Personalize Dad’s Holiday Gift


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Husbands and fathers are seriously the most challenging people to shop for during the holidays. I mean… how many dress socks, ties, and fragrances do men need? I find Richard and I focus so much on purchasing the perfect gifts for the children, we often forget to gift each other anything meaningful. Well, this holiday season, I’m going to help Richard put his best face forward with a gift basket filled with manly goodies, like a Philips Norelco Shaver 4200 (for those times he wants to go clean-cut), shaving gel, hair pomade, and toothpaste. A practical gift that will make dad feel great about himself! I also added in a special hand towel to personalize dad’s holiday gift. Here’s how you can make this towel, too.

Personalized Hand Towel


  • Solid-colored hand towel
  • Large scrap of fabric
  • Small scrap of fabric
  • Heat n Bond
  • Coordinating thread


Begin by selecting your fabrics. I went with a holiday theme. With the textured side up, draw your husband’s first initial about 2.5″ high on the Heat n Bond. I used a ruler to draw “R” neatly. Cut the letter out of both the Heat n Bond and the smaller scrap of fabric. Cut the larger scrap of fabric 4″ high and the width of your hand towel.

cut out materials

Use a hot iron to adhere the Heat n Bond to the back of your initial, peel off the backing, and adhere the back of the letter to the correct side of the large rectangle of fabric. Try your best to center it, but also know that part of what makes this special is that it is hand-made by you, so it may not look exactly perfect.

Letter on fabric

Flip your rectangle of fabric over. Using your iron, press a 1/2″ hem all around the rectangle. This will create a clean edge. Now you are ready to sew.

iron fabric

Select a contrasting color of thread. I used green for both the rectangle and the letter “R”. Pin the large rectangle in place on the hand towel, and sew all around the edges. Now sew your initial. This holds the center of the fabric in place well. Your personalized towel is now complete!

hand towel

To assemble this gift basket, place your Norelco shaver in the center. I added a special touch since this was a basket for daddy for the holidays. I laid out brown craft paper and gave my children a dish of white paint. I had them create handprints all over the paper while it was taped flat on my table. When the paper dried, I used it to wrap each of the accessories for the gift basket. The cuteness of the wrapping paper totally outweighs my not-so-good wrapping job.

handprint paper

Add a festive bow to the basket as a final touch to personalize dad’s holiday gift! The Philips Norelco Shaver 4200 is great for wet or dry use. This cordless shaver provides a comfortable shave while protecting your skin.

Personalize Dad's Holiday Gift

The Philips Norelco Shaver 4200 is available at Target. I found it near the pharmacy section. The Norelco line of products is the perfect holiday gift for the difficult-to-shop-for man in your life. Pair it with a fun personalized towel.

What are you getting the main in your life for the holidays?

Norelco at Target

About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia (age 7) and Bryce (age 5). Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.
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2 Responses to Personalize Dad’s Holiday Gift

  1. I love this DIY and had no idea it was that easy to make a hand towel to my taste! I love the kid’s artwork too which adds the perfect touch! My only issue is I would feel bad recycling it! LOL! I guess that is a mom problem! #client

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