Father's Day is fast approaching - Sunday 16th June - and, if the dads in your life are anything like the ones in mine, picking out a present is kind of like pulling teeth. Here are a few ideas to help you along...
Cards and Letterbox Alternatives
If you're not feeling creative enough to but out the prittstick and the craft paper, there are so many outlets offering personalised greeting cards these day. I got Anthony's from Planet Card - you can get one free at the moment with code EPCARDFREE. Cards aren't the only thing you can send through the letterbox either.
Cake, sweets, snacks, flowers, drink (the letterbox wine is particularly cool!), craft supplies and more - take a look at Postboxed for more ideas.
No matter what your dad's into, chance are there's a subscription box for it. The great thing about these is that you don't need to go for a full subscription either; most offer single month boxes. Anthony's favourite of the ones we've reviewed is Beer52, while I'm a big fan of the Japan Candy Box. For more subscription box inspiration, check out this list of boxes with refer and earn offers:
Stuff To Do and Places To Go
Experience days are the obvious choice, but cinema gift cards, event tickets, or even a simple 'IOU' slip for a day out at some point in the future. Here's my dad - styled by Marianna - on a day trip to Barry Island. :)
Father's Day celebrates the relationship between adult and child, so what better occasion is there to go full on nostalgia? Every dad is a big kid at heart.
Eg. Retro games consoles are big business right now - even if they're coming in mini format! Let your dad relive his gaming glory days. (Or, you know, get beaten into the dust by the grandkids.)
It's time to get sentimental and create something your dad can keep forever. And, as great as ye olde macaroni necklace is, thankfully there are a ton of great places out there that can turn your own creative endeavours into something amazing. Just check out the Daddy Flask from the Engravers' Guild; they transformed Marianna's 'masterpiece' of her dad into something I'm sure Anthony is going to treasure forever!