Certain people in my life are hard to buy a gift for. They have meant so much to me, that simply spending money on them does not feel like a meaningful expression of my gratitude for their presence in my life. Father’s Day is one of those occasions.
In case you are still searching for that something special for your husband, father, or grandpa, I wanted to share an idea I used on my dad’s birthday.
A Box of Memories
My father was turning 65 so I filled a box with 65 of my favorite memories with him. Any amount would obviously work for Father’s Day. The first 5 are the hardest to think up, but after that I found it hard to stop.
I printed them on the white side of scrapbook paper so the color would add a cute pop.
I cut them out and put them in a small chest I found at TJ Maxx.
This best part of this gift is the experience of reading each memory out loud together. You laugh and cry as you delve deeper into each story.
This gift brings people together and is relationship-based.
The chest can be set on an end table for decor, but each time it’s opened, it brings a smile to one’s face.
Adapt this idea by having your children decorate a wood or plastic box and fill it with their “Favorite Things” about that person. This is sure to melt the heart of the recipient.Other fun stuff:
- Create a fully customized (and adorable) personal planner here
- Check out my latest sock obsession (and perfect gift) here
- Great Father’s Day photos, here
- What to send your child at sleep away camp, here