Last Minute Gifts for Father's Day

Father's day is only 5 days away...and I am feeling the pressure. There are so many ordinary products that are advertised and pitched as things "Dad secretly wants and needs" - from cool gadgets to unique work tools...things that I usually get him for Christmas or his birthday. I personally like homemade gifts and cards from the heart, because they add a personal touch to gift giving. The truth is they do take time, creativity and effort.
So for all of you who like to procrastinate like me, here are some cute and super easy ideas:

1. Photo Book (Daddy and I)
Compile your best family photos of dad and the kids into a photo book. There are many companies that offer this service. Kodak Gallery has many great templates and it takes only 20 min. to put it together. However, the final product will be delivered within 3-4 days of receiving your order. Plus the prices are amazing - pocket size photo book starts at $9.99.

2. Homemade Gift Basket
Buy things that Dad loves (BBQ sauce, jar of spices,etc.) and compile a gift basket within minutes. You can also personalize some of the items. I found these great templates on the Martha Stewart website that you can print at home. See picture above. Use a whole self adhesive sheet for the labels.

3. Sweet Thoughts Jar
I found this cute idea on the "Love actually" blog. By a big jar and fill with small - size candy bars inside, each wrapped with some "sweet thoughts/ cute messages for Dad.

4. Fortunate to have you, Dad
Fill a Chinese takeout box (which you can find in any crafts store like Michaels or even Dollarama) with fortune cookies. Put a label on it " We are so fortunate to have you, Dad!"Each fortunate cookie can have your own personalized messages - for example things that you love about Dad or cute quotes. You can find the cookies in almost every grocery store. But if you want to go the extra mile, you could also order your customized cookies here.

{Photo credits: top image: Kodak Gallery, photo collage, top row left to right : Love actually blog, Martha Stewart, My own cookie}

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