I’ve never struggled to get presents for my husband. Far from that. I love finding little presents that are thoughtful and useful. The only problem is he genuinely doesn’t want anything. Seriously, if at any point you asked me, “What could I get you?” I would easily come up with a list longer than my arm within a few minutes. There’s always something that takes my fancy, so I find it tough, weird even, when someone tells me they want absolutely nothing. Not. One. Thing.
The thing is, he is not into gifts at all and most of the time, presents I give him are a bit of a flop, so for Father’s Day this year, we went for notes written by my four little ones. Who doesn’t like something made by their children? I thought I would share the printables I found on Pinterest as they are brilliant, and since I have a range of ages at home, it could come in handy for a few of my friends.
For Babies and Toddlers
Check this nice and easy card from ‘The Mombot.’ You can ‘help’ baby by writing the top 3 things they love about their dad, like cuddles, blowing raspberries and taking them to the park. If they are older, you can ask them why their dad is the best and you can write it for them. You can then help them draw the faces on the stick men.
When I attempted it with Wriggly, she wasn’t in the mood and decided to make her own doodles, declaring afterwards, “That’s not daddy. That’s a robo-dog.” OK then. ‘Robo-dog’ it is. Happy Father’s Day!
I printed this one for Jumpy (4 years old) as the sentence starters were simple enough for her to fully understand. She drew all over the page and I started the sentences, writing as she was finishing them without thinking too much. She said sweet things like: “My Dad is 6 years old.” and “He is smart because he knows 1 + 1 = fish.” (bless her!).
For Children Who Are Starting to Write
Beanie is 6 and she is pretty good at reading. She can also write a fair bit. This Father’s Day Questionnaire is really cute and she loved filling it in. Apparently, her dad is 72 years old and he’s really good at watching (??) and she finds him funny.
For Older Children
This Questionnaire by ‘The Crafting Chicks’ was perfect for Crevette (8 years old). There’s even a version for grandfathers.
As I was about to get a little Father’s Day present from the children, I asked them what their daddy might like. Here is what they answered:
Beanie and Crevette, in unison: “Beer!”
Jumpy: “A new watch. I think he wants a pink watch.”
Right, a pink watch might not be received too well (I can picture him wearing a pink plastic watch with a unicorn or a troll on it, ha ha!), but beer and chocolate will definitely make good presents. Check the mahoosive Hotel Chocolat hamper we were sent!
Photo credit: Hotel Chocolat
What do you think would make the best present for Father’s Day?
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