Every year when Father’s Day comes around, I start scratching my head… thinking about a perfect gift to give. Our Dad in the family is probably the hardest person to shop for. He never has a wish list of any kind, and there is never anything he seems to need or want. This makes it especially hard when wanting to present him with a gift!
So most of the time, we make gift-giving to him personal, usually involving pictures and a frame or a home-made craft. He proudly hangs our gifts up in his office at home and at work – this makes the kids happy too!
Here are a couple of Father’s Day gifts we have presented to him in the past.
For this frame, I printed out a poem for the first pane, put their hand-prints with their ages written below them in the middle panes, and put a picture of the boys holding their drawings in the last pane. I also chose the words family, cherish, and laugh to put above the poem and hand-prints.
This is the picture that our eldest is holding.
Here is the poem that I printed and used in the frame:
Walk with Me Daddy
by Helen Bush
Walk alongside me, daddy
and hold my little hand.
I have so many things to learn
that I don’t yet understand.
Teach me things to keep me safe
from dangers every day.
Show me how to do my best
at home, at school, at play.
Every child needs a gentle hand
to guide them as they grow.
So walk alongside me, daddy –
We have a long way to go.
For this next frame, our little one was only 1 year old. For personal touches on this gift, our son used finger paints for the artwork. I also wrote and printed out an orginal poem, written from our 1 year old’s point of view. The rest entailed embellishments with stickers and lettering to make it look nice and fun!
Lots of love went into both of these Father’s Day gift ideas, which is what we wanted to show and let him know most of all! For other Father’s Day gift ideas, craft ideas and more, make sure to visit our Pinterest board!
This is another great Father’s Day Poem you could use in a frame or card:
“Walk a Little slower, Daddy!” said a little child so small.
“I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower Daddy, for you are leading me.
Someday when I’m all grown up, you’re what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child, who’ll want to follow me.
And I would want to lead just right, and know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy, for I must follow you!!”
We wish all the wonderful Dads out there a GREAT Father’s Day this year! Please share with us what you are planning for Father’s Day! We would love to hear!