As a mother and as a daughter, I have run the gamut on Father’s Day gift giving over the years. From barbeque accessories, to clothing and ties, sports equipment, gadgets and fishing gear, I have seen it all and I have run out of ideas.
This year, as I was spring cleaning, I noticed a few things tucked away on the top shelf of the closet. My husband had tucked away a few of the school crafts, hand prints, photos and squiggly scripted homemade cards that the kids had given him over the years. Absent were the gadgets and fancy neck ties. There was not a trace of the store bought cards or fancy gift bags.
I used to think it was really hard to buy something for the man who has everything, the I realized that we were missing the point.
The point of Father’s Day is to thank a man for being a wonderful father or husband. The best way to do that is to give a gift from the heart, one with meaning, one that will be appreciated and cherished, one that will be tucked away on a top shelf or sock drawer for years to come.
What Dad does not appreciate a sweet picture of his kids for his desk or side table. Using a few props and craft supplies, create these cute keepsake pics.
Simple hand made crafts not only give you’re the opportunity spend time giggling and creating with your kids, these gifts are the ones Dad’s will cherish
Still looking for the perfect gift? How about the gift of time. Make some memories with Dad today, enjoy Westfest, go to the movies, throw some balls around. I love the ideas of participating together in a community event. This run for Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is a great day out for a good cause. http://www.ottawacancer.ca/en/events/signature-events/ultimate-run-for-men’s-cancers.aspx
Whatever gift you choose to give this Father’s Day, take time to enjoy all of the little thigns that make your family fabulous – including a fantastic Dad.