The most meaningful gifts can be the most simple ones, the ones that are homemade. As children, we always made our father’s paper ties or drawings, and those were kept forever. As you get older, you can still give those sentimental gifts, but in a more elegant way, and something that will be useful to them. One thing that everyone has a surplus of is photos. Whether they be selfies or cute throwback pictures, every kid has those cute pictures that hold the most value. So head out to Michael’s or any local craft store and pick up a blank photo album. Download those photos onto your computer and print them out. Cut out cute designs around the edge of the photo and paste it in the album. Add some stickers or a cute handwritten note at the beginning to make the album sentimental. This is a great gift any teary-eyed father is sure to love, because it shows you put in effort and that you still remember all the great time you guys had!
Another great idea is a DIY tie rack. Father’s have a ton of ties, and ones from father’s day past or present. They always need a good place to hold the ties, and this is a great way to help your dad in a way he will truly care about. Following a guide by Rachel Rossi, you can make this gorgeous wooden tie rack for dad. Another cute idea is a DIY coupon book. Instead of giving those cute coupons you did as a child, like one free hug, do something he’ll really appreciate. Give him a coupon to wash his car, or for a nice dinner on you. Using this tutorial, you can snazz up any old coupon book and give him something he actually needs you to do. This coupon book is the perfect way to say I love you, while also treating him to something nice. DIY gifts are the way to dad’s heart, so try out these nifty ideas to amp up your father’s day game!