As I write this post it is a week until Fathers’ day and I have done precisely nothing about it. I don’t have a gift for my father-in-law (OH obviously leaves me in charge!) and I don’t have a gift for Munchkin to give to Daddy either, so I thought I’d share my thought process with you, find some great presents and perhaps inspire those of you who are as disorganised as me.
So, the first reminder I had that I had not got round to fathers’ day yet was by Elle at beaut-e who wrote a blog about all the lovely soaps and shaving products that they have available for Dads. My father-in-law is definitely not a soaps and smellies man, but OH often comments about wanting a shaving brush and shaving soap, so that he can do things the old-fashioned way, so there’s potential there.
Next I Googled Fathers’ Day gifts and came up with a great coffee related site called Le Cafe Shop. As OH is a bit of a coffee addict, these brilliant coffee gift packs looked pretty yummy – and they’d be a gift I could share!
Next I used the power of twitter. Firstly, I remembered a company I’d met the previous night while #speednetworking with @thisladyloves (which was great fun BTW). I’d had a brief chat with @beautifulcrafts (Sitting in a tree crafts) about personalised wooden gifts so I headed over to their site and sure enough there are some lovely cheeseboards, wine bottle stoppers and other wooden-crafted things. I had a brief chat with them and unfortunately by the time this blog has gone live I have probably missed the deadline for personalising, but I can definitely get an unpersonalised one sent our if I’m in contact in the next day or two.
I then tweeted about wanting to get an unusual gift from a small company and the lovely @MWLdesigns got back to me. (I’d also met her via #speednetworking the night before) She told me about her lovely cards: handmade and unique. I also found #CRAFTfest which has a big range of interesting crafts on sale this week.
The final two categories of gift that I am considering for Fathers’ day are alcohol and books. Two which are pretty safe bets for both the fathers in my life! On the alcohol front I have bought from both realale.com and The Whiskey Exchange before and so they are top on my list of places to check out. With regard to books, My Daddy Cooks sent a tweet which caught my eye about his book for Dads cooking with kids. I am also seriously considering “Goodbye Pert Breasts” and “Teething Pains” by Ben Wakeling as his blog make OH and I genuinely laugh out loud on a regular basis.
So, there we are. That is a wander through my meandering and somewhat disorganised mind in relation to what I might buy for Fathers’ day. I hope it has given you inspiration if you are as disorganised as me and if not that you enjoy visiting some of the sites I have mentioned.
Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any other great ideas for Fathers’ day presents. We’d love to hear them.