I’m a little ashamed to admit that Father’s Day snuck up on me this year. After all, my husband is the most amazing man who proudly wears the title of “Dad”. This past year he really stepped up to the plate as he became a father of five overnight, and he rocks it! Things have just been beyond busy lately. Our calendar is bursting with birthday parties, spring soccer games, and swimming lessons. Add to that planning for the triplet’s first birthday party and my mom having surgery, and you can see why I was panicking a little about Father’s Day.
Lucky for me, my husband is very laid back and a self-described “family man”. I knew that he would be thrilled with something simple, but heartfelt.
So, what’s a girl to do when looking for quick and inexpensive ideas for a Father’s Day gift? Go to Pinterest of course! Pinterest is an amazing form of social media that has something for just about anyone, and any occasion. While searching, I came across several cute ideas from some other cool blogs that I wanted to share with you. (You know, in case you are in a pinch like me. Wink).
Printables are an easy (and usually free) go to gift, or card. Many that I found were questionnaires that would be fun to do year after year as your child (or children) grow. These were my favorites:
Skip To My Lou
Cindy over at Skip To My Lou, has some amazing gift & craft ideas as well as some fun printable coloring pages. We definitely used some of these this year. Click on the link or images below to head over to her site and print these out for your Best Dad Ever!
I loved (and used) this free printable Father’s Day Questionaire from Momista Beginnings. My two “big” kids loved answering the questions and I won’t lie, I had fun hearing their answers! Click on the image to get the free printable.
This was a fun and quick Father’s Day gift we gave to my husband when our firstborn was little. We went to Hobby Lobby (happy dance), and picked up a piece of patterned scrapbook paper and an ink pad. Then my sister helped me to use the ink pad to put my son’s footprints on the paper. Once that was done, we washed off Noah’s feet and I wrote an abbreviated form of this sweet poem on the paper:
”Walk alongside me daddy, and hold my little hand.
I have so many things to learn that I don’t understand.
Teach me things to keep me safe from dangers everyday.
Show me how to do my best at home, at school, at play.
Every child needs a gentle hand to guide them as they grow.
So walk alongside me daddy, we have a long way to go.”
All that was needed to finish it off was to frame it. Voila, adorable!
Hello Little Home
I loved this idea from Ginnie at Hello Little Home. It is perfect for my husband because he always has a secret stash of M&M’s somewhere! Click the image to see how she achieved this and get the free printable.
Super cute and super easy!
Happy Father’s Day to all the men who love their family well!