If you are looking to make someone’s first father’s day extra special, baby crafts, matching outfits and hand drawn sketches could be for you.
Here’s 5 ideas to consider…
1) Matching socks
The guys over at Happy Socks make a great ‘Two peas in a pod‘ gift set that features two pairs of matching socks – one for an adult and one for a baby. The cherry design is fun and bright and the quality of the socks is amazing.
They come in a presentation box, two adult sizes and cost £17.95.
2) Make your own mug
There’s something pretty special about a personalised mug to sip your tea from. You could add your baby’s handprints on, their date of birth to mark the day dad became a father or attempt to make their favourite TV/ film characters out of baby footprints.
To do this, find a pottery cafe like Minikin in Sale, paint your design and leave it to be fired in a kiln. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to do this – a minimum of two weeks. It will cost you around £10.
3) Matching outfits
There are so many matching outfit options – t-shirts, PJs, onsies, socks, hoodies – the list goes on. You could have a matching slogan, photo, family crest, symbol, film quote. Whatever you want.
Star Wars and Game of Thrones themes are a good place to start if dad is a character fan like these ‘Master Jedi’ and ‘Jedi in Training’ matching t-shirt and vests. Prices will vary but expect to pay around £20.
4) Photo sketch
If you have a favourite photo of dad and baby/ children, you could get it sketched and framed as a piece of artwork for them to keep.
Little Moo Illustrations on Instagram offer digital images and also prints. Prices start at £25 and she is incredibly fast!
5) Clay handprints
This is fun to do and makes a really nice keepsake. You will need to find a pottery craft shop/ cafe and go in to have your handprints taken in clay. You will then need to have your baby/ child’s handprints moulded inside. You choose a colour/s then leave it to be fired in the kiln.
Prices will vary for crafts like this, but expect to pay something in the region of £80+.