I will admit it. I’m the lamest person when it comes to coordinating Father’s Day gifts for my hubby. I have lots of great ideas and then WHOMP! Father’s Day is here! Like in 3 days? So my gifts end up being lame.
Like the year I “gave” him a “gift certificate” for fruit trees from our son. He still hasn’t gotten the trees because he says he needs to finish working on other parts of the yard before he can put them in. Well, that was an easy gift to give, but… made me kinda feel like a cheeseball.
I’ve given ties. (Sooooo passé. But cute!)
Candy. I mean, Swedish Fish covers so many gift-giving situations. Right?
This year might be the best, er, the worst, yet. I bought hubby some treats for the kids to give him. Well, apparently he saw them BEFORE I hid them. A few days later, he was asking where those items were. I was all, “uhhhhh, what?! Those were a surprise!” A few days later, I grabbed a package of salted almonds while we were shopping at the store. When we got home, I just handed it to him and said, “Here’s your Father’s Day gift, can you hide it with the rest of them for me, please.”
Sigh. I mean, we’re only on our FOURTH Father’s Day. This isn’t looking good for me as Chief Gift Coordinator.
This year, I had a little help in that Oriental Trading sent us several craft ideas and kits at no charge for review from their line of craft kits. A photo frame magnet, foam sticker card, and a Dad Rocks pom pom. I’m really not sure what we’re supposed to do with the pom pom, but it was fun to stick together.
It was also kinda awesome to have the supplies well in advance and be more prepared for this year’s celebration of Dads. Well, except for the not-too-well-hidden gifts…
Craft kits are fun and easy, especially for large groups like our Sunday School class, who we shared our extra kits with! Although, I do prefer to create my own crafts, and Oriental Trading has lots of craft supplies like paper, buttons, stickers, ribbons, and more to design your own projects!
What are you making / giving the dads in your life this Father’s Day? Maybe you’d like to check out my Father’s Day Pinterest Board to get some ideas!?
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