Father's Day is right around the corner, and the most heartfelt way to tell dear dad you love him is with a homemade gift. Lucky for you, it also happens to be the most economical way to show your appreciation. Keep reading for fifteen DIY, homemade, failproof, and most importantly, special Father's Day gift ideas.
Maybe your dad likes flowers! Or maybe he likes cured meats... Either way, they're always better in bunches. Go to the supermarket to pick out his favorite salamis and then tie a bow around them. Or get this cheeky and gourmet salami bouquet from Food52 if you'd rather not create it yourself.
BUY NOW Olympia Provisions Salami Bouquet, $55
Though this beautiful homemade bath soak created by Lark & Linen looks like something you'd find in a high-end spa, it only take ten minutes to make. And though it's easy and quick to make, there are so many ways to customize it depending on what your dad likes.
BUY NOW Solimo Epsom Salt Soaking Aid, $8
Customized calendars are always a cute and practical gift idea, but this one from Artifact Uprising is especially great because it'll up dad's desk decor game.
BUY NOW Artifact Uprising Brass Easel & Calendar, $55
If you fancy yourself a barista and your dad is an avid tea drinker (or you're gently trying to tell him to cut back on the coffee), this is the DIY Father's Day gift for you. Learn how to make your own tea blend from Cheetah Is the New Black. Choose between green tea, ginger, lemon, black tea, rose hips, and more, and. then add a supplement, like Moon Juice's Spirit Dust, which promotes positive mood, calming state of mind, and resistance to stress, tension, and irritability.
BUY NOW Moon Juice Spirit Dust, $38
Create a custom goodie box with all his favorite doo-dads. Use a crate or or decorate an old shoe box, and then throw in whatever you think he'll appreciate, from coffee to chocolates, a new notebook, pens, coasters, hot sauce, his drink of choice, and a set of playing cards. Use this one curated by Simone Le Blanc as inspiration for your own (or just purchase it for him, if you love what's inside).
BUY NOW Walnut Hollow Mini Crate, $9
This kitchen designed by Leanne Ford Interiors proves that DIY gift inspiration is all around us. Those adorable vintage soup cans turned vases are such a crafty idea. Give dad flowers in an upcycled vase.
BUY NOW Vintage Cans, $1; Etsy
Spend a day at Color Me Mine crafting dad a special plate, mug, or bowl (or whatever pottery calls to you). Or, if your dad loves to get crafty and creative, too, go together! If there isn't one in your area, look up similar local shops, or sign up for a cooking class together instead.
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It's a classic for a reason... A photo album book of all your special memories with dad is about as precious and sweet as it gets. This one from Artifact Uprising has beautiful hardcover binding in a variety of colors.
BUY NOW Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book, $59
If you have a small child and want to help them make something special for dad this Father's Day, try this DIY kit. Have them open it and work on the project together. The felt succulent is perfect for the dad with a black thumb, too.
BUY NOW Petite Felts DIY Felted Animal & Plant Kits, $32
Whether you want to elevate a store-bought gift by wrapping it a gorgeous cloth or your dad could use some new kitchen or bathroom hand towels, these naturally-dyed linens are the perfect thing to make yourself. Get the full tutorial from Cheetah is the New Black.
BUY NOW Linen White Fabric, $13
Make him a classic dad cocktail, like an Old Fashioned. This one from Sugar & Cloth is made with coffee and whiskey.
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Functional, pretty, and sentimental, these photo-imprinted lavender sachets hit the Father's Day gift trifecta. Plus, it'll keep his sock drawer smelling nice and fresh. Learn how to make them from Sugar & Charm.
BUY NOW French Lavender Dried Lavender Buds, $12
Bake your dad his favorite cookies, brownies, or cupcakes for Father's Day. But instead of presenting them to him on a regular plate, dress them up with these adorable mini cake stands from Sugar & Charm. Then he can keep them for himself once all the treats have been devoured.
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Adopt an olive tree under his name. This subscription from Especially Puglia gives you a hand in the olive oil making process, and also delivers organic, premium olive oil produced on their farms on a monthly basis. It's the gift that keeps on giving!
BUY NOW Olive Tree Gift Box + Subscription, $160
Or, just keep it simple and write him a heartfelt card. People We've Loved always has adorable, unique, and funny ones to choose from.
BUY NOW People I've Loved Card, $5