Gifts for Father’s Day can be a little overwhelming. You want to buy gifts that will improve the lives of your dad or that are just perfect for him. Saving money and being creative are two of my top tips for saving money on Father’s Day gifts. There is something for everyone, including little crafts and gifts made from scratch. Here’s a blog post with ideas for giving your dad a handmade gift you will love.

1. Draw a Picture

You can customize this gift with a picture of the two of you or with a quote about fatherhood. The idea for this is to draw your dad and include some special words, just like the picture above. It’s an easy way to show your appreciation for all he does.

Hang it on their fridge for the next year. If you fall short of artistic skills, take a look at some examples for inspiration – like various images found on Pinterest. You could also draw the shape of them as a superhero with their best qualities as an example, or inside a heart shape to show them how much they mean to you. It’s a great idea for any dad who is creative in his own way and can be drawn into the process.

2. Handmade Collage with Picture Frame.

You can also set up a collage of your most loved family photos. Frame them in a cheap picture frame or display them on the wall. You could even create digital collages with different layouts and share them with your dad. A perfect Father’s Day collage would include images of his kids doing some of their favorite activities; such as playing sports, drawing, dancing or writing music. He will look at these images while feeling proud of his kids.

3. Homemade Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate cookies can be a great gift for your dad this Father’s Day. Chocolate makes a great Father’s Day gift because they are perfect for anyone who loves sweets. A nice idea is to make them into treats in a unique shape like hearts, stars or other images that mean something special. If you are really creative, you can make them shaped like the pet in your family. Choose the shape that is most creative and meaningful to your family.

It’s a great gift to share with the family or other special people in his life. If you use healthy ingredients for the cookies, your father will be able to get a healthy snack and bring joy to all who are around him. Make sure to check out these other cheap meals ideas if your father isn’t a fan of chocolate cookies.

4. Personalized CD 

If your dad has a passion for old school music, you can make him a personalized CD of the songs that mean something to him. Maybe he loves classical music or listening to his old bands. Find a site online that allows you to set up your own play list, and create a custom cover. No matter what kind of music he likes, this is a great idea that will take some time and effort, but will completely be appreciated by the dad in your life.

5. Homemade Accessories

There are endless ideas for all kinds of accessories that you can make your father. With materials straight from your home, you can craft a custom piece to be unique to your dad. It could be something like a leather bracelet he can wear daily to show his appreciation for what you do for him on a regular basis. He will love wearing it and know it’s there because of you.

One idea for a homemade accessory is to create a keychain out of paper clips and ribbons. Fold a piece of paper in the shape of the letter U. Decorate it with ribbons, stickers, and other small pieces of fabric if desired. Loop ribbon through two paper clips at the ends, threading one end back through the other looped end on the paper clip. Threading both ends through a key ring will make it easy to put on and take off when putting your keys on or taking them off your keyring. This will make an inexpensive but super thoughtful gift for your father this Father’s Day!


These are just a few ideas that can be on your list for making a homemade gift for someone special. It isn’t hard to create gifts or come up with creative ideas for Father’s Day. You can also have your relatives help you draw a picture or create handmade accessories with you to surprise dad. It will not only be fun, but also save you money from not buying an expensive gift this year.