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35 DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas for Every Kind of Dad

35 Frugal DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Kind of Dad

Father’s Day is Sunday! Are you ready? If not, never fear! I’ve collected a list of frugal DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can have ready by Sunday.

35 DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas for Every Kind of Dad #fathersday

Father’s Day is always the holiday that gets forgotten in our household. Our anniversary is June 17, my youngest’s birthday is June 15, and my birthday is June 23. On any given year, Father’s Day falls on my daughter’s birthday, our anniversary, or right before my birthday.

Yep, I’m frequently scrambling around for a last minute Father’s Day gift.

If you’re scrambling, too, check out this list of frugal DIY Father’s Day gift ideas. You’re sure to find something your husband or father will love!

Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Sports Dad

Sports Breakfast Sandwich. This unique breakfast sandwich will fill the heart of any baseball lover. via Free Kids Crafts.

Most Valuable Daddy Plaque. Two little hands, two little feet and a frame are the basic materials needed for this craft! via A Teacher at Heart.

A “Tee-rrific” Father’s Day Gift. If dad likes golf, dad will love this easy gift! via tatertots & jello.

Hole in One Cupcakes. For the dad who loves golf and sweet treats. via Design Dining Diapers

Handprint Ball (Scroll to the Bottom). What man wouldn’t want his favorite ball imprinted with his child’s hand? The photo in the post shows a baseball, but I don’t see why you couldn’t use another ball. via The Gaines Gang.

Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Grilling Dad

DIY Grill Apron and Homemade BBQ Sauce. There are two things a grilling dad can’t have enough of: aprons and BBQ sauce. Here’s how to make both. via Rockin’ Mama.

DIY Grill Basket. Fill it up with stuff you know dad will like! It only takes minutes! via Lynnae McCoy

Father’s Day Grill Towel. This is really cute and easy, too! via Craft Whatever.

Grill Seasoning Mixes {with free printable labels}. We’ve covered tools, aprons, sauce, and towels. How about seasoning mixes? The labels are cute, too! via Mom Advice.

Or how about this Father’s Day BBQ Rub? It looks good, too! via Delia Creates.

Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Handy Dad

Nuts & Bolts Frame. This is just adorable, and it’s so easy! Fill the frame with a picture or a note to dad. via B-Inspired.

Handprint Toolbox. It’s easy, inexpensive, and looks fantastic! via Pinterest.

Manly Tool Bench Pencil Holder. A gift that’s so easy, it’s not even funny. via No Time for Flash Cards.

Best Dad Toolbox Card. This is a craft the kids can make, and the free printable template is linked right on the site. via I Love First Grade.

Father’s Day Jar Tote. This is seriously brilliant. I want one for myself. It’s unique, too, and the author says it only costs $10! via Frame Fanatic.

Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsy Dad

Fishing Tackle Gift Box. Snacks. Packed in a tackle box. Briliiant! via The Emeals Blog.

Father’s Day Fire Starter Kit. For the dad who thinks using lighters is for sissies. (You can add more than fire starting tools, too.) via Carolyn’s Homework.

Personalized Roasting Sticks. For the man who wants to make sure the kids don’t take his roasting stick. via Design Mom.

Rustic Twig Frame. Make sure to insert a picture of the kids! via HGTV.

DIY Citronella Man Candles. For the dad who needs a man-sized candle to keep the mosquitoes at bay. via henry happened.

Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Tech Dad

DIY Tech Protectors. So that dad’s ipod doesn’t get scratched. via Martha Stewart.

iDad Father’s Day Card. For the tech minded dad, created by crafty kids. via She Knows.

DIY Cord and Cable Organizer. For the tech dad who has everything. Or cords for everything. via Darkroom and Dearly.

Holder for a Charging Cell Phone. This is great for a tech guy, as long as you use a manly fabric. via Make It & Love It.

DIY iPhone Docking Station. Some of these ideas are really cool. I especially like the Brachiosaurus iPhone Dock. via DesignBuzz.

Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Hungry Dad

DIY Man Bouquet {Candy Bouquet} – Yep, candy is much better than flowers on Father’s Day. via One Creative Mommy.

Father’s Day Nut Treats {with free printable} – It doesn’t get any easier than this. A trip to Costco and a free printable are pretty much all you need for the dad who loves nuts! via Liz on Call.

“Love You to Pieces” DIY Father’s Day Gift. What do a mustache and Reese’s Pieces have in common? This gift! That’s what! via Crafts Unleashed.

Candy Love Note. Because sometimes candy really does say it all. via Pinterest.

Camo Cupcakes with free printable toppers. These look so good, even I would eat them. And I don’t like camouflage! via Hoosier Homemade

Are you tired of giving dad generic Father's Day gifts? These frugal DIY gifts are unique and well thought out. With 35 gift ideas, you're sure to find something Dad will love!

Father’s Day Keychain. Any father would love this paint chip keychain that tells him just how much his child loves him! – via The Taylor House.

A Wallet Surprise. Won’t dad be surprised when he opens this wallet! What’s inside? Hint: it’s not cash, but he’ll love it anyway! via The Dating Divas.

We “Heart” U Photo Frame. My kids gave this to my husband last year. It was so easy, and it’s still hanging next to his desk at work! via Lynnae McCoy

“DaddyLand” Game. It’s a life-sized board game…just for dad! via Celebrate Every Day with Me.

The Manly Gift Bucket. Buy an inexpensive galvanized bucket. Fill it with anything dad likes. And make sure you read the blog post to see how the author wrapped everything into place. Brilliant! via Tried & Twisted.

Need even more ideas? Be sure to follow my Father’s Day Pinterest board!

Question: What are you doing for Father’s Day?

Linked at Golden Reflections Blog and Thrifty Treasures.

  • Liz@HoosierHomemade

    What a fun round-up! Thanks so much for including my cupcakes!

    • Lynnae McCoy

      Your cupcakes are awesome, Liz!

  • Kayla Rice

    Wow so many great ideas!! Thank you :)

  • Tshanina | Thrifty T’s Treasures

    What a fabulous list! I love the Personalized Roasting Sticks!

  • Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books

    These are such great ideas! =)
    Pinned !

    • Lynnae McCoy


  • Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

    Thanks so much for the reminder that gifts can still be thoughtful without having to be expensive. Blessings to you and yours, Lynnae!