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Spoiling Papi

Father’s Day Gifts & Crafts

Disclosure: This post is purposefully a few days late because my wonderfully supportive hubby follows my blog and IG accounts, so as to not spoil the surprise, I refrained from sharing ahead of time.  That said, I’m excited to finally be able to share with you all how we spoiled Dad this year.  Luckily, these gifts and crafts would work well for birthdays too!


Dad Tees

My husband LOVES tees.  He’s always most comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt.  I suspect that this has something to do that his profession requires him to be in a suit and tie more often than not and therefore, when he arrives at home or isn’t at the office; he goes for laidback comfort.

Every Father’s Day I try to find him unique and fun tees that fit his personality.  This year, I scored two original finds along with two ‘commercial finds.’  My ‘original finds’ were the “I heart Disney” tee from AMK Creates, the Maui Demi-Dad tee from Tee Chip, and my ‘commercial finds,’ were this “All Men Are Created Equal Then A Proud Few Become Dads” tee from Target and a Kylo Ren tee from the Disney Store (not pictured).



Safe to say; he’s set for our Disney outings for a while!

A Special Book for Dad

Most of you who follow me know that reading is a big part of our family life.  The girls own more books than I can count and I too have far too many books…and counting…(and not enough time to read them all!)  Story time at bedtime is a very special bonding time for us and our girls and the girls enjoy having their Papi read to them at bedtime.  So this year I opted for personalizing a book that he could read to the girls anytime or bedtime.  I had several companies that I could’ve used (and I’m STILL on the search for one that allows me to write my own story and just provides a catalog of illustrations- like a “build your book” type of service). However, given that we are a bilingual household, I chose to order ours from Mi Cuento

I’m so happy I did! Our storybook turned out great! The girls helped me pick the details that make Papi special like his glasses and nose and Mi Cuento ensured that our book arrived in time for Father’s Day even though it came all the way from Spain!

Enjoying his personalized book with his two Corazones.

Crafts for Papi

Ok. Full disclosure; I don’t do crafts.  Seriously, ask my close friends; I’m not apt at anything that involves glue guns, scissors, painting, etc.  Pinterest and I have a love-hate relationship.  As in I have over 30 boards and over 400 pins of frustrated dreams that I’ll never realize.  Gourmet, magazine-worthy meals that I’ll never pull off because I burn fish sticks.  Yup. You read that right; fish sticks.  And every Pinterest craft I attempt usually ends up being a “Nailed-it” meme-worthy failure.  Nevertheless, I found a couple cute Father’s Day or really any-time-of-the-year crafts to gift Papi that even I couldn’t mess up.

To make either of these crafts all you need is:


Non-toxic crafting paint




package of wipes (to quickly clean little hands and feet)

Significant Other’s work boot or shoe (that he won’t mind a little paint on!)

Et Voila!
So proud of what they made for Papi

Father’s Day Annual Photo

This idea I wish I had stumbled upon when 4 years ago for Sia’s first Father’s Day with Papi. But, I didn’t know about this awesome idea then.  Nevertheless, we will be making this an annual photo from here on out.

Take an annual photo of your kids dressed in your S.O’s dress shirt and tie every year for Father’s Day.   You may tailor this to whatever your S.O wears to work.  This makes for a fun photoshoot, a lovely gift, and a fun way of documenting how your kids are growing every year!


The Spoils…

All in all, I think my wonderful, hard-working, patient, loving, and ever-so supportive Hubby had a great Father’s Day including two tickets to go see the Marvel Super Heroes Live show in July with Sia and a family beach day.  I’d say it was a success.



Do you have any fun and unique Father’s Day or birthday gifts for him that you want to share? I’d love to hear in the comments!!





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