Father’s Day Gifts From Kids

We mothers get a lot of the glory, and rightfully so what with the whole nine-months-pregnant-and-hours-of-labor-and-delivery thing. But let’s not forget the other team member in this whole miracle  of life. Dads, being the second favorite parent in most households,  deserve apropos recognition and thanks. This Father’s Day, team up  with your kids to give their old man a gift he won’t forget.

For the Softie

If he’s the sentimental one in the family, go for the juggernaut: gifts personalized with a kid’s picture, poem, or handprint. Got a newborn? An artsy canvas portrait of a father’s hands cradling a newborn’s feet gets ‘em. Every. Time. This engraved wood picture frame points out that anyone can be a  father, but it takes someone special (ahem, him) to be a dad. Is there  a little girl in the house who’s got him wrapped around her finger?  This silver frame with a heart opening and “Daddy’s  Little Girl” will melt his heart.  Or, remind him of his vital  role in Junior’s life with this plaque with a poem about how every son needs a father. Finally, every father  wants to leave a legacy. This journal contains interview questions as prompts for him to answer to write about  his lif and share pearls of wisdom for posterity.

Daddy's Little Girl Silver Heart Picture Frame

My Dad: His Story, His Words Journal

For the Fun Dad

If he’s the fun-loving one, give him something to  tickle his funny bone. This cuddly brain cell crowns him World’s Smartest Dad. And who are  we to argue with brain cells? And if we’re talking smartest, we might  as well talk about all-around best, since he certainly ranks up there with the likes of Cliff Huxtable and Frank Barone.

Ultimately, the stuff he does and the way he loves  the kids is nothing short of superhero material. For that, he deserves  a special Super Hero Dad t-shirt, complete with a personalized  names.

World's Smartest Dad Brain Cell Plush DollTop Ten Dads Personalized Coffee Mug

 

Unusual, Cool Dad-Themed Gifts

This Father’s Day, vow to think outside the tie  box. Skip the one-size-fits-all gifts and go for one that’s unique  and tailored to his interests. Browse the suggestions below to get a  sample of what can be had if you commit to digging a little deeper for  one of a kind gifts.

Art

He’s sure to be geeked by this gift, a colorful, modern twist on the periodic table. Instead of elements, he’ll find aspects of childhood such as “dreaming” or “peeking” accompanied by abbreviations to remind him of the true building blocks  of life.

New parents always bemoan the fact that babies don’t come with instruction manuals. This magnetic flow chart, however, is as close to one as you can  get. Think of it as a crib sheet (pun fully intended) for baby-rearing,  rearrangable to show dad or any caretaker what to do in every stressful  situation.

Periodic Table of Childhood

 INFANT CARE TROUBLESHOOTING FLOWCHART

 

Books

A must for any Star Wars fan, this adorable collection of comics shows Luke and Darth Vader in  the best years of their relationship, playing together, enjoying some ice cream, engaging in playful light saber fights. You know, the usual  father-son stuff.

The next time his laptop is on the fritz thanks to an errant sippy cup, he’ll be able to take a deep breath and laugh about it knowing it could be worse. A lot worse. This collection of OMG moments lays out things kids have ruined. Spun off from the popular blog of the same name, it’s entertainment and catharsis in one.

Darth Vader and Son BookSh*t My Kids Ruined - An A-Z Celebration of Kid-Destruction Book

 

Miscellany

This prescription bottle-turned coffee mug isn’t necessarily Dad-themed  but it’s got new parent written all over it. Or how about your own  Daddy dearest, who faithfully took family pictures and filed away every single negative? Give him this instant slide and negative scanner to safeguard all those  precious photos in a modern, streamlined digital file.

iConvert® Instant Slide & Negative Scanner

 

 

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