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Hey guys, here is a fun Father’s Day gift idea for any of you last-minute-ers (totally me). My own pops isn’t into boats or anything but I like this nautical theme because it can work for any father; just play around with the theme of our fathers being our “anchors” or our “life savers.”
I picked up this Nautica Voyage cologne at Macy’s while in San Francisco and used it as my inspiration. Their tagline is “Know No Boundaries,” which made me think of all the fatherly figures in my life: my Dad, my gramps, my father-in-law, and my hubs (father of my fur babies!). They are all military veterans and I thought about how they spent their lives having to leave their families on “voyages.” My own dad did a full 22 years in the Army and I was only 8 when he retired. After my dad’s very last “voyage” to Korea, he worked as a physician and was able to be home at 5pm every night. One of those nights I realized that I had a project due the next day where I had to make a solar system. (My procrastination is about as bad now as it was when I was 8 haha.) My dad didn’t get mad, he just took me out to the garage, scrounged around and found some crafty stuff, and helped me put together my solar system. I remember thinking he was some sort of magician, making a cool solar system out of all the random stuff in our house. That’s why dads are our “life savers” 🙂
Do you guys have any life-saver memories of your dad?
Anyways I built around these inspirations and put together a nautical Father’s Day gift idea for your guys. Here is all you need:
- Nautica Voyage fragrance gift set
- wrapping paper
- dock rope (got mine at a supermarket, but I’ve also seen similar ones at Michael’s)
- sugar cookies decorated like life savers (or if you lack the time, just use the candy!)
- 4×6 inch clear plastic gift bags
- personalized sayings printed on Kraft cardstock
And the rest is pretty straight-forward if you look at my photos. I don’t think anyone needs a tutorial on how to wrap a gift, but if you want pointers on the cookie packaging let me know!
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