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).
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).
Bring the feel of Dad's favorite pub home by making him his favorite bar snack.
Make It: Pretzels + Beer Cheese Sauce Recipe
DIY Scratch-Off Cards
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.)
Make It: Free Printables Included!
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.
Make It: Easy Iron-On Design
Adding a necktie-design to Dad's favorite treat is a piece of (cup)cake.
Kids' Craft: Grill Platter
Whether your child is a van Gogh in the making or...not, Dad will proudly serve his masterpiece on this platter.
Make It: Hand-Painted Ceramic Platter
Along with the platter, make Dad an apron complete with pockets that will keep his grilling tools handy — all while looking dapper.
Make It: Men's Denim Apron
Beer Tasting Party
If you're more the hostess type than crafty type, throw a DIY party for Dad and his closest friends.
More Tips: Host a Beer-Tasting Party
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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.
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 .
H. Camille Smith
Make a monogrammed tray for Dad to hold all the stuff he needs before heading out the door.
Make It: Upcycled Leather Valet Tray
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.