Beat The Clock with These Father's Day Last Minute Gift Ideascomments (3) June 14th, 2008
Yikes! The clock's a tickin' and you still haven't an idea, a clue, or even an inkling about what to give dear dad. This kind of special occassion gift anxiety is where plunking-down-a-credit-card- for-some-extravagant-guilt-induced-purchase comes from. There is still plenty of time left for some heartfelt and creative alternatives to a seventy-five inch flat screen TV. Plus, you won't have to move into a bigger house to accommodate them!
Paper crafters are in great luck as there are only about a zillion ways to say "Dad, You're The Greatest" with a little pulp and inspiration. Check out the worldly and wonderful Father's Day cards at Bombus Designs at Etsy. Or how about making your own? Khris Cochran's 'Super-Easy Five Minute' card on Craft Stylish is a creative and time sensitive solution for DIY and down to the wire. What father wouldn't love a handmade Father's Day album? All you need are a few standard paper craft supplies and this other great "Matchbook Album" how-to by Khris Cochran and you are on your way.
If sewing or embroidery or more your style take a look at this incredibly simple and totally Dad-useful hand-made wallet by Lorri Heiling at Stamping Addict. There are easy to follow instructions and the overall concept is such that you can mix it up material-wise to make your Dad a personal and unique place to stash his cash.
If time is not exactly on your side as far as DIY--you can ride the coat-tails of other DIY crafters at Etsy. In fact, Etsy is featuring a handmade Father's Day showcase of cool for dad gifts. You'll definitely find something, and good luck trying to choose.
If it's Dad whose the crafty one in the family your gift giving quandry is solved! Give your dad the gift that will keep on giving four times a year: a subscription to Make Magazine! This awesome DIY publication is to techno-crafting what Shakespeare's Canon is to the stage: a constant source of inspiration. Isn't that just like Dad?