This will be Tim’s very first Father’s Day. As someone whose love language is gifts, I see this as a really fun opportunity to buy him something super cool that he will love. But there’s just one problem: he is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for. Gifts just aren’t really his thing. He’s the type of guy to go get new clothes once his are threadbare, and he just has no interest in buying anything other than technological gadgets. I love you, honey, but I’m NOT buying you an iPad for Father’s Day.
I know I’m not the only woman out there with a husband who doesn’t really want anything if it isn’t the latest and greatest in technology. If you are on a budget, like me, this makes gift giving occasions such a headache! So I’ve been thinking a lot about what I could get him that would say, “We love you! Thank you for being a great father!” and still pay homage to his true interests, all without emptying out our savings account.
I’m happy to report that I DID find something that met this criteria. Tim is on the computer for the majority of his day at work, and I recently learned that he doesn’t even have a mouse pad there. I was so surprised! I wanted to get him a mouse pad for his office, but not just any mouse pad. I wanted THE BEST mouse pad. And I found it at FeltPlanet! Check out this 5mm thick virgin merino wool felt round mouse pad. There are so many things I love about it, and that Tim loves about it, too.
First, it is large and in charge. The generous size (10 1/2 inches ) gives you plenty of space for your mouse maneuverings without having to constantly pick the mouse back up like you have to do with smaller mouse pads.
Second, this mouse pad is sturdy. Since it is so thick, it doesn’t slide around on the desk at all.
Third, it is beautiful. Have you ever seen a beautiful mouse pad before? I doubt it! But the felt used here is beautifully dyed and just invites you to touch it. I love all the different color choices you have, so that your mouse pad can compliment the decor of the room it is in, rather than be a utilitarian object with no aesthetic qualities. It is also simple. Tim is a guy with an eye for sleek, uncluttered designs, so the look of this ouse pad is absolutely perfect for him.
Finally, I love that felt is an eco-friendly product. It is renewable, reusable and recyclable. Felt is also really warm, which makes it great for browsing if your hands get cold!
If you are banging your head against the wall trying to come up with a cool Father’s Day gift idea for your tech-savvy hubs or father, I’ve saved you the trouble of searching. Pick up a FeltPlanet mouse pad in a rectangle or round design. Prices start at just $15.00. And while you are there, go ahead and pick up something nice for yourself. Perhaps this lily pad bowl would look nice on your dresser? You’re welcome. 🙂
Win it!: Felt Planet wants to give one lucky Stuff Parents Need reader the opportunity to give the best Father’s Day present this year. You will win a felt mouse pad in your choice of shape and color! That’s so awesome! The contest will run until June 6th at 7:59pm CST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own.