Saturday, 1 June 2013

{Smitten Saturday - Father's Day}

Glasgow Mummy

It's nearly Father's Day... Sunday, June 16th. So I thought that it was a good idea to share a few Father's Day gift ideas with you as part of my Smitten Saturday blog hop. Please join in... (I'm practically begging I know, but I thought I might have had a few more takers by now!). 

I recently popped (not sure I can say pop when I spent 30 minutes browsing - I blame #PostCircle!) into the new Paperchase on Buchanan Street and was amazed by the array of greetings cards they had on show. I am smitten!!!

I bought a card for my own dad and one for the kids to give to their daddy. There were some terribly amusing ones, but  I stuck to a more cutesy one instead to be on the safe side!!

Anyway, here are a few ideas for gifts...

For the gadget dad, how about this funky USB battleship from Notonthehighstreet:

My Bose sound dock has packed in and I've been having a scour for an alternative. This Panasonic wireless speaker with AirPlay seems too good to be true at just under £70. It's slimline design is really funky.

For men that like to experiment in the kitchen, I absolutely love this tea towel (again, from Notonthehighstreet)... 

...and you could use it to wrap a nice bottle of wine, like so:

Any golfers? This sterling silver golf ball marker can be personalised:

Or visit Pinching Your Pennies here for this free Father's Day printable... 

These alphabet initial cufflinks are also really stylish for the business minded dad:

I do think that a handmade gift is always thoughtful and this handprint idea could easily be made into a beautiful framed print or canvas.

I framed a drawing that I did of my dad when I was little and gave it to my dad as a Father of the Bride gift, which would work equally well for Father's Day.

Or why not just arrange to spend some quality time together? I love the idea of Movie Night Bingo and might try and make my own version that's more suitable for families with toddlers. Gather the troops, stick some popcorn in the microwave and get snuggled for a film. You could even arrange a wee prize for the winner? (I'm reckoning this would make a fun drinking game for a night-in too sans children!)

Final idea is a Dad Ticket Book, and you can get the free printable shown below from Nellie Design Blog here:

Do check out my older post too here which has some other fab ideas for Father's Day including some more handmade craft suggestions.

So tell me, what are you smitten with this week?


  1. What. Lovely idea. I'll be back next Saturday to take part :) love the Father's Day ideas. I need an air play speaker but have been disappointed by the quality if sound. What's the sound like?

    1. I think the sound is ok. It's not as good as my previous Bose sound dock. I really only wanted to be able to listen to the radio/music in the kitchen whilst cooking/eating etc and for that it's ideal. I reckon if you were to increase the volume for a party then the quality wouldn't be as good.

  2. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas for father's day! I love them all!

    happy fathers day messages

  3. Comfortable to wear and outstanding shapes make the prefect product to use. Goof range microphone and noise isolation ear piece. That’s not enough it is also highly compatible with the latest mobile phones and latest OS. you can use it on any device having the Bluetooth technology.
    Wireless Headset


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