5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas From Kids
Dad’s are surprisingly easy to please. Getting them their favourite cup of coffee, a trip to the local IKEA or Mr. DIY or playing along with their ‘Dad Jokes’ will keep them well and truly content. So why does it feel like such a herculean task to find them a gift for Father’s Day?
Maybe because whenever you ask them directly (like they’ve always told us to do), the answer would no doubt be some form of;
“I don’t know.”
“I have everything I want already.”
“You don’t need to get me anything…”
Pretty stressful right? Well, what if we told you that there’s a perfect solution to solve this problem. And best of all, you can get the kids to help out!
Go straight for the (he)art 💝
No matter how ‘macho’ and ‘manly’ your dad maybe, he’ll definitely melt when given a hand-drawn picture from the littles. This father’s day, why not pair up your little artist’s artworks with a softcover photo book and curate a ‘portfolio’ filled with their favourite and best drawings to give to dad.
It’s easy enough to use your phones to scan your little one’s drawings, upload them onto our Pixajoy editor and create an adorable, one-of-a-kind gift for dad. Whatever mediums of art your kids prefer to use – be it colour pencils, crayons, watercolours or markers, it’ll give them a chance to showcase their creative talents and the end product will definitely make dad grin from ear to ear.
Let them choose the photos 📷
Creating a personalised photo book is a great way to leave a lasting impression and bring a smile to dad’s face. To make it extra special, let the kids in on the action and have them help pick out the photos to include in the photo book. You’d be surprised at what the little ones remember when you go through the photos – things that you may not even remember happening! Adding their little anecdotes to the book will definitely elicit a chuckle or two.
Additionally, dad will definitely enjoy receiving a photo book full of good memories that he could relive and proudly show off.
Frame their favourites 🖼️
Depending on their ages, you might not be able to get the kids to sit still long enough to choose enough photos for a full-fledged photo book. No worries! You can make a memorable gift with only just one image.
By letting your kids select one (or a few) meaningful photo(s) and turning it into a gorgeous, framed print that will look right at home on your walls. For the classic dad, we recommend going for our standard framed print. It comes in two sizes, the 8RW and 12R as well as two frame colour options for further customisation. If you’d like something a little more elevated and modern, you can also choose to opt for the mounted framed prints – available in 3 sizes; 6R, 8R and 12R.
The difference between the framed prints and mounted framed prints is that the mounted framed prints come with a layer of mounting board to add a feeling of depth to your photos – transforming them into gallery-quality art pieces that dad would love to have hanging on the walls of the house.
Quirky Quote Calendar 📅
Ever notice how your kids tend to say the darndest thing? If you need an example, check out 35 Hilarious And Strange Quotes From Kids That Will Make You Laugh. These unique one-liners, cheeky quotes and hilarious malapropisms never fail to bring tears (of joy from laughing too much) into any parent’s eyes. That’s why for father’s day, why not create cute calendar cards that feature these ‘pearls of wisdom’ from the kids to help bring a smile on dad’s face for the rest of the year. Whether he’s at home or at the office, catching sight of these quirky sayings will be sure to put dad in a much better mood.
Pro-tip: If your kids are short on funny captions and quotes to add to the calendar cards, a cute alternative is to ask them what they really want dad to remember for father’s day this year. This will surely help rekindle some funny memories or ‘secret confessions’ that you can proudly print out.
Story time with Story Tag Cards 🤳
Photos make for really good gifts. They can help us relive past moments, rekindle forgotten memories and help us reflect and appreciate how far we’ve come in life. So if your dad is the kind of guy who enjoys items that have a high ‘nostalgia’ factor, then you can’t go wrong by gifting him a set of Story Tag Cards. Like the name implies, the Story Tag Cards are photos printed on sturdy cardstock – akin to polaroid prints. Not only do they come in 3 sizes with either a gloss or matte finishing, but you can even choose a background pattern for the borders – some of which featuring interconnected illustrations that reveal a cute little story to go alongside your chosen photos.
To make it even more unique and ‘dad-approved’, you can pair the Story Tag Cards with a writable desk album – effectively turning the prints into a photo book or changeable photo display.
Get the kids to help arrange the story tag cards in the album and arm them with your choice of gel pens, markers or colour pencil before encouraging them to note down special messages to dad on the writable pages. From cute quotes, little anecdotes about particular photos or even just cute drawings, it’ll add that ‘little extra something’ that will surely make dad smile.
Now that you’ve read through our suggestions and got some brilliant ideas on what to get dad for Father’s Day, feel free to visit the Pixajoy website and create your favourites!