Father’s Day is quickly approaching! Do you have any big plans for that special dad or dad-figure in your life. To be perfectly honest, I try not to make Father’s Day (or Mother’s Day) about the gifts but about the experience of being a parent. I don’t think you need to spend oodles of money to let someone know that they are loved and appreciated. In fact, when my daughter was little we had decided that we wouldn’t be concerned about gifts and any gifts were to be homemade (usually Lowe’s has a Build & Grow right before Mother’s Day with a project that is suited to give to a mom, so that has been what my family often does), but we would do something together as a family to celebrate that we are parents but the catch is that the respective parent (dad on Father’s Day) gets to pick what they want to do as an activity together.
5 Homemade Father’s Day Gift Ideas
My first idea is a fun keepsake of a questionnaire that I created above, especially if your kids are young and don’t know the correct answers to fill in the blanks above. Everyone could get quite a chuckle out of the answers for years to come. Both of my kids will be doing this and I can’t wait to see what my husband thinks of their answers.
This is the gift that my daughter made for my husband. This Father’s Day Mug is simply a mug that we paid a couple of dollars for and Sharpies. Have your child draw and write on the mug! It will mean more in the years to come to look back at their handwriting and drawing abilities. Then just bake the mug at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before handling. Fill with their favorite coffee or beans for an added gift.
This is the gift that my son is giving to my husband. He made these beer cap coasters. I had asked my husband to start saving the caps in a container for me because I had projects in mind, so you will need to plan ahead a little bit if you want a them to all be different. You can make these with cement, but since I was having a 3 year old make these we used Plaster of Paris, which you can buy on Amazon, hardware stores or craft stores. The directions to make the mixture are right on the package. We mixed some powdered tempura paint in with the plaster of paris to make them colored. I used this coaster mold, but you could use any flat bottomed plastic container that is the size you want. Afterward, I sprayed a coat of clear lacquer on them that said it will help seal it in. Give these with a 6-pack of beer and you are sure to please a beer-loving daddy.
When in doubt, think food! Men love to eat (well, I do too! but that’s besides the point) which is while people always groan when they hear someone has a house full of boys and comment that grocery shopping bills must be brutal (How is that working out for you Christina?) So, try out some fun food ideas that the dad in your lives are sure to love.
Above is pictured these Mustache Cookies that I made. They are simply sugar cookies frosted with my Royal Icing recipe. This icing will set and become hard & glossy so that you can touch it and stack cookies. I simply inserted a candy stick in to the cookie right away when it came out of the oven. You can buy your own set of mustache cookie cutters and candy sticks from Amazon.
Another FANTASTIC and delicious food idea is to make these Pancake Muffins with Maple Butter Cream Frosting and Bacon. I first found the recipe on Pinterest and the recipe I used to make these came from a blog called Brown Goat. These were absolutely delicious and I think you could get away with making half the amount of frosting. And if you are looking for other ideas on Pinterest, check out my board of Guy Gift Ideas, where I have over 25 other ideas and will also be pinning these.
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