Don’t know what to get dad for Father’s Day this year?
Whether you’re spending the day with him or sending a package, we compiled a list of fun and creative DIY father’s day gift ideas that are sure to make him feel loved.Each present is useful and will promote fond memories for years to come.
DIY Flash Drive Scrapbook
Here’s a unique twist on the typical DIY scrapbook idea. Digitize your old family photos and save them onto a flash drive. With Kodak, we do all the work for you! All you have to do is save the photographs into separate photos based on themes or memories such as “Summer 1990,” “Dad’s Birthdays,” or “Family Vacations.” Now dad has easy access to his favorite memories on a single flash drive. The flash drive makes it easy for him to transfer the photos to his desktop, email, or social media.
Bonus- Add a special slide show PowerPoint onto the flash drive to share during Father’s Day. Whether you share the slide show in-person or through a Zoom meeting, dad will have a blast reminiscing these memories with loved ones.
Homemade Candy Tackle Box
Is dad an avid fisher? If so, give him something sweet to snack on while he’s out on the water. Use a clear plastic organizer (with 4-6 separate compartments) and fill them with fishing-themed candy such as Swedish Fish, gummy worms, blue gummy sharks, or Trader Joe’s Scandinavian Swimmers. Seeing the edible tackle box next to his own fishing gear will make dad smile every time he’s “gone fishin’!”
DIY Tie-Dye T-Shirts
Every dad loves a new t-shirt, and kids love tie-dying. Use this opportunity to make a craft night before Father’s Day. You can decorate an apron with the phrase “Grill Master” or tie-dye a new workout shirt with the label “Dad Bod.” Dad jokes are all the rage during Father’s Day, might as well take advantage of the laughter by putting silly statements on a tee.
DIY Scrapbook Cookbook
Let your imagination run wild with a personal cookbook for dad. Add in his favorite recipes and personal touches to make it the centerpiece of his kitchen. Remember to digitize old photos to add to the scrapbook of paps grilling in the summer or baking the Thanksgiving turkey roast. Recipe ideas can include no-frill desserts, Superbowl chili, protein-packed smoothies, and dad’s secret BBQ sauce. Plus, dad spending more time cooking means more relaxing for mom. ;)
Homemade Sauces and Seasonings
Since we’re on the topic of food, go the extra mile for Father’s Day and make dad some homemade mixes, sauces, oils, and seasoning rubs. With more families spending time at home this season and less time in restaurants, take advantage of the occurrence by adding some tasty concoctions to dad’s fridge and pantry. For example, you can make a taco seasoning, hot pepper infused olive oil, homemade pizza sauce, or immune-boosting tonics. Once finished, wrap up the gift inside a cute mason jar with a bow and you’re good to go! If you’re making him a cookbook in addition to the homemade foodstuffs, be sure to list the recipe!