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Five creative gift ideas to make Father’s Day special this year

With Father’s Day around the corner, you may have already started searching for the perfect gift for the best dad in the world. But before you rush to check out the cart, ask yourself: what does dad really want?  What would make him feel as special as he deserves to feel?

A little bit of extra thought and attention to detail, with a touch of creativity, love and care, makes all the difference. Think outside the box and consider personalising your gift to reflect your dad’s unique interests and passions. Creativity can turn an ordinary gift into something extraordinary, transforming it from a simple gesture into a memorable experience.

Here are five gift ideas you (or dad) probably wouldn’t have thought of, but that may make for the most perfectly unexpected gift this Father’s Day.

  1. Set his Formula One loving heart aflutter – For the dads who are avid F1 fans and love intricate projects, the LEGO® Technic Mercedes-AMG F1 W14 E Performance is the perfect gift. With 1,642 LEGO pieces, this 1:8 scale model offers a rewarding build experience, allowing him to unplug, unbox, and unwind. Featuring authentic livery details, this model looks stunning from every angle. It’s a masterpiece Dad can proudly display and enjoy for years to come.
  2. Take him on a trip down memory lane – For the dads who already have everything, giving them the gift of nostalgia is bound to hit him right in the feels. Create a photo album or flip book by printing out photographs from his youth, special memories you shared together, and loved ones who are no longer around, and have it bound and covered so he can keep it forever. The Epson EcoTank L5590 is the perfect option for quick, eco-friendly and high-quality photo printing at home, offering borderless photo prints. It also makes for a great gift for dad’s home office once you’re done with it, with up to three years’ worth of ink included in the box.
  3. It’s a sign – Which dad doesn’t love a good, often cringe-worthy one liner every now and then? Moms and children can join forces to give him a dad joke that he can chuckle at and proudly display for all his friends to see with an engraved wooden creation made using the Cricut Joy. Carve his initials into all his braai gear, like chopping boards and drink coasters, create a specially engraved wooden keyring (which coincidentally doubles as a gift for mums who won’t have to help search his keys anymore), or create a crest that can be hung on the wall in his man cave (probably the garage). Get the Cricut Joy at a RRP of R2999.00.
  4. Make it useful – Tired of finding gifts you gave dad years ago collecting dust at the back of his wardrobe? This year, give him something he’s bound to use all the time. You could create a nifty alphabetised pocketbook for him to make a note of all his passwords, so he’ll never have to reset his passwords ever again. You could also make him a personalised couch pocket to store the TV remote, his glasses, the newspaper and whatever else he uses every day.
  5. Kit him out in the ultimate dad gear – Let’s face it, the older dads get, the more they love cosy comforts and relaxing at home. Kit him out in a matching set of personalised vinyl-printed t-shirt, tracksuit, and slippers. Grab a few plain long-sleeved and good quality t-shirts from the store and use your Cricut Maker 3 and Easy Press 3 machines to print his favourite phrases, funny slogans, and images directly on to these in the comfort of your own home. Find cool designs dad will love on the Cricut Design Space app available for free download on Google Play and the Apple Store. Plus, you can continue to use the machine even after Father’s Day for all sorts of crafty projects.

All dads deserve to feel special, seen and loved on Father’s Day, and a gift that speaks to what he enjoys most, or that was made especially for him by his loved ones using just a little creativity, is bound to make him smile from the heart.