8 Great Father's Day Gifts

Happy Father's Day! Get ready to celebrate with our top Father's Day gift ideas. We have DIY Father's Day gift ideas that cater to different dads' likes and hobbies.

For the Grill Master

Every dad is special in his own way. Make sure his Father's Day gift reflects that uniqueness. Some dads can never have enough gear for their grill. Other dads love to be ready to throw a party at a moment's notice. We have the Father's Day gift ideas that will make sure your dad feels special.

Father's Day falls right in the heart of grilling season, which is the perfect reason to upgrade your dad's grill gear. New utensils, hand-wrapped with leather, are a classy grill accessory. Plus, a brand-new set of grilling tools will encourage Dad to fire up the charcoals. And that's a win for the entire family.

Make leather wrapped grilling utensils.

For the Whiskey Connoisseur

Bourbon or scotch? Regardless, whiskey glasses are a classic—and classy—Father's Day gift. But you don't want your dad to have the same basic set that every other dad on the block will get as a last-minute Father's Day gift. Upgrade that plain set with glass etching. Etch Dad's initials onto the glasses, in a bold block font.

Learn how to etch glass.

For the Writer

Is your dad a writer, architect, or artist? Copper couplings filled with concrete become pencil holders that are industrial-chic. Set a large copper pipe coupling upright on a piece of plastic sheeting. Prepare concrete mixture (according to package instructions), pour the concrete into the large coupling. Use the plastic sheeting to make small circles that will wrap around one end of the small couplings. This will prevent the small couplings from filling with concrete as they are pressed inside the wet concrete mixture. Let dry.


For the World Traveler

What is the best Father's Day gift idea for a dad on the go? A travel-friendly Father's Day gift that will make him smile every time he goes through customs. A leather passport holder is a perfect DIY Father's Day gift for any dad who travels for work or is just a jetsetter. Make sure you think twice when you clean out your closet—this leather passport holder is made out of a leather bag.

Upcycle a leather bag into a passport holder.

For the Outdoor Entertainer

If your dad loves to throw backyard barbeques during the summer season, it's time to channel your inner woodworker. Wooden slats upgrade a basic cooler to make it a gorgeous patio party essential. An attached bottle opener is the finishing touch that makes this cooler perfect for any summer soiree. To make it an even better gift, fill it with ice and Dad's favorite bottled beverage.

Build an Outdoor Cooler

For the Scientist

Turn to the periodic table for inspiration for a Father's Day gift idea. Honor your dad's nerdy side. These handmade pillowcases are perfect for the dads who love to help with every science project and know their hydrogen from helium. If you have the time and talent, you can make the pillowcase yourself. If you want to make a DIY Father's Day gift, but not that much DIY, you can just add the element elements to purchased pillowcases.

Make periodic table-inspired pillows.

For the Gardener

This is a quick and easy Father's Day gift—but Dad doesn't have to know that! If your dad loves to work in the yard, make this tool cleaning station for all of his gardening tools. All you need is a bucket, some sand, and motor oil. This bucket can be tucked into the corner of the garage and pulled into use for this weekend's landscaping project.

Make a tool cleaning station.

For The Wino

Not every dad is into beer or whiskey. We have the perfect Father's Day gift for a wine dad. Use gold spray paint to accentuate a store-bought decanter. Once you have picked out the perfect decanter, decide how much gold is your dad's style. If gold is not his color of choice, try a different metallic spray paint with silver or copper tones.

How to make a wine decanter gift.

1 Comment

  1. I am an Active DIY enthusiast so I want to Thank You for these Awesome Ideas! I can't wait to start on my 1st project! (I think I'm going to start with the Wine Carafe.) I purchased an unusual Carafe for $1.00 at a thrift shop awhile back and this will be perfect gift for anyone for any occasion! Thanks again for your inspirational email. Regards, Veronica

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