As a Mum, I know how hard being a parent can be. I’m lucky enough to be muddling through this minefield with a partner-in-crime…a wing-man so to speak. So these are 10 ideas to show Daddy how much we love him. Whether you are looking for Father’s Day ideas, Birthday ideas for Dad or just some fun ways to show Daddy he is the best…look no further. We got you covered.
In this case jelly beans not coffee beans. A cute Father’s Day idea the kids can get on board with. We filled a coffee cup with Daddy’s favourite sweets to take to him with his Father’s Day gifts.
A special book…
I bought this for my husband’s first ever Father’s Day and it is still a favourite in our house. Partly because it’s a special book for JUST Daddy to read, I think. This is by Melanie Joyce and the pictures are just gorgeous. I love this was a pressie that left a bit of a legacy. (I do get a little teary-eyed watching them read it together too…)
I work hard. Really hard. Some days I feel like I work harder than most. But you know what…so does my husband. He needs time to himself just like I do. So number one…time. Maybe to catch a game or go for a jog or have a pint. Trust me, this also pays off in the long run (when you need it too!)
The perfect dippy-egg
If you are stuck for Birthday or Father’s Day ideas a simple breakfast goes a long way. When you have little ones sometimes the thought of making a complicated breakfast is a bit daunting! So…how about a PERFECT boiled egg with soldiers? Honestly…it is just the BEST and so easy to do.
Start with COLD water. Cover your eggs and set a timer from the point the water STARTS TO BOIL.
For very runny eggs – 4 minutes from boiling
For soft boiled – 5 minutes from boiling
For hard boiled – 6 minutes from boiling
Serve with hot buttered toasty soldiers. And don’t scrimp with the butter. Right to the edges please…it’s a treat.
The Daddy Bag
One way to show Daddy how awesome he is…his own changing bag. The Daddy bag is a cool, understated and practical. I love that there is now a range of parenting ‘stuff’ for Dad’s now. I think it is really important that the market is changing so that products such as nappy bags aren’t just being pushed towards Mama’s. I’m so excited that this is the Father’s Day gift we will be giving this year. If you are stuck for Father’s Day ideas or maybe a gift for a new Dad – this would be perfect. It has loads of little compartments, a good, think strap and a changing mat inside. This bag will get loads of use. The Daddy Bag have a 20% discount right now if you use the code Father20 Find out more about the Daddy Bag just HERE.
Let them choose
So…I went into Peacocks the other day and asked my son (who is 2 & 1/2) to choose his Dad a present. Kind of an experiment. As a friend put it…I was feeling brave. It paid off. Well. Initally he tried to pass off the age 2-3 Spiderman cap as a gift for Daddy…but when I showed him the ‘Daddy clothes’ section, he picked a really cool hat for his Dad. £6 and totally chosen by him. Whoop.
We sometimes make our own cards…depending on time. If you aren’t super creative or you don’t have time to make your own cards for a special occasion then don’t sweat it. Think of some of the things your child does or says just with or for their Dad. Write these things inside the card to remind them of all the brilliant things that they do. It will still feel personal and you won’t feel bad for not being totally homemade!
Set up the game that your kid loves to play with their Dad ready for the morning. (Plus this gives you ten minutes to knock up that awesome dippy egg we were talking about earlier. Or to have a brew).
Lucky to have you
When I mentioned I was writing this to a friend she said she had put a lottery ticket in her Dad’s card one year and written ‘I’m lucky to have a Dad like you’. Great one if you are short on time.
Don’t wait for a special day
Although it is great to choose a special occasion for presents or kind words they are often even more appreciated when they are least expected. Whisper to your kid to go and give Daddy a hug or to take him in a special snack. Even better…bake it together! How about a Maple and Orangey loaf for an afternoon snack?
There you have it…10 ways to make Dad feel awesome.
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