At Father’s Day last year, we had a one-month-old baby and were just barely dipping into our roles as mom and dad. It was Mike’s first Father’s Day, so I wanted to make it special for him. I made him some breakfast and gifted him some noise-cancelling headphones, which felt like a very appropriate and useful gift for a new dad! This year, since he’s had a year’s worth of memories and experiences as a dad, I wanted to get him something a little more sentimental and meaningful.
Mike can be difficult to shop for. He’s low maintenance and doesn’t use a lot of gadgets or things, but he is sentimental. He holds onto a lot of things, so I used that knowledge to guide my gift search. I thought it would be meaningful to get some art that we can hang up in our house and keep for years to come. Minted has a great collection of options! I browsed through some of their custom art options to create something unique to our family and landed on a couple of items. Plus, you can save 15% on all gifts with code DAD2021, thru today!
The first piece that caught my eye was this Circle Snapshot Mix Photo Art. I love that it looks like a bunch of polaroids collected together and framed. I went through my camera roll and selected the photos that I had of just Mike and Liam for this piece. I love that it’s a little snapshot of their first year together – it’s something we’ll keep forever! The size and frame color are totally customizable, so you can choose the options that you like best.
While browsing, I also found this Custom Map Letterpress Art and knew I wanted to get some. I love the simplicity of the design! I got two – one to represent where Liam was born and one for where Mike and I grew up. It’s like a little piece of family history in the form of beautiful art.
We have this empty wall in our playroom that was just begging for some artwork. Once I saw these pieces in person, they were virtually begging to be the beginning of a gallery wall. They’re a gift for Mike and a little bit of a gift for me, since I love decorating! I like the idea of mixing some sentimental, personal artwork with fun & whimsical pieces to fill this wall.
If you’re shopping around for Father’s Day gifts and want to create something beautiful and personal for the dad in your life, check out Minted’s selection. From custom art to dopp kits, to stationery, there’s something for anybody on your list! Don’t forget to use code DAD2021 for 15% off all gifts!
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