10 DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas Because You Can't Give One More Lame Tie

Yes, we have Father's Day gift ideas for the geeky dad, the beer-drinking dad, and the dad you forgot you had to buy a gift for until just this minute (oops!) But if you're on a tight budget, or just want to get a little creative for the dad who has plenty of ties, making your dad's Father's Day gift yourself could be the way to go. You could even consider gathering your siblings or friends for DIY party in advance of June 15! Get crafting with these 10 do-it-yourself gift ideas.

Moustache Mug

For the not so crafty girl, this DIY mug is pretty easy to personalize, and dads are usually pretty into things made specially for them. Check out the directions at From The Tortoise and the Hare.

From The Tortoise and the Hare

Beer Brewing Kit

This gift can work one of two ways: either brew and bottle a special brew for your dad in advance, or give him the kit so you can work on it together– and kick back with a special microbrew at the end of summer.

Brooklyn Brew Beer Making Kit, $40, Amazon


Shrinky Dink Accessories

Print a picture of yourself on Shrinky Dink paper and make it miniature for dad to attach to his tie, keys, whatever! You’ll always be with him with this cute and simple gift.

Oh Happy Day

Wine Bottle Tumblers

With this gift you get a drink plenty of wine, recycle, and impress dad with your making things skills! WikiHow has 4 methods of cutting your glass bottles for the best looking (and safest) results.

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Hidden Wallet Tie

Brit + Co’s instructions for making a tie with a hidden wallet compartment are easy to follow, and make for a creative gift that will be useful for formal and office-going dads.

Brit + Co


Make this jarred garden with dad or gift it to him fully sprouted on Father’s Day. WikiHow has the easiest ways to make your indoor plant successful!

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Book Clock

Turn Dad’s favorite book, or your favorite book to read with him as a kid, into a clock, in just a few simple steps. Design Dazzle helps out with easy instructions.

Design Dazzle

Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream

If you’re more of a cook than a crafter, this is a great way to show-off your skill set while still making something nice yet practical for dad. Follow the recipe by Food for my Family and put your homemade creation in a cute mason jar.

Food for my Family

Custom iPhone Case

Companies like Shutterfly and Vistaprint will put the image and design of your choice on an phone or tablet case. Although you may not be doing the work yourself, dad still gets your original designs and a cool family keepsake.

Custom iPhone Case, $34.99, Shutterfly


Folded Shirt Card

Designed by the crafting queen herself, Martha Stewart has a pattern for a homemade card that’s pretty adorable.

Martha Stewart