This year, I decided to compile a big old list of homemade Father’s Day gift ideas. My criteria: the gift cannot suck.
I’m in a panic because Father’s Day is just around the corner. Like every year, I have no idea what to give The Husband for Dad’s Day. What’s worse, his birthday is just a couple of weeks beforehand … so I can’t reuse gift ideas. I totally need a list to make a list!
If you are in need of more handmade gift ideas, check out my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Non-Sucky Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him. Even though it’s Father’s Day, you can spin some of those ideas, too.
- 1 Why I Love Making The Husband Father’s Day Gifts
- 2 Homemade Fathers Day Gift Ideas to DIY
- 3 DIY Father's Day Gifts for the Foodie Dad
- 3.1 Homemade Bacon Salt
- 3.2 Adorable Golf-Themed Cupcakes
- 3.3 Bow Tie [Root] Beer for Dad
- 3.4 King of the Grill Card
- 3.5 Spicy Chipotle BBQ “Awesome-Sauce” Label & Free Printable
- 3.6 Father’s Day Goodie Bags
- 3.7 M&M Bow Tie Father’s Day Card
- 3.8 Hugs and Fishes For Dad
- 3.9 Daddy’s Snack Stache
- 3.10 Superdad Snacks
- 3.11 Father’s Day BBQ Gifts: DIY BBQ Rub Gift
- 3.12 Grill Master Gift Basket
- 3.13 We Would Be Muffin Without You Dad
- 3.14 Father’s Day Gift Bag
- 3.15 DIY Handprint Travel Mug
- 3.16 I’m Nuts About You
- 3.17 Funny Spatula
- 3.18 Decorate Doughnuts for Dad
- 3.19 Happy “Pops” Day
- 3.20 One Stop Pop Shop
- 4 DIY Father's Day Gifts for the Handy Dad
- 5 DIY Father's Day Gifts for the Outdoorsy Dad
- 6 DIY Father's Day Gifts for the Tech-Savvy Dad
- 7 Personalized DIY Father's Day Gifts
- 8 What Did You Think of My List of Homemade Father’s Day Gift Ideas to DIY?
- 9 For More DIY Father’s Day Gifts
Why I Love Making The Husband Father’s Day Gifts
These DIY Father’s Day gifts are not only thoughtful but also budget-friendly. From personalized photo frames to homemade BBQ sauces, there are endless possibilities to get creative and make something unique for your dad.
But y’know, there is also lots of fun in making the gift, too. Especially if you are a crafty person. Because most of the fun is in picking out (or making) the perfect gift, amirite?
The best part about DIY gifts is that they are tailored to your dad’s interests, hobbies, and personality. Whether your dad is a sports fan, a foodie, or a music lover, there’s a perfect DIY gift waiting to be made. In a world where everything is mass-produced, a handmade gift stands out as something unique and special.
More advanced ideas would be to create a DIY charcuterie board or wine rack.
Everything tastes better with bacon. And everyone else can enjoy Dad's bacon-ness, too.
Here's my very own step-by-step recipe instructions for these very cute golf cupcakes using a boxed set and common ingredients that you can find in the grocery store.
Put bow ties on root beer for dad!
Put it all together with a BBQ themed Father's Day.
Spicy chipotle BBQ sauce with a bunch of different tags. I really like the "chalkboard" style of the tag.
If your Dad dresses up to go into the office, then I bet you that he'll love these suit bags.
This one is super easy to make! Nice and simple if that's your kind of Dad.
This gift is great for the Dad who loves fishing AND Swedish Fish!
For the man who likes his stache (or the person who like Dad's stache), here's another stache stash.
For the super man in your life, give him the super snacks.
This looks yummy! The Husband loves to put rub on the grilled stuff. This way, you all win!
For the man who takes his grilling to another level. You can pair it with that yummy BBQ Rub.
I think this would be killer with some homemade muffins inside of a muffin tin.
So adorable!!! The Husband doesn't have a stache, but this gift bag would still cool to give him.
A great gift for dad! He can safely carry his hot coffee around in a mug that he can treasure for years to come.
I imagine any kind of nuts would be good. A mason jar would be good, but I bet you can use up those plastic jars that peanuts (or other nuts) come in.
How adorbs is this? If Dad loves to grill, he will love this little printed tag. You can make this extra special by giving him a grillin' gift set in his favorite team.
These looks super complicated, but I bet he'll be in a sugar high for Father's Day.
I love the Father's Day jokes. Keep them coming! This one here is a simple gift basket full of yumminess.
A bucket of yummy.
Some more ideas: DIY tool belt, a personalized toolbox, DIY workbench, custom work apron, or a homemade leather keychain or wallet.
These are just super adorable, although I'm not so sure that Dad will use them!
Some more ideas: DIY camping hammock, a personalized hiking stick, DIY birdhouse or bird feeder for his backyard, a DIY fishing lure, or a personalized tackle box.
For the guy who wants to catch that ball, let The Husband catch this.
How about a bucket of balls? (There is a lot of balls joke in there ...) Why don't go to the driving range with Dad too?
Love to fish? I love the hat too.
If Dad loves sports, he will love this bucket.
Other ideas for the IT Daddy: DIY phone or tablet stand, creating a custom phone case with his favorite sports team or hobby, or a personalized laptop sleeve.
Isn't this a great cookie? 🙂
Other ideas: Anything with pictures of the kids.
You can go to your local garden center or hardware store to get a bag of rocks for this project.
This 3D card is very cool. It takes a steady hand to do the cut out, so you might need an exacto knife knife.
You can bring these out every Father's Day or Mother's Day to remind him how much you love your loved one. 🙂
Decorate this easel with pictures, a card, or anything else he would love.
This clock is absolutely gorgeous!
Something simple for the younger kids, even toddlers (with the help of an adult).
This would be great on that easel!
Disclaimer: I don't quite under the "Daddy You're better than ..." as the first picture. But the Daddy, I love you ... is quite cute.
Here’s an adorable Father’s Day saw craft! I thought I would put a fun YouTube video.
What Did You Think of My List of Homemade Father’s Day Gift Ideas to DIY?
Creating a DIY Father’s Day gift is not just about crafting something; it’s about pouring love and memories into a tangible form. The process can be fun yet a tad overwhelming, especially if you’re aiming for perfection. To help you navigate this creative journey, here are some expanded tips.
- Start Early: Procrastination is the arch-nemesis of DIY projects. Begin your Father’s Day project well in advance. This gives you ample time to gather materials, experiment, and even redo parts if necessary. Remember, rushing through a project can often show in the final product. Starting early also allows you to enjoy the process rather than feeling stressed as the day approaches.
- Choose Something Your Dad Will Love: Think about what makes your dad unique. Is he the kind of guy who loves tinkering in the garage, or does he prefer spending his evenings with a good book? Maybe he’s the family chef, always experimenting with new recipes. Pick a project that aligns with these passions. If he’s a music lover, consider a handmade guitar pick holder. For a bookworm dad, a custom bookmark would be ideal.
- Use High-Quality Materials: The longevity of your gift depends on the materials you use. Opt for durable, high-quality materials that can withstand wear and tear. For example, if you’re making a leather wallet, choose a good grade of leather. This ensures that your gift remains a part of your dad’s life for years, becoming more meaningful as time goes by.
- Get Creative: Think outside the conventional gift box. If you’re making a photo frame, why not turn it into a mini-scrapbook with photos and little notes? Or, if your dad loves gardening, create a custom set of garden markers. The key is to blend functionality with creativity. Your gift should not only look good but also serve a purpose in his life.
- Personalize It: The essence of a DIY gift is personalization. It’s what elevates your gift from being just another item to a cherished keepsake. Include elements that are exclusive to your relationship with your dad. This could be an inside joke, a shared memory, or even a quote that’s meaningful to both of you. Engraving his name or initials on the gift also adds a lovely personal touch.
- Involve the Kids: If you have children, get them involved in the project. Their unfiltered creativity can add a fun and heartwarming element to the gift. For instance, a handprint t-shirt or a painting done by the kids can be both amusing and endearing.
- Nostalgia: Add elements that bring back good old memories. This could be anything from a recreated childhood photo to a custom playlist of songs he loves. Nostalgic gifts have a way of touching hearts deeply.
- Functionality is Key: While aesthetics are important, so is the usability of the gift. If your dad is practical, he’ll appreciate something he can use regularly. For instance, a custom-made tool organizer or a hand-knit scarf are not only thoughtful but also useful.
- Hint: Anything with you (and, oh, yeah, the kids, too) is perfect.
Remember, the best part about a homemade gift is not its perfection but the love and thought that goes into making it. Your dad will cherish the effort and the personal touches far more than a store-bought item. So, relax, let your creativity flow, and create something that celebrates the wonderful dad he is.