I saved the best for last – the hardworking dads in our lives that manage a full day of work and then come home to take over parenting duties like the superheroes that they are. Here are my top 10 picks to spoil your (baby) daddy rotten.
[ 1 ] A manly diaper bag . Most guys I know aren’t too happy about toting around your girly, pink with floral print diaper bag – even if they never tell you themselves. There are so many great unisex diaper bag options out there. I love this Sons of Trade diaper bag that converts between messenger and backpack (you know I’m all about that).
[ 2 ] Coffee for his face . Let’s face it, drinking coffee isn’t enough to make new parents look fully awake. Give his skin a morning kick with Pacific Shaving Company’s caffeinated shaving cream and aftershave set.
[ 3 ] His own personal assistant . In the form of Amazon Echo. So he can quit ordering you around (insert wink with tongue out emoji).
[ 4 ] Football onesie . Get your baby or toddler game-ready with mini clothing from dad’s favourite sports team like this adorable Dallas Cowboys onesie set.
[ 5 ] Shoes . It’s not just women who are obsessed with shoes! I know lots of men who love their footwear, including my hubby. Let’s just say, he was more shoes in our shoe cabinet than I do. Ankari Floruss is a brand recently started by two top Insta-fashion bloggers (one of them happens to be my sister’s ex!) and their shoes are all gorgeous.
[ 6 ] Smart watch . Regular watches are so 2015. Get him a watch that looks great but also has “smart” functionality, including call preview, notifications and an activity tracker like this beautiful Coach Bleecker watch.
[ 7 ] Mini basketball net . Get him to share his love of sports with the little people in his life with the Little Tikes basketball set. Perfect for kids from age 1 to 5. (Nicky has been using and loving ours for months already.)
[ 9 ] Drone . Unleash his inner child (and get some fun video footage on family outing) with a drone that has a build-in HD camera, like the reasonably-priced Force1 quadcopter drone.
[ 10 ] Mug . Everybody needs at least one fun or sentimental mug. Etsy is loaded with witty and cute ones, but my favourite is this 99 bugs in the code mug. (Because I’m a nerd and this is hilarious. And true.)
DIY classic red gift wrapping
You can never go wrong with classic red. Use it as an accent colour with another classic: kraft postal paper.
What you’ll need:
- Kraft postal wrapping paper
- IKEA wrapping paper (1, 2, 3)
- mix-and-match ribbon (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- mix-and-match twine (1, 2)
- IKEA label stickers
- Kraft gift tags
- Frame stamp
- Letter stamps
- Black ink pad
- Thick black thread
- Holly branches
How to get the look:
This is a very mismatched look but still looks great together. The trick is to pick a couple of colours and materials and then get various papers, ribbons, labels + accents that all tie into that. For me I used several different gift wrap prints but they are all printed on postal paper and the prints are all from IKEA so they match each other well. For ribbon and string I picked all natural materials with just a couple of more traditional styles of ribbon but in my accent colours of red and black. I then accented with red holly branches to bring red onto more of the packages. And there you have it: a classic mix-and-match look.