Wilson, the number one brand in footballs, has gone and solved all of our Father’s Day struggles this year by allowing us to create the perfect personalized gift for dad with their custom leather football designs! This sponsored post was written on their behalf.
Now, you guys know my struggle with personalized gifts.
I talked about it back on Mother’s Day and now we are going to revisit it here again as Father’s Day approaches.
Because they are such an easy trap to fall into, right?!
Like you want to buy dad all of the personalized items –ties, and hats, and mugs, and cufflinks, and an apron for when he BBQs, and a pen for the checks he better not still be writing at the grocery store, and just all of the things.
And then you do and you realize that if he puts them all on at once and goes anywhere in public with you, he will look like a tourist and you will feel shame.
So let’s stop that crazy train before it even leaves the station and allow me to direct you towards a holier, more stylish, suitable, and shame free personalized gifting experience that will leave you with the perfect gift for dad –the one-of-a-kind, personalized replica leather game football.
When choosing a personalized gift I have a few mantras that I live by. They aren’t hard and fast, they’re more like guidelines and, should you find yourself breaking more than one or two at a time, they are there to let you know you’re doing the personalized gifting thing wrong again.
Time to regroup, get back on track, and stick to the plan.
Gifting mantra 1: Personalized item should not be an article of clothing.
Gifting mantra 2: If it is an article of clothing, because it is sooooo perfect for him, it should not have your photo or his on it.
Gifting mantra 3: If it is an article of clothing and adorned with your photo or his, it should be clarified that you are mostly joking and he should not wear it anywhere serious –like to work, or to your son’s basketball banquet because that would be weird.
(For the record, YoShirt is actually quite dope and I love making shirts with that app, I just don’t give them to my Dad or my husband for Father’s Day with my picture plastered all over them. Because weird.)
Which leads me to the Father’s Day gift The Dudes actually are giving DudeDad this year.
When I was presented with the opportunity to help them give their father a personalized Wilson football for Father’s Day I knew it would be perfect.
We are a huge football family –we are fans as well as players. He loves the Niners, despite their inability to have a winning season recently. The ability to personalize the ball with a photo and a special messaged allows it to be a true keepsake. And, it met every single one of my personalized gifting mantras, so BOOM –perfect gift for dad!
We decided to up the cool just a bit by getting all of them to sign the back of the ball. I think it will truly be something DudeDad cherishes for years to come, when their faces have gotten much hairier and their signatures have gotten slightly better.
We’d love to help you gift a dad you love with a personalized Wilson football this Father’s Day as well!
You can pop over to the site, choose the size (youth or adult), and team (pro or college). You can select how to personalize it (they have a ton of options, not just the photo template one I selected) and, if you place your order by June 9th, they will ship it out to you in time to celebrate the football loving dad in your life for Father’s Day.
You can use this code GRAD882 between now and June 26, 2016 to receive 10% off your order. Custom footballs are currently 25% off, so that means you can enjoy 35% off your order!
If you’re a gamblin’ gal, you can even enter to win one here…
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wilson Sporting Goods.