We have a rare, and very special guest appearance on le blog today! My dad has so kindly joined in to share the personalized Father’s Day gift that I gave him a bit early, when we were in Balestrand, Norway.
We took this trip as a family, to visit my little sister who was studying abroad in Copenhagen. You can find our whole trip itinerary, as well as our more specific Norway travel diary in my “Travel Diary: Norway” blog post. I have to say that this tiny little mountain town of Balestrand was our favorite spot in Norway by far. It was rugged, breathtaking, and had a quiet simpleness to it that you can only truly experience by visiting. I could tell right away that it was going to be my dad’s favorite spot of the trip, so I thought it was the perfect place to give him an early Father’s Day gift I had been working on…
I gave my dad this engraved leather Grain and Oak wallet on our last night in Balestrand, when we were having cocktails before dinner. In short, he loved it. He commented on the handsome monogram on the outside, the nice leather material, and the sweet little message on the inside… he has good taste 🙂 . We then stepped outside to snap a few photos of it before dinner, just as the sun was about to tuck itself behind one of he stunning mountains in the backdrop. You may remember Grain and Oak from the anniversary gift I gave my boyfriend, Johnny this past February.
Grain and Oak is a business founded in North Carolina, and the Grain and Oak engraved watch was such a hit with Johnny (I had my own handwriting engraved on the back of the watch, and seriously, he wears the watch almost every day now), that I didn’t even hesitate when I began thinking about where to find a Father’s Day gift for my dad. I knew I wanted to share this gift idea with you all ahead of Father’s Day (so you would have ample time to shop it yourself!), which is why I ended up giving the wallet to my dad then, so we could snap a few photos while we were together.
So more about why this leather wallet is such an ideal gift for any father figure in your life… it’s handsome (without being over the top), practical (it has a clear ID pouch and a dedicated section for both cards and cash), and can have a simple, personalized touch like an engraved monogram or message. I opted to include both personalized details and had them engrave his monogram on the front of the wallet and then a sweet message on the inside. For reference, I used the Times New Roman font for the message (can’t go wrong with that!) and put the it on the inside in italics.
I know that this is supposed to be a Father’s Day specific post, but I can’t help but recommend this gift for any guy in your life (boyfriend, son, brother, etc.) for just about any occasion (graduation, anniversary, birthday…). The wallet is just that good! A few more details if you have any questions… text and handwriting engravings are available on the Grain and Oak items and all orders come with free shipping and gift-ready in a recycled Kraft Paper box. Lastly, but probably the most helpful tidbit in this post… use the code ‘FATHER15′ for 15% off your entire purchase! Or use this link and it will be automatically applied at checkout.
Let me know if you end up spoiling your dad with any Grain and Oak gifts. He is always the most deserving, yet hardest to shop for, so hopefully this can solve that and make his Father’s Day ;).
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