- Video Greeting Card: You can read directions on eHow. I like it because it's personal and it lets me talk to my dad in a way that he can keep and view later if he wants. I haven't tried it out yet, but I'm going to this weekend. I'll try to remember to write a post about how it goes.
- Personalized Map Coasters: This is a significant birthday, and my dad has lived a lot of places. These coasters are easy and useful. Here are directions. My hesitation comes from wondering if he'd want coasters. Maybe I can take the concept and modify it to a non-coaster item?
- Bonsai Tree: Sigh. I think this is just projection. It's me who wants a Bonsai tree after seeing all the varieties at the Bonsai Boy website. Still, we have similar interests, so maybe it would be a good decoration for his desk at work (some varieties don't need much if any natural sunlight).
- Personalized Marble Magnets: The appeal is that I already have the glue and magnets, so I can print off some pictures of family members and buy the flat marbles. I could even try mini 1" maps to modify the previous coaster idea. I like this because it could also be taken to work and stuck on his metal desk drawers for a reminder of all of us. You can find directions on the Not Martha website.
I'm also going shopping tomorrow for magnet supplies for a Father's Day gift. I'll let you know how it turns out in a week or so!