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Making Fathers Day gifts more personal

Making Fathers Day gifts more personal

Oh you lucky, lucky people. Step away from the sock aisle, put down the novelty tie and return the monogrammed hankies. I’m sharing with you not one, but two Fathers Day gift idea posts over the next few weeks. As my children are still at an age where they prefer to spend MY money on their Dad’s thank you for being brilliant and teaching me all about Batman gifts, other wise known as Fathers Day, I also have my own special Dad to consider, so I’m always on the look out for inspiration.

Heres part 1 of my Father’s Day gift guides, by the end of this post I want you to promise me you will never, EVER, buy socks for the deserving Dad in your life again.

Pinkie promise?

As Dads are notoriously hard to buy for IMHO, I’m thinking something a little more personal would be nice. Its not just mums who like to be reminded of the perfect moments and given the chance are more than happy to show their families off to others with bragging rights. I’m building on the token photo in the wallet job here,  we all know they’re there, buried away where no one sees them, so instead give your Dad the chance to release their inner wallet photo with an ‘in-your-face this is my family, you will look and see how well the fruit of my looms have done’ style mug.

Yes you heard me right a mug.

My dear old Dad loves tea, (2 sugars, splash of milk, tea bag left in for an eternity) and as he has a longish journey to work each morning, what better way to cut out 10 minutes of the morning rush but gifting him a mug he’ll be proud to show of in public.

making fathers day more personal

My husband, Dad to our 3 boys, lets call him Daz, ( because its his name ) can’t function until he’s had a cup of tea, (no sugar, slash of milk, threaten the tea bag ) On a lucky morning he’d prefer 2 cups before anyone attempts a conversation with him but as he’s slipped further down the pecking order and mornings are a logistical nightmare with our curious baby to keep a watchful eye over, he’s accepted that his tea consumption has dwindled.

But that’s where he’s wrong! With his own personalised travel mug he can now have that 2nd cup while he walks to work and unlike all his other travel mugs that get left behind in work and borrowed/lost/pinched there’ll be no denying who this one belongs to.

Making Fathers Day more personal

You can upload your best or funniest snaps to a photo developing site Snapfish where you’ll find loads of gift ideas to suit many budgets. The travel mug above is much better quality than any others that we’ve own ed so I have high hopes this will stand the test of time and like the mug, can be personalised with different colours and you can vary the number of photos you’d like on it.

I found uploading time very quick and the whole ordering process from start to finish really easy. Last order for Fathers Day gifts  is 15th June, so if you are looking to make a personal gift, you have a few weeks to get ordering. Snapfish are also offering 50% off their photo mugs on orders up to 31st May using the code 50MUG515.


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  1. 29th May 2015 / 11:31 am

    Aww thats an amazing gift one can give! Yes so personal.

    My husband also loves his tea and he loves them sweet and with milk. Thanks for reminding me about fathers day! #pocolo

  2. 29th May 2015 / 2:11 pm

    This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing – we may go with this for Father’s Day too.

  3. 29th May 2015 / 10:32 pm

    Ah I love this! I am always on the look out for an original idea for presents and this one is great! Mr M loves his coffee and often goes off to work with his travel mug full. The kids would love him to have a personalised mug…so I shall be doing this! Thanks x

  4. 1st June 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Photo mugs are a great idea for a fathers day gift, but my dad and hubby has lots already, however I never thought about a travel mug…that’s great as I know hubby was wanting one. Thanks for the idea.

    • 1st June 2015 / 8:49 pm

      you’re welcome, we’re always loosing our travel mugs so I thought it’d be a better option so it makes it back to us.

  5. Alexandra @dontcallmestepmummy
    3rd June 2015 / 7:56 am

    Great post, I made these at Christmas, and I can honestly say, my Dad in particular was beside himself. He absolutely LOVES his mug with all his Grandchildren on and he uses it every time, and is sad when it’s in the dishwasher. Great to let others know about this xxx #sharewithme

  6. 5th June 2015 / 3:35 pm

    Aw this is fab. I’d love to get something like this! Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this week

  7. Jenny
    7th June 2015 / 9:53 am

    These are fab ideas for Father’s Day. I just did a personalize gift for Mr P from the kids for Father’s Day too. I think it means so much more than something bought. Lovely post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

    • 7th June 2015 / 10:19 am

      Thanks Jenny, I’m getting excited about getting giving mine to all the dads in my life

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