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Father’s Day Sampler Boxes

Father’s Day is a few weeks away and we put together few sampler boxes of stuff you could give your dad. This actually came from a project that I gave Paul last year. You’ll need to find a few wooden boxes to fill with goodies (Michael’s has some great options.) Then, pick up a few sampler items. We went around town and got our favorite chocolate chip cookies for one, and for the others picked up our favorite charcuterie and a ton of different kinds of fruit – but anything that doesn’t need to be refrigerated will work. Then, just print out a few labels explaining what everything is, attach them to the boxes, and voila! The perfect surprise for your awesome dad. ps: My Super Hero Box from a few years ago.

Photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Styling by Milan Shimono Lee
Crafting by Caitlin Barker

  1. Lisette Wolter-McKinley

    May 22, 2013

    The gift of food is perfect for the man who has everything. It takes up no additional space and can thoroughly be enjoyed by many.

      • jordan
      • May 22, 2013

      I agree. We have too much “stuff.” So special food is the perfect gift.

  2. Jay Coffin

    May 22, 2013

    What a perfect idea. So thoughtful, manly, but curated at the same time!

  3. emi

    May 22, 2013

    amazing idea, as always! i want to do this for my dad, hopefully i can figure out a way to ship it! i could send so many goodies from SF if they will make it to SLC!

  4. Pam

    May 22, 2013

    Where did you get boxes from?

      • jordan
      • May 22, 2013

      From Michaels.

  5. Michelle @ Fully Belly, Worn Soles

    May 22, 2013

    Food really is the perfect gift.

  6. bianca

    May 22, 2013

    Super cute! I am totally going to make one for the hubs & my FIL (who will be here celebrating with us this Father’s Day too)!

  7. Meg

    May 22, 2013

    What a cute idea.
    Much better than the collared shirt I usually give my dad. 😉

  8. juni

    May 22, 2013

    such a great, well styled idea! definitely bookmarking this for future gift ideas

  9. Kicki

    May 22, 2013

    Wonderful idea! Food is the best thing to give away.

  10. Tammy

    May 22, 2013

    Love this idea and echo Pam’s question … where are the boxes from?

  11. Rebecca at thisfineday

    May 22, 2013

    What a fabulous idea! It’s so hard getting dad a gift he *really* wants, especially since he usually just gets whatever he wants for himself, whenever…. this is a great idea. Who hates tiny bits of all of their favorite things in a cute box? Not Dad, I’m sure! Thanks for the post!

  12. PARIS BEE kids blog

    May 22, 2013

    My hubby would definitely love the charcuterie box: has his name written all over it!!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  13. stella

    May 22, 2013

    I will take the fruite idea, thank for sharing!

  14. Kiana

    May 23, 2013

    For my husband this would be jamon iberico and beer. Great idea!

  15. Lisa | Happy By

    May 23, 2013

    Beside all the pros mentioned in the comments above, this gift is great because it can be shared with other people. Because sharing is particularly enjoyed on birthdays 🙂
    You’re a genius as always Jordan!

  16. Julie

    May 23, 2013

    Those are beautiful! The cured meat one is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  17. miranda

    May 23, 2013

    Love this idea! However, my dad lives in another country. I’d love to send him something but don’t want to spend a bomb on shipping. Would you please do a post on what to send your father that’s light yet thoughtful?

  18. Liese | lipstickandsoda

    May 23, 2013

    wow, this is an amazing idea, and my father’s birthday is coming up soon. he would definitely love a charcuterie or fruit one. i might give this a try with a hand-picked assortment, thanks so much for the idea!

  19. Matti

    May 23, 2013

    This is awesome! My dad drives a lot for work and often complains about the lack of quick healthy food options along the road–a box of healthy snacks to keep in his car would be perfect for him! Thanks for the great idea.

  20. Juliesway

    May 24, 2013

    It’s a really good idea, thank you

  21. elizabeth

    May 27, 2013

    i want all that!

  22. bp

    May 29, 2013

    What fantastic presentation for an easy & thoughtful gift. It’s like a gift buffet! Thanks for sharing, Jordan! Will use this idea in the future!

  23. Paulette Leto

    May 31, 2013

    This is a great idea. It has all the stylish presentation of those store-bought food gift sets (if not more), and without the price gouging! Plus those store-bought sets always have that one jar or box of something that nobody actually wants. This way you can personalize it to your dad and probably save money as well.

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