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What should I get my dad for Father’s Day? Last minute DIY gift ideas

A DIY gift is often the most personal type of present and there are plenty of options to treat your dad with something homemade this Father’s Day.

DIY gift ideas for Father's Day

This year Father’s Day in the United States will be celebrated on Sunday, 19 June. If you’re reading this and have not yet arranged anything for your dad, you may be worrying that you’ve left it too late.

But, fear not! There are plenty of thoughtful and personal gift ideas that you can get ready and wrapped for tomorrow morning. There are countless gift ideas that can be picked up from the store, but for something extra special why not go for a DIY alternative.

Not only do homemade gifts bring an extra sentimentality, it could be a chance to showcase some skills you’ve picked up from your father over the years. Here are five of the best DIY Father’s Day gift ideas…

Case for Reading Glasses

If your dad’s the relax-in-an-armchair type of father, this could be the perfect gift for someone who like to curl up with his favourite book. With an old necktie and a few basic bits of equipment you can fashion a handy glasses cover for your dad. Check out this tutorial from Hallmark for full information.

Wooden Glass Coasters

Whether it’s a hot mug of coffee or a refreshing glass of beer, every dad needs someone to put their beverage and avoid making those unsightly marks on the table. These rustic-looking coasters are fairly easy to make and have the possibility of endless customisation. Here’s how you can make your own.

Personalised Picture Frame

Giving a framed photo as a gift is a great way to remember happy times you’ve shared and it will seem even more personal if you make your own picture frame to hold it. You can customise a basic frame template with whatever suits his personality. Outdoorsy type? Shells and pebbles will give it a rustic look. More of a beer aficionado? Old bottle tops can easily be stuck to create a cool mosaic effect.

Grilling Apron

If your dad thinks of himself as the king of the grill, why not make him a royal ensemble to suit his talents. This apron-making tutorial from Mimi G Style shows how to make simple but effective grilling attire to suit his personal style. Want to go one step further? Make a matching set so you can look the part as barbecue sous-chef.

Drinks Cooler

With the summer fast approaching and temperatures heating up, few presents can compete with the gift of ice-cool beverages. DIY koozies are so easy to make you can get the kids involved and they are completely customizable. Just remember to check the size of his favourite tipple and you’re good to go!


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