Fathers day gift inspiration

Fathers day is approaching fast. In our house Fathers day has always been about giving home made and personalised gifts. The most treasured gifts are the ones that have been made with love by our children and are still worn or displayed with love by Mr T + T.
Unfortunately it is not always possible for Dads to be at home or with their children on Fathers day due to working away or being FIFO.
Packing gifts in Dad’s bag to open on Fathers day often comes with weight limitations when travelling.
So what better gift to give Dads then a great hand printed T – shirt or Cap created by their child.

In my search for companies that provide materials that enable children to create wonderful gifts for their Dads I discovered Blank Canvas Gifts

Blank Canvas Gifts make and sell a range of different craft packs for kids to create their own unique fabric art. Their ‘canvases’ include things kids want or use every day – like bags, t-shirts, pencil cases, art smocks and decorative items like cushions and bunting. Each pack contains the blank canvas, fabric paints or markers, paintbrush (if suitable) and an inspiration booklet. They package each gift in a reusable calico bag and include a free gift tag. Blank Canvas Gifts are all about providing the tools for kids to really explore their creativity. Whilst they offer a range of free design ideas for the kids to download from the website, Sonia from Blank Canvas Gifts says that she loves to see them go ‘freestyle’ and using their imaginations to inspire their designs.

Blank Canvas Gifts was stared in November 2014 after Sonia gave her daughter (then two) a pair of white canvas runners, some rhinestones and fabric markers and letting her scribble her heart out. The reaction and comments from friends and strangers on her shoes really struck a chord. Seeing how proud her daughter was of herself made Sonia think how lovely it would be if kids were rewarded for their art everyday – not just when parents or grandparents remembered to look on the fridge or the pin-up board.

Gift packs from Blank Canvas Gifts range from $25 to $42 – varying depending on the pack contents. Delivery is a flat rate of $9.90 across Australia or free for orders over $100.
Blank Canvas Gifts are currently only available online @ www.blankcanvasgifts.com.au


To celebrate Fathers day and all the wonderful Dads who work hard I am running a giveaway on Instagram from Friday the 21st August 2015 till Sunday 30th of August 2015 (Only open to Australian residents, sorry). The prize is the wonderful Cap pack pictured above which includes coloured paints (gifted from Blank canvas gifts). To enter please head on over to Toddlersplusteens on Instagram to enter.

Thank You Sonia for sharing your wonderful business with us.

Jules ❤️