FATHER'S Day is fast approaching in the UK – and now might be a good time to start thinking about where you can buy a card for your old man.
This year the day falls on Sunday, June 21.
Although it is traditional to buy your dad a card, you can also get cards for stepdads, grandads and any sort of father figure in your life.
There are even Father’s Day cards for mums who have done a stellar job.
So there’s no excuse not to show your appreciation.
Here are the best places to buy cards online at the moment.
Probably the best-known online card company, Moonpig has hundreds of Father’s Day cards to choose from.
There are options to personalise some designs by adding your own text and photos to the front.
Designs range from funny to music-themed to cards from your pet, so there’s sure to be something which works for you.
Most cards are £3.49 for a standard size, plus 76p for first class postage, or £9.99 for a giant card with £2.59 postage.
Make sure you leave plenty of time – delivery usually takes one to three days, but Moonpig says that due to an increase in orders at the moment, delivery can take up to five days longer than expected.
Card website Funky Pigeon is similar to Moonpig in that it allows you to personalise a card online and send it directly to the recipient.
It also has hundreds of Father’s Day cards available, including ones you can add multiple photos to.
Cards start at £1.99 plus postage, which is between 76p and £1.05 depending on the size of the card.
At the moment there is no option for next day delivery.
Thortful stocks cards designed by independent artists and has a good selection of high quality designs.
It is also ahead of the game in getting some coronavirus-themed Father’s Day cards in stock, like this one.
Cards cost £3.29 plus postage, which is 76p for first class post.
However if you order more than one card, then postage is better value.
As well as sending cards straight to your recipient with a message in, you can also choose to post them to yourself with a spare envelope, allowing you to write them and send them on.
Scribbler has lots of funny and sweet cards which are sure to raise a smile on Father’s Day.
It doesn’t have any cards you can add personalisation to the front of, but you can add your own message on the inside.
Then you can send it straight on to your dad, or whoever else you’re sending a card to.
Standard cards are £3.19, and large cards are £5.99, and it costs 76p or 95p for postage, depending on the size.
Paperchase has a good range of Father’s Day cards which start at £2.50.
Designs include this lovely one, which is for someone who is just like a dad to you.
Delivery costs 80p if you are buying three cards or less, or it is free for orders worth more than £25.
You will need to order in enough time to get the card sent to you, then to write it and send it on as you can’t send cards directly to your recipient.
John Lewis has a selection of Father’s Day cards online, which start at a reasonable £2.25.
The range includes cards with gorgeous illustrations.
You will have to send the card to yourself, write your message and post it on as there’s no option for personalisation online.
However, John Lewis charges £3.50 for delivery, so these cards are expensive unless you’re buying something else too.
Delivery is free for orders over £50.
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