30 Homemade Father’s Day Gifts He Will Cherish
Create something special for Dad this year with one of these sweet DIY gifts that are easy to make—we promise!
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Show Dad you care with these homemade Father’s Day gifts
Dad’s special day is just around the corner (and if you’re asking yourself “when is Father’s Day exactly?” here’s your answer for 2022: June 19). You don’t have to go all out on gifts for dad, though. In fact, some of the most meaningful Father’s Day gifts come from the heart—and the craft closet. Most dads welcome homemade Father’s Day gifts from their kids because they are oh-so-special and truly unique. Plus, some dads may even enjoy the Father’s Day activity of making their own gift with their kids. How sweet!
If you’re looking for DIY gift ideas, check out these easy Father’s Day gifts you can start making for the best dad in the world today. Then, bookmark these gifts for men, personalized Father’s Day gifts, and last-minute Father’s Day gifts for more fabulous gift ideas.
Father’s Day tape measure
Upgrade your dad’s handy tape measure and personalize it with this print-and-go craft. The free printable sticker makes putting together this personalized Father’s Day gift so easy. Bonus points if you write one of these funny dad quotes on the sticker.
Shrinky Dink keychains
Take a stroll down memory lane with this classic Shrinky Dink craft. You’ll need Shrinky Dink paper, colorful Sharpies, and key rings to create a one-of-a-kind keychain. Write one of these father-daughter quotes or father-son quotes to really make Dad’s day.
Mini coupon book
Father’s Day cards are fun and thoughtful gifts kids can make—and a coupon book makes a nice add-on for children to show how much they care. Using sturdy cardstock paper and a free printable, this homemade gift is a cinch to put together.
Help the man in your life get his beard in shape with this DIY beard oil made with essential oils and presented in a vintage-style drop bottle. It’s super easy to make, it’s an excellent Father’s Day gift from a wife, and the instructions include free printable labels to glue on the bottle.
If Dad isn’t the beard type, he can still have a silky smooth shave with this pre-shave oil recipe. Also featuring essential oils, this shave oil can easily be tweaked with his personal preferences. Present this homemade oil in a vintage-style bottle, and add a label to make it even more special. This could make a great Father’s Day gift for grandpa too.
Sometimes it’s hard to come up with creative gift ideas for Dad. Here’s a brilliant solution: The Man Can! Decorate the outside of an empty paint can or use the stencil provided in the tutorial, then fill the can with Dad’s favorite snacks. This funny Father’s Day gift will get him giggling before you know it.
This DIY beverage carrier is the perfect picnic companion to hold Dad’s favorite fizzy drink or a six-pack of brew. The carrier comes together quickly with the help of a high temp glue gun and features a handy-dandy bottle opener. Your father-in-law may like this one too.
Father’s Day trophy
Message in a balloon
Jazz up homemade Father’s Day gifts with this super simple Father’s Day craft idea. Insert special messages for Dad in helium-filled balloons and use them to decorate a gift bag or Father’s Day gift basket.
Map rock keychain
Keychains always make wonderful gifts—even more so when they’re DIYed. You can transform tablecloth weights into a fun keychain with Mod Podge, key rings, and maps of your town or Dad’s birthplace. This craft is so fun and easy, you can make several for all Dad’s keychain needs. Give it to him after watching one of these Father’s Day movies together.
Modern leather keychain
If you have a fashion-forward father who prefers something practical but stylish, make this sleek leather keychain. Made from leather scraps and metal clasps, this chic gift is ready in minutes and makes a wonderful option for a stepdad Father’s Day gift too.
If you have kids, you probably have LEGOs lying around. You can get some off the floor and create a unique frame for Dad. All you need is two mini-figures, jumbo craft sticks, and chalkboard paint. Put a sweet Father’s Day quote on the craft stick and watch him smile!
Dad will need someplace to hang all his awesome keychains. Make him this clever keychain organizer with extra LEGO Blocks. Don’t forget to gift this with a homemade Father’s Day card with a sweet inscription.
Coasters are a simple and practical gift for Dad. Transform plain wood slices into coasters with a smiling photo of the family or Dad’s favorite vacation spot. It’s a gift he’ll cherish for years to come! It also makes a great Father’s Day gift from a daughter.
Dads always love photos of their wonderful family. If you don’t have a frame, try a photo transfer. You can use unfinished wood blocks and decoupage glue to create this homemade Father’s Day gift. Throw some humor in the mix by including a picture of a funny Father’s Day meme.
What’s Father’s Day without gifting Dad a tie? Instead of an off-the-rack tie, make one! He’ll love the time and effort you put into making him this handmade accessory.
Dads might not typically get a dozen roses for Father’s Day, but he’ll appreciate a beer bouquet. You can cleverly create “roses” from card stock to decorate Dad’s favorite brew.
Food lovers will welcome a jar of gourmet salt. This simple recipe comes together in minutes, and you only need two ingredients. Pack your salt in a pretty canning jar with a homemade gift tag.
Keeping cords in check is hard enough, so make it easy for Dad with this nifty DIY cord organizer. Dress up a cardboard box to get cords under control with reusable zip ties. It can help keep all the little things from his tech gifts organized.
Dads who garden would appreciate handmade garden markers to adorn vegetable or flower beds. Paint sticks make practical and fun markers for all the plants in the garden.
Hardware photo frame
World’s greatest pop gift
There’s no better way to let Dad know he’s the world’s greatest than with a goodie basket that says it all. This fun gift basket features an assortment of “pop” treats, including classic Ring Pops. Present the snacks in a cute basket, and finish it off with an adorable gift tag.