Moonpig very kindly covered the cost of the gifts and cards in this post in return for an honest review. All views and opinions are my own.
Dad’s are so much more than biology, aren’t they? There’s step-dads, foster dads, adopted dads, those we love as if they were our dad, dads who step up where another man has stepped down, Grandad’s, the list goes on… whoever you think of as a dad, Moonpig have you got your covered this Father’s Day.
Father’s Day can be difficult for many, for those who’s father’s have passed away, or for those like myself with absent fathers, the day can be bittersweet. I am very lucky to still be able to celebrate Father’s Day with the father’s in my life, my stepdad, my Grandad and Mia and Theo’s father. These three men have made a huge difference to my life in one way or another and this year I wanted to make them all feel special.
Despite the fact they all have different tastes, I found something they will all love on the Moonpig website. I’ve always been a fan of Moonpig, I love how customisable their cards and gifts are. Moonpig is my go-to for extra special cards, and this Father’s Day is no exception. Looking for funny cards? Perhaps you’d like a sentimental card? Would you like to add a photo to your card? You can do it all on Moonpig.
As I am sure you are aware, the current global pandemic and subsequent UK lockdown makes celebrating Father’s Day difficult this year. Mother’s Day for me was strange, lovely, but strange, and Father’s Day will be no different. More than anything, I want to give my Grandad a hug on Father’s Day, but I can’t, so instead I’m treating him to a card I know will make him smile and a tin of Cartwright & Butler classic fudge.
A simple gift maybe, but a gift I know he’ll thoroughly enjoy until I can squeeze him tightly again. My stepdad is a little trickier to buy for, he’s exceptionally clever and a fantastic problem solver, so this Father’s Day I’m treating him to a Millennium Falcon construction kit and a jovial card that represents our relationship brilliantly.
Last but definitely not least is the children’s father. He’s a fantastic dad to our two munchkins, who spent lots of time sat alongside me helping me choose his gift. Eventually we all chose an Avengers Infinity Gauntlet mug. Like Theo, he loves action-packed superhero movies so this gift is perfect for him, and I’m 99.9% sure Theo will be stealing it for his squash when he stays at Daddy’s!
Being able to get something for everyone, from one place, with super fast delivery, is a godsend. Within days of placing my order the items I’d chosen arrived with plenty of time to spare before the big day arrives. I’m not sure how we’ll be celebrating Father’s Day this year due to the current situation, but what I do know is, even if do have to remain apart, the gifts and cards they receive will mean the world to them all.
How are you celebrating Father’s Day this year? I think I’ll be turning to the wonders of modern technology to video call my Grandad, which won’t be the same, but it’s better than not seeing him at all. I’m hopeful that the children will get to spend some time with their Dad, who they have been able to see throughout lockdown, and with any luck, we’ll be able to say a socially distanced hello to my stepdad.
Let me know how you plan to celebrate in the comments below – perhaps you’ll inspire others who are struggling for inspiration.