So it’s that time of year – the time when you start thinking about what gifts you can get for dad, from the kids. The problem most of us have? What he wants.
Dad says, “Just anything.”
Or like mine, “The new Playstation.”
So if either of those don’t work for you and the kids (he’ll get the Playstation on his own), here are some ideas for dad gifts this holiday season. Some are guaranteed to take him back in time, others are just perfect for that sentimental touch. Given from the new baby or your teen, each gift will fit perfectly in a stocking or under a tree.
Click through to see 8 gifts for dad that he’ll be sure to cherish for years to come.
Where You Are… 1 of 7
I have to say this is about the most awesome gift ever. It has longitude/latitude coordinates on it to anywhere. If daddy is headed overseas, give him one with your home coordinates (even if he just has to keep it in his bag for a while). If he travels a lot, imprint the coordinates of your child's school. The possibilities are endless.
Old Fashioned Love 2 of 7
Who won't remember this bit of awesome? Every dad will melt over the phone case that makes all others look like a chunky Xbox controller.
Purchase on ThinkGeek for $35
Manly Letters 3 of 7
Not many men I enjoy writing any kind of letter. But sometimes it has to be done. Make it cooler by providing dad with some pretty amazing paper - from golfing to fishing to this deer head. His friends will thank you too.
Purchase on ThornWillow - $45 for 10
Love on a Ring 4 of 7
We actually got one of these for Sam about two years ago. It's a pretty special reminder to him of just how very loved he is.
Purchase on The Vintage Pearl for $35
Do It Together 5 of 7
Kids can pick projects to do with dad, from a full range of choices like the Customizable "Keep Out" sign for rooms or a Bunk Bed Communicator made from cardboard tubes so the kids can giggle at something random all night long.
Purchase on Amazon for $12
Pictures of Me 6 of 7
Upload images from the past year or a special event for dad in his own personal view finder. It's like a blast from the way past and the not so far past combining for his Christmas.
Buy on Image3D.com. Pricing varies, but starts for one set at $30
Sock Monkey Socks 7 of 7
A twist from sock monkey to real ... sock. These are sure to light up his holiday if your little one just adores the cuddly version. Maybe Dad's toes will be the most popular part of Christmas for the kids.
Purchase on Amazon for $8-$35
Diana blogs at Diana Wrote about her life with a daughter here and three sons in heaven, life as an army wife, and her faith. You can also find her work on Liberating Working Moms, She Reads Truth, The New York Times, Still Standing Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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