Celebrate Dad with DIY: Homemade Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Dad can be a difficult person to buy a gift for. Every year, I struggle with what to get my Dad to show him how much I love him, and I always end up giving him the same thing: a case of beer and his favorite dessert. Perhaps I should take a cue from my childhood and forget about buying a gift at all – after all, can you really beat a homemade gift?

There are tons of great DIY gift ideas for Dad, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites.

1. Something To Read

My Dad loves to read. He’s almost exclusively partial to Star Wars and Star Trek fiction, but I know he would have loved this free printable book. With 12 fill-in-the-blank pages, there are lots of opportunities for your kids to tell Dad how much he means to them.

Download the printables here, plus tons of other great Father’s Day printables.

2. Something To Set His Drink On

These printable coasters by Lia Griffith are the perfect accompaniment to that annual case of beer, bottle of wine, or even just Dad’s morning coffee. Or if your Dad deserves some extra love, Lia has also made some printable mug and glass decals.

Head on over to Lia Griffith’s blog to download the printables.

3. Something To Make Dad Laugh

Who doesn’t love a good mad lib? Try one that’s Dad-themed.

Download your Dad Libs.

4. Something He’ll Treasure

Take a simple wooden box and cover it with Dad’s favorite colors (like this dark blue cardstock, or green like Lia has used). Fill your treasure box with Dad’s favorite things, photos, cards, or notes, and you’re good to go!

Find more ideas and suggestions on Lia’s blog.

5. Something He Can Nerd Out Over

Find the full instructions on I Heart Arts ‘N’ Crafts.

Happy Father’s Day!

Show your dad the appreciation he deserves this Father’s Day! No need to spend a ton of money or wile away the hours looking for the perfect gift – often, a heartfelt DIY will go further than a new tie or fancy gadget.

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