With Father's Day just around the corner, your first instinct may be to head to the store to find the perfect gift. But in many cases, homemade gifts are not only more frugal, but they're more meaningful, too.
We've put together a fantastic list of DIY Father's Day gifts for you below.
You'll find projects that are more suited to adults and teens to make and a handful of kid-friendly projects for children to give their dads as well.
We hope you find something that the dads in your life will love!
From fun to frugal, you're sure to find a gift for the dads in your life in the list below. These gifts are primarily DIYs for adults to make, but the kids can always help as well.
Keep your man smelling great with an all-natural cologne made with essential oils. The great thing about making your own is that you can completely customize the scent as well as make rollers or sprays to use however you'd like.
Aftershave helps smooth and protect the skin after shaving. This homemade aftershave is made with ingredients that calm irritation and help nicks stop bleeding. It also conditions the skin and leaves a fresh scent.
Custom mugs make a wonderful gift for any dad who needs his coffee first thing in the morning. The inspiration for the design comes from vintage sports cars and motor vehicle accessories. Make a whole set of mugs for the guy you love.
Here's a simple beginner project for the fisherman in your life. It'll look fantastic in the office, man cave, or getaway home. Don't worry if you don't have a die cutter; you can cut a piece of vinyl using the printable as a template or purchase some custom vinyl lettering.
The kids will have a blast helping with this t-shirt craft. Use a digital cutting machine to cut the letters or cut it by hand with a board and craft knife. Kids can then use finger painting and other techniques to create outlines around the letters. How cute!
Here's another freezer paper stencil shirt that's foolproof! It's another terrific gift for guys who like to go boating or fishing. You'll need a Cricut or a similar cutting machine since this one involves more letters and would be somewhat difficult to cut by hand.
Guys deserve to be pampered, too. This homemade soap is an excellent choice for men because it's scented with Mountain Savory essential oil, citrus essential oil, and organic rosemary. In other words, it has a manly scent, but it's still refreshing.
Grillmasters are going to love these DIY spice rubs! They make seasoning meat super easy, and you'll end up with a tasty dish every time. Plus, making your own spice rubs is often more affordable than buying ready-made spice blends, and it's a good idea to know each ingredient that goes into your food.
Meaningful gifts are the best kind, but we should also make them practical whenever possible. This map keychain does both. Choose a location that's special, such as the birthplace of a child or where you were married, and turn it into a treasured memento.
These Father's Day books are total cuteness overload. Kids answer questions about their dad or grandpa and add cute pictures of themselves with Dad. Each tab pulls out to reveal a different treasured photo.
Here's a fun project for the kids to make. Kids often think of their dads as superheroes, and this craft highlights just how Dad is like their favorite heroes. Dad is strong as The Hulk, brave as Batman, etc.
Prepare this craft for Dad and kiddo to work on together on Father's Day. It'll be a sweet reminder of just how small his child was at the time it was made. Plus, seeing a child's hand in his dad's hand always melts the heart.
This King of the Grill apron is another cute handprint craft that Dad can treasure for years. He'll be reminded of how much his family loves him every time he dons the apron to cook a steak on the grill.
Craft stick photo frames are a classic kid craft, and you can make them unique for Dad by adding Dad-themed stickers, sports stickers, etc. Who wouldn't love a framed picture of his kids on Father's Day?
Dad is a catch! This cute baseball-themed card is sure to make Dad smile. The baseball moves to reveal a sweet picture of the kids underneath. It would also make a fantastic card for a coach during the baseball season.
This candy tie is a fantastic frugal gift for dads and grandpas everywhere. It's a great craft to do with the kids; they'll be so proud when they present the candy-filled ties to the recipients. Patterned paper and a sheet protector are all you need to make this candy holder.
What a terrific way to use all those loose nuts and bolts you may be keeping in the garage or the junk drawer. With a canvas, the nuts and bolts, some wooden letters, and paint, you can create a work of art that's perfect for Dad's man cave or office.
Make this handprint and thumbprint mini-canvas for Dad to display on his desk at work. It's based on the book called The Kissing Hand and is a sweet reminder that we carry our family with us wherever we go.