps as it will easily hold everything you need for the day (and more).
Do you have your Father’s Day gifts sorted yet? Whatever your plans we hope you enjoy yourselves.
Disclaimer: We received the above items for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are our own. The framed kids prints was made by myself last year.