“Vintage” Father’s Day Gifts from Over the Years + A Sweet Little Something New!

Posted on Jun 12 2014 - 8:54am by Jessi Meehan

Father’s Day shopping can be as easy as 1-2-3, but sometimes a little creativity can go a long way. One of my favorite Father’s Day gifts that I gave my Dad, was a shiny red Porsche! Haha, kidding, kidding…but I did hand paint a ceramic Porsche just for him that I had selected from a local shop much like Color Me Mine. There are great stores like Color Me Mine everywhere, where your kids can go in, pick the exact right piece for Dad, and hand-paint them to customize their artwork!


I chose a red Porsche for my Dad when I was a kid, as that was his “dream car”, and I wanted to be able to tell him that I had “bought his dream car”. He absolutely loved it. Some other gift ideas that you can paint up at stores like Color Me Mine might be your Dad’s favorite food, favorite animal, a mug, or even something to decorate his desk that he can see everyday at work. For more info on how to schedule a painting party at Color Me Mine, check out their website HERE! Check out this “oldschool” photo of my Dad’s “sweet ride”:


Another very personal gift, that my Dad kept for many years was a mousepad that my little brother made for my Dad when he was really young, with a little help from Nana. The mousepad had a printed photo of my Dad hugging my brother, on a trip the the Lake. There are lots of places that you can bring in a personal photo of your choice, and have them custom printed fro Dad, or even Grandpa too! Walgreens offers them for under $10, and they can be ready in under an 30 minutes! They’re a wonderful gift for Dad to see everyday while he working and be reminded of a special day, or a special trip with his kids. I’ll always remember that photo, even when I sat at my Dad’s desk as kid. It always made me smile, and I know it made my Dad smile too. You can order your custom photos from Walgreens Here! This “vintage” gift has held up over the years, and sits on my Dad’s desk to this day:


Another super-quick and easy gift idea from the kids for Dad, could be as easy as a home-made card, with Dad’s favorite candy! I know my Dad’s favorite has always been Peanut M&M’s. I saw this adorable, and easy to make Father’s Day card/gift idea on Pinterest, that could be great for a younger child to say “I Love You” to Dad: and M&M or Candy Bow-tie card from his “little peanut”! All you need is some card stock, a bit of ribbon, and Dad’s favorite candy! Take a look at this idea HERE!

(Photo Courtesy of Michelle McKinley of SassyDealz)

They were the inspiration for our Father’s Day table favors!


So there you have it, just a few extra ideas for the kids to show Dad that extra love! Stay tuned later this week for more ideas to show Dad the love from 3P!