With Father’s Day coming soon, now is the perfect time to look for a gift. Many people put this off until the very last minute, as finding a present for dad can be a bit tricky, especially if he’s very particular about what he likes. But when it comes to gifting, there’s actually one tip that always works: when in doubt, give a personalised gift.
Giving a thoughtful and unique present shows how much you care, and it doesn’t have to be expensive and complicated to make it special. If you’re a busy bee and don’t have much time to do a personalised gift, here are some ideas for simple & easy gift you can give your father without breaking the bank or working yourself into the ground in the process of making it.
Every parent thinks their children grow up in the blink of an eye. One moment they’re babies, and the next they graduate from college, ready to start a new job (and a new life!). And between those times, sometimes moments slip by. Parents often look back and wonder how on earth time flies so fast.
Granted, they’re usually very eager to capture the moments, but usually, they’re too busy to organize them. Photos are often left untouched and forgotten after some time. So for Father’s Day, why not remind your father of the precious moments you’ve had all these years together, with a photobook? Photobook has always been one of the most classic and timeless gifts, and there’s a reason for that. It preserves memories and reminds you of the good times you’ve had as a family.
You can go through the family photos from last year (or even the last few years) and sort them to make a photobook for your dad. Make sure as he flicks through it, the photos will transport him back to the old days. By giving him this, you help him organize the old photos, and he’s got a treasured photobook to keep.
A little tip for making a photobook: choose a clean layout, and arrange your selected photos in a way that it tells a story. If you’re busy, there are plenty of services that can help you create and design your photobook with a minimum hassle. With Photojaanic, you can simply upload the photos and arrange them in your preferred layout, and your photobook will be ready to be printed and delivered to your father.
Whereas with photobook you can collect the moments and flick through it anytime you want, there should be your favourite moment with dad that you want to hang on the wall, proudly displayed to your loved ones. Whether it’s a fun selfie, a styled family photograph, or a candid photo from your daily routine, it’s the story behind it that’s most important. Choose an image that tells your favourite story, and make it into a canvas print. The best story needs to be seen (and heard)!
Sometimes, it needs more than one photo to preserve such special memories, and this is when collage posters shine brightly. Instead of picking just one, you can choose several photos to remind your dad of his best times with the family.
To make it more fun and interesting, why not make the collage based on a theme? For example, you can pick a holiday and make a sequence with your favourite photos to tell a little story with the collage poster. Or if you want to go further down the memory lane, you can collect the photos from various holidays or events through the years. Want to poke fun at your dad? Present him with a collage of funny photos of him with the family, or the photos of your favourite candid little moments. This should bring a smile to his face whenever he sees it.
Personal and practical gifts are always appreciated, especially if it’s something useful like a desk calendar. Considering now is already the middle of the year, you can be ahead and give him a desk calendar for next year. Remind your father of the little moments you have with him by giving him a calendar full of family photos. If you want something more artsy and creative, you can put the images of your artwork and craft (even better if it’s specially dedicated to your father), or your hand-lettering creation of quotes about fathers. If you want to mix photos of your father and your artwork for the calendar, go ahead! There’s enough space to do both.
Laptops slowly replace (real) notebooks these days, but typing doesn’t quite have the same feel as actually writing things down. Some people prefer to stick to traditional notebooks to jot down their to-do lists or scribble some notes. If your father is one of these people, then a personalised notebook will be a perfect gift for him.
Design the cover of the notebook using your favourite picture of your father with the family. Or if you’re feeling artsy, you can always come up with creative drawing, painting, or some graphic designs. The notebook will be a lovely reminder for your father that he is special, and as a bonus, he’ll get a unique notebook. You can also stick a post-it note every few pages, with either lovely or funny messages for him to find. Surprises within a surprise!
Happy hunting, and happy Father’s Day!