10 Homemade Gifts Dad Will Actually Love

If your dad is the sentimental type, make him one of these gifts from the heart (including yummy treats).

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Dads — they do so much for us. One day out of the year just isn't enough to show our appreciation for them. How can we possibly thank them enough? For starters, check out our gift guide for the hipster dad and adventurous dad. If Dad is the more sentimental type, I say you're never too old to make something from the heart. Keep reading to get our top 10 picks for DIY Father's Day gifts (some may be too tasty to last more than 10 seconds).

Pub-Style Fare

Pub-Style Pretzels and Beer Cheese

Pub-Style Pretzels and Beer Cheese

Bring the feel of Dad's favorite pub home by making him his favorite bar snack.

DIY Scratch-Off Cards

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Help Dad relax by taking care of his responsibilities, such as mowing the lawn and making breakfast. (Don't worry, paying the bills isn't one of them.)

Custom T-Shirt

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Speaking of printables, you can download our free one to make Dad a custom T-shirt. Because he isn't a regular dad. He's a cool dad.

Necktie Cupcakes

Adding a necktie-design to Dad's favorite treat is a piece of (cup)cake. 

Kids' Craft: Grill Platter

Finished DIY Father's Day Platter

Finished DIY Father's Day Platter

Whether your child is a van Gogh in the making or...not, Dad will proudly serve his masterpiece on this platter.

Bespoke Apron

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Along with the platter, make Dad an apron complete with pockets that will keep his grilling tools handy — all while looking dapper.

Beer Tasting Party

Father's Day Beer Tasting Party

Father's Day Beer Tasting Party

If you're more the hostess type than crafty type, throw a DIY party for Dad and his closest friends.

Cocktail Basket

Specialty Cocktails Gift Basket

Specialty Cocktails Gift Basket

Put all the necessities to make specialty cocktails in a basket for the cocktail lover in your life.

Photo by: Alexandra Frumberg, ALX Creatives

Alexandra Frumberg, ALX Creatives

If cocktails are more his style, put together a basket with all the fixings. Include specialty whiskey or bourbon, garnishes like fresh fruit, drinkware, flavored syrups and a book or two on unique liquors from around the world.

Catchall Tray

Monogrammed Men's Leather Valet

Monogrammed Men's Leather Valet

Does the man on your gift list need somewhere to stash his stuff? Easily turn an old frame and upcycled leather into a personalized tray to stylishly hold his keys, watch, cash — everything he needs to grab before heading out the door. Get step-by-step instructions .

Photo by: H. Camille Smith

H. Camille Smith

Make a monogrammed tray for Dad to hold all the stuff he needs before heading out the door.

Rustic Frame

Rustic Frame Made of Twigs

Rustic Frame Made of Twigs

Collected twigs, an inexpensive frame and a favorite camping photo are all you need to thank Dad for amazing outdoor adventures. Get step-by-step instructions .

You can still make something homemade even if you wait until the last minute. Place a photo of your family camping trip or other vacation in a DIY frame. To make, have the kids glue twigs from the backyard to an old frame with wood glue.

Easy Father's Day Recipes + Cocktails

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Cowboy Breakfast Skillet

Start Father's Day off right by serving Dad breakfast in bed. This Tex-Mex-inspired breakfast gets its flavor from jalapeños, beans and fire-roasted tomatoes. Get the recipe>>

Pizza Hand Pies

Make his favorite food easy to eat. These pizza hand pies are great as an appetizer or as a meal. Fill them with his favorite toppings and serve with marinara dipping sauce. Get the recipe>>

Stout Pancakes

Start his day off right with a sweet and salty breakfast. The secret ingredient in these pancakes — stout! Get the recipe>>

Ale Pretzel Caramels

The surprise ingredient in these soft caramel chews is beer. The distinct ale flavor combined with sweet caramel will have Dad coming back for more. Get the recipe>>

White Negroni Cocktail

This cocktail is the perfect drink for the trendy, sophisticated dad. Unexpected bitters give it a punch of flavor. Get the recipe>>

Grilled Citrus Herb Branzino

For a healthy treat, give Dad grilled citrus herb branzino for dinner. The fish is packed with citrus flavor; serve it with parsley radish salad for a colorful summertime meal. Get the recipe>>

Chocolate Tea Biscuit Cake

This chocolate cake is fit for royalty. The tea biscuits and rich chocolatey flavor resemble Prince William's groom cake — your dad will love being treated like a prince. Get the recipe>>

Sourdough Stuffing With Parmesan and Leeks

The vegetarian dad will be getting seconds of this sourdough stuffing recipe. The bread absorbs the right amount of flavor from the Parmesan and leeks. Get the recipe>>

Cocoa Freeze Cocktail

This frozen hot chocolate recipe will be sure to cool off Dad from the summer heat. Add tequila or Kahlua and finely chopped chocolate for a rich flavor. Get the recipe>>

Beer Cheese Dip

This year, give Dad the perfect snack to accompany his favorite beer. This beer cheese dip gets its spicy flavor from horseradish sauce. Serve it with pretzel sticks or on top of toasted crostinis as an appetizer. Get the recipe>>

Greek Chicken-Stuffed Pita

Who doesn't love a pita-bread sandwich? Serve this chicken recipe with tzatziki sauce made with nonfat Greek yogurt for a healthier approach Dad will thank you for. Get the recipe>>

Frozen Mint Julep

The Southern dad will love this mint julep cocktail. Make it in the blender with ice for a refreshing summer treat. Get the recipe>>

Salt-Encrusted Branzino

Making branzino may seem overwhelming, but even a novice cook can successfully make this recipe. The encrusted salt gives the fish its flavor without drying it out. Get the recipe>>

Stout Caramel Corn

Plan a movie night and serve a delicious popcorn recipe. This salted caramel popcorn — flavored with stout — will be Dad's new favorite treat. Get the recipe>>

Baked Piña Colada Doughnuts

The glaze on these doughnuts is infused with pineapple juice for an extra-flavorful bite. Bake them instead of frying for a healthier treat. Get the recipe>>

Pub-Style Pretzels

Make your dad feel as if he's hanging out at his favorite pub. Serve these delicious, salty pretzels with beer cheese sauce and his beer of choice. Get the recipe>>

Frozen Orange Cocktail

This cocktail gets its potency from orange-flavored French liqueur and vanilla-infused vodka. Orange sherbet adds a rich, fruity flavor, masking the taste of the alcohol. Get the recipe>>

Coca-Cola Cupcake With Salted PB Frosting

Soda gives this cupcake its rich, full flavor. Top it with salted peanut butter frosting for a sweet and salty bite. Get the recipe>>

Bloody Mary With a Twist

Carrot juice gives this classic Bloody Mary recipe a fun twist. Add cherry tomatoes and yellow pepper slices as garnish for a delicious treat Dad will love to drink while relaxing. Get the recipe>>

Photo By: STEPHEN MURELLO

Irish Mexican Coffee

Surprise Dad with Irish coffee topped with whiskey-infused whipped cream. Just make sure he doesn't operate any heavy machinery after drinking this warm cocktail. Get the recipe>>

Photo By: Abigail Barnes

Blue Moon Beer Cupcake

The main ingredient in this cupcake recipe is Blue Moon beer. The orange-amber flavor adds a tangy twist to the sweet taste of the cupcake. Get the recipe>>

Nacho Dip

This hearty dip is packed with flavor. Whipping up this dip is easy — all it requires is mixing! Get the recipe>>

Photo By: Abigail Barnes

Chicken and Sausage Pasta

This chicken and sausage pasta gets its spiciness from Creole-inspired sauce. Dad won't be disappointed with this hearty meal. Get the recipe>>

From: Chrissy Barua

Applewood Bacon Shortbread Cookies

This may look like bacon, but it's actually shortbread cookie. The buttery flavor of the shortbread complements the applewood smoked salt seasoning that adds a bacon-like flavor to the cookie. Get the recipe>>

From: Heather Baird

Photo By: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

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