DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas

What do you get the man who has everything? Don't even say "tie" or "argyle socks," because dad definitely doesn't need more of either of those things. 

Before you go shopping for yet another money clip or golf-themed keychain, why not make something personalized for pops? He'll appreciate the time and thought that went into making him a super special gift, and it's a unique present none of his other dad friends will have. 

Keep in mind what hobbies and activities your dad is into. Whether he likes to golf, read, travel or snack on sweets (that's a legit hobby, no?), there's something you can DIY for good ole dad. And since you're not in kindergarten anymore, you can ditch the kitschy macaroni art. Make your father something he'll actually enjoy this Father's Day!


  • Homemade Dry Rub Gift

    If dad likes to grill, then these homemade dry rub recipes from Let Birds Fly is perfect. Package in little mason jars and create your own fun lables for an inexpensive and personalized gift!

  • 6-Pack of Snacks

    Instead of beer, serve dad his favorite snacks in a 6-pack. This adorable idea featured on The Idea Room shows you how to bottle up and present dad's favorite candy, nuts or salty treats. You can even customize the box!

  • Photo Coasters

    Remind dad of the whole reason he became a father in the first place. These DIY photo coasters from Juggling with Kids are an adorable keepsake, and a great way to look at your favorite family photos.

  • Tin Bucket Golf Lamp Shade

    Does your dad like to golf? Does he need some extra light in his favorite room (you know, to read all of his favorite golf books?). Then this bucket golf lamp shade from Stowand TellU is the perfect tabletop accessory.

  • DIY Map Cufflinks

    Cufflinks are great, but when you can make them super personalized and special, they mean so much more. Make some DIY map cufflinks, like these shown on the Maps.com blog. Pick a city or coordinates that mean a lot to your father: where he grew up, where he got married, or his favorite place to travel.

  • Bottled Cocktails

    This is a unique and creative way to give dad his favorite mixed drinks. Make him a Tom Collins, Manhattan or Whiskey Sour, and present them in some re-purposed beer or soda bottles. Just make sure you have a bottle capper to secure the drinks! Get the how-to from Brit + Co.

  • Roll-Up Tool Organizer

    If your dad is a handyman (or a handyman in training), then make sure his tools are organized and accessbile with this Roll-Up Tool Organizer from Crafty Stylish. It's great for everyday tools he might need within reach, and fits nicely under the sink or in a utility closet.

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