|Can you believe I had to buy 6 cards for just the month of June? Thank goodness for 2 for $1 deals at the dollar store.|
Buy a Father's Day Journal!
Instead of getting yet another disposable card for your unsentimental gamer, write all your heartfelt thoughts in a nice notebook that will be viewed year after year. I originally thought of getting a really nice, leather-bound sketchbook for K's new Father's Day tradition, but honestly that's not his style. Instead, I found this awesome Zelda-inspired lasercut journal on Etsy from an Austin-based store called PigseyArt. (The artist has a ton of other designs, both geeky and not, and you can customize the color to your liking!)
|I know, spiral-bound isn't as sturdy, but at least you can rip out pages if you mess up. ;)|
- While the kids are still young and growing, trace their handprints and timestamp it with their age.
- Draw a picture of Daddy, the family, Daddy's favorite things, Daddy dressed as a superhero, etc.
- Write down your favorite memories with Dad from that year.
- Paste a favorite photo.
- Make a list of the special things the kids could have only learned from Dad (e.g. I'm pretty sure I never taught my son to laugh when he poots).
- Tell Dad all the reasons why you love him or are thankful for him.
As for the rest of K’s gift, I’ll be mixing up a batch of homemade vanilla ice cream with his grandma’s electric ice cream maker, the perfect summer treat. And K himself admitted that he’s already spent a good chunk of money on the latest DC HeroClix: War of Light series (aka Green Lantern stuff), so we both agreed that there's no need to get him anything more.
At the risk of ruining the surprise for K, I hope got this post out in time for you to find the perfect journal. :) Have a happy Father's Day!
What kind of cool Father's Day gifts have you gotten for your loved one in the past?