Mother’s Day has sadly come and gone and now we need to think about celebrating all the dads in our lives. Father’s Day is almost here and it’s time to try think of a gift that’s a bit more exciting than socks.

Considering how stumped I was, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to create a unique, personalised gift for the Beard.

Introducing, the Beard mini-me.

Can you see the resemblance? ;-)

Photo: Sofi Dadourian

Mini-me is an online shop where you can put together a personalised mini-me figure. You choose a head, torso and legs, with hair, facial hair, headgear and accessories. You can create men or women and there are LOADS of different options to choose from, meaning that you build the perfect mini-me for any occasion! You can also choose a stand which can be personalised or a gift bag.

You pay for each add-on that you use but they range in price from R5 to approximately R100. The Beard’s mini-me came to a total of R255 with the most expensive item being the stand for R70. The most vital item (the beard obvs) was R30.

The great thing is their delivery times are super fast lightning speed so there’s still time to order one for next Sunday. Most orders take 2 to 3 days to arrive but mine arrived the very next day.

(If you’re smart, you’ll notice the 10% off discount code at the top of the website)

Check out this video for more ideas and go to the website to get building!

Disclaimer: the Beard’s mini-me was a gift but I really do think it’s an awesome gift.

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