Father’s Day will be here soon, and if you’re looking for unique DIY gift ideas, we have you covered! Homemade gifts are always extra special, and we have over 30 ideas to choose from in this post.
We’re also sharing some food gifts, meal ideas, and a few dessert recipes in case you’re hosting a lunch or dinner for Father’s Day.
Related: If you prefer to buy a gift this year, we have a huge Father’s Day Gift Guide with over 100 ideas!
DIY Gift Ideas:
We have a bunch of DIY gift ideas for Dad, ranging from 10 minute projects (like a simple leather keychain) to more advanced DIYs like a wooden sofa sleeve.
Homemade soap is always a great gift idea. Our DIY buffalo check soap is softly scented with rosemary essential oil, but we love the scent of peppermint or fir needle for this soap, too.
This free Father’s Day printable is so cute! Children can draw a picture with Dad and write him a little note. You could easily frame this special gift so it can be displayed and enjoyed everday.
Here’s a unique gift idea— a leather mason jar sleeve. It’s perfect for camping trips and morning coffee. If you’ve never worked with leather before, this tutorial makes it less intimidating than it seems.
It’s so easy to scroll through photos on our phone, but nothing beats the feeling of flipping through photos in an actual album. Dad will love this chipboard family photo album as much as you will.
A DIY lap desk is a really useful gift, and the fact that you made one makes it even more special. This tutorial is easy and doesn’t require any sewing skills (always a plus!).
This DIY acrylic frame has a spot for a dry erase calendar on the back and a spot for a photo on the front. We love gifts that have multiple uses! Dad can put this on his desk at work or in a home office..
Homemade candles make great gifts for any occasion—and Father’s Day is no exception. In fact, we have an entire beginner’s guide post dedicated to making homemade candles.
We especially love DIY wood wick candles. They create a cozy vibe anytime of the year.
What about a leather keychain? This useful gift can be made in 10 minutes once you have the supplies, and it can be customized and painted any color.
This kid’s art frame DIY a perfect way to display art projects and doodles. It’s opens from the front, and you can switch out your children’s art work anytime you want. It’s one of our most popular DIYs on the blog!
This would be a great spot for a Father’s Day printable, too.
You could him make a set of wood burned bottle stoppers. These are so unique and would make any bar cart look extra fancy. If you don’t want to purchase a wood burning kit, you could easily use paint for this project instead.
Speaking of wood working projects, these geometric wood trivets would be a great gift idea for any Dad who likes to spend time in the kitchen. This is one of those DIY gifts that take a little time, but it’s totally worth it.
Here’s another personalized gift idea— an easy photo keychain. Regardless if your children are big or small, a cute photo that Dad can see every time he grabs his keys is a special gift to receive.
How about a gift that the whole family can enjoy together? You can make your own giant Jenga game to play outside during the summer months. If you prefer to purchase a giant Jenga set instead, it would result in the same amount of fun.
Love outdoor games? You can even make your own cornhole yard game.
A set of DIY resin coasters would be a great gift (you can personalize them using different colors of alcohol ink) and they are equally fun to make. Looking for more resin projects? Check out our post resin art – beginner’s guide.
If Dad likes to read, you could make him a set of vintage-inspired library card bookmarks using our free printable. These are so fun! You could pair this gift with a book he would love.
This wooden sofa sleeve can hold coffee (or cocktails) while you’re watching TV. It’s so practical and sleek. This is another gift that you could buy, but it’s extra special if you make it.
Regardless what you give Dad this year, it’s always a good idea to include a homemade card. We have a lot of fun ideas on our kid’s website, Childhood Magic.
This suede catchall is great for keeping keys, change, and other small items in one place. It’s so simple to make that you might end up making two of them!
Who wouldn’t love sitting by a cozy fire in their backyard? This DIY fire pit (in 4 easy steps) would be an epic gift for Father’s Day. Don’t forget to have the ultimate s’mores setup nearby.
Food Gift Ideas:
Give the gift of food on Father’s Day this year! We have some fun ideas—from taco-shaped sugar cookies to homemade seasonings.
Use our easy sugar cookie recipe to make Dad a batch of amazing personalized cookies. These might look too fun to eat, but we insist that you enjoy these delicious cookies together after he sees them.
Looking for more cookie recipes? Check out our post best cookie recipes of all time.
If he enjoys grilling or cooking, grab some empty spice jars and make him a set of homemade seasoning mixes or everything bagel seasoning.
If you’re hosting a lunch or dinner, add a no-bake dessert (like this chocolate eclair cake) to the menu. It’s incredibly easy to make and always a crowd favorite.
If you’re looking for more easy dessert recipes, check out our post 15+ easy no-bake desserts.
You could have a family picnic at a park nearby or use your own backyard to enjoy a meal together. We have tons of recipe ideas (including these deviled eggs) in our post 40+ easy picnic food ideas.
Father’s Day Meal Ideas:
If you’re planning a meal for Father’s Day, we have a bunch of amazing recipe roundups for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you’re thinking brunch, you can’t go wrong with a biscuits and gravy casserole!
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