Friday, 27 May 2016

Top Fathers Day Gifts (as chosen by a 7 & 8 year old)

Usually hubbie gets something small for Fathers Day, a token gift just so its celebrated and not gone by unnoticed.  I would love for us spoil him, he is a good dad, solid, reliable and a hard worker.  But usually money is tight so its more a small gesture of the boys love.  Not that hubbie would ever grumble.

So out of curiosity and thanks to a Tesco Fathers Day campaign I decided to ask the boys to tell me what they would buy their beloved daddy if money wasn’t an issue.  I was eager to see what they thought he might like if they had an unlimited budget!  I really like asking them questions like this because their answers can be quite revealing (and entertaining!), you never know quite what they might come out with!!!

They started quite small with chocolate, we tend to always get hubbie a Tolberone so they were keeping on theme there.  Swiftly followed by beer – daddy isn’t a big drinker but they still added it to their ultimate fathers day gift list.  I think its because their taid (grandad) is a real ale drinker and always partial to a bottle so they thought their dad might like the same.

New Computer – My hubbie is a BIG gamer, well he was until life with kids got a bit more complicated and free leisure time became a thing of the past.  But he does enjoy tinkering on his computer, he has his own blog or surfs around on there, so this gift would be ideal for him.

Then the boys creative ideas snowballed and they aimed HIGH!

We had a car (Ferrari no less) making its way on the gift list – I do think hubbie would enjoy a sports car, he is a good  driver and would probably like something a bit more zippy!

Followed by a diamond theme (diamond encrusted ring, a giant standalone diamond, diamond encrusted car and even a diamond encrusted house!) – I just love all the sparkle!  Not sure what hubbie would make of it all, I think the boys are getting inspiration from Minecraft here where they regularly mine diamonds.

Jet pack to fly over high mountains, given daddy won’t even go on most theme park rides I think this gift might be a stretch too far for my darling hubbie!

Jet ski – not to enjoy on our nearest stretch of water no but to go round the Antarctic…

Ginormous bed – well daddy likes his sleep and relaxing in bed watching TV if given the opportunity so an even bigger bed would suit him perfectly.

A Sweet Shop – I think this is more for themselves but daddy does have a sweet tooth so could enjoy it too!  I just hope the dentist isn’t too far away from their new virtual world with all the sweets they plan on eating…

If money was no object what would your children get their dad?


  1. Ooh a good one, what would my children buy their dad!? Probably a super fast car, i'm not actually sure what we are going to get hubby for fathers day though, well thats within budget anyway ;)

  2. I will definitely ask them tomorrow, I'd love to know. It would probably be something football related though.

  3. I think the kids know their Dad would an Aston Martin DB9!

  4. Haa haa, my kids chose some really bizarre choices too

  5. Ha, I rather suspect that my kids would choose some Batman toys or something that they want - although for my birthday they wanted to get me fly spray as apparently I 'really like killing flies'!

  6. Ella said she'd get him something funny because he likes humour but she's not sure what!

  7. Some great choices here for Father's Day

  8. Brilliant ideas. My kids would definitely buy Dad a sweet shop x

  9. What superb ideas for Father's Day! I'm sure if POD had the choice, a car would be up there and likely some other random things. Will have to ask her now :)