Father’s Day. It can be a tricky one to buy for can’t it? Well, I find it difficult anyway, as neither my dad, nor Ryan like golf or football, which most Father’s Day gifts seem to involve. Last year, I got the girls to decorate plates and baked them in the oven. They really enjoyed it, and Ryan liked them too. But we can’t do that every year. So here are some ideas I have found for the Dads and Granddads in your life. Let’s show them how much we love them, and help support small businesses at the same time!
Minibook PHOTO BOOK from Social Print Studio
A few years back, I got this cute mini book of photos printed from my Instagram account.
The company I found them on, Social Print Studio, are American but they post to the UK and the rates are reasonable, and it’s fast delivery too, considering it’s coming such a long way.
You get two mini books for $15 so I got one for Ryan and one for my dad. They both loved them. You can get all sorts of other sizes, and I also got some Polaroid-style pictures printed up, which I we have up in our cloakroom. They are great quality, so I think I’ll be ordering some more.
Craft Beer subscription service
I wish I had thought of this, but Ryan actually got this for himself! For £20 a month the Flavourly Craft Beer Club sends you ten different craft beers, along with a beer magazine: that’s only £2 a bottle, and postage is free. If you click through here, you’ll get £12 off your first craft beer box, and Ryan gets £5 off his next month. You can choose light or dark beers, or a mix, and they encourage you to rate and review each one, to help you get an even better selection next time. One of the things that really appeals to us is that it supports small independent breweries from all over the world, rather than the mainstream multinational companies. It’s also the gift that keeps on giving, as he’ll get more delivered every month. Ryan enjoys it so much more than the big named beer, as he loves trying new flavours. Plus, it’s cheaper than buying craft beers from a supermarket, and way more fun. Look at his face when the first delivery arrived!
personalised FATHer’s day oak coaster
I just received this fab coaster from Bespoke & Oak* for my dad for Father’s Day (I’ve told him not to read this post, I hope he remembers) and I think he will love it. It’s £10 and can be personalised with several names and whatever your kids call their Granddad/Grandpa. There are several other designs too.
CHEESE MAKING KIT
I got Ryan this Italian soft cheese making kit from Lakeland for Christmas, but it would make a good Father’s Day present too. We haven’t made it yet but it claims to be easy. It was £19.99 so not too much of an investment if it turns out to be difficult. There is also a bigger, more expensive version for hard cheese too.
selfish mother ‘papa’ t-shirt
It’s £30, but £10 of that goes straight to Prostate Cancer UK, which is a brilliant cause, and it’s made from organic cotton.
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So what do you think? Will you be buying any of these for Father’s Day? Do you have any great ideas? I’d love to hear them, please let me know!
*Please note, I was sent the coaster from Bespoke & Oak for the purposes of this review, and all opinions are my own, as usual.