Father’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time shop for a gift for Dad. But, if he’s anything like my dad or husband, he has enough ties, he has enough power tools and he even has a barbecue grill set, so he’s all set, right. Which presents a problem – what to get Dad for Father’s Day. After a little hunting around on Pinterest, we came up with a great idea for any dad – a custom made gift box!
This box is really special because it reminds your dad (or husband) of all the reasons that being a dad is so great. On top of that, you make it yourself, so it is personalized just for each individual dad himself.
Here’s just what to do:
Step 1: Download and print out the special tags on this link. (You can decorate or color them however you want.)
Step 2: Choose the tags you want to use and match each tag with something the special dad in your life would like. You don’t have to use them all – just choose the ones you like the best. Or create your own on the blank ones provided. (Check out the examples listed below for some ideas.)
Step 3: Punch holes in each of the tags and use ribbon, twine or yarn to tie the tags to its corresponding item.
Step 4: Package everything in a gift box or basket.
Step 5: Give to your dad on Father’s Day with your best smile and a hug!
For the Tired Dad
There are lots of ideas you can do here. A bottle of Dad’s favorite soda or a bag of his favorite coffee. You could do a gift card to his favorite coffee spot, like Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts. Some dads like energy drinks.
For the Athletic Dad
Try any of our Core-Sport or TheraSport athletic socks and sleeves. The Core-Sport Arm Sleeve is a favorite among golfers!
For the Dad on the Go
Great ideas for this one can include high protein snacks to help Dad from getting too hungry when he doesn’t have time to stop for dinner. A package of nuts or beef jerky. Peanut butter crackers or granola bars. Make sure that whatever you choose is either individually wrapped or re-sealable. That way it can last a while and doesn’t make too much of a mess in Dad’s car.
For the Dad that enjoys the Sweet Life
What is your dad’s favorite candy? Snickers? Hershey Kisses? Reeses? Pick up whatever your dad loves. You can keep it small or king size, whatever you choose.
For Dad the Reader
Whether you want to pick something for your dad to read on his “throne” or a great bedtime story to read together, you can’t go wrong with some reading material. Great choices include the latest copy of his favorite magazine; a children’s book to read together like “Star Wars: Vader’s Little Princess” by Jeffrey Brown; funny adult books like “Dad is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan; or whatever your dad prefers.
For the Working Dad
We recommend Ease Trouser Socks for Men. They are available in three different compression levels: mild, moderate or firm, so there’s something for all dads.
For Making Memories with Dad
There are so many great possibilities here. Is your dad into Sci Fi? How about a gift card to see the latest Sci Fi movie. Maybe he likes baseball. You could get two tickets to watch the local team play. Or you could get him passes to go bowling, roller skating or playing mini golf. Whatever you and your dad like to do together.
For the Dad that loves Comfort
Does your dad like fun or crazy designs on his socks? Get him a pair of CoreSpun Patterns. Or maybe your dad is more of a solid guy. Regular CoreSpun socks are a great option for him. Either way, CoreSpun socks give your dad the healthy benefits of true gradient compression in a soft and comfortable sock.
Ideas for the Gift Box
You can even personalize the way you package it for your dad. A new cooler would be fun for a dad that loves tailgating or camping. A tool box or a work bucket for a handy dad. A tackle box for a dad that loves fishing. Or maybe just a regular box if your dad has all those things already. You can keep it manly by putting it in a nice wood crate (you can find these at craft stores). Whatever you do, your dad will love it!!