1. Daddy’s “Stache” Jar: My husband has a bit of a sweet tooth and I try to avoid buying sweets so this idea is perfect for him. I used primer, chalkboard paint and some painter’s tape to paint a jar that I found at Ikea for under $10. I am going to fill it with my husband’s favourite mini chocolate bars so he can have it the next time he wants a treat. (For this picture all I had were some wafer cookies). The good thing about this idea is after he is finished his treats you can re-use the jar for just about anything like nails, screws or any other random garage stuff he might need to organize.
2. “For my Papa Bird” bird house: This was a little project that my son did at his daycare. I can’t take credit for this one – it was all his teacher’s idea. You can find a plain wood bird feeder at Michael’s or even the dollar store. I think the caption on it is absolutely adorable and the personal touch of my son’s painting skills makes this an easy and heart-felt gift.
3. Personalized Hammers: This is a great idea if you have a boy who likes to get involved in the house renovations. I went to Canadian Tire and bought 2 hammers with wooden handles for $10. I used primer to prime the handles and I had my son help with the paint. Now when my husband is doing projects around the house, my son can pretend to help with his little 8 oz hammer.
4. A Picture with a Poem: Every year I do an updated picture for my husband that he can display on his desk at work. I found this one online and thought it was adorable. My son actually cooperated when I took the picture and I used a simple photo editor to add the poem. The frame is from Ikea and is under $10. Now my husband can have a constant reminder of how much his son adores him.
5. “Dad Since…” T-Shirt: I found this one online as well. I love this shirt because it’s not super cheesy like your typical “#1 Dad” t-shirts. I went to H&M and bought a t-shirt for under $10. I found the image online and put it on a USB key. I then trekked it over to Vaughan Mills mall where there is a stand that presses t-shirts on-the-spot with whichever design you please for $20. My son had a great time watching the man make the t-shirt and he is even more excited to give it to his Dad and have him wear it on Father’s Day.
These are just a few last minute ideas I thought I would share with you all! We decided to do a picnic in a local park for Father’s Day with my brother’s and Dad as well – since the weather is going to be so nice!
I hope you all have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!