Fathers Day is fast approaching. Some of you may be done and dusted, others….still struggling for inspiration.

I am trying something a little different this year for my husband. He is one of those men that really does have all he needs/wants and when he needs/wants something new he will just go and get it. Meaning gift buying can be a little hard.

This year we are creating a Lucky Dip for him, with various items.

Throughout the day at regular intervals the kids will help him pull out a gift to unwrap, creating a day filled with gift giving and reminders of why we love and honour him.

I did a Lucky Dip for my Mothers birthday last year and found it worked really well. My mother enjoyed the excitement of new little discoveries and the kids got SO excited about giving her gifts all day.

Of course to keep this cost effective, the idea is that the gifts are small and fairly inexpensive, and for my husband…fairly practical.

If you are strapped for ideas, want to involve the kids and don’t want to spend too much- maybe this is something you could try too.

A few ideas that you could incorporate into a Lucky Dip are:

Socks

Underwear

T-shirt/Clothing

Belt

Tie

Hat

Scarf

Sunglasses

Drink Bottle

Coffee flask/keep my cup

Mug

Aftershave

Deodorant

Shower Gel

Body spray

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Razor

Comb

Hair product

Lip balm

Pen

Notebook

Paper weight

Post its

Kitchen Utensil

BBQ Utensil

Condiments/Sauces

Bottle opener

Cork screw

Apron

Matches/Lighter

Chocolate

Lollies

Biscuits

Favourite Snack

Favourite Coffee Beans

Favourite Tea bags

Voucher for Favourite coffee shop

DVD

Book- for him

Book- to read to the kids

Game/Activity- for him

Game/Activity- for the kids

Deck of Cards

Keyring

Candle

Gardening tools

Packet of seeds or bulbs

Calendar for 2020

Craft/gift created by the kids

Small bottles of favourite liquor

Tools

Torch

Pocket Knife

Ball- golf, cricket, soccer, football…

Stress ball

Fidget Spinner

I aimed to have enough items to open one every hour. The kids enjoyed picking some random things they thought he would like- a few they will like more than him, but there is still Joy in that.

Even little things can add up when you are buying lots, so I tried to keep to a budget.

 

Fathers Day is SO much more than gifts. Our honour and adoration for the men in our lives can be expressed and enjoyed in So many different ways.

Hope you find value in however you spend Fathers Day this year.

 

Much Love… Rachel xx

Rachel

Author Rachel

I am Mum to 3 little ones, aged 6,3 and almost 1, Wife to my high school crush, Midwife at our local hospital and Creator of 'Out of the Nest'. I hope more than anything to do all these things well and maybe empower and encourage others along the way. Though its quite the juggling act, and balls do drop ALOT, so I am happy to talk about that too. xx

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