This is a bit of a strange post for me to write. For the last 19 years since my Dad died we haven't really bothered with Fathers Day....in fact I've positively tried to ignore it. The last couple of years since Chick has been in touch with her Dad I've mainly let her choose something from Tesco and I've not really had to put much thought into it!
This year however Chick decided that as well as buying something for her Dad, her and the boys also wanted to buy something for The Man. With the kids being 10, 6 & 4 we've ended up with a range of cute presents that I thought I'd share with you in case you're stuck for ideas, the best thing being that they are all under £10.
As most of you probably know we are massive readers in this house and that's the same for the boys too so we were hugely excited when Little Tiger Press sent us two books as presents for The Man. The first one is by the award-winning Steve Smallman, author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater and Dragon Stew and is called 'My Dad':
‘Some dads can cheer you up when you are crying
And hold you so high that you feel like you’re flying’
It's a really lovely book with rhyming text and will be great for all of the boys to read together. It is also full of fabulous illustrations:
We were also lucky enough to be sent a more grown up book which Chick will give to him. This is 'To Dad, You're a Star' by Jill Latter. It has a really cute front cover with a fabric polka dot star and again lovely illustrations which will hopefully tell him how much he means to her:
'My Dad' retails at £5.99 and 'Dad, You're a Star' at £6.99.
We are big fans of the 99p shop (yes, I'm cheap!!) and so have also picked up a couple of bargains from there:
I was happy with all of the above as I think that makes a pretty good Fathers Day but Chick had seen a Vistaprint advert on TV and wanted to make him a t-shirt. Our piece de la resistance to wow The Man on Fathers Day is this:
The best thing about it about from the personalisation, that Chick chose herself, is that it only cost about £8! I shall let you know on Sunday if he's happy with it or not!
Do you have any cheap and cheerful ideas for Fathers Day??